03-25-2017 04:36 PM - last edited on 03-25-2017 08:07 PM by NateS
I saw few people have problem with this, It was hard for me to find what was wrong with my laptop, It just lost its power (instant power-off) from time to time, It was like that for like a half a year, I couldn't figure what was wrong with it. It was totally clean inside and wasn't overheating ,ran all the tests- all was fine, battery also was fine, so is power supply and power module.
The thing that fixed it- Was Changing CPU thermal compound, it had dried out really bad and was causing this gremlin.. Even though I didn't believe that it could be the problem because it didn't had overheating issues. Spent $1 on the compound from ebay and the laptop has been fine for over 2months now.
In case anyone has the same problem or comes up when searching this post- that's the thing that will fix it even if it sounds weird.
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03-25-2017 06:40 PM - edited 03-26-2017 07:18 AM
Nothing weird about it. Hard to diagnose? I replaced/upgraded my CPU recently(desktop).
(1) Good thermal paste $4 of less.
(2)Band Aid non stick medium pads to clean off old thermal paste. Rub gently.
(3)91% isopropyl alcohol
(4)You tube video. pea method of apply -or- the 1 line version.
Go to CPU-Z website. www.cpuid.com
(2)download HWmonitor(free)<temps shown
Understand C vs F temps
(1) water boils at 212 F. 100C
(2)Check Intel spec for your CPU. Tcase and other terms.
71.4 C max,
Great user feedback from itaa.
My cpu temps:
My "tcase " is 71.4 C. . Max shows 49C. Inside spec.
$6.12 and lots of patience, not including CPU price.
Side note: check event viewer. Does it say max thermal items exceeded or nothing?