posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 12:57 AM
Ok here is a good one, My second system a Dell Latitude e5410 running windows 10 eval version build 14279.rs1_release.160229-1700 has been having an
issue with my older Direct X 9 and 10 based games. The issue is Rampant overheating causing the system to Shut down and refuse to turn back on until
it cools. I use a Dell docking station to connect my off system devices like my external unicomp imitation ibm pc-144 Keyboard, my Panasonic TV, my
Logitech marble mouse Trackball, and two 8 gig flash drives used as ready boost cache memory.
I have tried placing a comericial Cooling pad under the lap top to try and sink the heat but it does not seem to work, and the heat issue only seems
to happen when I run things like CIv5 civ4 civ3, undertale, and of course some of my older games like sid meyers pirates, or Zork (yes I got the whole
infocom library Leather goddesses of Phobos for the win)
If I use it just for chrome or in browser games I get up times well close to a month at a time. (not counting the ugh forced updates) But gaming I
over heat like mad. I was wondering if there is a Bios setting to prevent this or is there a windows setting to adjust to prevent the over heat
issue. My main rig (an All Mistakes combined monster that was born in 2000 and has survived with multiple transplants) does not have this issue, in
fact the dashboard that came with the Mobo showing me the heat shows no change from running as a browser to gaming... but then it is also the one
that sounds like a jet engine due to the hacked in fans on every free power plug on the dual 500 watt power bricks.
The other problem I have with the lap top is getting to the flimsy heat sink on top of the proc to re goop it with a new thermal grease seal between
the proc and the heatsink, a good 5 to 6 hour take apart and reassemble to make sure I did not generate any Japanese screws in the process. I am
pretty sure that is not the cause of the issue.
Needless to say it has a Coder Like me Stumped, any Suggestions?