I have a Dell XPS M1530:
Nvidia Geforce 8600m GT
Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4 GHz - 3 MB L2 Cache
4 GB DDR2 RAM
Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
Since 2 days ago I have been experiencing overheating issues with my laptop. Up to the point that it shuts down. I need help. I’ve tried the following to no avail.
- Decided to take a look to the vents since I thought it was the accumulation of dust. I was half wrong. There were lots of dust piled up on the vents but that didn’t help at all. Not even at the slightest.
- I installed Speccy to check the Video Card Temperature. It showed me that the computer idling it would display around 80°C, and when I opened any type of program, be it firefox, File Explorer, Microsoft Word, etc. it would hit 95+°C
- I tried reinstalling the video card driver. It didn’t work. At first it said it was unsuccessful, but then I tried again and it reinstalled it correctly.
- I installed Malwarebytes. I don’t know why, but every problem that anyone has on the forums, somebody must recommend this program. I saved that person the time and effort to suggest me the same thing.
- I installed Dell Support Assistant to run the inner checkups. It was not possible. When I sent the checkup for the video card, it wouldn’t finish the test: the computer would shut down before I did something. (This ruined my Malwarebytes scan )
- Huge fan noise due to the speed.
- Computer is cool, except for the bottom, which is a LITTLE warm.
- Any program which can be GPU dependable and a little intensive would shut down the computer. Example: 1080p Video on Media Player Classic.
- Computer performance is sloppy.
I’m currently re-running (after a failed attempt, see the first list’s step #5) a full scan with Malwarebytes.
My laptop is on crappy mode; it has difficulties on establishing a decent connection to the Internet, so I’ll try doing a restore point later (to see if that helps at all).
Any suggestions... or death sentence ?