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  1. Scorch666

    Scorch666 Ancient Guru

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    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.

    Cheers.
     
  2. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    Time issues are usually related to battery.
     
  3. Scorch666

    Scorch666 Ancient Guru

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    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."

    :bang:
     
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  4. CalculuS

    CalculuS Ancient Guru

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

    Most definitely sounds like it.
     

  5. Scorch666

    Scorch666 Ancient Guru

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    How much do you reckon Getting a new chip fitted will cost?
     
  6. Extraordinary

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    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.
     
  8. Scorch666

    Scorch666 Ancient Guru

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    Unfortunately it's fixed.
     
  9. Scorch666

    Scorch666 Ancient Guru

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    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
     

  11. Scorch666

    Scorch666 Ancient Guru

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    Well it passed pcmark 8.
    Trying 3dmark 11 now.
     
  12. Scorch666

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    Nope no go.

    Ah well it had a good run I guess.

    Cheers guys.
     
  13. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    It's not overheating perchance is it?
     
  14. Scorch666

    Scorch666 Ancient Guru

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    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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