Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GPU

  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 rsssmoore


  • Members
  • 37 posts
  • Local time:12:40 PM

Posted 05 December 2010 - 04:24 AM

I purchased my first laptop from Dell back in 2006 an E1705/9400 with the NVIDIA Geforce Go 7800 Video Card. For the first 2 years my laptop was not my main computer of usage as I thought it would be...things changed and I began daily use 4-8 hrs per day...Of course as many of you may already know the video card would "superheat" causing all kinds of video problems...With the internet already flooded with information regarding this I addressed the problem early and began cooling and cleaning constantly...My only failure is that intermitently I get what I call REDRUM SCREEN, meaning black becomes red and I get one or two light blue thin lines down(verical) the screen. Now it looks like NVIDIA will be replacing defective cards as a result of a class action lawsuit in which my computer qualifies. My question is that is there more damage here than a Video Card Replacement will correct? I have read volumes of Blogs on this topic and to be quite honest this is one of the few places I feel comfortable in knowing that I will get an intelligent response THX
SYSTEM INFO: DELL E1705/9400 Centrino Duo 1MB ram, Windows XP Media Center Edition Svc Pk 3.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 dpunisher


  • BC Advisor
  • 2,234 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South TX
  • Local time:03:40 PM

Posted 05 December 2010 - 09:59 AM

The problem is limited to the video chip/GPU on that system. Since you have a discreet video card it should be the only thing that needs replacement. Gotta love "Bumpgate".

I am a retired Ford tech. Next to Fords, any computer is a piece of cake. (The cake, its not a lie)

3770K @4.5, Corsair H100, GTX780, 16gig Samsung, Obsidian 700 (yes there is a 700)

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users