So I have a question for those who are a little more clued up on this than myself.
I have a laptop which is about 2 years old now and has been plaguing me with various issues for some time. The most common issues I get are overheating, complete halts, and random shutdowns.
The difference between overheating shutdowns and random ones are that when it overheats, it shuts down telling me that it's reached a critical temperature, whilst random is like someone pulled the power out and just goes pooof and off it is.
At first I thought I might have bad ventilation, serious overheating on the CPU, RAM and things like that. But I happened to stumble upon a small issue being mentioned on a hard drive test.
Over the last few days things went from bad to worse.
For instance, last night I had booted the laptop from cold and opened the Downloads folder (which was slow, unresponsive and buggy for a few seconds) and then opened a video file (something i've done 1000x without issues) only this time I heard the startup music but the screen was blank, so trying to close the app, I discovered the laptop had completely frozen, no mouse movement and no response to any keyboard, so I was forced to do a restart.
Needless ton say, I'm now doing a
dd clone to another hard drive I have.
I want to say before I actually ask the question, that I had opened up the laptop a few weeks ago and to my surprise saw nothing wrong at all, no dust, no hint of burn marks, everything looked completely in tact.
My question is, if my harddrive is the problem and it's starting to fail, can that also be responsible for heating issues?