I bought an Asus laptop (K53SV-XR1) around a year ago now and it's been giving me mixed performances. On one hand, it's a great laptop overall, but it's had its share of follies. Only a few short months after buying it, I was under the impression that one of the memory sticks was bad, so I bought a replacement. It seemed like it was fixed, but I was eventually greeted with this problem: randomly (and I mean really, really randomly,) my computer would just seize up. It would make a little crackle sound (maybe a pop, it doesn't make it every time), my computer's display becomes a garbled mess of rectangles, and it is totally unresponsive. I've included a pic to illustrate it.
I've recently downloaded a GPU/CPU temp monitor, but from what I can tell, nothing is getting overheated when the problem happens. Again, I could be playing a game, watching a youtube movie, or even typing up a paper. Some days I never have it happen, but yesterday it happened five times within a 8 hour period.
Not sure if this points directly to a GPU problem (hopefully not), but it is only a year old. I feel as though I shouldn't be experience component failure this early.
(If it's needed, I've got an Nvidia Geforce GT 540M in this thing.)
I should also mention that occasionally, there is a buzzing accompanied with the crash, although it's not usually a constant buzzing. It may be that if sound was playing right before the crash, it turns into the buzzing; if not, it's silent. I can't say for certain, but I'm fairly sure that's the pattern.
Thanks for any info.
Edited by Nate555, 13 August 2012 - 12:06 PM.