Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere
My thoughts in these situations always turns to eliminating basic issues first. Heat is the nemesis here. How long has it been since you've done a deep clean on all case fans, fins, psu, cpu and gpu coolers? I would eliminate heat as an issue first and then move forward from there.
What he said^
Example-I was doing some work on my laptop and in the middle of what I was doing the laptop shutoff, it sort of freaked me out for a second, I tried to restart it but was getting a fatal error and it would keep shutting off without even going through full reboot.
My wife says"I bet it is full of dirt" and so I turned the laptop over and much to my surprise? My wife was right. The vent was full of caked on crud, i blew it all out and let it sit for a while so it will cool off. When I restarted it, it worked just fine with out any more issues, I have found that when it hangs, it is usually a heat issue.