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    For christmas i recived the emachines m5305 laptop. It seemed to be real nice at first, its a 2.0gig AMD, Radeon processer, 512mb ddr ram, runing windows xp and xandros linux 2.0, and madrake 9.2. The motherboard on it was replaced too after i recieved it. I am now having problems with it over heating and shutting down when running lots of programs, or downloading a lot. Also it wont play games like counterstrike or diablo anymroe it will overheat in 5 minutes tehn shut down. I was wondering if anyone can give me some inishgt on what to do b/c my warrenty is up and i need to fix this problem teh cheapest way possible. Thank yout oo all that can be of help.
    My freinds say i need to see a doctor b/c i talk in zeros and ones...

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    Originally posted by DevilTrigger
    For christmas i recived the emachines m5305 laptop. It seemed to be real nice at first, its a 2.0gig AMD, Radeon processer, 512mb ddr ram, runing windows xp and xandros linux 2.0, and madrake 9.2. The motherboard on it was replaced too after i recieved it. I am now having problems with it over heating and shutting down when running lots of programs, or downloading a lot.
    Stop running so many programs at the same time? For starters you need to understand that A) XP Likes Ram and B) The more crap you run the slower it will be. Can't you wait till your done with the Pr0n before you type that word doc?

    And if you are overclocking your laptop... well... PEBKAC

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    • #3
      I use linux most of the time. I am only in xp if i am downloading or using photoshop and 3d studio. I am not overclocking it either. It also runs fine even when a lot of stuff is open, it jsut over heats and turns off. mostly it turns off when playing a game with no other programs running.
      Last edited by DevilTrigger; May 6, 2004, 11:39. Reason: added more to post
      My freinds say i need to see a doctor b/c i talk in zeros and ones...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by DevilTrigger
        I use linux most of the time. I am only in xp if i am downloading or using photoshop and 3d studio. I am not overclocking it either. It also runs fine even when a lot of stuff is open, it jsut over heats and turns off. mostly it turns off when playing a game with no other programs running.
        When did you problems start? Or has it been this way since you got it? If it's the former rather then the latter, perhaps you can figure out what changed in your system or may someone spilled something around that time.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DevilTrigger
          For christmas i recived the emachines m5305 laptop. It seemed to be real nice at first, its a 2.0gig AMD, Radeon processer, 512mb ddr ram, runing windows xp and xandros linux 2.0, and madrake 9.2. The motherboard on it was replaced too after i recieved it. I am now having problems with it over heating and shutting down when running lots of programs, or downloading a lot. Also it wont play games like counterstrike or diablo anymroe it will overheat in 5 minutes tehn shut down. I was wondering if anyone can give me some inishgt on what to do b/c my warrenty is up and i need to fix this problem teh cheapest way possible. Thank yout oo all that can be of help.

          What the hell kind of bullshit warranty is that? What was it, 90 days or something?
          perl -e 'print pack(c5, (41*2), sqrt(7056), (unpack(c,H)-2), oct(115), 10)'

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Chris
            What the hell kind of bullshit warranty is that? What was it, 90 days or something?
            Most emachines only have a 90 day warranty, unless you want buy the extended warranty which comes in 1 year or 2 year.
            "It is difficult not to wonder whether that combination of elements which produces a machine for labor does not create also a soul of sorts, a dull resentful metallic will, which can rebel at times". Pearl S. Buck

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            • #7
              I have some experience with heat related instability under my belt, not saying im the know it all or anything. What i have seen in several scenarios is that when a new machine is purchased, its runs fine and then a month later you get, "my system is restarting on its own, it might be overheating i think. whats the problem?" And sure enough, you open it up and the heatsink is all clogged with nasty dust and when its cleaned out the problem is alleviated. This could be applied to a laptop as well i believe. So you could try airing out any dust in your Laptop. Then again, your problem might not even be "heat" related at all. Try running Sisoft Sandra and checking what temp(under stress) your running at to be sure.

              Also, you should go into your control panel and go into System>Advanced>Settings under Startup and recovery and disable automatic restart if you havent already. That will enable you to see(if you are getting them) any BSOD(Blue screen of death), and possibly find out what is responsible. With auto restart you cant see what the error is.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by lil_freak
                Most emachines only have a 90 day warranty, unless you want buy the extended warranty which comes in 1 year or 2 year.

                That's shitty.
                perl -e 'print pack(c5, (41*2), sqrt(7056), (unpack(c,H)-2), oct(115), 10)'

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                • #9
                  Does it reboot in all OS's or just WinXP? A nice *feature* of the recent Sasser worm is the Windows will reboot every 5 to 10 minutes.
                  Last edited by spahkle; May 6, 2004, 20:49. Reason: added some specifics
                  “Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.”

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                  • #10
                    you're using an eMachines laptop... you're getting what you paid for. Next time buy IBM or Apple.
                    "Those who would willingly trade essential liberty for temporary security are deserving of neither." --Benjamin Franklin

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jesse
                      you're using an eMachines laptop... you're getting what you paid for. Next time buy IBM or Apple.
                      jesse you forgot about: Alienware.

                      I recommend the Area-51m™ Extreme. It is one very sweet laptop and you can add extra features to it depending on what you need or can afford.

                      *Alienware is not cheap, but like jesse said you get what you paid for*
                      "It is difficult not to wonder whether that combination of elements which produces a machine for labor does not create also a soul of sorts, a dull resentful metallic will, which can rebel at times". Pearl S. Buck

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                      • #12
                        reformat. this emachines laptop is likely made to run 1 os: xp, not anything else. loonix guzzles ram, and you should downsize. like anything else in the real world, lx is not perfect. choose 1 os, MAYBE 2, and go with it.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by phobal
                          reformat. this emachines laptop is likely made to run 1 os: xp, not anything else. loonix guzzles ram, and you should downsize. like anything else in the real world, lx is not perfect. choose 1 os, MAYBE 2, and go with it.
                          Shouldnt really matter how many OSes he has, the various Os's on his laptop wouldnt know the difference if he had a boot manager, or ran a single-OS machine. Unless he didnt have enough room for it or didnt have proper driver support for his laptop I dont believe it would be a problem. If one OS is running the others arnt doing jack squat, so they wouldnt be taking up memory. And i think he is having all around general problems with his laptop, not just linux problems but windows problems as well, but i dunno cause his post is somewhat unclear if you delve into it that far, because you dont have to be in Windows to play counterstrike or diablo.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by packeteater
                            Shouldnt really matter how many OSes he has, the various Os's on his laptop wouldnt know the difference if he had a boot manager, or ran a single-OS machine. Unless he didnt have enough room for it or didnt have proper driver support for his laptop I dont believe it would be a problem. If one OS is running the others arnt doing jack squat, so they wouldnt be taking up memory. And i think he is having all around general problems with his laptop, not just linux problems but windows problems as well, but i dunno cause his post is somewhat unclear if you delve into it that far, because you dont have to be in Windows to play counterstrike or diablo.
                            but if his hard disk is full and largely fragmented, that is going to bog him down.

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                            • #15
                              My system runs fine it just has the problem of over heating, i have cleaned it with can of air many times, and there is no way in hell i would get an apple computer. i have looked into the alienware ones befor, but for right now they are way expensive for what i make now. What i will prolly end up doing after i am into college and all is buy a new oen adn leave the laptop for a web server or something along those lines.
                              My freinds say i need to see a doctor b/c i talk in zeros and ones...

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