View Full Version : Help with my G73SW and video

11-06-2011, 12:31 AM
I bought my asus to play games. Tired of the desktop upgrade hell of constantly having to find compatible parts to get this x% increase to play game y. I have had an Asus G5x series in the past, liked it alot, so I went with the G73SW.

Primary issue I seem to keep running into. It started with the SWTOR beta. I needed to upgrade my nvidia drivers to support the game, and then started experiencing severe video artifacts when I started any 3D rendering game (no I don't mean sunglass 3d). Finally I found a new Nvidia driver that allowed me to play the beta, and not have constant video crashes (I get the "Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered." error).

Now I've installed BF3, and after 1 wonderful night of gaming (the laptop ran flawlessly) I'm unable to play the game as I'm getting the same errors again. I can't roll back to the driver that I was using previously, as BF3 doesn't support it. I've tried 285.62, 285.64, and 285.69 that I've gotten from links on this site to no effect. I still either A, get BF3 straight crashing on loadup, or B the driver stopping and restarting, which of course crashes the game on me as well. I'm running a fairly vanilla system, I've run all the updates short of a BIOS update that I can at this time, and am getting extremely upset with these problems. Please help before I turn this laptop into flotation device!

It's the Best Buy version without BluRay, with 750GB HD (so no SSD). Running Windows 7 (64bit) with SP1. Let me know what other information you will need, I'll get it:

System Information
Time of this report: 11/5/2011, 18:28:50
Machine name: F22
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
System Model: G73Sw
BIOS: BIOS Date: 02/10/11 21:37:36 Ver: 04.06.03
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8170MB RAM
Page File: 3102MB used, 13234MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 64bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce GTX 460M
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DD1&SUBSYS_20481043&REV_A1
Display Memory: 4065 MB
Dedicated Memory: 993 MB
Shared Memory: 3071 MB
Current Mode: 1600 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: unknown
Monitor Id: AUO139E
Native Mode: 1600 x 900(p) (59.653Hz)
Output Type: Internal
Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,n vwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver File Version: 8.17.0012.8564 (English)
Driver Version:
DDI Version: 11
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 11/5/2011 13:03:02, 15695168 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp:
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4E91-11CF-8752-44001FC2C535}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x0DD1
SubSys ID: 0x20481043
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Driver Strong Name: oem32.inf:NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1:Section0 84:\ven_10de&dev_0dd1&subsys_20481043
Rank Of Driver: 00E60001

11-06-2011, 11:31 AM
Wow, that's a lot of info!

When you get these artifacts is your gpu running hot? Install hwinfo64, if you don't already have it, and tell us your gpu temps when this happens.

11-06-2011, 10:46 PM
no, it immediately artifacts. as soon as the 3d games start.

I ended accidently setting the compatibility to Windows 7, and all the sudden, it works again........

11-06-2011, 11:00 PM
Wait a minute , what was it set at and you're running windows 7, right?

Anyhoo, it's good that it stopped, but I don't understand it.

11-07-2011, 02:20 AM
I just started going through compatibility modes after running through every driver. I'm running Windows 7 SP1. For some reason, just setting BF3.exe to the windows 7 compatibility is now making it work