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Old laptop
06-26-2012, 04:38 PM, (This post was last modified: 06-26-2012, 04:39 PM by thecheeseking.)
Old laptop
So i have this old (5years) laptop that i've been trying to get working properly.

It was crashing and freezing up all the time so i decided to run kill disk on it and do a clean install of OpenSuse (previously it was running windows 7).

However the same issues still occurred. This leads me to believe that there is something wrong with the hardware. I ran memtest 86+ for about 3 passes and it returned no errors.

Perhaps the thermal paste has worn out? I'm not really sure, what do you guys think the problem could be?

The laptop is an MSI GX600. If you need more info just let me know what you need.

06-26-2012, 05:13 PM,
RE: Old laptop
Run Prime95 for 12 hours and monitor the temps using RealTemp.
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06-26-2012, 05:25 PM,
RE: Old laptop
Do what ricky07652 said and if temperatures are high, clean the vents with some compressed air. If you don't mind taking it apart, applying some high-quality thermal paste would help too.
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