Okay, so I purchased my laptop over a year ago and it shipped with a ton of issues. I had the GSOD, the speaker static, you name it.
So a year later and I've done pretty much everything I can to fix it up, I'm running BIOS 213, vBIOS 93 (Chastity's custom ones for OverDrive) CCC 11.8 (11.12 caused some issues for me) and I've cleaned up the speaker static problem.
However, there are a few games that continue to disable my video card and cause it to reset itself. Shank and Battlefield 3 both come to mind, opposite ends of the spectrum.
I have overclocked and underclocked my card to no effect, the issue persists, so I keep a steady 800Mhz/1100Mhz clock speed, as I've heard that is stable.
I have upgraded my PSU to a larger wattage, as with the stock PSU I experienced lockups and BSODs.
I have not had any overheating problems since I flashed my vBIOS to 93, especially as I've been cleaning out my laptop regularly.
My current issues are the aforementioned GPU reset issue, as it has rendered Battlefield 3 and Shank both unplayable, and several other games (Lego Star Wars, Quake III Arena) gambles per each restart.
In addition, but not as urgent, certain outlets in my house cause my GPU to just freeze and lock up, may be some kind of short. I know the wiring in my house, and it is independent of how many devices are on a particular circuit, as it stands I have an extension cord running halfway through my house to a circuit I know works without issue.
I've been a long time lurker as I tried my fixes, and I hear Chastity is off for some kind of retraining, but can anyone help resolve this issue? I'm at a loss, I feel like I have done everything I possibly can.
Windows 7 64 bit (Home Premium)
Intel Core-i7 Q720
Mobility Radeon HD 5870 (CCC 11.8, vBIOS 93 OD2)
6 GB RAM