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HP TX2-1274NR Touch Screen Notebook. Crashes under CPU Loads. At time when it crashes, screen wont power on or I get this blues screen. I can't tell if it is before or after POST. This is with or without be connected to external display. I did have the touch screen replaced. I'm more desktop tinkerer. This Includes stress tests(me trying to figure out if it is the gpu or cpu which i still dont know) and Gaming( I can only play games that are web based so no dedicated games like WoW or even old school Diablo(Fav!) or C&C). Can watch movies, Word process, and Surf the web with no problems. Had it"dusted" out and new thermal pads put on for both GPU and CPU. I have used different memory sticks as i thought that was faulty. If it helps. I have been monitoring Temps with CPUID. Normal operation (Web surfing) the average CPU temp is 80-85 C. Processor watt is a steady 11.4. I just want to add in this that as I type all of this I have 15 plus tabs open in Firefox(yeah, i'm a multisurfer) I leave it sitting on a really pricey notebook cooler all the time. Any Ideas what could be wrong??? Shoud I do the last thing I have been holding off on which is replace the motherboard??

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The fist thing I would do is run sfc/ scannow, if that doesn't fix it I would suggest a full reinstall of windows if you haven't done that. The other thing is that being an HP it may be the onboard video dying, but since its running an ATI onboard card not nvidia I wouldn't think thats the case but if it is not cooled well it could be the problem.

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