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Heavy graphic issue after formating my laptop.

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Hi guyz,

first post & newest on this forum, but I really need your help, I encounter an issue with my GPU.

I bought a Dell XPS m1710 in 2007 with Vista 32bits basically installed. When Windows 7 was release I immediately update (not formated) Windows Vista to Seven, an never formated until Tuesday 15th February 2011. I found my laptop was laggy, tons of useless files, useless programs etc...so I decide to format it. And the problems begins...

On first try I decided to install Windows XP SP3 to gain some performance. I reinstall drivers etc... Everything was fine until I played a game, StarCraft 2. I notice that my laptop freeze, black screen, go back to desktop, go back to the game, un-freeze, and textures was flashy/strange. Have this trouble 3-4 times, impossible to play. With Aion I experiment same freeze/unfreeze loop, no flashy, but in-game textures were bugged and clip.

I thought Windows XP was too old, so i decided to re-formated (twice in a day now -_-) and make a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate. I update all my driver again, with original Dell 7950 GTX drivers and update to more recent via .inf Laptopvideo2go's modded files. re-install Aion and SC2. And again same problems :willy_nilly: Freeze/Un-freeze loop, flashy texture, in SC2, clipping texture in Aion, and finally crash by a beautiful nvldmmkm.sys BSoD several time. I googled some infos and find a possible solution. There is a know issue about old version of nvldmmkm.sys file not update. And old version of this file enter in conflict with new driver files. I find a tuto to fix it, but again same problems.

I finally thing it was maybe Windows again, do I decided to re-install windows Vista, install SP1&SP2 pack, and finally update to Seven. (like precedent working configuration). Re-install (AGAIN) all drivers yhen Aion & SC2. Have the same freezing,un-freeze, black screen, "desktop come back" and clipping problems and finally BsoD... again.... God damned

I found a post about an other possible solution, underclocking GPU. I downloaded Julanu's video bios, and finally underclock my GPU with Riva. Seem to temporally fix the problem, but all game are un-playable due to lack of Clock.

So here my request:

If anybody know something about my problem, and have an idea to fix it, without underclock my GPU witch become useless for playing... I NEVER have this kind of problems on my first installation, (those ******* bugs appear sine I formated my PC)with all games and all programs installed on it.

I took some picture from SC2 main menu where you can see the flashy texture. I also uploaded a DxDiag files, and files from the latest nvldmmkm.sys crash (see attachments files below). Hope you'll be able to help me =)








Cheers! Sorry for my crappy english

Edited by Nikita749 - 2/18/11 at 11:20pm
post #2 of 4
Try installing the latest ForceWare drivers from NVIDIA if you haven't already. Funny how GPU-Z can't read the shader clocks..

Has the laptop also go sufficient cooling/ventilation? It could be the GPU getting way too hot under stress
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Hi, and welcome to OCN.net

If i understand correctly:

1)bought laptop w/ vista 32bit
2)attempted to upgrade from vista 32bit to windows 7
3) went back to XP ?
4) clean install win 7?

Info: nVidia Driver Cleaning Guide

This person's M1710 video question was solved on Toms hardware

People on Dell's forum having overheating issues w/ the M1710 + windows7




According to this page , your laptop is not officially supported by windows 7.

It's a video driver issue. I had a similar problem with a Dell 700M. Tried to install windows7 on it and there were no supported drivers, maximum resolution was at 800x600. I had to use a workaround modified driver with missing features.

In the end, i decided to go back to Vista and everything works fine. It wasnt worth all the trouble. Good luck
    
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Crucial M4 512gb SSD, 2x2TB green 2x Asus 24x sata dvdrw Windows7 64 ultimate dual 24" Dell 2407wfp 1920x1200 
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Originally Posted by cozmo5050 View Post
Hi, and welcome to OCN.net

If i understand correctly:

1)bought laptop w/ vista 32bit
2)attempted to upgrade from vista 32bit to windows 7
3) went back to XP ?
4) clean install win 7?

Info: nVidia Driver Cleaning Guide

This person's M1710 video question was solved on Toms hardware

People on Dell's forum having overheating issues w/ the M1710 + windows7




According to this page , your laptop is not officially supported by windows 7.

It's a video driver issue. I had a similar problem with a Dell 700M. Tried to install windows7 on it and there were no supported drivers, maximum resolution was at 800x600. I had to use a workaround modified driver with missing features.

In the end, i decided to go back to Vista and everything works fine. It wasnt worth all the trouble. Good luck
Thanks for your help =).

In fact before I format my laptop I've ever upgrade to 7 without any problems. GPU correctly detected with custom driver from laptopvideo2go.

Problem appear when I formated and attempt to reinstall.

I think I finally find the problem. It's about the frequency of my GPU. It appear that since I have formated, GPU doesn't switch frequency mod. (2D, lower 3D, performance 3D) and then games are launch with low GPU frequency (100MHz/100MHz). When I use ATItools to load a custom frequency profile, and after launch the game, it works like charme =).
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