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Odd video artifacts Dell E1705 geforce go 7800


mtnlion

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Hello all,

I have a Dell E1705 that I upgraded a couple years ago from the ATI to an Nvidia Geforce Go7800. Recently, I have started to get video artifacts spaced evenly across the top of the screen. I am sure this is hardware as it happens in Linux or XP. The easiest way to describe them is:

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The number and size of these varies by screen resolution and they occur on the internal display or an external monitor. What are these and is there something I can do about it? Is this card about to die horribly?? It seems to function fine but they are annoying as hell. Any suggestions or advice is greatly appreciated!

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Is this card about to die horribly??

i think so too,buy a replacement card.

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you can always downclock the card see if the problem will go away, if it does, then you can flash the new clock speed in BIOS

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Underclocking did no good, besides, I think Dell underclocks this card anyways.

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It's a dell, it's not MXM, it's modules! So ebay is the only way to go for a replacement. You can get a 7900GS, 7900GTX or 7950GTX.

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Well damn.. thanks for the replies. If it dies before I get a new one, I guess I can go back to the ATI X1400 until I get a new nv.. :)

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Dell 7900 series are horribly expensive now. I know there are people who might be able to fix it for about 100 USD.

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Yea, they are hard to find, especially at the moment, a 7900GS i got for cheap... My 7900GTX was double the price. Still got my old x1400, but it is no comparrision to the 7900's.

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I know there are people who might be able to fix it for about 100 USD.

Where?? Please!

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Where?? Please!

yes where!! i could get my old one repaired and sell it on ebay and make some cash back!

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I thought some Dell's uses MXM too, or is it just XPS and Alienware?

Just alienware from my knowledge.

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yes where!! i could get my old one repaired and sell it on ebay and make some cash back!

You could try: http://www.laptopservice.com/ or http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LAPTOP-REPAIR-BUSINE...%3A1|240%3A1318

I know there used to be specialised sites for GPU repairs, but that was a couple of month ago. Just search around.

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