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Hi everyone!

I have recently started experiencing big problems with my nVidia card.

First started a few days ago when a game suddenly crashed with mostly yellow/green hue dots, totally froze. Then it was ok for a few hours and suddenly the number of crashes started to increase, but this time on any application and just about anytime.

The errors I received were from NMI Parity Check error - System hardware failure, Blue vertical lines/dots on startup, hardly used to get to xp, and now only safe mode works with the drivers installed.

I updated to latest drivers and nothing changed. Formatted laptop to remove everything to start from scratch and same problem occurs.

Is it right for me to believe the card is dying/dead?

As soon as I uninstall the drivers the laptop ran fine albeit the vertical lines still being there at reboot. I am typing from the problem laptop at the moment.

Any advice/help is very much appreciated! :)

I tried opening the laptop but finding it extremely tough after removing all the screws! really wanted to see if a cleanup (hoping) would do something.

Thanks

Technical Info

Samsung X65 - Model SX65S

2GB Ram

Core2Duo CPU T7500 @ 2.2Ghz

GeForce 8600M GS

Directx 9.0c

1680 x 1050 Native Resolution

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Hi everyone!

I have recently started experiencing big problems with my nVidia card.

First started a few days ago when a game suddenly crashed with mostly yellow/green hue dots, totally froze. Then it was ok for a few hours and suddenly the number of crashes started to increase, but this time on any application and just about anytime.

The errors I received were from NMI Parity Check error - System hardware failure, Blue vertical lines/dots on startup, hardly used to get to xp, and now only safe mode works with the drivers installed.

I updated to latest drivers and nothing changed. Formatted laptop to remove everything to start from scratch and same problem occurs.

Is it right for me to believe the card is dying/dead?

As soon as I uninstall the drivers the laptop ran fine albeit the vertical lines still being there at reboot. I am typing from the problem laptop at the moment.

Any advice/help is very much appreciated! :)

I tried opening the laptop but finding it extremely tough after removing all the screws! really wanted to see if a cleanup (hoping) would do something.

Thanks

Technical Info

Samsung X65 - Model SX65S

2GB Ram

Core2Duo CPU T7500 @ 2.2Ghz

GeForce 8600M GS

Directx 9.0c

1680 x 1050 Native Resolution

Hello , you overlocking yours graphic card ??? And what driver you used ???

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If the VGA screen at bootup is corrupted, it's highly probable a hardware fault.

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Hi!

It's not overclocked and the driver being used was 169 version i think. It happened then i decided to upgrade to 179.28_notebook_winxp_32bit_beta and didn't change anything. Also tried the driver from the software CD provided by samsung

Zipper:

Yes it has vertical lines when it boots so it seems to be the case :)

my second question would be, how likely is the graphic card embedded with the mother board? so i wouldnt just be able to plug a new one in? (provided i can even open it in the first place)

its been 13 months since i last bought it and the warrant was only for 12 :-/ should have extended it really but too late now :X

Thanks

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thanks zipper i'll have a look around

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