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How To Check For Graphic Or Cpu Error ?


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#1 existonz09

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 11:08 PM

i have had my x1000 compaq laptop for about 4 years and have upgraded my hdd(60 -> 80 -> 100gb) and ram ( 512 mb -> 512 + 1gb) since then.. i had no problems playing old games in max settings but recently i am getting lagg spikes after about 10-15mins in game.. there is a possibiity of heating problem wid either the cpu(1.6ghz centrino) or the graphic card (radeon 9200 64mb dedicated) but i am not sure which one is givin the problem since i need both is dependent on each other for performance.
i even tried using programs such as Notbook Hardware Control to decrease and increase the CPU clock 500MHZ - 1600MHZ and also
the graphic card's core and memory clock up and down but i get errors and no response sometimes.. how do i check if one of those components has degraded ? i have also reinstalled my win xp pro SP2 two times (deleted old partition and added new one as well) and i still get the same error... event viewer shows up nothing as well.. virus is totally out of the question as i have the latest nod 32 updates.. also tried online scanners as well.. so it has to be a hardware problem.... also tried DXDIAG video tests all came positive... any suggestions ?

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 03:16 AM

One of the things that can cause this to happen in an older machine is overheating. Try taking a can of inert air and blow the dust out. This site has instruction for opening the case of a Presario, it may not be you exact model, but should help if you wish to do a thorough cleaning job.

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 12:31 AM

ok that site has a different laptop series... but i found one that matches mine.. it's risky but i think i will try it anyway and check back here to see if cleaning the fan and other components will solve this problem.. i hope it's not hardware prob...




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