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Multiple stress tests were done, all of which caused instant shutdown. Will it have harmed my laptop?

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December 6, 2013 12:51:17 AM

I had to stress test my laptop over 25 times to diagnose an 'instant shutdown' problem. All 25 times, the laptop experienced that shutdown (either due to power-supply issue or heating issue) It doesn't happen anymore. My Question is, since I did so many tests and caused it to shutdown, will that have affected my motherboard or processor or some other component?

I read in another forum that when a stress test causes the heat or voltage to rise to dangerous levels the sensors trip the power supply off well before the tolerance limit of the motherboard.

1.Is it true for multiple tests?

2.Does it apply to all parts like processor, GPU etc.?

3. It used to shutdown within 10-20 mins of stressing. Last few days, the stressing caused it to shutdown within 30 secs. Surely this must mean that I have angered a component in some way and it will die on me as soon as warranty expires?!

Its working fine even under heavy use now, but has it affected some parts that might act up after a few months? If you can name which parts have been potentially affected, I will have them replaced while my system is still in warranty.
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December 6, 2013 12:55:45 AM

I doubt it has affected anything. It just protected itself that's why it shutdown bro. Don't worry, it's safe. Just don't stress test it anymore, you won't be using your laptop to that extent in real life.
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December 6, 2013 1:19:48 AM

adimeister said:
I doubt it has affected anything. It just protected itself that's why it shutdown bro. Don't worry, it's safe. Just don't stress test it anymore, you won't be using your laptop to that extent in real life.


@adimeister
Thanks for such a quick response. Really appreciate it. I am new to the site - thought I'd have to wait a couple of days before getting a response!

Could you comment on the 3rd point ?
"It used to shutdown within 10-20 mins of stressing. Last few days, the stressing caused it to shutdown within 30 secs. Surely this must mean that I have angered a component in some way and it will die on me as soon as warranty expires?!"

I think I'll feel much better when a few more people assure me that it's safe.
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December 6, 2013 1:41:38 AM

I see. Maybe it just got hot in your place, maybe it was a different scenario bro. But as far as you're using it, it's stable. So I wouldn't worry about it. Stressing is equal to torture, IMHO. As I've said before, you won't be using your system to that extent in real life. :) 
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