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Old 01-03-09, 10:25 AM   #25
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Default Re: does a driver can damage graphics chip?

Hello !

It's a hardware problem... overheating GPU... this link was called a rumor a few months ago:
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...ia-g84-g86-bad

later this problem was explained here:
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...rfill-problems

And confirmed here with a note from Nvidia to their partners:
http://vr-zone.com/articles/nvidia-s....html?doc=6351

More and more laptop GeForce 8x00M chips are showing what you saw: artefacts, strange colors, ...

I just hope your warranty is good...
Good luck
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Old 01-03-09, 10:34 AM   #26
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More and more laptop GeForce 8x00M chips are showing what you saw: artefacts, strange colors, ...

I just hope your warranty is good...
Good luck
Thanks! My Dell D620 had its motherboard replaced, XPS M1330 is awaiting motherboard replacement - got Dell's engineer coming on Monday to replace it. Next Business Day fix/replacement warranty on Dell products rocks!
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Old 01-03-09, 11:50 AM   #27
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Hello !

It's a hardware problem... overheating GPU... this link was called a rumor a few months ago:
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...ia-g84-g86-bad

later this problem was explained here:
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...rfill-problems

And confirmed here with a note from Nvidia to their partners:
http://vr-zone.com/articles/nvidia-s....html?doc=6351

More and more laptop GeForce 8x00M chips are showing what you saw: artefacts, strange colors, ...

I just hope your warranty is good...
Good luck
And nVidia continue to palm off these defective chips, according to the Inq:

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...x-gpus-tips-up

Ummm.

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