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Old 03-04-2008, 10:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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System Specs:
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2gigs of RAM
GeForce Go 7900GS

I understand that the laptop is not ideal for gaming, due to cooling problems. However, I've playing games that require high end graphics card fine for the past 2 years. Just yesterday, I decided to take the laptop to bed with me (wanted to finish a movie that I started). When I finished the movie I placed the laptop in standby and left it under the bed covers and went to sleep, also another note, I used the laptop for about an hour and a half before going to bed. Then today when I was gaming, my graphics in game were extremely laggy. Normally I would get a good 55-60 FPS, but now I get like 20-30 FPS.

So I'm wondering, having low FPS in game, is that a symptom of a card that has overheated and basically over? Or perhaps dust from the bed got sucked? Well any input would be much appreciated, thx.

Edit:
Okay, after opening up my laptop, i cleaned out all the dust and all, but still low FPS problem, so I am wondering what could be the problem? Fan failure? But i hear the fan spinning. Could it be that the card is just fried to the point of no return?
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ok, i don't even want to know why you took your lappy to bed. hey, maybe that input was an output.
seriously, run some tests your system to check it's performance. you could just use 3Dmark06. If its not performing correctly, you've probly blown something that WAS important. If not, check your memory usage and make sure you didn't download something requiring gigs of memory.
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why did u put your lap top in your bed, like said before i dont even wana know. the air vents were prob blocked and the air wasn't moving out of the case. therefor u prob got something too hot and damaged it.
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the air vents were prob blocked and the air wasn't moving out of the case. therefor u prob got something too hot and damaged it.
I believe hes right
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System Specs:
2.0GHz Core2Duo
Windows Vista Ultimate
2gigs of RAM
GeForce Go 7900GS

I understand that the laptop is not ideal for gaming, due to cooling problems. However, I've playing games that require high end graphics card fine for the past 2 years. Just yesterday, I decided to take the laptop to bed with me (wanted to finish a movie that I started). When I finished the movie I placed the laptop in standby and left it under the bed covers and went to sleep, also another note, I used the laptop for about an hour and a half before going to bed. Then today when I was gaming, my graphics in game were extremely laggy. Normally I would get a good 55-60 FPS, but now I get like 20-30 FPS.

So I'm wondering, having low FPS in game, is that a symptom of a card that has overheated and basically over? Or perhaps dust from the bed got sucked? Well any input would be much appreciated, thx.

Edit:
Okay, after opening up my laptop, i cleaned out all the dust and all, but still low FPS problem, so I am wondering what could be the problem? Fan failure? But i hear the fan spinning. Could it be that the card is just fried to the point of no return?
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>.> Well , are there any telltale signs that something overheated and went poof?
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If you're experiencing major performance deficiency but the video still works, that means the processing chip is still good-but it's possible that you blew some or all of the dedicated video memory. Check how much video memory your card reports; is it the right amount? Also, try benchmarks and see if your laptop is performing as it should.
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I ran rivaTuner and this is what I got:

$ffffffffff ----------------------------------------------------------------
$ffffffffff Northbridge information
$ffffffffff ----------------------------------------------------------------
$0400000000 Description : unknown
$0400000001 Vendor ID : 8086 (Intel)
$0400000002 Device ID : 27a0
$0400000003 AGP bus : not supported
$ffffffffff ----------------------------------------------------------------
$ffffffffff Display adapter information
$ffffffffff ----------------------------------------------------------------
$0000000000 Description : NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM)
$0000000001 Vendor ID : 10de (NVIDIA)
$0000000002 Device ID : 0298
$0000000003 Location : bus 1, device 0, function 0
$0000000004 Bus type : PCIE
$000000000f PCIE link width : 16x supported, 16x selected
$0000000009 Base address 0 : dd000000 (memory range)
$000000000a Base address 1 : c0000000 (memory range)
$000000000b Base address 2 : none
$000000000c Base address 3 : de000000 (memory range)
$000000000d Base address 4 : none
$000000000e Base address 5 : 0000ef00 (I/O range)
$ffffffffff ----------------------------------------------------------------
$ffffffffff NVIDIA specific display adapter information
$ffffffffff ----------------------------------------------------------------
$0100000000 Graphics core : NV49/G71 revision A2 (20pp,7vp)
$0100000001 Hardwired ID : 0298 (ROM strapped to 0298)
$0100000002 Memory bus : 256-bit
$0100000003 Memory type : DDR3 (RAM configuration 07)
$0100000004 Memory amount : 262144KB
$0100000100 Core clock domain 0 : 0.000MHz
$0100000101 Core clock domain 1 : 0.000MHz
$0100000102 Core clock domain 2 : 0.000MHz
$0100000006 Memory clock : 0.870MHz (1.740MHz effective)
$0100000007 Reference clock : 27.000MHz
$010000000d Thermal diode inaccuracy : -15.000°C (1100b)

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