P750TM1-G shuts off at high load

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  1. mrmylanman

    mrmylanman Notebook Consultant

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    Good morning all,

    My laptop has been doing this for a while now, but it is starting to get worse so I was looking for some opinions if possible.

    I bought a P750TM1-G from HIDEvolution close to two years ago now. The rough specs are:

    Intel Core i7 8700K
    nVidia GTX 1080
    4K AUO display
    64GB RAM (I bought this separately)
    2x 512GB Samsung 970 Pro (I bought this separately)

    In Windows when I play a demanding game the laptop will shut off (something like The Outer Worlds, X Plane 11, those are the most demanding games I currently have; most of the reason I got this laptop at the time was for doing quick processing and AI type workloads).

    When it shuts off, the screen turns black and then after a second or two the whole machine turns off. If I attempt to turn it back on without waiting around a minute the laptop refuses to turn on.

    This makes me believe that the laptop is overheating, but I'm not certain. Nothing is logged in the Event Viewer that looks related.

    Since I thought it was thermal issues, I opened it up and vacuumed the dust from the fins and fans being careful not to damage anything. O noticed while I was doing this that the heatsink's screws around the CPU and GPU are basically all stripped out pretty bad. I didn't attempt to unscrew them since I don't have any additional thermal compound yet, but I was wondering which compound would be best in this case and whether I should replace anything else (foam pads, etc on the GPU?)

    I gathered after buying this that the 1080 is probably too much power for this computer. Maybe I could underclock the CPU or something to help things. I'd have to look into how to do that.

    I appreciate any assistance anyone can provide. It's kind of a frustrating situation and I guess a lot of it is my fault.

    As it stands, I can only run it for about 5 minutes before it restarts if I'm playing one of the afformentioned games or some intense data processing.
     
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  2. Mapl

    Mapl Notebook Guru

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    First I thought it might be too much undervolt in the cpu. But maybe you are right about too much powerdraw.

    Clock and volt cpu and gpu somewhat lower and see if it happens again. If this helps you can try to find the sweetspot by raising clocks and voltage again. (Also try to find out and compare how much power you are drawing)
     
  3. mrmylanman

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    Hello,

    I tried to recreate the issue using furmark and prime95 and it looks like it's drawing 300-330W from the wall pretty continuously prior to the system shutting down. My initial thought was that maybe the PSU was insufficient, but it is rated at sending 330W output in DC so this should be fine, I'd think.

    I feel like replacing the compound is probably past-due at this point but I'd need to buy new screws (if anyone knows what size, I'd appreciate it; it's mostly the GPU side I'm worried about; there are four around the GPU chip itself and another screw holding it in as well. All 5 are stripped out to some extent, some of them I'm not sure I can remove.

    Hopefully between underclocking (and/or undervolting) and replacing the compound I can get it to reasonable temperatures. It seems the CPU runs hotter than the GPU for what it's worth.
     
  4. Meaker@Sager

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    Does the green light on the PSU go out when this happens?
     
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    As far as I can notice, the light was on. Certainly in the cases where the laptop won't turn on for a minute or so (in those cases the laptop lights turn on and then the laptop just turns back off before the monitor even turns on).

    Thanks
     
  6. Lzealot

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    Those stripped screws are probably your issue. If the heat sink is not making contact your def overheating. I'd start there. Any thermal compound won't help if it's not making contact ;) Good luck!
     
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    Thanks. That is a good point. Since it came this way I'm not really sure if it is tightened down correctly or what size they are. After some looking around I haven't been able to turn up a result without buying a ton of screw sizes I do not need. Do you know what size they are?
     
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    It could be the VRMs are making poor contact.
     
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    I don't the exact size. You could buy a multi pack of different standard sizes. Then when you pull out the old ones measure them against the replacements. You can find them on eBay and such. This is one listing. I found. You can also check YouTube for CPU repasting on that model. I've seen some high quality ones in the past tell you screw sizes as they show u.
    Here's a pic of the listing of common screws.[​IMG]

    Sent from my moto g(7) using Tapatalk
     
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    I'll check out the videos and see if I luck out on screw sizes. Thanks for the tip. I saw the kits but wasn't sure if M2 was too big since these look to be rather small and I was hoping to not buy too many screws lol.

    I also contacted my reseller but with things how they are with the virus I'm not expecting to hear back too quickly.

    Thanks for the suggestion
     
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