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Shut down when using laptop

After being online for about 40 minutes laptop shut down and restart itself.

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Pull the memory stick(s) out of the motherboard and run a single 1x512 in the top slot (under the keyboard) as well as remove the bottom cardslot device as the motherboard had a short causing this on the bottom half (where heat builds up). With these limits (max 512mb and no bottom cardslot usage). It will work great now.

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