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So, made it through the day without any major complications. Though, one weird thing, the laptop went to sleep at one point, and I couldn't wake it up. I'm not sure I've ever let it fall asleep before, and I'll test it tomorrow, but nothing would wake it up. Now that I think about it, though. That has happened before, after closing the lid. I had to power off and back on.

Worst case, I'll just change the settings so it doesn't fall asleep.
I've had the same issues with my system. I think its just a bug with AMD drivers. frown.gif
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Oh, well that's very good to know. Odd that they haven't done anything about it though.
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It's amd so I'm not surprised. tongue.gif
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post #24 of 25
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Alright guys. You helped me work through my issue before, and I've come across another issue.

I've discovered that trying to start up the laptop without it being plugged in, it will bluescreen on the windows loading screen and corrupt the OS, with my only option being a format and reinstall. I've had to deal with this a couple times, when I thought it was plugged in all the way, and it wasn't. As far as problems go, it's not a big one since a bit of simple observation is the answer (or a new battery, which probably wouldn't hurt anyways)

But I've run into another issue now. I finally had to give up my desktop for the move, and will be living off my laptop (which I'm typing on now), and I decided to see if it could handle Diablo III (reaper of souls sounded intriguing enough to get me to try it) and so I downloaded it (until playable), created a new character, and jumped in.

The laptop played the game flawlessly for 10 minutes and then cut out, clearly overheating.

So I decided maybe I should let the download finish so it's not working the processor more than it needs to, and not join a public game. So this morning when the download had finished, I tried again. This time, no other up/download presence, and a private game, and I got almost perfectly, exactly to the same spot when it cut out on me once more. I had set the laptop over an open drawer to make sure the bottom was as ventilated as it could be, and the left back corner was on fire. Under and around the esc key. I waited an appropriate amount of time before turning it back on, and thinking maybe the fan's out on that side and I hadn't noticed, I paid closer attention, but no the fan's working fine. Intaking like it should.

So. WTH? Anybody got any pointers here? Can I upgrade my fans? Should I try to take it apart and make sure there's a good seating for the heat sink? Or is this a known problem, and this model just is known to not be able to play games?

I know it has the hardware to play this game, because it plays it just fine. There has to be a way to keep it from blowing up every time.
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Unfortunately you have to mod it to put in different fans. Or you can use a hole saw and put some holes in the bottom and get a laptop cooler like the notepal u3.
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