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Toshiba S70T-B005 Upgrading to SSD

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  1. GiveUpLah

    GiveUpLah Newbie

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    Hi, this is my first thread so please be generous on your comments. I hope I can get some help here.

    I have purchased a toshiba laptop as above. Its original specifications are:
    - i7-4700HQ
    - Hynix 8GB ram
    - 1tb hdd
    - 2GB AMD R9 m265x

    I have basically upgraded the unit from 8GB to 16GB and have tried changing 1tb hdd to 240GB WD ssd.
    I tried cloning the 1tb software into the 240GB ssd using acronis but somehow the cloning didnt really took place. Not sure what the reason is. So, I tried to plug the original 1tb hdd back into the unit but it seems like the unit is going extremely slow! Not sure what the reason is. I then tried to use the factory image to refresh the system but there is only a 2 programs in the "uninstalling programs" list. So i tried to use the backup disc image that i have backed up before but i think I accidently wiped the hard drive and I dont think the recovery disc is gonna have any effect. So I downloaded a fresh windows 10 from windows website and installed onto the ssd and install all the programs from the toshiba website for this specific unit. Now here is where the problem starts! The CPU keeps going up to 100 degree at almost idle. The load is only at 10% and its going up that high. I have tried with an intel 520 120GB ssd and it also has the same problem. I am not sure if it is a software or hardware issue. As it did not happen like this before with the original hdd. Unless this unit cannot support ssd. AND so, I would like to ask if the community have any suggestion or any knowledge that they can share with me on resolving my problem.
     
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    namaiki "basically rocks" Super Moderator

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    The CPU overheating is not directly related to the use of an SSD drive in your laptop. Is it possible that the screws of the CPU heatsink have accidentally been loosened or the heatsink/fan has been affected in any way when you disassembled the laptop?
     
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    Hi, i got it sussed. It is actually because I havent cover the bottom bit so there was no air flow(the whole bottom bit has to be remove to change the ssd, ram, motherboard etc.) The heat is just solely dissipitating to the air which isnt cooling fast enough. So im guessing that when it is enclosed, the air flow will cool the unit up. I installed the ssd's but I never cover the back cover up. Hopefully it will help other ppl that has the same problem as me. Thanks for the reply tho! Cheers!
     
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    One last Question tho. If my computer is only a year and a half year old and it has been hardly used/gamed, I tried gaming with it for a bout 2 weeks, but it just completely shuts down. sounds like a overheating issue. I am not sure if this is a design flaw or is it a fault with my computer? :O
     
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    namaiki "basically rocks" Super Moderator

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    It sounds like the heatsink is not making good contact with the CPU/GPU or there is dust blocking air flow through the heatsink fins or the fan is failing/dead.

    Can you hear the fan spinning? If so then you can rule that out.
    Is there hot air coming out of the vent?
    If so then it might not be blocked but it is better to check.
    Finally, check CPU and GPU temperatures with HWMonitor or similar. In fact, maybe do that first. Then you can check if you might need to repaste the CPU or GPU or both.

    I know you said that you had the bottom off which might affect airflow, but in laptops the heatsink fins often extend right to the edge of the laptop's case so it actually won't be affected much, if at all.

    You already said that the CPU is overheating with a high fluctuating temperature I think you will have to repaste that at least.

    Perhaps the previous owner did not check for dust or had removed the CPU heatsink and not reapplied thermal paste before putting it back and so has made it worse.
     
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