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Problem with MoBo and CPU

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Last response: in Laptop General Discussion
May 16, 2011 7:38:57 PM

After my laptop gets a bit hot if i move it or press it close to the processor the screen freezes. I took it for service and they said that the CPU stops working but they couldnt fix it. Do you know what it could be?

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May 16, 2011 7:59:35 PM

Sounds like it is over heating and the movement is causing the heatsink to move and not work properly. I assume the fan still works. I suggest the following:

First, use a can of compressed air to blow out the intake and exhaust vents on your system.

Then disassemble the system and remove the heatsink/fan assembly. Thoroughly clean the CPU and the backside of the heatsink and then apply new thermal compound and then firmly attach the heatsink/fan assembly. While inside the system, use you can of air to blow out any dust that you can.

Regardless, what make and model of laptop are you using?
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May 16, 2011 9:47:04 PM

It could also be a faulty/defective heat sensor. Without a doubt you are having a heat related problem with either the processor or the on-board video adapter.
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May 17, 2011 5:05:02 PM

if all else fails I also recommend getting a laptop cooling pad. it has helped me a lot.
May 17, 2011 5:48:40 PM

Its not an overheating problem. The CPU can work at 100% as long as i dont not move it. Its more of an heat expansion problem because it only happens at higher temperatures.
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May 17, 2011 5:58:22 PM

The earlier recommendation for the CPU/heatsink should also be applied to the GPU heatsink. A GPU heating failure will cause the same problem to occur.