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I seem to have a bit of a problem with my laptop's GPU.

It isn't stable out of the box. Full blow artifacts are a common thing.
I never overclocked it. (I can't)
I've been using this laptop for over a year now and I noticed it the first time about... 2 months ago.

It's pretty much like... this. Funny thing is. ATI Tool doesn't seem to see these things as errors.



So, can I do anything about this ? Or am I scrwd ?

Thx in advance.

Edited by Xenthos - 10/6/11 at 2:00am
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I used Afterburner to backoff on core and mem clocks.

Seems to have fixed the problem. Although this isn't a proper fix and it's not supposed to happen, but... what can you do.
post #3 of 9
The gpu is probably shot. Hardware failure. Gotta get new parts or send it in for repair.
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What are your temps like?
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What are your temps like?
85°C at the absolute max.

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The gpu is probably shot. Hardware failure. Gotta get new parts or send it in for repair.
Hm, the thing is, it's a laptop and I need it for school, so no can do. The fact that it can run games at a lower clock speed perfectly should indicate that it's still alive. It's just that at normal clock speeds it artifacts.
Edited by Xenthos - 10/6/11 at 10:39am
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Looks like its dead.
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What GPU?
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ATI Mobility radeon 540v which is 4300/4500

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Looks like its dead.
As said before, it can't be dead. When I lower the mem clock and core clock a lil it works perfectly. It just refuses to work without artifacts as is, at stock speeds. Factory settings.
Edited by Xenthos - 10/6/11 at 12:44pm
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I know this is a week old but nobody has recommended this theory yet. Maybe It is slowly degrading. If its still covered under warranty send it in for repairs!
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