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Oh great. Did nvidia issue a recall or anything? Seems like there's plenty of users here with the same laptop saying theirs is fine, so I'm wondering if it's hit or miss if this chip is problematic.
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I have wanted this laptop for about a year now... simply amazing, my dream laptop... I might just get it someday... after I upgrade my computer cooling, and build an HTPC (already planned one out with Intel Atom 330 - Dual core for like 600ish with 1TB HDD )
     
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Oh great. Did nvidia issue a recall or anything? Seems like there's plenty of users here with the same laptop saying theirs is fine, so I'm wondering if it's hit or miss if this chip is problematic.
It is hit or miss. Some people have terrible heat issues right away...others find the graphics start to fail after a period of time. Other people have no issues.

Mine runs hot but it works.

Not sure about the recall status of the product. Nvidia was blaming it on the sub contractors assembling their chips into products and said that part of the reason for the failures was the way the end user used the product???? Apparently heat cycles are related to the destruction of the substrate that is used when the chips are bonded to the boards.
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what type of blu-ray drive and how much did it cost? info please
I got a Panasonic U-210 I believe... Works like a charm and is sooooooooooooooooooooooooo much more quieter reading normal discs

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Oh great. Did nvidia issue a recall or anything? Seems like there's plenty of users here with the same laptop saying theirs is fine, so I'm wondering if it's hit or miss if this chip is problematic.
It might be that your cooling isn't making good contact on your GPU. A last resort for you can be to open it up and see if it's connected correctly and the heatpad is seated correctly.

BTW... is your gpu fan spinning?
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Some OEM's such as DeLL and HP I believe (could be others I just don't know) released BIOS updates and extended warranty on the cards. And while the most famous flawed seems to be the 8600m GT all 8XXX and even some 9XXX were affected. The 8600m GT on the DeLL Vostro was not included but the 8600m GT on the XPS was. I know one is DDR2 and the other is GDDR3.

Nvidia and the OEM's were late to acknowledge. The information on the extent of this issue is not available. For example DeLL has a good idea of their failure rate but are not sharing.

As Cyber said it is the heat cycle that is responsible for the malfunction. It has been a long time since I read on this and even then information was not easily available. So from memory this is the gist as I remember, in other words I could be wrong. Just as Cyber said it is the bonding of two incompatible materials (different expansion/contraction). After repeated cycles under certain conditions/temps I believe breaks the weld/solder/bond. This causes erratic behavior and overheating ultimately worst case scenario frying the card.

Paul if you really want to know more just ask I will try and find some of the articles I read. That said I have been active online with notebooks for about 2 years. I spent too much time on NBR and I don't recall being anywhere near the issue with yours vs the XPS and some HP's. That said basically all GPU's and for that matter any component have a failure rate. Those cards are just above what is acceptable. What does that mean for you? The bad you might have this issue. The good, you likely if replaced will be good.

I wish you the best on that beast!
    
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Thank you for the very enlightening information. I haven't opened up the case...I always work on my desktop but laptops scare me. Maybe I have nothing to lose at this point so I should open it up anyway. I'm assuming that the techs have already checked something like that to make sure fans were working. The CPU fan seems to be working...when I ran Orthos I could hear it kick on.

I'll let you all know if gateway screws me and I'll be on People's Court so you can all watch!
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Thank you for the very enlightening information. I haven't opened up the case...I always work on my desktop but laptops scare me. Maybe I have nothing to lose at this point so I should open it up anyway. I'm assuming that the techs have already checked something like that to make sure fans were working. The CPU fan seems to be working...when I ran Orthos I could hear it kick on.

I'll let you all know if gateway screws me and I'll be on People's Court so you can all watch!
Make sure the gpu fan is running though... my cpu fan is off most off the time but my gpu fan is almost always on. Good luck with whatever you decide on doing
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Anyone know why when I install the newer drivers for the 8800GTS the temp field in Everest Ult. is blank? I have tired a few different drivers and its the same thing. I have not tried the latest one posted in OP.

It almost seems that the Latest Gateway drivers have are written for this notebook and has things it the regular ones dont.
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Posting via mine, just got it like 20 minutes ago, how do I test to see if mine's one of the faulty ones?
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Posting via mine, just got it like 20 minutes ago, how do I test to see if mine's one of the faulty ones?

I think its hit or miss. Im not sure if there is a fool proof way to test and say, " This is one of the bad ones".
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