I have a Clevo P15xhm1 gaming laptop that is causing me to wonder what in the heck is going on and how to resolve the issue. It is out of warranty.
When gaming, I have no issues. The system runs great. The only problem I have is when the system is idling. It will shut down on its own. I read a bit and put Everest on my system to log system temps. The issue is the GPU. At idle, the GPU temp will shoot through the roof and then the system shuts down. (from 40 then jumps to 100, triggering the shutdown.
I have forced the fans to always run full speed (fn-1). No fix
Cleaned the fan vents, fan and heatsink - no fix.
Cleaned up and replaced the thermal compound with IC Diamond 7. - didn't fix
Uninstalled and reinstalled video drivers. - didn't fix.
Prior to my troubleshooting this issue down to the video card, I thought it was the hard drive. I replaced the hard drive, the memory on the system, reinstalled Windows, etc.
Can anyone think of a reason for the GPU to spike prior to going into power save?
When you are gaming and the GPU is under full load it works perfectly fine, but if you let it idle the GPU over heats even though you have it's fans set to run full speed all the time?
If your answer to me is yes it makes absolutely no sense at all and there has to be more to this equation you are not sharing.
One thing that comes to mind is... when you are gaming are you at the system and it is "open" but when you are done you close the desk or do something else that puts the system in a small contained area that will get very hot.
Have you tried uninstalling and reinstall any power management software you have on the machine?
Is the machine sitting on cloth or anything else when you are done with it?
Yes, no fan issues. I just played NFS for 40 minutes and the hottest the GPU got was 58. I am now going to set the system down and let it power itself off after awhile. I should check Everest to see if it can follow the RPMs of the fans....