Laptop reboot every 30 minutes

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by jrs3000, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. jrs3000

    jrs3000 MDL Novice

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    I upgraded my laptop cpu to a i5-3210m. It's same wattage, bios has microcode for it, and supported by the chipset. For the life of me I can't determine why it restarts exactly 30 minutes after being on. Doesn't matter if in bios or in windows. It's not overheating and I can do anything including stress test but once the 30min mark hits it powers off. Any ideas? Model asus x401
     
  2. Computers Plus

    Computers Plus MDL Junior Member

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    Did you clean the CPU and heat sink pad and apply new thermal paste when you did the CPU swap or just slap the CPU in there because it sure sounds like overheating to me
     
  3. jrs3000

    jrs3000 MDL Novice

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    Yes I cleaned both and installed a program to monitor the temperature and they are within safe limits. I'm thinking now incompatiability issues or something coded by asus for this weird issue. I have another processor that I'm going to try swap and see if it does the same. If not I will send back this processor.
     
  4. Computers Plus

    Computers Plus MDL Junior Member

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    #4 Computers Plus, Aug 23, 2012
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    have you compared the needed core voltage on those two CPU's the wattage is not the only value to consider here the CPU can be unstable at the improper voltage
     
  5. jrs3000

    jrs3000 MDL Novice

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    Yes and they are similar. I was thinking if flashing the bios of the other model that comes with the i3 on to this to see if it makes a difference. I put original processor back in to see if it happens and make sure I didn't screw something up when I took it apart also.
     
  6. Computers Plus

    Computers Plus MDL Junior Member

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    similar volts is not good enough if that CPU requires voltage it's not getting it will be unstable, also be very careful trying to flash the BIOS of another unit to it you may end up with a brick
     
  7. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    #7 QuantumBug, Aug 24, 2012
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    Basically...

    • Dismantle your Laptop and check the LGA socket pins, then reseat the Processor.
    • Monitor the CPU and GPU temperatures for a little while to check all is ok.

    If those steps pass you most likely have a faulty Processor.
     
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  8. comp_tech

    comp_tech MDL Novice

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    Might have something to do with the frequency of your new processor.
     
  9. gabris[LT]

    gabris[LT] MDL Senior Member

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    #9 gabris[LT], Jan 19, 2013
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    try reset BIOS, if doesn't help check ram frequency, some manufacturers recommend to use 1333mhz ram with Core i sercies CPUs.

    also have u tried asus support? :D
     
  10. Pr3acher

    Pr3acher MDL Member

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    Hi, try removing and putting back the mobo stack, to reset the bios. Maybe it'll work...
     
  11. vidyarathne

    vidyarathne MDL Novice

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    take your notebook computer to a Asus authorized service centre and tell them the problem.They will fix it for you or to the shop that you purchase your i5 processor.may be something wrong with your processor (manufacturing fault).
     
  12. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    They more than likely won't repair it, warranty is voided as the machine has clearly been dismantled.
     
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