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Laptop battery connection turning off and on repeatedly

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Yoshi8765, Jun 10, 2012.

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  1. Yoshi8765

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    My temperature seems too high then.... I have about 3 programs up, CPU Usage is around 70-80%. I'm not playing any games or watching HD movies, but I am watching youtube videos.

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  2. ForeverZen

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    WOAH! lol if I was a mechanic I would say "there's your problem right there" Your computer is shutting off because it's over heating. That's borderline meltdown temperature. At maximum load my laptop only get's to 90, and that's streaming music and playing a game at max settings. You need to clean your laptop out and re paste it lol.
     
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    But it's not shutting off... Is that ok? I just need to clean my laptop out with a dust blower can and get thermal paste?
     
  4. ForeverZen

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    Also you have a background process that's taking up a vast amount of your resources. Unless one of the programs you have up is compiling a cad rendering of the space shuttle you shouldn't be seeing anywhere near those temperatures.
     
  5. Yoshi8765

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    Do you mean CPU usage resources? Well, the background programs I have up that are taking up about 60% of the CPU usage are utorrent (Which I won't get into, against the rules), Avira, a small java program, thunderbird, and Freeram XP Pro. I'm checking on process explorer. Or do you mean services?
     
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    Processes, and yes my ultrabook doesn't have half the processing power your computer does and I only use 30-40% of the cpu playing skyrim. Somethings not right there. You should also uninstall any toolbars or suspicious/useless looking programs. Blowing out the dust and repasting will probably help. Repasting is probably necessary if your computer has been running at 90c for who knows how long then your paste is probably burned up.
     
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    Here's what mine looks like. This is with a few tabs open, with some flash on a few pages.
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    That is really really really weird. I don't install any toolbars, and I frequently uninstall programs I don't need....
     
  9. ForeverZen

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    I have utorrent open and "running" all day long every day, along with steam. You should try to clean install windows. Or consult with one of the virus specialists here. Bottom line something is amiss in your processes, Repasting is unavoidable but a clean install may help get those temps manageable if you don't want to do that right away.
     
  10. Yoshi8765

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    I have literally dozens of Gigabytes that I can't delete, so a clean install in not an option. (Also, this laptop came pre-installed with windows anyways, so I don't have a disc.)
    Do you really think it's a virus? I haven't encountered any suspicious behavior.
     
  11. ForeverZen

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    I don't know, but one of the virus people here are better trained at identifying viruses or the lack thereof. I realize that a clean install is not the right option for everyone but in my opinion it's the only fool proof way of fixing any software issue.
     
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    Ok, thank you. I'll go over there to check.
     
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    I decided to hibernate my computer for about 20 minutes since the battery does not recharge at all anymore when the laptop is on. It was also cooling down. When I started it again, I decided to check the temperature. It looks a lot better now. The temp might have been high because I had the laptop on overnight.

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  14. ForeverZen

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    That's still about 20-30c above normal but hey if that works for you, problem solved.

    A side note: Modern batteries stop charging when they reach a critical temperature to prevent damaging themselves. Constant exposure to i'd say, above 60c destroys the cells.
     
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