View Full Version : G73SW - XA1 2 Major problems

07-28-2011, 05:33 PM
First one: The problem occurs randomly and I can see this problem while playing world of warcraft on ultra settings after an half hour. Whenever it starts, frame per second goes to 1 and it almost becomes impossible to get to desktop back. All graphics get strange and I will link two screenshots that I took while the problem happened. And then nvidia driver gives an error like it is closed and recovered succesfully. At this point I cannot return back to game and if I do fps becomes 1 again and after a while like 10 seconds, screen goes black and gets back and gives the same error:driver is closed and recovered succesfully. After this problem happens, I cannot watch any video on browsers and if I do those strange random blue and pink pixels occurs on screen, even there becomes some lines on the screen. In order to get rid of this problem, I have to close my laptop for a while and then start it again. I found the same problem on web for other guys who uses this laptop or a similiar serie. I would appriciate if you know why this problem occurs.
Here 3 screenshoot I took from games while this problem occured:
//World of Warcraft Cataclysm the main menu
//Heroes of newerth the main menu

Second problem: This problem started to occur 2 days ago and I guess the problem is a cable. Screen instantly gets many red pixels, especially the places where dark colors are. Whenever I take a screenshoot' I cannot see those red pixels. If I put something small under the laptop at right side, screen gets normal or whenever I push the right side of screen with my hand to left, it gets normal. After I reset the computer, everything gets normal, Its kinda complicated.
Here is a photo that I took with camera:
As you can see there are strange red pixels where dark colors should be among trees.

If you know the fix of those problems , I would be glad. Otherwise I will send this laptop back :(

07-28-2011, 08:05 PM
The artifacting and FPS issue sounds like the GPU is overheating. Try running GPU-Z and see what the temps are for your video card.

07-29-2011, 06:53 AM
Thanks for the reply, I will check the temperatures where the problem begins. However, the artifact problem occurs randomly, it was occurring much more 1-2 weeks ago, but haven't occurred for like a week now.

07-29-2011, 08:25 AM
It stays stable at 68-72 degrees while playing world of warcraft 1080p ultra settings,so can it be a heat problem?

07-29-2011, 08:07 PM
It could still be a heat problem with the CPU since the cooling systems are separate but the artifacting pointed me to the GPU. Try using Speccy from Piriform. It's free and gives you a good bit of general information about your PC.

08-01-2011, 03:13 AM
Same problem as I am having. My G73Sw will not even boot up to the BIOS.
I have to send it for a 1 to 1 exchange only after 4 days.

If you are experiencing this, I think its just a matter of time before it will not even boot up...
( Mine don't even reach 60 before it will crash... I see red lines only when I as able to exit to desktop )

See if this si the same problem as what you are having

08-01-2011, 05:15 PM
nope mine is kinda different, it really freezes and it is about heat I guess but when I check the heat everything seems alright. If u r talknig about my second problem it is not as well because probably it is a cable problem inside the laptop, when I push the screen from a side, the problem goes away.