macbook shutdown, when i'm playing

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by sleepingsoul0, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. sleepingsoul0 macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2010
    hello everyone, i wan't some help, my macbook ( black one, 4 ram, and core duo) is keeping shuting down, when i'm playing any game on my bootcamp ( windows 7 enterprise), and only when i'm playing, but sometimes on my mac side and it doesn't shut down. :confused:
  2. TopHatPlus macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2010
    Southern Ontario
    sounds like it may be a overheating issue, do you have istat pro to monitor how your temperatures are running?
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    graphics card is overheating. the older MacBooks dont really cool very well and when booted into Windows the power management and cooling isnt as good as in OS X.

    not much you can do except increase your fan speed in OS X, using something like smcFanControl, and the speed will be carried over into Windows. it is shutting down to prevent damage to your graphics.

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