I have a laptop that is powering off under load. Both fans are currently working. I downloaded realtemp and prime95 to test. Prime95 almost immediately causes it to power off, however, I was able to run the speedfan test using prime95 without any problems. Right before it powers off one (or both) fans get really loud and then it just dies. Sounds like a heat issue, but I'm not sure why it would power off when running prime95 by itself and not through realtemp (realtemp registers temps up to 85 degrees celcius).
Running on battery the temps barely got over 60 in prime, but that may be related to other issues. Is it possible the AC adapter is causing it to overheat though?
Other than temperature being the cause, what are some other possibilities? Bad RAM?