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irish18
08-03-2012, 07:38 PM
hey guys

G51 is shutting down when the cpu gets to 60-70 degrees C
is it possible that the cpu is on its last leg? or is it the mother board?
if its the cpu, can I replace it with i5-480M.... can my current one be taken out or is it soldered to the socket?

got temp from realtemp gt

Thanks

xeromist
08-03-2012, 08:10 PM
CPU should be replaceable with one from the same family as long as the new chip has a similar TDP. GPU is questionable on ASUS machines because ASUS often does custom work on them.

Before you go buying something new though I would clean out all of the dust and repaste the CPU & GPU. It could be that they just aren't staying cool enough.