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Question Quick question - 06-07-2017, 16:33 | posts: 2,752 | Location: M.K. England.

My Novatech Nspire Black Edition laptop is loosing time.

Just to confirm my fears, does it need a cmos battery replacement? I've checked for viruses and there is none.

I've not long re installed Windows 7 Pro.

Laptop must be about 5 years old now.

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Time issues are usually related to battery.
   
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Default 06-07-2017, 16:43 | posts: 2,752 | Location: M.K. England.

Ok cheers.

Also in the Win 7 performance assessment index it bsod as it's something to do with the display driver. Laptop has a GT 555M.

Could my NVidia chip be on the way out?

I get serious artifacts in games as well as BSOD. Something about "unable to reset display driver and recover from timeout failed."


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Do a quick GPU benchmark test and you'll know for sure.

Most definitely sounds like it.
   
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Default 06-07-2017, 18:17 | posts: 2,752 | Location: M.K. England.

How much do you reckon Getting a new chip fitted will cost?
   
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How much do you reckon Getting a new chip fitted will cost?
Probably more than the laptop is worth, and they'd likely just replace the entire board rather than just the chip

Done all the usual DDU etc first?
   
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Is gpu replaceable?
Some laptops have removable GPUs through PCIe slots.
   
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Default 06-07-2017, 18:30 | posts: 2,752 | Location: M.K. England.

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Is gpu replaceable?
Some laptops have removable GPUs through PCIe slots.
Unfortunately it's fixed.
   
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Default 06-07-2017, 18:31 | posts: 2,752 | Location: M.K. England.

Installing pcmark 8. Gonna try that.
   
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The answer is very expensive then...

You would have to replace the whole mainboard which includes CPU
   
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Default 06-07-2017, 19:30 | posts: 2,752 | Location: M.K. England.

Well it passed pcmark 8.
Trying 3dmark 11 now.
   
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Default 06-07-2017, 21:58 | posts: 2,752 | Location: M.K. England.

Nope no go.

Ah well it had a good run I guess.

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It's not overheating perchance is it?
   
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Default 06-09-2017, 00:37 | posts: 2,752 | Location: M.K. England.

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It's not overheating perchance is it?
I've cleaned it out again, replaced tim on cpu and gpu.

A little better I guess.

But I took the plunge and ordered myself a new one from Cyberpower. A Tracer II 15 VR 300 Gaming Laptop with 16gb ram instead of the 8gb it had as standard.

Thanks for all your help anyway.
   
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