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[Solved'ish] Laptop shutting down completely in middle of StarCraft 2 games
I've already posted on the official tech support forum for SC2, but figured I'd throw this out to you folks in case someone has an idea what is going on. I have a gaming laptop (Gateway P-173XL FX) that I loaded SC2 onto. This laptop is a few years old, but has a GeForce 8800M GTS that runs anything else I play flawlessly (Dawn of War 2, Team Fortress 2, other random FPS and RTS games). After 10 to 20 minutes of SC2, even while paused (but not in menus - paused during a stage/level/challenge) my laptop simply shuts completely down without warning. No graphical or audio issues, nothing - just *poof* and its off.
I've tried several workarounds, including messing with some registry settings and configurations recommended to me. A lot of other folks are seeing this same behavior, but there is no common thread of hardware, OS, settings, or anything. My laptop is not overheating, though the fan is in high gear the same as it is for any gaming. I've turned off Windows 7's "auto-reboot" setting with no change in effect. No other games, applications, or situations have ever caused my laptop to just shut down, but this is 100% repro and is very frustrating! Any ideas?