I have used this site for numerous problems in the past but this time I need some specific advise.
My laptop has started switching off when I run any games (after only a few minutes). There is no warning sounds or signs and no post information, it literally turns off. It is not a particularly powerful laptop especially by today’s standards but I only try to run games that used to work perfectly on it. I also use GIS software and photoshop for hours at end with no problems. My bios is also useless and provides no information and no relative customisable options. It even crashes if I try to run a windows "system rating" check.
Manufacturer: Hi Grade (Notino D7000 SRA)
OS: Windows 7 (32 bit)
Processor: Intel core duo T8300 at 2.4GHz
Installed ram: 3gb
Graphics card: ATI mobility radeon HD 2400 XT
So Far Tried:
Re-greasing processors and graphics card
General de-dust (motherboard, fan etc.)
Running HW monitor (nothing seems to overheat, although on suggests motherboard is hot)
Running games without battery connected (just via mains power)
I am quite certain that although occasionally getting warm that it is not overheating to the degree it used to. What else can I try? Could this be a thermometer issue, given the relatively unknown bios (“phoenix” I think) could I re-flash this with a more useful one showing temperatures etc., if so where do I start?
Any help much appreciated.
Edited by sam-uk, 17 November 2011 - 11:27 AM.