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Old 08-31-2007, 05:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Trouble Shooting help with M9700.

Hey guys I'm new to these forums and wondering if I could get your expert input on this subject.
I am not a complete newbie when it comes to computers but when it comes to laptops its definitely not my forte.

I've bought a Aurora m9700 last year and it worked fine up until a month ago.
The problem is that when I play games (Specifically Warcraft III) which is not even that graphic intense of a game, I get sudden "freeze" type thing at random intervals.

It worked fine up until a month ago so I KNOW that it can handle War3 on the highest setting.
I've tried trouble shooting it myself, and thought it was a software problem so I reformatted. Didn't fix it.

Upgraded Ram from 1.5gigs to 2gigs.

Upgraded 5400 rpm hardrive to 7200 hardrive.

Thought it could be the disk drive so I tried a virtual CD program.

None of these fixed my problem.

So I could only imagine it's probably the processor or video card, right?

Those 2 are the priciest parts to replace so if I could get some assistance on which one it may be, I would greatly appreciate it.

I do keep my laptop on almost 24/7 and I think that may have caused the problem.
One last thing, when I lower the graphics settings down to the lowest possible it does seem to help the "freezing".

Thanks in advance.

Aurora m9700
17" but use external monitor.
1.8 Turion (havent replaced)
2 gigs of ram (upgraded from 1 gig)
80 gig 7200 rpm hardrive (upgraded from 60gig 5400 hardrive)
x2 256 SLi Go 7900.

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Old 08-31-2007, 08:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Trouble Shooting help with M9700.

I really can't imagine why that would be caused by your processor.have you tried updating your graphics card drivers? also, it's not a good idea to leave a laptop on that long as heat is a major problem for laptops, shutdown at night at least.

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Old 08-31-2007, 09:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Trouble Shooting help with M9700.

No updates for these drivers.

I'll take your advice on the heat.
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