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TrippleX
11-06-2011, 10:32 PM
Dear NBR members,

Since about 2 days i started experiencing random GSOD's on my Asus G73SW. I allready tried driver sweerper / reinstalling the OS and serveral windows updates. When i boot my system up, it starts normally. But when i open (for instance) Mozilla Firefox. My LCD starts flashing randomly and i get the message 'Display driver stopped working' (I also tried to update my Adobe Flash, did not solve anything). The flickering stops after about 10 seconds. Then i have to force reboot it, to get it working again.
After the force reboot. My system freezes at the post screen. Then i have to force reboot it about 2 to 3 times to make windows start. I also took a look in the BIOS. Everything looked normally. Does anybody have the same problem? Because my notebook is brand new and i think it is a problem with the GPU.

I really need some help, because i need this notebook for my work.

Thanks in advance,


Rob Hendriks

JRd1st
11-06-2011, 10:38 PM
Which display driver version?

The symptoms sound like your gpu is on the way out. :(

TrippleX
11-06-2011, 10:41 PM
Nvidia Driver 285.62 WHQL (latest)

Device Manager -> Display adapters ->NVIDIA GeForce GTX460M -> Properties -> Driver -> Driver Version:
(8.17.12.8562)

JRd1st
11-06-2011, 10:52 PM
You weren't overclocking, were you?

Were you doing anything that would stress the video more than usual in the time period preceding the symptoms?

TrippleX
11-06-2011, 11:01 PM
The same as always, Adobe Premiere PRO (CS5.5 x64) / 3dsmax x64 / After Effects (CS5.5 x64) + Adobe Photoshop (CS5.1 x64). Also i did not change any hardware. The extra SSD + 8GB extra RAM has always worked like a charm. And all the GPU frquencies are stock.

JRd1st
11-06-2011, 11:32 PM
Those aren't the kind of apps that would stress your graphics.

Did you try uninstalling the graphics driver, using DriverSweeper (http://phyxion.net/item/driver-sweeper.html) to clean up nVidia in Safe Mode, then restarting and installing 285.62 again. You may want to try 285.64 linked HERE (http://www.asusrog.com/forums/showthread.php?5517-Latest-NVIDIA-drivers-Official-Beta-and-Modded), instead>

BrodyBoy
11-06-2011, 11:32 PM
Yeah, I hate to say it, but I agree with JR. I've seen GPUs fail, and this is kind of what it looks like.....until one day when it fails completely.

If it's brand new, I'd return it and get a different one.

TrippleX
11-06-2011, 11:35 PM
It's about 1.5 month's old. Isn't there a way to send it back to asus for a checkup / GPU replacement? Or should i ask the store where i bought it about that.

TrippleX
11-06-2011, 11:36 PM
I reinstalled Windows 2 times.. So i think that is kind of clean.

JRd1st
11-06-2011, 11:39 PM
In that case, exchange it at your retailer or send it to Asus RMA.

Good luck, man!

JRd1st
11-06-2011, 11:40 PM
Yeah, I hate to say it, but I agree with JR.

Oh my God, the horror!!!!!!!!!!! :rofl:

TrippleX
11-06-2011, 11:44 PM
Anyways, Thank you very much guys. I am going to the retailer tomorrow.

gn

JRd1st
11-06-2011, 11:53 PM
Good luck, man!

TrippleX
11-07-2011, 03:17 AM
Good luck, man!

The funny thing about this whole issue is that the system runs 100% stable at low resolution (800x600) (with the Nvidia Driver installed).
I tested my GPU / CPU stabality with SUper PI Mod 1.5 & FurMark.
32xMSAA about 70+ FPS

TrippleX
11-07-2011, 03:23 AM
The GPU Temp stopped rising at 86 degrees, 32xMSAA PostFX + Displacement. Nothing happened while running the stability test.

So is my GPU dieing or is it just having some issues?

BrodyBoy
11-07-2011, 03:42 AM
Oh my God, the horror!!!!!!!!!!! :rofl:
LOL! That didn't come out quite right, did it? (Agreeing with you wasn't the part I hated to say.... ;))

@TrippleX: If there's any way you can convince your retailer to swap it out, that'd be the way to go. But over 30 days is probably a stretch, so RMAing to Asus would be the next best thing.

JRd1st
11-07-2011, 03:47 AM
LOL! That didn't come quite right, did it? (Agreeing with you wasn't the part I hated to say.... ;))

@TrippleX: If there's any way you can convince your retailer to swap it out, that'd be the way to go. But over 30 days is probably a stretch, so RMAing to Asus would be the next best thing.

I was just joking.

TrippleX
11-07-2011, 04:08 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cod4-dRJiXQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6M1DCqMIf4