Hi all. I've been having issues lately with an otherwise great laptop, a Toshiba Satellite L850D. It's running an AMD Vision A8-4500M, which runs extremely hot when plugged in, and very hot when not plugged in. It's switched off, bypassed the usual BSoD one gets when a computer overheats, and refused to switch on until it had cooled sufficiently.
Thanks for the help, in advance.
AMD Radeon HD 7640G+7610M Dual @ 1GB / 512MB
AMD Catalyst Driver Version, and Driver History
Windows 7 64 Bit
Laptop has overheated three times, playing fairly lightweight games. It switches off, and will not switch back on until it has cooled sufficiently. I throttled the CPU back to 1.4Ghz to prevent this overheating from occurring, but with the coming Australian summer, I would like to fix this problem.
Piriform Speccy reports that the A8-4500M is reaching a whopping 105C-115C when idle. Core Temp did not report, because it has an issue with the motherboard used in this laptop.
Motherboard or System Make & Model
Toshiba Portable PC (Socket FT1)
not sure, standard stock power supply that came with the laptop i guess
Display Device(s) and Connection(s) Used
stock monitor that came with the device, listed as "generic PnP monitor on AMD Radeon HD 7640G
Applications and Games
Civilisation V, Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead 2, all latest versions.
AMD Vision A8-4500M APU @ 1.9ghz quad core. Throttled back to 1.4ghz to avoid overheating issues.
Motherboard BIOS Version
Insyde Corp 1.2
System Memory Type & Amount
- 8GB DDR, came with the laptop.
Scanned with Comodo Antivirus and MalwareBytes to make sure there's nothing infesting the CPU - but it's running very hot even at low usage.