Question about Toshiba Satellite L305-S5907 Laptop
Processor or RAM cache is probably overheating. Could also be hard drive overheating. Newer OSes like Vista make more intense use of the cache, as well as of the RAM and graphics chips. They also read and write to the HD more often, which generates more heat. To test, start the computer and time it with a stopwatch to freezing. Then, place the laptop in a colder environment, such as on top of an AC duct, and test again. If it takes significantly longer to freeze up, the problem is thermal. It should be under warranty, and the retailer or manufacturer can fix or replace it if so. Another thing to try is defragmenting the drive. Fragmentation can put much extra strain on the system, as it has to scan the drive longer and more often for needed files. If the HD is nearly full, try removing some files. BTW, Windows 7 or XP are better choices for reliability versus Vista.
Posted on Nov 18, 2009
This is likely to be as a result of your processor over-heating, maybe because of your environment, or because the fan is not cooling the processor properly again.
Therefore my suggestion would be for you to unscrew your laptop (If you can do it by yourself), and try to clean, or better still replace your processor fan.
If you cant do it by yourself, you can easily get a technician to do it for you.
I have actually had the same case before, and after doing what I've just told you, it stopped behaving like that.
And you are also still very lucky, because after a while, if the case worsens, the system will not just get stuck, but it will power-off automatically.
Then always make sure that your laptop is in a well ventilated, cool environment and that the environment is free from dusts.
Hope this helps you out.
Posted on Nov 18, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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