HockeyPhool Posted October 14, 2006 Report Share Posted October 14, 2006 I am still having video problems with my Inspiron 8200. After video memory diagnostics failed originally, I purchased a 64MB GeForce 440 Go to replace the 32MB card that seemed to be failing. When I replaced the card today, it seemed to be working fine at first. I downloaded and installed the 84.21 drivers as recommended. I decided to run NERD to gather information about the system and left it to run by itself. When I returned this afternoon my laptop had rebooted itself and the video was displaying problems similar to what I was experiencing before - basically video "noise" in various parts of the display. This occurs whether I'm viewing on the LCD display or an external monitor. I re-ran Dell diagnostics, and the new card is also failing video memory tests. From the results, it seems that several of the high-order bits are stuck on. I took the card out of the system and inspected the connector on the card and the socket on the system board. I saw what looked like a bit of debris in the socket, so I blew it clean and reseated the card. However, it still fails video memory diagnostics. Luckily the system will boot in safe mode with no problems (unlike the earlier failure). I'd really like to find a way to narrow down this problem. The fact that a second video card is failing the memory diags makes me think the system board is the problem, but it could also be true that the replacement video card is faulty. The only diagnostics I have available are the Dell diags that came with my laptop. Are there better or newer diags I can download and run to find the fault? Or am I left to buy a new system board and see if that resolves the problem? I'll attach the NERD logfile to provide further information. advTHANKSance for any assistance! Scott LaptopVideo2Go_LogFile.txt LaptopVideo2Go_RegInfo.txt Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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