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Need Expert advice about video card problem


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#1 F1arez

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 05:50 PM

Ok I have a MSI laptop with a GeForce 8200m G graphics card that is apart of the motherboard (I believe). I play Rift on this computer. I have played with the graphics fairly high for awhile now. However, I turned them down for some pvp yesterday. I log back on today and I tried to turn them back up and I was playing at 2 fps. I tried turning them back down and it was still 2fps. Windows gave me an error message saying something about "Uknown video hardware issues." I just updated my driver and that didn't seem to do much. Any ideas?

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#2 cryptodan

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 05:56 PM

Could be just a fluke, that your video card has quit working properly. Have you dusted out the lap top?

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 06:03 PM

No. I haven't. What part would I need to dust?

Thank you for the response too

My laptop overheats regularly too by the way

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 06:04 PM

If you can afford it take it in to get it cleaned.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 06:09 PM



I just watched this video and I will probably try this. Unless you see anything wrong with the process.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 06:15 PM

Just take care and be very gentle with the connections.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 08:05 PM

Ok I just cleaned it and my fan was very dirty. There was a nice layer of dust covering the vent next to the fan on the inside. Let me see if that did anything. I bet that solved the random shutting off at least.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 08:14 PM

Ok I still can't turn the graphics up to where they were.

Any other ideas?

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 08:15 PM

Then the card is probably dead.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 08:26 PM

Thank God I have the extended warranty from Fry's.




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