This is a bit of an odd issue: My Dell Xps L501x (Win 7, 8GB RAM, recently installed Samsung Evo SSD) will occasionally shutdown for no discernable reason. It happens about once a week, and the laptop restarts without any problems.
I use open hardware monitor, which usually shows the CPU at 50-60 degrees when this happens, and the machine itself is never particularly hot to the touch. The only anomaly is that the fan is constantly running at a high speed just before this happens. This has been happening for at least a year.
I'm wondering if this might be an issue with the temperature sensors - could they be falsely reading the CPU temp as high, thus running the fan and eventually shutting down the PC? I'm just concerned that this could lead to further problems, as I don't have access to another computer at the moment.
Has anyone encountered this before?
Edited by akjunke, 05 August 2015 - 07:51 PM.