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Faulty Laptop Video Card

Q: Faulty Laptop Video Card

I have an old XPS Gen laptop with a Go Ultra video card that is failing with memory errors The card needs to be replaced because it either shows a black screen or lots of artifacts when I boot up into Windows The system will display fine when I boot to safe mode Laptop Video Faulty Card This means that it must be able to support some low Faulty Laptop Video Card level activity Faulty Laptop Video Card OK To get the laptop usable I ve disabled the video card and I can now use it as a word processor browser etc However it is very slow to refresh the screen in this mode I think I need to change the refresh rate Is there any simple driver that I can use for this If I re-enable the device it straight away starts to load the NVidia drivers when I restart and I can t stop it As I recall it used to be possible to use a different driver but I don t know how this is done Any help would be great Thanks nbsp

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A: Faulty Laptop Video Card

The low level functions of the video card use a vga vesa driver
that does not activate the hardware accelleration.
The problems you ar e having when the driver loads indicates
bad hardware and not a driver problem.
Being as it is a 6800 go card,it is probably replacable.
It would need to be replaced with the exact same type of card,
but not necessarily the same model.
If you want to try a newer driver,you would need to uninstall the old
one from start/control panel/add remove programs.
Download a driver here.
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A:Does this look like a faulty video card?

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A:Faulty Slave HD, Ram, Video card?

please check your cpu temp and post it. your cpu seems to be overheating when playing games.
if you are comfortable opening your computer, check your cpu fan if it is seated properly.
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A:Is my video card faulty, or it something else? (game crashes)

the graphics/pictures in games become distorted (kinda like artifacts on defected GPU)

This is a clear sign of a defective GPU
RMA it
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A:Computer shuts down almost immediately after its turned on - Faulty Video Card?

Have you connected the additional power supply connector to both cards. If the new card won't run by itself, the card is bad... Simple
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A:Can you change a laptop video card/graphic card?

Unless the laptop has onboard graphics, there is no reason why the card can't be changed.

Of course, I am not very knowledgeable with GFX cards, so I can't necessarily tell whether is has onboard graphics or not.
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A:Faulty Video

If possible check you cpu tempature... see wheather that is cause by CPU ... because for your system .... seems the video Decoding is handle by the CPU... and old P4 3.2Ghz is very hot.... may over 60 degree....
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A:Laptop Video Card

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A:where can i get a video card for my laptop?

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A:Laptop video card

In a way, yes, they are the same....

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A:Laptop Video Card

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A:laptop having two different video card

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A:laptop video card

Can anyone help me with changing a laptop video card?

you're probably not going to get an answer to that question as you've worded it,
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A:laptop video card

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A:laptop without video card

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A:help with my laptop video card...

Is it possible?Click to expand...

the answer, in a word, is: no
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A:Laptop Video Card

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A:Laptop Video Card

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A:What video card will work on my laptop?

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A:laptop video card upgrade

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A:Upgrading video card in HP laptop?

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A:Changing Laptop Video Card?

Most likely it won't be upgradable, as laptop graphics are currently proprietary and usually not upgradable.

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Hello cgcomeaux,
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well, the GMA doesnt have the balls for any gaming except the occasional game of GTA, unfortunately alot of laptops arent upgradable in the video aspects.

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Sounds like you are looking in Device Manager
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A:Is it possible to upgrade a video card on a laptop?

I've already posted this on the portable forum, but i've gotten no replies so i figured i'd try here.

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A:Laptop Video Card Upgrade Help

Its a notebook. Not a gaming desktop computer.

There is no video card you can buy and stick in it.

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A:Laptop video card upgrade help.

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A:Laptop Video Card Upgradability

But the problem is, just where would you "put in an external graphics card" on a laptop.

Consider the relative sizes, and you will see why "integrated graphics" is very common (probably essential) to keep the size and power use down (getting rid of the heat is yet another issue).

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A:Can I put a cheap video card in my laptop?

All that info. And you didn't say what computer you have.
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A:Laptop Video Card Issues

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Buen Dia! I was wondering if you've tried updating the drivers of that card?

I believe you can find the drivers at:
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nayr65 said:

I just bought a brand new Sony Vaio PCG-K47 laptop. Like an *****, i wasn't paying attention to the graphics card. It is only has 64 MB of video memory. Needless to say it sucks ***. I'm looking to either upgrade the hardware, or find a software solution somehow to "share" my system memory. I have 1 GB of RAM, so thats not an issue. The only hardware option I might have is either USB or a PCMCIA Cardbus Slot type II/I. My graphics card is integrated on my motherboard, so I am all out of ideas. Please help?Click to expand...

Since it's integrated you can't turn it off so your most likely to be stuck with it. Unless you whant to spend alot of money and change the mothderboard to pci. :wave: :wave:

Good luck,

Sebastian :wave: :wave: :darth:
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What laptop do you have ?