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Please help me with a computer issue.

Discussion in 'rFactor' started by David O'Reilly, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
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    Hi
    I have been playing Rfactor on my laptop which has been getting hot.
    Its occasionally shutting down (in an instant without warning).
    Thinking it may be heat related I purchased one of those fan forced cooling pads to sit it on.
    After a mega 3 hour session of Open Wheel career mode it stopped working suddenly and would not start for 20 mins.
    When I went to start Rfactor I get a message "windows explorer cannot open the web page"
    Obviously its not a webpage at all.
    Any ideas are welcome just to keep me going while I save for a gaming desk top.
    Thanks
     
  2. Philip Grimm

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    Have you been having any other issues not related to rfactor?
     
  3. David O'Reilly

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    I have opened my office suite ok (open office).
    Internet (Firefox ) is ok too.
     
  4. David O'Reilly

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    I have opened my office suite ok (open office).
    Internet (Firefox ) is ok too.
     
  5. Senad Subasic

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    Sounds like a heating issue indeed. Try any other game (graphically intensive, not Solitaire :D), and it should happen again.

    If you're comfortable enough, I'd try opening it up, and cleaning it out a bit. Dust on the fans, radiators, air vents, and anything else you see.
     
  6. David O'Reilly

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    Thanks for your feedback.
    @Senad Subasic as it happens I took it to a computer repairer and they did that for me and for good measure took out one of my ram chips (was 2 X256k its an 8 years old Acer Ferrari laptop) and replaced it with 1meg ram chip. So now I have 1.1 meg ram and cooler temps. Loking fwd to testing.
    Thanks guys