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#1 theprofessor

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 08:23 PM

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Every few minutes my computer flashes or blinks and I get this error message. Not playing games or anything, just browsing. Updating through windows/device manager it shows no updates, but it looks like on NIVIDIA website there is a driver update. I assume HP has had these graphics cards for awhile because this model computer (released March 2011) was shipped after NVIDIA updated it (January 2011) but HP still had old driver software installed. I don't know why they wouldn't have the latest shipped on a PC built and tested in March when there was a update for it released by NIVIDIA in January.

So I called HP, technical support and of course they are clueless. They also have no updates for this on their website. My question is, could I update that driver from NIVIDIA to see if that fixes the problem? Would I need to update the BIOS too? I thought you should download this stuff from HP so you don't have conflicts with the recovery software

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 08:58 PM

What computer are you using?

What operating system are you running?
Dell Inspiron 1520--Intel Core 2 Duo/1.5 GHz--2 GB RAM--230 GB HD--Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family--Windows XP--Avast! AV Free--Spybot S&D--Malwarebytes--Hijackthis--Chrome (primary browser) Firefox and IE (rarely used)

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 10:43 PM

As a first step, download fresh driver form HP site, uninstall current driver and install fresh one.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 10:49 PM

HP Touchsmart - Windows 7(64bit)

Of all the available software/driver updates HP has for this model, there is no NVIDIA downloads. It's a new computer. These new model Touchsmarts were just available and released for sale in March.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 10:53 PM

Can you post a link to HP site?

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 09:11 AM

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=4063&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=5074457

Direct link to all updates for my model.

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 10:42 AM

Now, I'm little bit confused.
Why are we talking nVidia here, since according to HP site, you have Intel chipset and Intel on-board video?

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 12:06 PM

The driver wouldn't successfully recover if he didn't have an Nvidia card.

I'd get the drivers from the Nvidia site.

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http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-winvista-64bit-266.58-whql-driver.html


Usually it's better to do that with Nvidia cards. I'd suggest the opposite with AMD.

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 01:42 PM

Now, I'm little bit confused.
Why are we talking nVidia here, since according to HP site, you have Intel chipset and Intel on-board video?



Maybe because HP are morons and those updates are under the wrong category? I noticed the same thing too. According to my PC, I have NVIDIA 210 installed.

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 01:47 PM

Download System Information for Windows: http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.html to your Desktop.
Get SIW Without Installer (English-Only).
Double click on siw.exe to run the program.
Go File>Create Report File>HTML
Save the file to known location.
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Posted 01 April 2011 - 02:08 PM

I guess people are saying it might be Firefox 4 hardware acceleration that's causing it to crash. We'll see.




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