laptop shuts off during gaming?
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February 10, 2008, 06:38 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: British Columbia
hey t0m, you're probably right about the heat. depending on how old his laptop is, there could simply be a build up of dust inside. I'd recommend he either takes it in for a cleaning or if it's off warranty, just unscrew the bottom panel(s) and use a can of compressed gas and blow it clean.
if you're gutsy enough, I'd recommend you even take the HSF off the CPU and GPU and reapply thermal paste. might want to swap the HSF down too to take the thin film of dust that doesn't come off with a can of gas.
consider getting the MX-2 thermal paste as you probably read the review HWC did on it, which showed an amazing drop in temperature compared to the other pastes available. :)
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