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What is going on with this fan?

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  1. xmorisx

    xmorisx Thread Starter

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    Hello everyone, my problem is when i turn on my laptop (in windows xp sp3 mode) the fan starts going, slows down, stops sometimes, and the computer turns off. Yesterday I opened it all up and cleaned it up put it back together and it stills does the same just it takes a little bit longer before it turns off. (so if it was on for 2 mins and I was looking at websites etc it would turn off on the 4th minute bc it seems like the CPU is overloading. no i am on the Ubuntu and and it doesn't seem to have a problem with the fan. it isn't stopping or speeding up or slowing down it is going at a steady speed.) Also it said it had a problem with virtual mode but i put it on the minimal required and it still turns off, except for Ubuntu. I am going to try and see if i can run multiple pages in Ubuntu and see if it overloads. Thank you for help in advance.


    EDIT: my machine is a toshiba satellite a105 s4324

    videos: seem to be slowed down and seem to be skipping.

    EDIT: even ubuntu turns off I am going to try and attach an image if I can take one bc it is so fast I cant even read it.
     
  2. dai

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    what is it like in safe mode
     
  3. xmorisx

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    when i tried safe mode It just turned off. for some reason it works now I dont know why. I am in a cooler room. maybe bc of that.
     
  4. dai

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    problems with safe mode as well usually indicate h/ware

    it may have been a heat problem
     
  5. xmorisx

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    yeah i think it is a heat problem too, the reason I am able to answer right now is bc the Computer is in a colder room and that is why. what do you think actually broke inside? is there some kind of a test I can do that will tell me what isnt working etc.
     
  6. dai

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    are you using it on a hard flat surface,although they are called laptops t is not advisable to use them there or on bedding,carpets or anything that does not allow airflow underneath
     
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    I have it lifted of the ground by in the 4 corners. It doesnt block the airflow from the bottom.
     
  8. dai

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    give it a few days and see if it re occurs

    if it does you can run checks if you don't receive bsod it would indicate heat
     
  9. xmorisx

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    what is bsod? and how can I run checks?
     
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    bsod=blue screen of death which produces a minidump which would be located here

    C:\Windows\Minidump\Minidump.dmp

    which you could put into here and then post the result

    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html

    hard drive check

    d/load and run the h/drive makers diagnostic utility on the h/drive

    http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

    memory check

    http://www.memtest.org/

    which you download the iso and burn to disk as a iso

    then boot the computer from the disk and check 1 stick at a time

    if the hard drive comes up clear you can check the file system by running

    chkdsk /f

    as i said wait and see if it keeps running ok first
     
  11. xmorisx

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    the only way i can check if it is running okay is if I can play League of Legends. and watch videos.
     
  12. dai

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    well try and you will know
     
  13. xmorisx

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    So i watched some videos and after two mins. I get this problem, the video slows down and it plays in slow motion, the other problem is that it seems like it freezes and stops and repeats a scene from 2 seconds ago.
     
  14. dai

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    you may have a faulty fan
     
  15. xmorisx

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    nope. My fan is working fine right now no problem. I tried to talk on skype the talking became slow mo talking and said something about my sound card having a problem. my drivers are fine and I checked them. I think i am going to reinstall the windows see if that helps. also I used the program to check my HDD and I passed. Couldn't find minidump. When I try to scan for viruses my cpu goes to 100% and slows down and turns off.
     
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