My MacBook turns off after (rather heavy) usage

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  1. psykopatsak macrumors newbie

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    as topic said, i was playing a game on my macbook (running WinXP SP3 under bootcamp) and after a while it suddenly turned off, as if you pulled the power cord and battery. i suspect this is due to overheating, but i dont think it should overheat. i have played way heavier games whitout trouble, so it could also be one of those windows-bugs.

    however i think that if the laptop is placed so the ventilation outs are clear and nothing is on top of it, screen is straigt up (i use external screen, so i dont need to angle it), it shouldn't be able to overheat. is this a naive presumtion?

    any way to check what's happening?
     
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  3. psykopatsak thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the 2008/early 2009 macbook. the white and sqare-ish one. with mouse button.
     
  4. psykopatsak thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK i think problem might be solved. apperantly there is an accnowlaged bug in the game i played that can cause exactly such a crash. however the computer was still very hot when it happened.
     
  5. psykopatsak thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmm, another symptom: it doesent want to restart immediatly after crash.
     
  6. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I highly doubt this is the problem, but you could check for this. It was a problem with early MacBooks and this just sounds strikingly similar to it.
     
  7. psykopatsak thread starter macrumors newbie

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    interesting. but that is when running macOS, right? this is on boot camp, but anyways i'll test it.

    also, i should mention that where i live we have a heatwawe with tempratures up to 30C, still below the stated maximum operating temprature. but after a couple of shutdowns i moved my table fan so it fans the macbook, and i put the macbook on a few short "stands" with the result that the underside, which was ver, VERY hot is fanned. no problems so far. but i still do not know if this is just a coincidence.
     

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