My laptop has been shutting down completely after around 10 or 15 minutes in a game. I've seen dozens of posts on multiple websites with the same problem, and everyone suggests that the laptop is overheating, so I downloaded CPUID HWMonitor and my temperatures seem to be fine during a game (mid 50 deg., maybe into low 60s).
My friend and I just yesterday took my laptop apart for the purpose of preventing overheating. We took the heatsink off and put fresh thermal paste on, as well as cleanig out all the dust. The laptop feels as though it is running much cooler to the touch.
We also did a clean windows 7 install, so the problem may be related to that instead. To me, it seems like the computer thinks it is overheating, even though it isn't, and shutting down, but I'm no expert by any means.
Thanks for any help. I'll post my specs below.
- Toshiba Satellite A500
- Windows 7 Professional, 64 bit
- Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 2.1 GHz
- 4 GB ram
- ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500 Series