I just had a terrifying event happen to me. I was on my computer, playing a few games like I do all the time, when suddenly my computer just shuts down. Just like that, off. So, naturally, I instantly begin to freak out.
Good thing I have my trusty iPad with me! After a quick Google search on my iPad (actually, not that quick, my internet kind of sucks) I found out that my computer overheated. Joy. I also found out that it is probably due to the fact that my ventilation fan-thingy has too much dust on it. Awesome. So now I have to A) Take it into a technical support guy and be charged an outrageously large amount of money to have my fan cleaned or B) Do it myself. Unfortunately because I don’t have very much money to just “toss around” it looks like I’m going to have to try option B. Which requires opening the computer. My day just keeps getting better!
Anyway, for the time being I’ve blasted the external fans with some pressurized air and have downloaded a program to tell me the CPU temperatures. I’m checking said program once every three and a half seconds. As I’m writing this the four cores in the laptop are all at around 50 degrees Celsius, which I’ve been told isn’t too bad. So that’s nice, I guess.
It’s kind of funny how much stuff was running through my mind right after the computer shut off. Stuff like: “Oh shit, no no no no no” and “if this computer breaks I’m screwed” and “did the hard drive fail? Did the processor fail!? OH GOD THE MOTHERBOARD”
Ah, computers, you make me scared.