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Windows 7: Motherboard failing?

25 Aug 2017   #21
hazel123

W7 HP 64 bit
 
 

I just downloaded and ran nirsoft bluescreenview application after recent blue screen.

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25 Aug 2017   #22
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

50C is hot if it's at idle. Configure Open Hardware monitor to show temperatures at the notification area and leave it running. It will record max and min.
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25 Aug 2017   #23
hazel123

W7 HP 64 bit
 
 

Max 65c while running a few things.
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25 Aug 2017   #24
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Looks like it is a graphics problem. Your graphics temperature is higher than the rest, but not by too much. I'm not sure what the max temp should be, but 56c looks a little high to me. And the test results specifically indicated that it was the graphics adapter.

The first thing I would do would be to reinstall the graphics driver. If that doesn't eliminate the problem, then I would open the machine and make sure that there is no dust; if there is, I would eliminate the dust with a can of compressed air. Since both CPUs and the GPU are all a bit high, but all of these temperatures are close to each other, dust is likely the culprit.

Another thing: The thermal paste which affixes the heat sink to your CPU could be low quality, thereby not transferring enough heat. If you tear down the computer to get the dust out, it would be a good idea to replace the thermal paste used for each heat sink with good quality thermal paste. But don't do this unless you do a complete teardown, because you have to basically completely disassemble the computer to be able to do this.

Here's how to apply thermal paste:

HP Laptop keeps turning off randomly

Also, if you tear the computer down, be sure to replace the CMOS battery.
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25 Aug 2017   #25
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hazel123 View Post
Max 65c while running a few things.
Are all of the temps that high when you are running a few things? (CPU-both cores, and the GPU)
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25 Aug 2017   #26
hazel123

W7 HP 64 bit
 
 

Thanks. So two issues. PSU and/or socket, and graphics due to possibly running hot. I didn't realise 50 or 60 was too hot.
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26 Aug 2017   #27
hazel123

W7 HP 64 bit
 
 

Yes it's the socket/jack. New PSU arrived and does the same thing, although slightly better. I blame my family lol. Yanking cable out tripping over it Although I really shouldn't leave it trailing across the room. Seen a new part on ebay. Is it something I could replace easily myself? If it involves welding I'd need to take it somewhere.

The graphics driver is a problem I think also. Nvidia GeForce GT330M. Have latest ones from Sony and no new one for years. Apparently can't use an Intel one as Sony adapt it somehow for the machine and it's also for audio. I am suspecting need a new laptop. Seven years old and heavy use for 5 years. It was cleaned out a year ago at which time I managed to lose a small part meaning right mouse button doesn't work well.

Son doesn't use his since getting a tablet so I've requisitioned it and using that so I can get some work done.
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26 Aug 2017   #28
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

The female connector on the laptop has a center pin (+) and a brush that contact the male external y (-).
Look if it's not bend ed and clean.
New Laptops will come with Win 10.
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26 Aug 2017   #29
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hazel123 View Post
The graphics driver is a problem I think also. Nvidia GeForce GT330M. Have latest ones from Sony and no new one for years. Apparently can't use an Intel one as Sony adapt it somehow for the machine and it's also for audio.
To find the correct driver, use the VEN-DEV method. I explained it in the following thread: Need drivers for HP 23-r111 Windows 7 Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums
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27 Aug 2017   #30
hazel123

W7 HP 64 bit
 
 

Thanks! Will check the pin in the socket. Have the latest driver. Fan runs. I reckon replacing graphics card or applying thermal paste is too big a job for me and not sure I want to start spending money on it - it's dropping to bits lol. Bits broken and hanging off and no letters left on the keyboard I had set son's old laptop up ready to use but kept using the Sony because it has a good keyboard for typing on. Son's laptop will run W7 and W10 - had both on it (HP Pavilion DM4). It also has an ssd I put in so he could play minecraft on it, but it still wasn't good for games so he abandoned it. So now have a better laptop keyboard isn't as good though.
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