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Wtfismyname
11-18-2011, 03:48 AM
I am experiencing crashing maybe at least 3 times a week and it's obnoxious. Would it be because i have the computer in high performance mode all the time?
I have all the latest drivers installed and i wish this problem would go away, not to mention having paid 1500 for a high performance laptop that crashes, it's unacceptable.
I have an ASUS g74S

any ideas would be welcome

fixitchris
11-18-2011, 03:53 AM
What version drivers ?

Wtfismyname
11-18-2011, 06:08 AM
oh yes my bad, I have 285.62 sir
(Nvidia gtx 560m 3gb)

Yahooligan
11-18-2011, 08:37 AM
Same version has done the same thing to me as well, maybe a total of 4-5 times over the past 3 weeks and they happened relatively close to each other (Sometimes a couple of hours apart, sometimes 20 minutes or so). It also only happens when I'm connected to an external monitor via HDMI, though it's not very often that I'm using it away from my desk.

JRd1st
11-18-2011, 09:06 AM
Same version has done the same thing to me as well, maybe a total of 4-5 times over the past 3 weeks and they happened relatively close to each other (Sometimes a couple of hours apart, sometimes 20 minutes or so). It also only happens when I'm connected to an external monitor via HDMI, though it's not very often that I'm using it away from my desk.

Exactly the same here. But less frequently.

JRd1st
11-18-2011, 03:11 PM
I don't see anything in that thread that proves anything. All it is is people saying "I have the same problem." Here, we have people doing the same thing, but they think it's their notebooks.

I really hope it IS drivers, but why would it suddenly start happening to me, across different driver versions, when I've had those same drivers for months and it never happened before. In the last 3 days, it's happened 5 times. Before that, never. :shrug:

I've gone all the way back to 280.26. But I may go to 285.38 beta because I had that one for a long time with no problems. If I get it with that, I'm throwing the "It's the driver . . ." theory out the window.

Slaughtahouse
11-18-2011, 03:44 PM
I had the same problems myself. I went back all the way 267.XX still happened. I had to clean install them. Haven't crashed since.

Slaughtahouse
11-18-2011, 03:48 PM
@JRd1st, sorry but that won't help. Exactly the same situation. I had my lapper since June. No issues until 2 weeks ago. I was on 285.62. Crashed, went to the new beta. Crashed. Went to 277.33. Crashed. Went back and forth. Even went back to the default driver I had when I got my g53. Which was 267.XX. Same deal.

Like I said in this thread, and in my thread. I had to do a clean install.

JRd1st
11-18-2011, 04:57 PM
Did you try 285.38 Beta?

Did you install R.A.G.E. or Crysis recently?

Slaughtahouse
11-18-2011, 05:29 PM
I don't know about the OP but I installed RAGE about a month ago.

Yahooligan
11-18-2011, 06:10 PM
I haven't installed either of those games, but did install DC Universe Online a couple of days before I reinstalled the drivers for the crashing. It only happens to me when I'm doing regular apps, like email and web. I've never had this issue while gaming.

I haven't had any temp issues, but I have noticed my G74 does get pretty dusty around the intake vents and I've ended up blowing it out every couple of weeks. I'm surprised at how much crap comes out when I do. Related? No clue.

Wtfismyname
11-19-2011, 02:49 AM
I installed crysis 2 a while ago. come to think of it this started when i updated from the stock driver to the latest they had out at the time :/

Wtfismyname
11-19-2011, 02:54 AM
also, my shortcut keys (volume screen brightness etc.) all are malfunctioning. i will press no volume, and instead it may give me lower screen brightness... wtf

xeromist
11-19-2011, 03:50 AM
also, my shortcut keys (volume screen brightness etc.) all are malfunctioning. i will press no volume, and instead it may give me lower screen brightness... wtf

That is the ATK package. You should uninstall and reinstall it.

Lorca
11-19-2011, 07:32 PM
I also have the occasional issue that the OP is having. It must be something about the drivers. In fact, I google this issue and some people are also having problems when with new Nvidia drivers and they end up reverting back to previous stable builds.

Slaughtahouse
11-20-2011, 03:18 AM
Clean install them. I guess people didn't see my post. I had these problems about 3 weeks ago for about 2 weeks. Did a clean install of my drivers (deleting them and installing fresh) and it fix my problem 100%. When I was going back to my older drivers, they were still crashing. So I clean installed with 285.XX beta (forget the number). Working flawlessly.

JRd1st
11-20-2011, 03:21 AM
Probably 285.38 beta

Slaughtahouse
11-20-2011, 05:38 AM
285.75

Never tried that beta driver (.38)