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yeah i still have vista installed, but i never set up media center so maybe thats why it doesnt work.
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im having fun with my p-6831fx i put a T7100 65nm 35w cup in to boost battery life,upgraded to 4gb GSKILL 5,5,5,15 800mhz dims,nvidia 179.28 drivers,upgraded to vista ultimate 64 plays fallout3 smooth on max setings

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Since I'm running on my new P6860. thought I'd post this issue here.
Has anyone played Cubophobia? http://www.cubophobia.at.tt/

It's a beautiful little physics based game. But it runs terrible on this machine! I think there must be some code issues or something, will someone else try it out and download it and play it? The first level specifically, otherwise I think I've found something that finally runs bad on my beloved 6860fx...
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I purchased a Gateway 173FX laptop for business and gaming b/c it seemed like the best bang for the buck. Unfortunately I failed to test the unit adequately before my 30 day return ran out, so I had to deal with gateway warranty instead of getting a new one.

The problem is that games will instantly crash the unit after about 5-10 minutes of gaming. Instantly shuts off (not crash back to the desktop). After five trips into gateway, the last two of which were with senior level technicians, they've replaced the CPU, the motherboard, ram, harddrive, battery and power supply. They tested it there on their end with Crysis (even thought I told them to test it with CS), and oddly it's stable and doesn't crash the unit. But I've been testing it with Counterstrike Source and CoD4. Both of those crash after about 5 minutes. The only thing that is different is DX9 versus DX10.

If I try to send it back again gateway will tell me that "software support" is not provided and the unit meets their specs and performance standards. Has ANYONE else had this problem? I bought this in August and it's been in the shop the past six months and I'm so pissed I spent $1650 on a gaming laptop that can't stay on during games. So I found this forum and hoping that maybe someone might have a suggestion as to why this could be happening. Anything would be greatly appreciated!

Otherwise I'll just have to assume this is a lemon and gateway better give me a new one or we're going to the People's Court.

Thank you!!!
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Hey Paul... Make sure it's not overheating and that your drivers are working correctly. Might be a problem with your Vista installation, so try reinstalling it
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On a quick note.... I just installed me a Blueray burner and it works great
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Originally Posted by shifty22123 View Post
Hey Paul... Make sure it's not overheating and that your drivers are working correctly. Might be a problem with your Vista installation, so try reinstalling it
They're reinstalled several times on their end already. I've told them a million times it might be overheating, and they run software that monitors it and they reply "no overheating issues". Is there a way for me to check the temperature while a game is running?

On other note, Crysis crashed too after I played it long enough, so no difference with DX9 or 10.
post #908 of 2331
CPUID HWMonitor will give you current/min/max



Also Core Temp is nice it can show core temps in system tray.

Can you run Crysis in a window so you can monitor temps in real time? If not I know the benchmark will. So max the settings even if not the resolution so you can see HWMomitor. See how hot it gets.

ATITool has a nice stress test if it will even run on a Nvidia card. Very small little window so you can watch temps. 3Dview does a good job of trying to overheat your GPU.

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Thanks so much for the help. The unit got up to 208F and shut off. So we can assume that it's overheating that's causing this instant shutoff? What does your unit run at? Practically every major component in this laptop has been replaced with a new one...why would this be overheating still? Everyone else has been able to game ok with their unit? Just trying to figure out if it's a faulty design or faulty hardware.
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Paul here is my Crysis bench. GPU is OC from 600/400 to 800/500. I know not the same notebook but an OC'd 14 and I only max at 143F GPU and 132F CPU



What hit 208F CPU or GPU? Have you tried undervolting?

Also what about emailing Gateway a screenshot like mine showing high temps before actually crashing it?

Of course all fans and vents and parts are clean/clear/and working? Has card been replace ever? If not I have
a suspicion post back then I will maybe give you a thought.

Good Luck.
    
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