I have sony VPCF1 laptop, which worked fine until a month ago. Windows 7 home premium 64bits.
All of a sudden I started getting random shutdowns whenever I'm playing games. (namely Diablo3 and league of legends)
I used to play Skyrim on this laptop without any shutdown issues.
I suspected overheating problem, but the speedfan log just before the shutdown shows GPU at 80 C and CPU at around 75.
I cleaned out the heat sink and re-applied thermal paste anyways.
However, I clean the dust in heat sink every 3 months so there wasn't much to begin with. I also bought a cooling pad, which doesn't seem to lower the temperature at all.
I checked the hardwares using vaio care none of them showed known issues.
I am not very good with computers, but I've done everything I could to the best of my knowledge and through googling and I need help.
p.s In some of the posts in this forum people mentioned "minidump" to identify the problem. But I can't find it.
p.s2 In power management settings, it doesn't have cooling policy option. Is there a way to make it show up?
p.s3 The laptop doesn't experience shutdown when playing a high resolution movies at almost the same temperature as playing games.