I really don't like that Speccy program. For some reason it makes my touchpad crash... Two restarts just to get here... Anyway...
I've got a bleeping computer problem. I appreciate any assistance anyone can offer. I've tried running GPU and CPU stress tests, ran mdsched to check for memory (RAM, right?) problems. I did notice the temperature of the GPU got to about 91 °C before it went ka-ting on the last time I tried to solve this myself. I am traumatized. The scariest thing is having your computer shut off so unexpectedly.
The Windows logs report the same five notes every time: ID 13, 98, 6, 41, and 142... Something to do with a a guy named "watchdog" being triggered. I've looke into it, but can't make heads or tales of the purpose of him. There is a reference to a "npsvctrig," too. Couldn't uncover what that was about either.
Tried playing a game called World of Warcraft for the first time and then that happened. This had never happened before in all the time I've sunk into Skyrim. The only changes I can think of is that I'm living in an apartment now. (I had the thought maybe the fluctuating of the power from the elevator might be causing this issue... So, I've contemplated buying a surge protector.) My laptop has warmed up really hot in the past (due to negligence on my part, which I am not proud of; though, those days are over. I have a cooling pad now, and I'll never go back.
I had been reading online that the issue could be a result of a protective mechanism that Windows takes against something called 'under voltage.' I tried unplugging my AC adaptor. The issue subsequently ceased; that was until I plugged it back in. Within five seconds it shut down. Is it the electricity coming out of the wall, or is it the AC adaptor?
People have written various things from: the motherboard is failing to the heatsink needing a touchup with thermal paste/grease. I'm not opposed to the idea; however, I would greatly appreciate some insight if it comes down to needing to open her up. The last one I thought was curious was someone suggested changing the "Minimum Processor State" in the power plan section. I haven't tried it yet, being traumatized and all.
Hopefully there's a breezy solution, right? I don't want to take it to the shop, but that might have to happen, I guess. Thanks for any help and support, folks.
Edited by HouseHosted, 26 August 2017 - 09:32 AM.