Hello, I'm having a crash problem with my laptop computer.
I'm running a Sony VGN-SR with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD4570. When I start up a game (tribes ascend), it will run fine for about 30 seconds then the computer powers off. No error message. Just lights out. Sounds like a heating problem, right?
So, I've logged my GPU temp and it normally sits at about 50-60celcius, but spikes up past 100 degrees in that very short period. Any suggestions? Vent is unclogged, fan sounds like it's working smooth, and I have my laptop on a table that should distribute heat well.
Any suggestions for how to address the problem? Thanks for the help.
It's definitely not heat. If you're only hitting 60C at load, you are very fortunate; most are built to hit at least 100C. Are you sure the program you are using is accurate? Try furmark; it stresses beyond almost any game and logs temp simultaneously.