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NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GPU


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#1 rsssmoore

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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.

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#2 dpunisher

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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".

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