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Overheating and shutting down when gaming

  1. #11


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by spike62 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by spike62 View Post
    I'll try cleaning it up.Also whenever I play a game while the laptop is charging,the charging icon keeps lighting on and off again and again,and my game lags whenever that happens.This is the temperature and fan speed while I play a game.
    Attachment 59420
    Edit:Also I was using a cooling pad.
    Do you know the actual temperature ? In C or F.Attachment 59421
    No,but I ran Piriform Speccy and this is what I got during normal use,I was not running any programs while I took this screenshot and the temperature was above 80.
    Attachment 59432
    Too hot.

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  2. #12


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 640
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    I have an older Acer that now, when doing high-stress things, not only has an external cooling pad, but also aimed at the proc corner is a Walmart $5.00 AC 5" fan -- together, no more sudden shutdowns.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 179
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center


    better start opening it up and repasting the CPU. Normal usage without gaming should be around 40-50 Celsius
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  4. #14


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by theveterans View Post
    better start opening it up and repasting the CPU. Normal usage without gaming should be around 40-50 Celsius


    My temps when not gaming:

    Click image for larger version
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  5. #15


    Posts : 7
    Microsoft Windows 8 Single Language 64-bit 9200 Multiprocessor Free


    I finally figured out what's causing this probelm.As popeye said and I quote:
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Your power brick could also be going bad.
    There is something wrong with my power brick,as I said when I charge and play games,the charging indicator light goes on and off repeatedly and my game lags at the moment that happens.So I charged my laptop upto 100% and gamed(without a cooling pad/fan) to see if it overheats and shuts down,and it didn't,I was able to play without any problems.So when the low battery warning appeared,I plugged in the charger,and the indicator went on and off again,game lagged,also the battery low warning would pop up and dissapear from time to time,laptop started to overheat and eventually shut down.
    So I'm gonna have to get another charger and see if that works,also see if there is anything wrong with the fan.
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  6. #16


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 640
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    Even with a brand new power brick, it's still a good idea to use an external notebook cooling assembly [twin fans or 1 giant fan], AC or USB powered.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 7
    Microsoft Windows 8 Single Language 64-bit 9200 Multiprocessor Free


    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    Even with a brand new power brick, it's still a good idea to use an external notebook cooling assembly [twin fans or 1 giant fan], AC or USB powered.
    Yes I should probably use something to cool it down.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 7
    Microsoft Windows 8 Single Language 64-bit 9200 Multiprocessor Free


    So I'm using a new power brick,and twin fans and I checked the temperature for any changes and noticed it dropped,also when gaming I'm not experiencing any overheating.
    So thank you everyone for your help.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1

    Try this...


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    I do it, and its work perfectly...
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