My graphics card is dying on me?

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by MarioBrotha, Mar 5, 2010.

Mar 5, 2010
  1. MarioBrotha
    OP

    Member MarioBrotha GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2007
    Messages:
    219
    Location:
    over there
    Country:
    United States
    I've been grounded for the past week and a half, and just started using my netbook again yeesterday. Now, games such as warcraft 3 (DotA) are EXTREMELY choppy. I cant even watch a simple no HD youtube video without some slowdown.
    I have a HP Mini 311 with Nvidia ION graphics which are supposed to be very good. I was able to play CoD4 with no slowdown (but obviously with low everything). I havent tried playing CoD yet, but i think it wont go so well sine I cant even play Warcraft 3.

    Before I was grounded, I had the same exact problem as this. However I didnt mind it much since it just froze for a sec and I just thought thats how the comp was. I havent tried reinstalling the driver like it says, but Ive checked the available drivers and there are 4 or 5, not just 1 like it says. Can some1 help me?>
     
  2. Rydian

    Member Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010
    Messages:
    27,883
    Location:
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Country:
    United States
    Try CoD and tell us how it goes.
     
  3. MarioBrotha
    OP

    Member MarioBrotha GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2007
    Messages:
    219
    Location:
    over there
    Country:
    United States
    I was about to do that, but first I tried randomly choosing one of the drivers listed in the device manager thing. I think that fixed the slowdown completely [​IMG] though I now got the "hang" just like the other forum. Is there any way to fix that, other than going back to the slowed down driver?
     
  4. Rydian

    Member Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010
    Messages:
    27,883
    Location:
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Country:
    United States
    Try updating the drivers?

    And do it manually by actually looking for the drivers on Nvidia's site, don't use the device manager.
     
  5. playallday

    Member playallday Group: GBAtemp Ghost

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,773
    Location:
    [@N@[)@
    Country:
    Canada
    Downgrade the drivers ASAP! The new Nvidia drivers stop your fan from working right, so it's most likely overheating!
     
  6. MarioBrotha
    OP

    Member MarioBrotha GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2007
    Messages:
    219
    Location:
    over there
    Country:
    United States
    ... So do your guys comments cancel each other out? who do I listen to
     
  7. playallday

    Member playallday Group: GBAtemp Ghost

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,773
    Location:
    [@N@[)@
    Country:
    Canada
  8. Joe88

    Member Joe88 [λ]

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    Messages:
    11,185
    Location:
    NYC
    Country:
    United States
  9. playallday

    Member playallday Group: GBAtemp Ghost

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,773
    Location:
    [@N@[)@
    Country:
    Canada
  10. Rydian

    Member Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010
    Messages:
    27,883
    Location:
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Country:
    United States
    Those drivers were pulled from the site, guys, the current drivers on nvidia's site are fine.
     
  11. MarioBrotha
    OP

    Member MarioBrotha GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2007
    Messages:
    219
    Location:
    over there
    Country:
    United States
    Ok thx for the info. I think that fixed my "hang" problem completely thx.
    Still, I have never upgraded the graphics card, does it do it automatically?

    edit: also, is this problem for ALL nvidia grapichs cards?
     

Share This Page