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#1 2018-08-11 09:08:45

HisDudeness
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From: Melzo, Milan (Italy)
Registered: 2014-09-29
Posts: 103

Laptop shutting down on gaming

Hi everyone! I have a SantechT67 (AKA Clevo P640RE or Schenker XMG P406), equipped with an i7-7700HQ CPU and a nVidia GTX 1050 Ti.

The hardware should be good. However, as soon as I start any game (e.g. Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty, running with Unity, with minimum graphic settings) the laptop turns off after less than thirty seconds.

This happens both using the integrated Intel HD Graphics and the dedicated nVidia GPU with primusrun. I have thermald activated to limit the CPU usage as, on my previous laptop, a shutdown for reaching critical temperature happened. However, the issue occurs even if the game is running in the background, and watching temperatures with sensors and nvidia-smi showed low ones.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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#2 2018-08-11 11:28:45

TheSaint
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From: my computer
Registered: 2007-08-19
Posts: 1,475

Re: Laptop shutting down on gaming

How old is it?
I got that problem because of dirty fan, after three years.


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#3 2018-08-11 13:12:45

HisDudeness
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From: Melzo, Milan (Italy)
Registered: 2014-09-29
Posts: 103

Re: Laptop shutting down on gaming

About six months old. Temperature stays around 70°C, doesn't even come near critical before turning off...


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#4 2018-08-11 14:43:56

brebs
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Registered: 2007-04-03
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Re: Laptop shutting down on gaming

Stress-test your laptop's components: Primarily CPU, video card (both Intel and Nvidia), and the RAM. All of them can overheat, or be faulty, independently.

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#5 2018-08-16 05:41:57

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Registered: 2010-04-03
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Re: Laptop shutting down on gaming

I was running an ATSC tv tuner on a tower sometimes at HD resolution on a HD monitor  but running tv all the time.  However, I noticed that with the stock linux kernel it would drag behind a "real tv".  Then I decided to switch to the linux-rt kernel in the unofficial repo, and it stayed up with the "real tv".  However, by the time I did that I think it was too late, I had already stressed the cpu, the motherboard or something out on it and now the unit turns itself with little to no effort.  When running the stock kernel the fan would run at full speed on full HD resolution, but that went away when running normal lower resolution (wasn't working as hard).  Was beginning to think that I needed to use FreeBSD kernel to run my tv, but used linux-rt (and now that nvidia doesn't support older hardware any longer)...it seems like the kernel scheduling on the stock kernel was not sufficient for running tv through the computer, but was just fine with linux-rt.  But before the computer totally died, it was frequently shutting down during running tv, and had to be rebooted.  The thing started acting like it was being overheated or something.  Too much, even with linux-rt, or considered it too late?


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