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PostSubject: Computer is Shutting Down :(   February 17th 2011, 9:06 pm

Every time I run my game my computer shuts off. It'll let me get to CAS and begin with creating a sim but eventually my entire computer just shuts off. Sad...

I also have noticed that my fan has been getting louder and louder... have I melted mah computers insides?!

Sad... help
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PostSubject: Re: Computer is Shutting Down :(   February 17th 2011, 9:09 pm

the fan might be blocked have you tried unplugging the computer, taking out all the leads removing your side panel and getting out all the dust because the dust will stop the fan from working..oh i am assuming its not a lap top if it is i aint got a clue lol
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PostSubject: Re: Computer is Shutting Down :(   February 17th 2011, 9:12 pm

Noooooo Evie, I hope your comp isnt too poorly Sad...

Theres some stuff about that thing here dunno if it helps any LINK
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PostSubject: Re: Computer is Shutting Down :(   February 17th 2011, 9:15 pm

Sad... it is a laptop...

I needs to make more cc!
lol, I'm going to go through some creating withdrawals...
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PostSubject: Re: Computer is Shutting Down :(   February 17th 2011, 9:18 pm

So am I if we can't get your lovely stuff....eeep Evie save your laptop
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PostSubject: Re: Computer is Shutting Down :(   February 18th 2011, 12:07 am

I'm so sorry Evie! Like mentioned, make sure your fan is clear of debris and dust, also make sure you keep it cool...do you use an external fan as well to help keep your lappy cool?

It's easy to remove the back of your laptop and clean your fan, just don't touch any other parts while the machine is exposed.

You can also run a system check to make sure that your hard drive is up to date. It sounds as if Sims might be pushing your comp a bit more than usual, but if it worked well before it should now unless there is a problem with your comp.

check the minor things first before you move on to the bigger things.

Keep us posted and good luck!

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PostSubject: Re: Computer is Shutting Down :(   February 18th 2011, 12:33 am

I'm going to look into it tomorrow. I might actually shut it off tonight while I sleep. I usually close it but it might need a good all night shut down haha.

Hopefully I'll figure something out. Smile

Thanks for all the tips, I'll get back at you guys :D
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PostSubject: Re: Computer is Shutting Down :(   February 18th 2011, 1:32 am

Evie check your pm's please. Sad...

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PostSubject: Re: Computer is Shutting Down :(   February 18th 2011, 1:42 am

When this happened to Eva, her computer IMPLODED...

I think it just needs a rest :D Like you already thought of, turn it off tonight and let it get some well deserved R&R
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PostSubject: Re: Computer is Shutting Down :(   February 18th 2011, 3:27 am

Evie, consider using a frame rate limiter, it saves your GCard from over heating saving your hardware.

There are some free apps that annalyse the performance and temperature of your CPU and things like that.

But the first idea of cleaning your fan is a must! There are some compressed air cans that are excelent to clean laptop hardware and spray the fan, memory slots, PCU fan, etc. You can buy those sprays around easy.
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PostSubject: Re: Computer is Shutting Down :(   February 18th 2011, 4:08 am

How do you use the frame rate limiter? I've heard about it before and never got a chance to follow up on it.

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PostSubject: Re: Computer is Shutting Down :(   February 18th 2011, 6:02 am

^ I second that I've heard everyone talk about it but never gotten round to looking at it or seeing what it does
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PostSubject: Re: Computer is Shutting Down :(   February 18th 2011, 6:18 am

Check this thread:

http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php?topic=15092.25

You can get the tool here.
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PostSubject: Re: Computer is Shutting Down :(   February 18th 2011, 10:12 am

I'm sorry to hear about this Evie !! Sad...
When my fan got louder and louder, my computer eventually caught fire and imploded last year (in Summer). I sure hope it's not something similar.
Like some others suggested before, please check your fan & power supply and make sure they are "clean". Also check the frame rate limiter, as Sergio suggested, it's better for your hardware and does prevent overheating problems.

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PostSubject: Re: Computer is Shutting Down :(   February 18th 2011, 11:30 am

Thanks guys, I'm going to keep from running TS3 until I can get all of that dust out of there. I live in the desert so we end up with a lot of dust and dirt in the house (I have no flippin' idea where it all is coming in from). I've noticed my computer getting very very hot, even on the top where I type, some places are too hot to touch at times. Sad... I don't want my computer to catch fire!

I'm going to read about that frame rate limiter, but i'm going to let my computer rest periodically throughout the day so it doesn't get so hot. I'll check in later. Smile

Cece, I got your PM and responded.
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