Laptop freezes when playing games

  SiMaster 14:45 28 Sep 2006

Amilo Freezes When Playing games

Hi Guys,

I have just bought a second hand Fujitsu Siemens Amilo A1667G.

It has the following basic specs:

AMD 64 4000+ processor 2.2 GHz
ATI Mobility Radeon X700 128 dedicated graphics.
512mb ram

My problem is my Amilo keeps freezing when I play computer games.

I bought starsky and hutch (no laughing) system requirements are:

Operating System: Windows 98/2000/ME/XP
CPU: Pentium III 500 MHz or Higher
VIDEO: 16 MB 3D Video Card
Hard Disk Space: 100 MB HD
CD: 16x or Faster
DX: DirectX 8

You can see my specs blow all over this, my laptop should pound this game into the ground, so why doe sit freeze when a level loads up.

The same happened when I tried to play Fahrenheit

Operating System: Windows® 98SE/Me/2000/XP
Processor: Pentium® III 800 MHz or faster
Memory: 256 MB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 510 MB Free
Video: 32 MB Hardware T&L-compatible video card*
Sound: Windows® 98SE/Me/2000/XP-compatible sound card
DirectX®: DirectX® version 9.0c (included) or higher

Is there anything I need to consider with regards to the graphics card setup, has anybody had this problem, any suggestions why this might happen when it clearly shouldn’t?


  Devil Fish 14:50 28 Sep 2006

my first ports of call would be

to make sure your sound and graphics drivers are up to date

check the manufacturers website for patches

see if it resolves the problem

  SiMaster 14:51 28 Sep 2006

yea there all up to date - did them last week.

would a sound card make the computer crash?

  beb 20:50 28 Sep 2006

not sure if this helps , ive had a similar prob but with online gaming (game just stops responding frezzing ) , went on ATI web site and found out you have to first install microsoft NET framework before instaling graphics drivers , i downloaded the latest drivers as well , installed , and everthing seems ok now , not sure if this is for your ATI grahics card as well .

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