Groups

    Graphics driver on laptop

    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?

    4 Comments

    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

    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.

    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

    maddogb;3509541

    might be worth mentioning there was a major uproar about a lot of these … 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 affecteddo 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
    Post a comment
    Avatar
    @
      Text
      Top Discussions
      1. Sad news about Barcelona2398
      2. How dangerous is Donald trump?2296
      3. Any PS4 News Here29213613
      4. What do you feel like whinging about today?1917257

      See more discussions