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Was playing NBA 2K11 like always on my lappy, because I sold my sigrig and bought an Xbox 360.(dont flame)

All of a sudden textures went mad and the laptop locked down. Thought the GPU was dead at first because the picture persisted but I couldn't interact. I tried restarting the system but I could only hear the fans running like mad with no screen. Then I thought that it was overheating and took it out to the balcony. Just a reminder, I always have my lappy on, around 7/24 to download movies and stuff. After around half an hour I took the lappy back in and it booted up nicely. Tried opening NBA 2K11 again, 2nd quarter and the same thing! This time I took the back cover out and cleaned the fan and the mobo, then I cleaned the holes of the cover I took out to make sure there was air ventilation. This time I only opened NBA 2K11 to check the temps out, and I was absolutely SHOCKED, Real Temp showed 75C when I was just at the menu!

I have closed every single app from the task manager a bit ago, and real temp still shows 65C. I am a complete novice on laptops, is this temperature normal? I'm thinking about buying a laptop stand with built-in fans if the problem persists.
The GPU was recognized before. I opened up the back of the laptop, cleaned the case and then removed the GPU to see the silicon-like paste. Turns out the paste was in really bad shape. Bought some paste and applied it. Everything is okay EXCEPT there are vertical yellow lines all over my screen and my GPU card is not recognized. I tried removing it and plugging it again. It didn't work out and the card is still not recognized. The yellow lines are NOT a driver issue, I have it in the bootscreen aswell.. I fear that I damaged the GPU.. I really wish I can't plug the GPU correct but I've checked multiple times.

Please help, I really don't have the budget to afford a new PC right now!
Edited by aryuautku - 4/29/11 at 9:46am
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I'm trying REALLY hard not to flame you, but I guess I can handle myself. Yeah your gpu is pretty much done for. Is it NVIDIA gpu?
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Yeah, 8600M GS.
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Yeah, 8600M GS.
Maybe it's still one of those GPU's that were badly soldered to the motherboard. You could always bake it, though I would only do it as a last resort. Have you tried reinstalling drivers. Maybe during instalation when it looks for the gpu it may find it.
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I was able to resoldier a GPU for my desktop once in the oven after watching a youtube tutorial, i don't know if that would work w/ a laptop gpu, maybe someone w/ more experience can guide you there.
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yeah ive had a laptop GPU fail. SOME of them can be replaced tho. depends. try and open her up, take the heatsink off. maybe you can replace the gpu. if not id just save up and get a AMD fusion
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If you have nothing to lose and you are desperate, bake it. Plenty of tutorials out there.
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I guess I wasn't clear enough, the GPU is a MXM type gpu;



I took it out and I applied thermal paste to the GPU, not the CPU. It's gonna be a pain in my arse to find a GPU and even afford THAT, I'm on a real tight budget.

This is so lame!
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Dude bake it, its probably a micro-crack in the solder. There isn't much you can do. Applying new TIM won't make a difference because the problem is UNDER the chip.
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Yeah thanks, I'll bake it when there is nobody in the house. Don't want my parents to blame me out of nothing.
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