- Sep 3, 2010
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|System Name||desktop | Raspberry Pi 1B|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-4460 | Broadcom BCM2835|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-Z97-D3H | Raspberry Pi 1B rev. 2|
|Cooling||Arctic Freezer i11 | none|
|Memory||Crucial Ballistix Sport, DDR3-1600, 2x4 GB kit | 512 MB|
|Video Card(s)||Sapphire Radeon R9 270X Vapor-X | Videocore 4 (integrated)|
|Storage||Kingston SSDNow V300 (120GB) + Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 (1TB) | Sandisk Ultra 32GB (SD)|
|Display(s)||AOC G2260VWQ6 | Acer AL1916|
|Case||Cooler Maste Centurion 5 | Translucent green acrylic RPi case|
|Power Supply||Seasonic G450 | phone charger|
|Mouse||Logitech G500 | Logitech G5|
|Keyboard||Qpad MK-50 (Cherry MX brown)| König CSKBU100 (rubber dome)|
|Software||Windows 10, Gentoo Linux | Gentoo Linux|
Thanks, but I have cleaned the laptop several times, over the years. The thermal pads have all been replaced by thermal pads by Akasa, thermal paste has been Thermalright Chill factor III for roughly the last year. The temp monitor in the Nvidia Settings manager has never reached alarming values (it was like 80 Celsius, and only when at load).Im not sure if this is relivant or not. but in my experience, the build quality of some of the older Aspire series laptops are a load of bollocks.
one of the most common problems seem to be the GPU overheating which i think you are experiencing given the pic of that 'white screen' similar to what this guy had on his old Packard Bell
It does that 'whitescreen' thing from 0:17-0:30 where he is forced to do a hard reset by holding down the power switch.
the problem is, Instead of the heatsink inside making direct contact with the CPU/GPU they have a 0.02mm thick thermal pads like you get on some graphic cards when you remove the stock cooler and long story short - these thermal pads dont do a very good job.
however there are these small copper shims available on ebay or at some specialist repair shops that you can buy and put it between the CPU/GPU which bridges/fills the gap and makes sure the HSF is making direct contact with the heatsource.
I used to have a problem with X1600 Mobility Radeon in an older laptop that used to over heat and cause the laptop to go into thermal shut down. because BenQ who made the laptop, used the same crappy thermal pads instead of making it so the HSF makes direct contact with the CPU/GPU. However I bought a copper shim for it and after that i never had to worry about it overheating or thermal shut downs again.
And it does not seem to explain the problems with Memtest86+ as described in the OP, nor the unresponsive keyboard/touchpad. I could try your suggestion though.
So people have suggested the following:
- get a (cheap) stick of RAM to verify the working of the RAM and DIMMs
- get another power brick
- improve the GPU VRAM cooling drastically, somehow.
@CaptainFailcon: you posted before I posted this so I had to edit to add the quote for clarity.