Studio 1558 random shutting down...Again?

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  1. dreamjaeil

    dreamjaeil Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi, this is my third year using this atrocious laptop. During first year, I've had heating issue like many people have on this forum. I've fixed this issue (or so I thought) by reapplying the thermal paste and buying a laptop cooler. It hasn't been shutting down since then. However, the problem seems to have come back and in worse condition. I've cleaned out heat sink fan and vent, which I found a thick layer of dust. So I assumed the problem was solved. However, the computer still shuts down with light gaming. When I check the temperature after few games, it will be around 67-70. However, if I continuously play, it WILL shut down. If I remember correctly, the laptop shut down at least over 85 first year I bought this laptop. However, it will shutdown even before reaching 75. Can someone suggest me solution to this problem?

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    This is the temperature of the laptop while typing this.

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    This is while in game for about 15 minutes.
     
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    StormJumper Notebook Virtuoso

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    Read a Dell community site aka
    Studio 1558 fan problem - Laptop General Hardware Forum - Laptop - Dell Community

    And alot of buyers have reported this is a motherboard problem and you should if warranty get a refund and or replaced motherboard that is not defective. These are you two options at this point....
     
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    dreamjaeil Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks for replying but unfortunately mine's long past warranty. Prior to this problem began I switched out wifi adapter to N6250 because my old mini 1501 had bad reception. Now I get great reception but shuts down whenever the system is under what I would consider slightly heavy load. I tried switching back in the old adapter but problem still continues. I just looked at motherboard and it's about it seems to be running about $150...I guess this is it for my laptop.

    Edit: I just noticed my GPU constantly running at core clock of 750 MHz and Mem clock of 799.9 MHz which are the max values for HD5470 I believe. Also, according to log, last value that was recorded for temperature was 75 oC before shutting itself. Could it be GPU problem?
     
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