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Alienware 51m overheating issue.

I have had my alienware for about a year. Every now and again, and this doesn't seem to be correlated with any strenuous activity, my laptop will get uncomfortably hot to the touch and then BSOD on me. 


I think I've narrowed it down to when it gets hot the M.2 drive that serves as my boot drive is no longer registered by the computer. If I'm reading my bios right. 


When it cools down it restarts with no issues, this is often instantaneously. Occasionally I have to power it down completely and wait for a few moments. Is it merely time to repaste with some Kryonaut and replace some thermal pads or is there a deeper issue at play? 

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i would advise repasting thermal paste and pads and trying to improve airflow for the fans

PC specs:

Ryzen 9 3900X overclocked to 4.3-4.4 GHz

Corsair H100i platinum

32 GB Trident Z RGB 3200 MHz 14-14-14-34

RTX 2060

MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge wifi


Samsung 860 EVO 500GB

2 TB WD hard drive

Corsair RM 750 Watt


Razer Ornata Chroma

Razer Firefly 

Razer Deathadder 2013

Logitech G935 Wireless

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