7900GS GO Need Help please!

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  1. Garandhero

    Garandhero Active Member

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    Hey,
    So I have a Dell E1705 laptop with a 7900GS GO, and recently (past week) my graphics card has been heating up alot! Im using the drivers recommended on nvidia.com for this Card (although they are quite old).

    So to describe the problem. Basically, If I try to run 2 instances of EVE-Online, My temperature Sky Rockets to like 77degrees Celsius, and I get artifacts in 1 of the instances of the game. This has never happened before, usually I can run several instances without problem.

    Secondly, Often, When I switch User and close my Monitor down, when I come back my system has Stopped. BSOD and crashed and theres a message refering to a Hardware Failure but no STOP Message, no number sequence. This happened about 5 times now.

    Anyway, please help - please link and suggest new drivers If I need them - and please please tell me that my video card isnt dead/burnt out.

    Thanks Much.
     
  2. King Lui

    King Lui Master Guru

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    put on some older drivers that you knew was stable.
    see what happens.
     
  3. Garandhero

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    Well, ive been using the drivers for since last July - never had problems till now... Ive been using
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_mobile_84.63.html

    the 84.63 Driver - and that HAS Worked fine up till now.. - So please advise. and also tell me, Does it mean my graphics card is destroyed? I mean how do i know its not damaged... The computer still starts up fine and can run my games and stuff so i dont think it is - but bleh please help.
     
  4. King Lui

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    pop your keyboard off and check that its clear of dust....when i get home i'll check mine and see what the temps are at and what drivers i'm running.
    i have basically the same laptop.
     

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    Alright m8 - Ill check for dust, get back to me with your info.

    But what say you about my Laptop being wrecked? I mean If the video card was destroyed I wouldnt be able to start it up right?
     
  6. Garandhero

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    How do u take the keyboard off?
     
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    Also are there any fan control programs that could increase the cooling on my card? maybe help the problem? I dont care about battery power since im always plugged into the wall.
     
  8. King Lui

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    i'm using this program to cool my lappy
    http://www.diefer.de/i8kfan/index.html
    my current drivers are 84.29
    to take the keyboard out...put your screen all the way open. you'll see a little indent on the trim above the keyboard on the right. with a small screw driver, pop that whole piece off and there are 2 screws... take them out and slide the keyboard out...you should then be able to blow any dust away.
     
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