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I'm having problems with my laptop. Any help?

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Hey guys,

So I've had my Gateway FX P-7805u for quite a while now, and I upgraded to windows 7 not too long ago and have been having problems ever since. For some reason, whenever I'm watching videos (youtube, netflix, windows media, and other forms of video playback) my GPU seems to crash. Sometimes the screen will freeze for a bit and nvidia will notify me that my GPU has crashed and has repaired itself. Other times it will crash completely (everything freezes) and I will have to hard shut-off my laptop.

I have the most recent driver downloaded directly from nvidias website. And I don't think it could be a hardware problem since this all starting right after I upgraded to windows 7.

Now here's the really confusing thing: it plays games just fine. It only crashing when watching videos.

So, does anyone know what's wrong?


The specs on the P-7805u are:

Processor: 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Memory: 4GB, 1066MHz DDR2
Hard drive: 320GB 7,200rpm
Chipset Mobile Intel: PM45 Express Chipset
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 9800M GTS
post #2 of 5
Have you tried an older driver?
post #3 of 5
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Originally Posted by lemans81 View Post

Have you tried an older driver?

Na huh. Where would I get an older driver version and which version would I even choose?
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Originally Posted by wompwomp View Post

Na huh. Where would I get an older driver version and which version would I even choose?

Try going to your laptop manufacturer's website or product forum and obtain the driverset from there. Most manufactuter's maintain a database of all the drivers in case a customer loses the driver CD which happens like.. 99.9% of the time. redface.gif
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500 GB 5400 RPM Hitachi Windows 8.1 13.3" IPS 1920x1080p Full Backlit Keyboard 
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Microsoft Mouse 4000 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
AMD A8-3520M X4 with Radeon HD Graphics AMD Radeon HD 7450M AMD Radeon HD 6620G Samsung 2+4 GB RAM 
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Toshiba MK6475GSX ATA Windows 7 Enterprise 
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Installed an older driver and the problem still persist. Gahhh
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