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09-30-2008

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T61p putting itself in sleep mode while gaming

2008-09-30, 1:17 AM

I got my T61p since January and I'm pretty tired of this issue. I've read on the net that it is an issue with some laptop that has a defective motherboard when using two stick of memory (which is my case). Is there any mean to get this fix?

 

Everytime I start to game for a little while, I have to use a lapcool or else it shut itself off. The heavier the game, the faster it happen.  So please.... 

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02-17-2008

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Re: T61p putting itself in sleep mode while gaming

2008-09-30, 1:48 AM
check your GPU and CPU temp, with HWmonitorPro what is your temp???
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Re: T61p putting itself in sleep mode while gaming

2008-10-02, 0:01 AM
I've written my first post a day after I had that shut down I described. Since then, it's running real hot and I'm having trouble with my wireless connexion. I'm having trouble connecting to networks and my download speed is playing yo-yo. HWMonitorPro is currently showing 87 Celcius degree for the CPU (max 95) and my GPU is 71 Celcius degree while in Vista (I haven't gamed with my laptop since I turned it on). The TMH1 sensor is giving 86 Celcius degree right now and has hit 91. I'm pretty sure this is not normal. What should I do?
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Re: T61p putting itself in sleep mode while gaming

2008-10-02, 0:37 AM
send in for repair obviously your heat sink/fan assembly is not efficiently moving out all the heats, otherwise your computer will die on you in a year or two.
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Re: T61p putting itself in sleep mode while gaming

2008-10-02, 0:40 AM
Considering I'm a qualified computer technician, could I simply open the laptop and replace the current thermal paste or this would void the warranty? Also, should this resolve the problem or it may be related to something else?
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Re: T61p putting itself in sleep mode while gaming

2008-10-02, 1:13 AM
taking out your fan assembly and cpu would avoid your warranty, in addition the fan assembly may need to be replaced. i will stay on the safer path of sending in the laptop.
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