Question about Compaq Audio card Sound Card
My computer appears to be getting hot and shuting itself down without warning. Have had checked and doesn't shut down at service centre - probably their airconditioning. Running it sitting on a cake rack is helping but is there something better or do I need to replace a part or can I do domething to laptop to improve? Started happening this summer. Is there a special heat sink or something suitable?
All you can do short of upgrading the fans is to either buy a laptop cooling pad or make sure when you are using it that all vents are free. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Is it only shutting down when unattended ? Which operating sytem ?
if your laptop keeps shutting off
If your laptop suddenly shuts itself off for no apparent reason, there are several factors that can contribute to the problem.
When you troubleshoot the
laptop, remember that it is also possible for a combination of causes to be at
All newer laptops have
built-in heat sensors that shut the computer off when it exceeds a pre-set
temperature threshold. Install and run a temperature monitoring utility to
determine whether the laptop is overheating.
might be getting hot
check you CPU make sure its
securely seated and has thermal grease
If you replaced or installed
new hardware in your laptop, use the device management utility to review if
there are any resource conflict or failure reports. You can also remove
unnecessary hardware and run the laptop to see if the problem persists. If it
doesn't, reinstall each hardware component and re-test until the laptop fails.
The operating system start-up
controls can affect how the laptop performs.
Follow the operating system
developer's instructions for entering the start-up program, and confirm that
the settings are what your laptop requires.
If the laptop computer
suddenly shuts down, it could be because of a break in the power supply.
If the laptop is plugged into
an outlet for power, check to see if the plug was pulled from the socket and
make sure the cord is properly connected to the computer.
If the laptop is
running on battery power, then it is possible that the battery is drained and
no longer has enough power to run the computer.
A simple recharge
of the laptop battery should fix the problem.
laptop has an indicator on the screen that tells how much battery life is left
so that a shutdown is not a surprise.
Failing batteries can produce
unexpected laptop shutdowns.
Use a battery monitoring
utility to determine whether or not the battery is healthy and replace it if it
Unfortunately, rootkits and
viruses can cause your laptop to shut down without warning.
You will probably have to
take the hard drive out of the laptop to be able to scan it fully and remove
any malware that is installed, or the laptop will shut down before the scan and
repair can finish.
Malwarebytes is as the name
says, a Malware Remover!
Download the Free Version
from the link above.
Download, install, update and
scan once a fortnight.
Spybot Search & Destroy
1.6.2 is a very good, FREE Anti-Spyware Program.
Download, install and update
Then SCAN with it.
Update it, and scan your
System once a fortnight.
Hope this helps
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