my computer, albeit expensive already been back to shop 4 times, having changed battery, fan and motherboard. all within a year. figured it's all fixed now, but recently i got few BSODs again. still have few months left on warranty, but the issue is, i dont know whether it's technical or soft fail.
i "fixed" (avoided) further BSODs by abandoning hibernate function. it would flash blue then restart at times. for a while it was good.
other thing, laptop becomes scalding hot while playing games. persists even after thorough cleaning of dust. both fans appear to be working. all hardware passes Dell Diagnostics. specific game that gets on its nerves the most is Crusader Kings 2. it keeps crashing, too.
after Firefox began boycott on Flash, i began experiencing lag - something that never happened on this laptop before (16GB RAM and all). but then again, Firefox blocking Flash might have nothing to do with it bad timing aside. eitherway, Firefox is managing to lag whole system sometimes. especially if a video is playing. yesterday laptop completely froze up for good ten minutes. first thing it does after thawing - play song from youtube. task manager showed 100% CPU and 100% RAM. also something that i witnessed for the first time ever on here. all it had open at the time was skype, firefox with youtube and the aforementioned game (the rest of the programs don't use significant resources). it remained scorching hot for a long while after turning the programs off and doing battery of diagnostics - but everything checked out...
today i backed everything up and was ready to do format, however - if its either flash caused problem (because i'll likely install flash again afterwards. it's disabled now but half of the websites arent working properly) or hardware failure, the format is just waste of time.
attaching few screens from dell diagnostic log. they're little older as recently there were no BSODs, just lag and heat.
i mostly just need help deciding whether to format or take it to shop as it is. of course, a fix would be mostly appreciated if its possible at all.
Edited by Stormchain, 19 August 2015 - 12:08 PM.