How to check if laptop components are damaged from ESD?

So my laptop is almost 3 years old now (details below) and I do use it for gaming. The temperatures were rising so I decided to replace the thermal paste. Everything was going well till I put the battery pack back in, which caused a small spark between the battery and the battery socket. There was no pop sounds like when a capacitor breaks or burned smell. It was an amateur mistake to have tried fixing it on a carpeted floor.:(

I couldn't turn my laptop on after that and a computer specialist also told me it was pretty much dead. After a month, I tried turning on the laptop and it started working. I could access my files and browse the internet. I haven't tried gaming on it yet.

Questions are:






Laptop details (Asus N550jk):
2.4 GHz Intel Core i7-4700HQ (Haswell)
16GB of DDR3 RAM
1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M Graphics (4GB)
Windows 10 (upgraded from windows 8.1)
15.6" Glossy IPS Touchscreen
Full HD 1920 x 1080 Native Resolution
SuperMulti DVD Burner, ASUS Subwoofer
802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
Bang & Olufsen ICEpower, SonicMaster
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  1. I would just run a test program like OCCT http://www.ocbase.com/index.php/download it loads up whole system and any weakness would be exposed.
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  2. CountMike said:
    I would just run a test program like OCCT http://www.ocbase.com/index.php/download it loads up whole system and any weakness would be exposed.


    I see. Thank you very much. Does that program only check the CPU and GPU cause that is what I found on their website?

    If that is the case, what other programs should I use to check the rest of the hardware, for example, RAM, Harddisk etc?
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  3. OCCT also puts load on RAM, chipset etc. They are all part of system. IT's pretty tough on HW so it's important to keep tabs on temeperatures, HWInfo https://www.lifewire.com/free-memory-test-programs-2626178 is good for that.
    Some other RAM testers: https://www.lifewire.com/free-memory-test-programs-2626178
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  4. Noted. So I guess I need to run CPU: OCCT and GPU: 3D for at least 1 hour while running HWInfo to check the temperature.

    Will let you know the results of running the tests. Probably need to keep a fire extinguisher beside me just in case :/.
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  5. Yes. one hour should be more than enough to flush out any instability. Typically heat rises within first few minutes of load and with good ventilation it should stay there for the rest of testing.
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