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Satellite A305-S6883 freezing for no apparent reason

\015 I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium. The notebook freezes after a few minutes of running or after doing anything that requires a lot of processing power. Such as my MMO games or Norton 360 disk optimization scans. No virus or spyware has been detected by N360 and i have also recently reformatted the hard drive and reinstalled everything to " out of box" settings. It still freezes up on me. The fan seems like it isn't working as well also, like not running as fast. I thought maybe that was the issue and maybe it was dirty, blew out lots of dust with canned air and still having the problem. Any ideas?\015

Answers :

It's an overheating issue.

Sometimes you can fix it by updating the bios.

Make sure you do it while the laptop is really cooled off or else you could do serious damage.

You'll need to check Toshiba's support page for the latest bios for your model.

You should probably hook up a regular fan as well to keep the laptop cool for the time being.

If the bios upgrade doesn't work you'll need to open the laptop up, clean out the dust with some more air, and then I'd suggest cleaning / reapplying some Thermal compound to the Cpu and heat sink.

That should take care of the problem. If the fan still spins slow you might need to replace it.
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