View Full Version : G73JW Random Shutoffs

02-16-2011, 11:11 AM
I heard about getting GSOD on the JH version, but is this common on the nvidia model?

happened when playing dawn of war and starcraft... just turns off without warning
had the laptop for just over a week.

Temps are fine, CPU under 70deg and GPU 63deg

i was using latest WHQL nvidia drivers...

I heard somewhere the sidebar gadgets can cause this??

I'm using bios 203

anyone else have this?

02-16-2011, 11:33 AM
btw i use these gadgets

could these cause it?

02-17-2011, 12:11 PM
i turned off the gadgets and used the official nvidia ROG mobile driver... not the latest WHQL driver
so i played starcraft for like 5 hours... no shut offs...
i also ran the GPU fur benchmark for 30 min on max...
temp went to 73 deg (gpu) no shut offs

so i'm thinking it's the nvidia driver?? but it was the official one from the site..
any thoughts?

02-17-2011, 08:21 PM
Driver may just needed to be reinstalled. It happens when there is legacy junk.

02-18-2011, 05:44 PM
yea maybe..
but weird think was...
when it did a random shut off
i turned it on.. and it shut off straight away...
had to wait.. then turn it on

that in mind.. it hasn't happened since i changed drives...
been trashing the cpu / gpu.. no probs