Games freeze on me all the time

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  1. Super(man)

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    Whenever I try to play PC games on my laptop they always freeze like 2 minutes into the game. My system specs are,

    Dell Inspiron 5150 Notebook
    3.06GHz Pentium 4
    1GB RAM
    64MB Video Card
    DirectX 9 installed

    The latest games that I have "attempted" to play are Call of Duty and Battlefield 1942 on my computer but they always freeze and its bugging me. Any idea's of what I should try to do?
     
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    Try updating your video drivers and dropping the quality of the game down a bit? A built in video card doesn't typically have a lot of power.
     
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    bf1942 on a dell crappy laptop :rofl:

    what will you guys think of next!!!
     
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    when i play on the lowest graphic settings it should still play OK i would think :dunno:
     
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    depends on the video card. If it's onboard then no, you shouldn't still be able to play it okay.
     
  6. Intuit

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    Have you tried running the games when plugged-in versus on batteries ?

    If this were a desktop, I'd go for drivers, then heat.
    Sometimes, using older drivers, as opposed to newer ones, which are no longer optimized for your aging chipset, can yield better stability.
     
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    Playing games on a laptop, no wonder your games are crashing....
     
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    Onboard? Of course it's onboard with a notebook; what else could it be? The video card is a 64MB NVidia GeForce FX Go 5200, which should be able to play BF1942.

    I'd also recommend different drivers; guru3d has some newer ones that aren't publically available yet, as well as an archive of older drivers. I'd start there if I were you.
     
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    a GeForce Go 5200 is *NOT* onboard video.
     
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    Well, bloody hell, I stand corrected. Shutting up...
     
  11. Wolf68k

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    This might sound stupid, but when was the last time you scanned for spyware and viruses?
    Best done in Safe Mode to make it easier for Ad-Aware and Spybot to clean out the bad guys.
    Add ScanDisk and finally Defrag to round off the cleaning.
     
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    nothing to do with anything :mamoru:
     
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    :hsugh:

    Farcry runs great on my dad's Dell laptop, granted its not at the highest settings. You don't know what you are talking about.
     
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    Exactly what I thought when I read his post... I don't think my laptop is that bad, it should be able to run the game, not at the highest graphic settings though. I'm going to try a reformat tomorrow, reinstall all the drivers, etc. and see where it gets me... Thanks for all the help guys, :cool:
     
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    And also guys, the video card is a ATI Mobility Radeon 9000, not the GeForce Go as you were talking about earlier...
     
  16. Wolf68k

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    Actually dumb a** it might.
    Is crap is running in the background it can freeze up games. And it's possible that several pieces of spyware conflicting with each other or even a virus screwing with something could cause this sort of thing.

    Stranger things have been known to happen. I've CD drives coming up missing due solely to spyware. So don't shut down the idea until it's been tried.
     
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    ok ok, so it COULD have something to do with something...but most likely, no
     

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