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    Default intermittant shutdown in Acer laptop

    hi, I have an Acer 2.2ghz Travelmate 230 with 128 meg of ram running WinXP pro. which I got from Ebay . I know this is minimum ram for Xp but would this cause intermittant shutdown mostly during games or should I ditch it ?
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    Default Re: intermittant shutdown in Acer laptop

    If it works fine at other times and only craps out during games, it is more than likely a heat issue.
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    Default Re: intermittant shutdown in Acer laptop

    thanks for that....so is there any way to fix it or should I ditch it because the men of the house are real gameheads while I mainly get online?

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    Default Re: intermittant shutdown in Acer laptop

    I'm not familiar with Acer notebooks, but most laptop machines use some sort of active cooling (fans) that kick up when the temperature gets to a set level. You might research the Acer line and see if you might have a fan that needs to be replaced. Otherwise, some of the others here who have more experience with laptops may be able to help you out with regards to what you can do to enhance the cooling.
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    Default Re: intermittant shutdown in Acer laptop

    yes i hear the fan running frequently, continuously if I leave an animated screensaver on....so I guess its not very efficient....thanks

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    Default Re: intermittant shutdown in Acer laptop

    Laptops/notebooks like their bigger brothers also need periodic internal cleaning to remove dust buildup which causes overheating.

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