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Major Sony VAIO problems - graphically, freezes, blue screens etc

By Tommygunn
Jan 24, 2013
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  1. I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FZ18E which is experience some major problems at the moment.
    Firstly, I get 'nvlddmkm' problem about every 10mins or thereabouts which causes the screen to lock, go fuzzy, blank the screen and then revive and become functional again.

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    This can eventually, or straight away, lead to a total fuzzy screen lock-up where I simply have to hit the off button to restart the computer.
    This is also interspersed by various other screens such as those below; mixed pages, blue screen, which seem to have come from the Matrix.

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    The computer is about four years old and the front left of it can get very hot.
    Is it just knackered?
    Would a re-format and re-install do the trick?

    Any ideas or solutions?

    Cheers,
    Tom.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,230   +232

    The Nvidia graphics chip on the motherboard is probably over heating. The CPU/GPU cooling port may be clogged with dust or the thermal pads or paste need to be cleaned and replaced
     

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