Laptop dies when Aero theme is enabled
Trying to help out a friend of mine whose laptop DELL 1555 is shutting down spontaneously (no BSOD, no warning). So I figured it's probably heat related, stripped it down and reapplied thermal paste and pads, fan and heatsink was clean and clear. Laptop is still warm in the vicinity of the GPU and I have noticed that the laptop stays on for an entire re-install of Windows and operates fine in safe mode. I've now noticed that the laptop shuts down when Aero theme is switched on, or if I navigate to youtube (so basically anything even slightly graphic intensive. Sooooo....my question is, should I bother stripping it down and trying with a different CPU or is this definitely GPU related? If it's GPU can anyone think of a fix (short of replacing the mobo)? Cheers.