Hi, more updates. I'm not gonna give up on this little laptop.
the entire laptop, cleaned off
the old paste off of the processor and the GPU with 90% alcohol (there was none on the southbridge/northbridge? there was instead a blutack kinda rubbery material on that one.), reseated
the CPU, and reapplied
Xigmatek Freezing Point paste on it ( just a tiny watermelon-seed sized amount of paste ).
booted it up and it RAN LIKE A DREAM
. Ran Prim95, WITH a movie running in the foreground WHILE downloading something and ALSO updating WorldOfTanks for moer than an HOUR. NO PROBLEMS.
Played World of Tanks, DC Universe Online and Age of Conan for two or more days NO PROBLEMS.
Finally, I shut off the laptop. Went for a 3 day holiday, came back, and it's just as bad as before. BSODs ALL OVER. Now I can't even boot into windows7. Works well enough in Safe Mode though, which I am in right now.
Tried reseating the CPU, reapplying new thermal paste: NO GOOD.
Please someone, help me!!!!!!
EDIT: Oh yeah, mostly x124s. Tried swapping HDDs and memory; no go.