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Age of Mythology shuts off my laptop

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  1. germancho

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    I have a 3.4GHz, 512 RAM Toshiba Laptop, and for some reason since last week every single time I play Age of Mythology: The Titans Expansion, after 20 minutes or so of smooth gameplay, my computer shuts off. Just like that. It doesn't warn me or anything, it just shuts off, and I don't know what the problem might be, i even tries playing it in a window thinking that it was warning me (I was just not seeing it), but my laptop shut off regardless, without any warnings. This doesn't happen with any other program.

    HEEEELP!
     
  2. ketsueki13

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    I had a similar problem with another game. Are you playing off the battery or AC and, if you're playing with the AC, is your battery empty?
     
  3. germancho

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    Nope, battery seems fine... besides I always play with the AC plugged.
     
  4. ketsueki13

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    Ok. I was asking because I had a very similar problem with another highend game where it would shut off if the battery were dead and it was plugged in.
    Sorry, I can't help much more.
    Good luck.
     
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    *off topic* Word of advice: Don't leave your battery in the laptop when fully charged. It can damage the battery to a point where it won't hold charge.

    *on topic* Check your power options. Try setting it to Presentation *which should be Never on all options* and see if that helps.
     
  6. germancho

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    Yep, didn't work... but now the same thing happened when playing another game. It just spontaneously shuts off! It's freaking me out!
     
  7. ketsueki13

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    Is your laptop getting particularly hot? Are the fans running properly?
     
  8. germancho

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    The thing is that I leave it connected for days downloading stuff and it never shuts off like that... it's only happened whemplayin AOM, but then agaian, it's the only thing I've played in quite a while.
     
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    Playing a game would raise the heat level alot more than just letting it download. It could possibly be a heat issue. Maybe keep an ear out for the fans or lack thereof?
     
  10. germancho

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    Yes, I'm suspecting that is the thing. However, the fans seem to be operating normally (at least now), but with a game the laptop could definitely overheat and make an emergency shutoff.

    How do I fix that (without paying hundreds of euros in Technical Service?).
     
  11. ketsueki13

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    Laptops are not real user-servicable, and I wouldn't suggest trying to fix any problems yourself. However, if the fans are running correctly, you could possibly by a cooling pad or another laptop cooling device.
     
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