Laptops driver keeps crashing

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  1. JoeNukem61201

    JoeNukem61201 Member

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    Hi guys I have a question. I had my hp dv6000 laptop for 2 years now and all of a sudden I have been seeing some artafacts displaying on the screen and then go away. Sometimes the Nvidia driver will just crash and recover out of the blue.
    I dont get what is going on. Im using a Antec cooler on it, and montoring my tempetures. My gpu hits 48c when its idle and 54c when its playing a game. Its always been that hot even with good venilation.

    My laptop specs

    Intel Core 2 CPU T5600
    2046 ram
    32 bit operating system.
    7400

    I downloaded the new drivers and it still does it. I also downloaded older ones to test it out and it still does it. I tried hooking it up to another monitor to see if my lcd is going bad and it did the same thing. I tried asking my friends that are really good with computers and they cant fiqure it out.
    Today in class the driver failed twice in 2 hrs. I saw some artifacts on the screen and the screen went black and I had to hit keys to bring it back.

    I hope my laptop isent kicking the bucket cause this thing was not cheap :mad:
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Is that 7400 the model of your graphics card?

    temp arou 50C is normal for a laptop.

    What is the exact message that you get when it crashes?
     
  3. JoeNukem61201

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    Yup that is the model number. When the driver crashs the bubble pops up on the bottom right corner saying "The Nvidia driver has crashed and was saftly recovered.)
     
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    I never had a mobile nvidia solution so I can't give any specific advice. You might want to boot in safe mode, remove graphics driver there, and reboot.
     

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