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Laptop locks up while playing fullscreen, now movies as well.

Discussion in 'Games' started by Chromaticblur, Aug 25, 2010.

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  1. Chromaticblur

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    My laptop is a IBM Thinkpad T60(Yeah, ancient, but it works) with with an intel T2500 dual core clocked at 2GHz, 2 GB of RAM and an ATI x1400 mobility. I got it new (it was bought but never used by the company I work for) recently, and immediately installed some games onto it to see what exactly it could do. After maybe 6-10 minutes depending on the game the laptop freezes, there's no on screen artifacts, just a frozen screen and a loop of whatever sound was playing last, which forces me to do a hard reset.
    This is all fine and dandy, I can live without playing games on my laptop, so I left it alone. Until yesterday in which it did the same thing while watching a movie. I read through the first 3 pages of google and searched through the TSG forums, but I found nothing that fixed my problem.
    Hope someone can help with this, I'd be satisfied with running low end games and movies. I'm just worried this is going to get worse.
    Thanks.
     
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    Yup, all up to date. I'll try that though. Thanks.
     
  4. Chromaticblur

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    No dice. The drivers are installed, and I just got another lock up.
    Any other ideas?
     
  5. pubtech

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    was it bought way back when? LOL.

    new batteries may help, but i'm thinking if it sat there all that time with a battery in it it may have corrosion problems, open up and check ( if not already done )

    cheers..
     
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    Already done. All of the hardware was passed for working before I got it. Battery surprisingly has the same charge it would have had when new.
    As for when..I think 07 or 08?
     
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    did the sound stop at this time? soundmax card i assume ?
     
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    if u want, u can always buy a new laptop, if u are, i would recommend Alienware if u want to play games and watch movies. It works really really fast and is designed to play a lot of games and not lag. it also has good graphics

    if not, then u can try to install a new software for ur laptop.
     
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    Yeah, sound did the usual annoying loop.

    @jon If I had the money to buy an alienware I wouldn't be trying to make this thing work.
     
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    lol its ok
    u can try to get a new intel program like the new intel i3 or i5
     
  12. Chromaticblur

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    Uhh..I'm pretty sure those are processors..
     
  13. jon6440

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    oh yea my mistake sry
     
  14. schang626

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    it really sounds like a video driver or maybe overheating problem
     
  15. Chromaticblur

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    So far I'm pretty sure it's an overheating problem. I'm using an external fan and I can keep the temp lower. But it still goes above 65 relatively quickly, I heard it was a problem with the T60 series.
     
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