Thank you so much for taking the time to help me! Q1: Do you think the CPU to heatsink connection is more likely the problem rather than CPU going bad? Q2: What thermal compound do you recommend? When I used to do a lot of PC rerpairs a few years ago I was fond of Arctic Silver 5. Q3: Is there are certain order to follow in tightening the heatsink/fan. I usually barely snug all screws, beginning at the CPU and work my way to the fan body & then go back & tighten them all in the same order. Much obliged! Mike S
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Acer Aspire 5535-5452 SNID: 91112650220 Link to Specs: https://www.acer.com/datasheets/2010/4876/5535/LX.AUA0X.343.html Hi! My laptop is shutting down when the processor under heavy load. For instance: While attempting to install Windows 10 it will shutdown within a few minutes. Under light use (web surfing) it will stay on longer. The CPU fan is working but it doesn't seem to me to be blowing a whole lot of air out the rear vent & vent and fan have been blown out with compressed air can. I suspect the CPU is failing. In an effort to try to determine if it's the CPU or harddrive I ran the unit playing a DVD, a few FireFox windows open & playing videos on YouTube. It still shut down after awhile and the bottom was hot but I had the bottom coverplate on & couldn't tell if the heat was coming from the HD or CPU. I've found a few used identical CPUs for around $10 & thinking about replacing it to see if that's the problem. What's your take on it? If I'm going to replace the CPU I might as well upgrade it to the highest possible. Can anyone tell me what's the fastest CPU compatible? Thank you, very much for your time, help on this! I'd like to salvage this laptop or I'm going to have to buy a refurbished one due to finances. Have a great day! Mike S.
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