mojojojo747
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Re: Dell XPS L501X shutting down randomly

Hey Rick,

I did all that, it seems like it installed properly, I guess now we will wait and see if it helps the laptop stay cooler. What kind of temperatures do you see in your L501x when it was overheating and after you solved the issue?

Thanks Rick!

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Re: Dell XPS L501X shutting down randomly

mojojojo747,

 

The wireless adapter was causing processor spikes and I was getting real hot to touch to the left of the touchpad.

 

Since installing the drivers in the method, the touchpad was much cooler

 

 

Rick

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mojojojo747
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Re: Dell XPS L501X shutting down randomly

Thanks for your help!

I think the heat may have been the culprit. We'll wait and see.

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RE: Dell XPS L501X shutting down randomly

Awesome fixxx!! I went through 3 boards before I read this about faulty Centrino-1000 wireless N adapter. I removed the wifi card and sure enough, the XPS did NOT shut down! I installed another 1000 I had laying around and it still works ok. Is there a compatible wifi card for this XPS that I can switch to?

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RE: Dell XPS L501X shutting down randomly

SpokaneValleyPC,

I used the Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6200 AGN and did have any issues. It still works for the Dell L501x and Windows 10.

Rick

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