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Laptop shuts down while playing games, feels cool

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 ...
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Laptops overheats and shuts off when I play games

I've recently been getting in to playing PC games on my laptop, but unfortunately nearly every time I play, my computer overheats and shuts off after 5-10 minutes. Although I have not checked the ...
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If a modern CPU runs DOS OK, is the apparent thermal shutdown in Win XP real?

I have an oldish laptop which is shutting down due to an apparent thermal overload. I want to determine if the overload is real or somehow imagined. Usually the shutdown occurs just as I logon to Win ...
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Fedora 17 laptop shuts off due to overheating

I've got a Toshiba Satellite A665-S6094 that I've just installed Fedora 17 onto. When I have a process that utilizes 100% of the cpu for more than 15 minutes or so, the computer force shuts down due ...
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Gateway NV52 Randomly Shutting Down After 15min of Memtest

I have a gateway NV52 that is randomly shutting down after running memtest from the Ubuntu Live CD, I have also tried the memtest on a regular cd and memtest on the ultimate boot cd. The test run for ...
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Computer randomly shuts itself off

I have not been able to determine a pattern for why this happens, despite my best efforts. I've attempted to run it on full power with Prime95 and this doesn't trigger a restart. Generally the ...
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Random desktop powerdowns - what else can I check?

My main PC, an 8-year old Dimension 2350, started powering down randomly today (as in monitor says "no signal" and all power is cut, and NOT the progressive Windows shutdown that happens you ...
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How to know what CPU temperature causes machine to stop?

Since some recent changes, my machine suddenly powers off at random times. I suspect it's overheating. I've installed a temperature monitoring utility to watch how hot the CPU gets. Maybe I will be ...
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What would cause a PC to shut down while still supplying power to certain components?

This is an HP Pavilion 533w running Windows XP. According to the owner, it's been working fine since 2002 (yeah, it's pretty old, but I'd like to fix it if I can). Then, just recently, it started ...
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Ubuntu: Take actions when system temperature gets too high

One of the CPU fans on my Compaq Presario laptop running Ubuntu 9.10 seems to have bit the dust. The fan is deep within the case and I intend to replace the laptop in the next 6 months so it's not ...
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Unexpected shutdown due to overheating?

My computer shuts down during intense use of the processor, but the sensors show that temperature of CPU is less than 78oC. By intense use, I mean any of the following: playing games, ...
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Samsung laptop randomly shuts down

I have a Samsung R560 laptop that is overheating, and shutting itself down under load consistently. Here are my load/idle temps from Speedfan: Ignore "Temp1 and Temp2", whatever sensors they are, ...