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comment ASUS M51SE freezes for no apparent reason
Yes, I checked it carefully. CPU is definitely located properly, heatsink sits tightly on it, fans spin properly. I think it must be something with the motherboard or the GPU. I checked prices of spare motherboards and to be honest it's getting too costly for me to replace it.
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comment ASUS M51SE freezes for no apparent reason
OK, so even after applying the paste, the same thing happens. I can't even go to BIOS and it's still heating up very fast. This time for a change the display isn't even responding and it's pitch black all the time during the startup. I tried connecting an external one, it's getting the signal but doesn't display anything. I'm not sure if it makes sense to replace the motherboard now... However, thanks for our answer.
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comment ASUS M51SE freezes for no apparent reason
Thanks. I saw a couple of videos on how to do that, but a little extra advice is always welcome.
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comment ASUS M51SE freezes for no apparent reason
I just got my thermal paste this morning, will try it after I come back home. Hope this works!
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comment ASUS M51SE freezes for no apparent reason
Yeah, removing the heat sink wasn't the brightest idea afterall... Hope I haven't destroyed the CPU or GPU... Waiting for the thermal paste right now, will let you know how it goes. Thanks!
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comment ASUS M51SE freezes for no apparent reason
I think you are right. I tried to run it with the heat sink removed and it wouldn't even display anything on the screen. I plugged it in again then and it worked for a while but heated up really fast after a couple of seconds. I ordered some thermal paste on ebay, so we'll see how it goes next week. Thanks again!
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comment ASUS M51SE freezes for no apparent reason
Seriously? That must have been a relief when you figured it out! I was testing it on my desk so I guess it is rather flat.
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comment ASUS M51SE freezes for no apparent reason
Thanks, I'll try that as soon as I come home. If you can think of anything else, please feel free to let me know.
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