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Faulty cpu?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by catalepsic, Mar 17, 2007.

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  1. catalepsic

    catalepsic Thread Starter

    Jan 15, 2006
    I hope that my assumptions are wrong. I have been experiencing some problems with my laptop, and I think its the processor. Its a compaq pressario m2000 with a celeron m cpu, 512 ram. I was in the middle of a dvd movie when the sucker just turned off. The laptop was hot and I have been suspicious of dust in the fan or the heatsink due to the choppy playback of dvd movies. So I opened up the laptop and remove all the dust that had form a lining in between the fan and heatsink. Ok great, now the damn thing shuts off after a couple of minutes of use. I thought it might have been the HD, so I ran knoopix and it work for a while then it halted. I was able to "walk" windows without any proggies running for like 20 mins. I dual boot suse 10.2 and when I try to load that os, it shuts off in the middle of kernel probing. I also attempted to run the memtest in the suse cd and after 8% pass the laptop shut off. When I opened it, I did not see any signs of burnt hardware. I have not overclocked the cpu, but I am getting the feeling thats the culprit. any suggestions.
  2. Skivvywaver


    Mar 18, 2001
    It sounds like you may have dislodged/bumped the heatsink. I would suggest reseating it with some good thermal paste.
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