View Full Version : ATTENTION! for those of you with SHUTDOWN issues, g73 nvidia 460m

05-03-2012, 04:15 PM
ive read about this fix in another thread, this issue with with shutdowns has been a thorn in my side for about 6 moths now and finally there is a new beta driver from nvidia http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/notebook-win7-winvista-64bit-301.24-beta-driver-uk.html
that have made my g73sw alot more stable, infact it shut down every time i tried play caspian border in battlefield 3 within 1-60 min of play, now it has not shut down in about 4,5 hours of playtime.
ok its not the longest test period to put out a solid promise of fix but so far for me it has worked.

1. download http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/notebook-win7-winvista-64bit-301.24-beta-driver-uk.html
2. turn ON FXAA (even if u dont use antialiasing) and turn of all traditional antialiasing in teh game you are playing.

that did it for me even if i dont use Antialiasing in games.

the cause of the shutdown problem seems to be a safe mechanism in the gpu card that limits the power that goes into the gpu itself, then its thougth that the gpu sends a shutdown signal to the motherboard.
read the info on the new driver, its amongst other thing says that the FXAA technology inluded in this driver is 60 % faster than other AA and therefore consumes less energy.

this explination is the one many of educated people belive to be the problem with the 460m gpu, but its just a educated guess, anyway, it seem to work for me even with OC now;) wich it absolutly did NOT before!

try it! those of you suffering from this shutdown issue!