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My current laptop has a 560m graphics card, and the driver for it crashes constantly when the laptop is plugged in. The laptop also won't start when plugged in, right before the log in screen the screen just turns black.

Other symtoms include freezing of screen while plugged in, screen turning pink while plugged in, and windows kernel driver has recovered errors. The funny part is, none of this happens while not plugged in.

I have tried almost all different drivers as well as turning off adaptive power settings.

If anyone has any ideas that would be aweeeesome!
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Sounds like the card could be on it's way out. When you are on battery the computer automatically throttles the card to conserve power, once you plug in it is free game. You could try running msi afterburner and lowering the clocks while on battery and then plug in to see if that works.
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Sounds like the card could be on it's way out. When you are on battery the computer automatically throttles the card to conserve power, once you plug in it is free game. You could try running msi afterburner and lowering the clocks while on battery and then plug in to see if that works.

Kinda defeats the purpose of having a GPU though, if you have to underclock it to get it to work properly. tongue.gif

I agree that the GPU sounds like it's on the way out. How old is the machine in question and what model is it? The 560M isn't THAT old by any means... my 6970M is older by a fair margin. o-O
     
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Try creating a new partition on your hard drive and putting a fresh install of Windows on it and then see if you still get the problem. If you do, then as the other two have said, your GPU is probably dieing, or something else on the motherboard is going. Also, what about when the battery is out? If it is plugged in without the battery, do the problems still persist? An issue like this could be lots of things, to be honest!
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