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Dell Inspiron 9300 Freezes


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When I'm playing WoW on my laptop it hardlocks after a while. I have to hold down the power button for a while for it to turn off and then start all over. Its been doing this for a long while now and I finally decided to ask for some help.

Usually happens quickly after I turn it on and then start playing immediately. I get it working again and then it can run fine for a couple of hours, then same thing.

Running Windows XP SP2

Feel free to ask for more info on it

And please, help! :)

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Sounds like overheating. Can you check temperature? Please post your NERD output for others here to check if anything else is unusual.

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I have the same problem. It's the temps. If you overclock too much, you'll get this problem lots. I have a 12" fan inside a box that my laptop sits on blowing on it to keep things cool. I'm not sure if the laptops fan blows out through the bottom or sucks in, hence why I dont turn my fan on (if it blows out, it'll blow some of the cool air away from the laptop and everything but the CPU will get really hot)

I need to clean out my fan anyway, I'm hittin temps of 65-75 deg C when overclocked, causing my vid card to fail, and therefore locking up WoW

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FYI the fans suck the fresh air under the laptop and blow it thru the rear where the heatsink + heatpipe are located.

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It does this as much overclocked as not, and honestly I dont think its a temp problem

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What are your IDLE and LOAD temperatures? Here in my living room the ambient temp is 24C and the GPU on my 9300 is 47C. (fan almost always in low speed)

It could be a cooling issue... heatsink not correctly seated.

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  • 5 weeks later...
What are your IDLE and LOAD temperatures? Here in my living room the ambient temp is 24C and the GPU on my 9300 is 47C. (fan almost always in low speed)

It could be a cooling issue... heatsink not correctly seated.

Hi this is a stupid question but how do you find out the temp?

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If its not overheating your laptop could be telling you that you are addicted to WOW and that your IQ is dropping and you should quit, before you become a zombie like the average AOL user.

My brother plays it constantly and his IQ goes down every day.

Fabrice's magical thermometer should tell you exactly what the problem is.

However, since only he has it, it will cost you a $50 donation. :)

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