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Graphics driver on laptop

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8y, 2w agoPosted 8 years, 2 weeks ago
I have a Samsung R70 laptop (2 years old) which has an NVidia 8400 GS graphics card. It's been giving me problems over the past few days for the first time. A message keeps coming up saying the driver has stopped working and the screen goes a funky colour. Sometimes it recovers and sometimes the screen goes blank and I have to reboot.

Checked online and no newer version available of driver than the one I currently have.

How can I sort this if at all?
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8y, 2w agoPosted 8 years, 2 weeks ago
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#1
Whats the graphics driver version you have? Two years is a long time, nVidia release new drivers every month or so.

Check the nVidia site for the latest drivers (currently 178.24) or follow the link below for your OS:
Vista 32bit
Vista 64bit
XP 32bit
#2
Have you updated the driver recently? If so you can roll it back to the previous one. If not, try a System Restore. Hopefully this will solve the issue.
#3
might be worth mentioning there was a major uproar about a lot of these having faults recently, infact most of the nvidia mobiles gpus were affected
do a backup of essential data, perform a re-install/factory restore and use original drivers then check with samsung if prob continues
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maddogb;3509541
might be worth mentioning there was a major uproar about a lot of these having faults recently, infact most of the nvidia mobiles gpus were affected
do a backup of essential data, perform a re-install/factory restore and use original drivers then check with samsung if prob continues


That's exactly what I was thinking - the 8400m GS cards were one of the main ones affected by the manufacturing defects and the symptoms described here sound exactly like a defective graphics card.

John

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