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Huge graphics card problem. Please, please help

By sylcat
Jul 10, 2006
  1. Yo people who are smarter than me,

    I'm having an issue that is getting worse and worse.

    I've got a pentium M laptop running windows XP, 1.6ghz, with a GeForce GO 6600.

    My monitor blinks in and out all the time. The graphics glitch a lot. Also, every time I run a 3d program, it goes for a bit, then the screen goes all weird with a big graphics color glitch, then the computer crashes and reboots itself. Sometimes it just does this anyway randomly, but it always does it with 3d stuff.

    I've updated the drivers and it doesn't help, tried messing with the settings and it doesn't help. Tried keeping the laptop cool with an extra fan, no go. It's getting worse. It used to just happen sometimes when I'd run a game. Now it crashes graphically every time and crashes randomly when I'm doing other things.

    Help? Any way to fix this without a new graphics card? Thanks for your time.

    -Sylcat
     
  2. pcaceit

    pcaceit TS Rookie Posts: 405

    Hello. You will not be able to put a new graphics card in your laptop anyway,

    You did not mention scanning for virusses, spyware etc... is your antivirus up to date or has it expired?

    scan your system for infections then do a disk check and disk cleanup.

    then get back to us with results please
     
  3. sylcat

    sylcat TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My computer has been sluethed for viruses in a very complete way. It's clean.

    Suggestions?
     
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    unload and reload your drivers. If you have done everything else, you need to get it repaired.
     
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,290   +25

    It can be a overheating problem too u know. Laptops are prone to overheating and a card like the 6600, even the mobile version, is certainly not immune to this problem. U tried keeping the laptop cool but what's the point if the problem is inside. The air inside will still remain hot. Have u tried keeping it off for a couple of hours(say 4-8 hours) and then running the 3D app again? If it still occurs then my friend, I believe a visit to the repair shop is in order.
     
  6. Greenmachine

    Greenmachine TS Rookie Posts: 164

    Sounds like a hardware problem, but you could always reformat your hard drive and reinstall windows to ensure that there are no virus/driver issues. Try updating your BIOS and check Laptop manufacturer's website for any driver updates. If all else fails...take the comp in to the shop like everyone else is saying.
    1). Do you have any hardware monitoring software like speedfan, etc.? If so, what are your temps while running apps?
    2) What kind of laptop do you have? Make and model #

    cheers
     
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