Take the bottom off the fan compartment and clean and blow out any dust, it can get very clogged. I have the same machine for many years. During a DVD movie the fan will switch on and off a few times. Also check the CPU useage, during idle it should be very low. Its possible a rouge program is demanding high CPU
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It almost look like your power supply output voltage is too high as if it lost it's regulation. Have you got any multimeter you can measure this with? Or do you know someone who has the same model HP who could loan you his power supply for a test? Let me know the results.
When you say "idles high" do you mean you hear fans spinning faster or louder? If so, a fan spinning at higher than normal speeds is indicative of components/chips being run aggressively causing them to run at much higher temperatures. You may want to look into getting temperature monitoring software like CPU-Z to monitor the temperatures of your CPU and GPU. These components are the most common ones to be running at high temperatures. If any fan has failed on them the secondary fans (if there is one) will run at much higher speeds to compensate. Your PC may have a safety precaution to automatically shut down if certain temperatures are reached to prevent permanent damage to the components. Are you getting any blue screens before it shuts down?
When the CPU overheats then it will shut down (i.e. thermaloverload) and won't boot up again until it has cooled down. If this is theproblem is not fixed then the CPU will eventually fail. A faulty fan causes the problem or the fan and heat sink assembly are cloggedwith dust. Check the CPU fan to see if it spins freely, if not replace the fan. If the fan and heat sink is clogged with dust the remove the dust and make surethe vents are clear and dust free. Use a small brush and can of compressed airto do this.
You don't have to reduce the FAN speed, because the Fan power works in PWM (Pulse Width Modulation). I.E if the CPU processing is increasing due to high process load, the fan speed changes accordingly to maintain a CPU normal temperature.
Hey, will be cpu related ie overheating, when your playing games causes the cpu temperature to increase once it hits around 60c it will restart to save damage to your laptop, i would suggest making sure the fan is working if not have it replaced, but depending on ya knowledge i would suggest taking it to a shop to repaste cpu and clean out heatsink etc.
hmmm..sounds like a thermal issue....do you, by chance have it sitting flat on a hard table? You know, it's most effective to have a laptop, UP off the table, on one of those 'risers' that are available in most electronics or computer departments. Not unlike a trivet for sitting hot pots or pans on. got backup for that Acer?