Comments on: ASUS S56C 15.6-inch Ultrabook Review http://techgage.com/article/asus-s56c-15-6-inch-ultrabook-review/ PC enthusiasts one-stop resource for high-quality reviews, articles and current technology news. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:01:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Jamie Fletcher http://techgage.com/article/asus-s56c-15-6-inch-ultrabook-review/#comment-10181 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:50:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18251#comment-10181 If it’s not power, the only two things that immediately spring to mind is cooling and RAM. You can kill two birds with one stone and stress-test the system. Download Prime95, run the torture test, set it to blend mode, and leave it for a while (couple hours at least). If you see a single error, you have a fault somewhere with either the CPU or RAM. If the system shuts down for no reason, it could be thermals. Thing is, thermal shutdowns will prompt a BIOS warning when you next turn the system on… so again, it could be back to power if there is no warning. In any case, run the stress test and see what happens. Also, try some monitoring software (either the ASUS one or something like CPUID’s hardware monitor) and keep an eye on voltages and temps while stress-testing the system.

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/article/asus-s56c-15-6-inch-ultrabook-review/#comment-10179 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:30:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18251#comment-10179 Well, what’s odd about this is, if the power supply was what was causing the immediate power off, the battery should jump right in and keep the notebook powered on. I have doubts that the battery is playing a role in this, and it’s unfortunate that the problem happens so rarely that it’d be hard to test.

As a general rule, I’d recommend not keeping a battery plugged-in if you are using it at home, because it will just constantly keep charged which will reduce its overall life. If you keep the battery out, and then the problem happens again, then you can at least rule that out.

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By: ou http://techgage.com/article/asus-s56c-15-6-inch-ultrabook-review/#comment-10167 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 01:57:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18251#comment-10167 Latter — but this happens when it is plugged into an electrical outlet ergo not dependent of battery or charger. Unless you think the battery is provoking these sudden unexplained and unrecorded logs. I am living with it as I like the computer otherwise. Only happens a few times a year soooo … thanks for your time and patience.

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/article/asus-s56c-15-6-inch-ultrabook-review/#comment-10143 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 01:43:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18251#comment-10143 Does it shut down properly? Or does it just shut off? If it’s the latter, it sounds like a battery or charger issue. What a frustrating issue; I feel for you.

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By: ou http://techgage.com/article/asus-s56c-15-6-inch-ultrabook-review/#comment-10136 Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:28:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18251#comment-10136 Hi Rob, just to keep you up to date on this issue the ASUS has shutdown again since 8.1 update so could be hardware or maybe those ASUS power management programs you mentioned. Strangest thing is that these shutdowns are not registered in logs. At this pt I am living with it as it only hapens every few months and the puter has reached a pt where a new one is not far away anyway.

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/article/asus-s56c-15-6-inch-ultrabook-review/#comment-9163 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:41:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18251#comment-9163 So… it could have been the OS at fault, not the hardware? Either way, glad the issue hasn’t been plaguing you since the update!

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By: ou http://techgage.com/article/asus-s56c-15-6-inch-ultrabook-review/#comment-9136 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:32:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18251#comment-9136 UPDATE:

So here I was in Portugal with the ASUS S56C for the winter staying away from a brutally cold winter back home when out of nowhere it shut down for no reason. Hmmm this had not happened in about 6 months and not since (fingers crossed). I had been putting off updating to WIN 8.1 for almost a year but finally it went ahead and updated itself without my permission. Turns out every thing works fine and even seems a bit faster processing stuff. Still enjoying it in year three and when I see the price of decent puters these days I am glad I only paid $549CDN.

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/article/asus-s56c-15-6-inch-ultrabook-review/#comment-7159 Mon, 12 Jan 2015 05:26:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18251#comment-7159 I’m glad to hear the notebook has treated you so well!

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By: Omer http://techgage.com/article/asus-s56c-15-6-inch-ultrabook-review/#comment-7158 Mon, 12 Jan 2015 04:11:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18251#comment-7158 I am using this laptop (Asus S56C) since 2 years, I love it, its simply awesome. I bought this laptop after careful study, I did lot of research on laptops, saw rankings of most reliable laptop brands and found out that Asus is the best. This laptop is very reliable and efficient. Its quite light and sleek. The only thing it lacks is high color resolution. Its screen doesn’t give great graphics or hd colors, but the rest of the features are simply great including sound, camera, keyboard with number pad, mousepad etc, battery life is great too after 2 years the battery of this laptop still runs for 3 hours atleast.

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By: billy http://techgage.com/article/asus-s56c-15-6-inch-ultrabook-review/#comment-6875 Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:33:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18251#comment-6875 what is the weight of it?

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