Was playing Assassin's Creed Origins on the couch the other day and after a while the tab key seemed like it was stuck. Just kept opening the quests menu when I would do anything. Closed the game out and the issue persisted in the OS. Was cycling through highlighting all of the icons on the taskbar. Had to force shutdown because I could not select anything in the start menu. Worked fine after restart, but the next day, the same type of thing happened with the alt key(used for climbing in the game). When I would hold the alt key down, it would act like I was holding the windows key. Worked fine after a restart again.
Seems to be related to heat, since it does not happen unless I have been running the game for a while. Thinking about tearing it down to apply silver thermal paste to CPU and GPU to see if that helps. Just wondering if anyone else has seen this weird issue and if I should be worried about possible defects or if it is just getting too hot and needs better paste and possibly a cooling pad.
Have only had the laptop since last September but it was a gift from work so I don't have any kind of receipt, although I could probably get that if I need to talk to Acer about warranty issues.
Nitro AN515-51 laptop
Thanks in advance for any input I can get from the community.