My graphics card is dying on me?

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  1. MarioBrotha
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    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?>
     
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    Try CoD and tell us how it goes.
     
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    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?
     
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    Try updating the drivers?

    And do it manually by actually looking for the drivers on Nvidia's site, don't use the device manager.
     
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    Downgrade the drivers ASAP! The new Nvidia drivers stop your fan from working right, so it's most likely overheating!
     
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    ... So do your guys comments cancel each other out? who do I listen to
     
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    Those drivers were pulled from the site, guys, the current drivers on nvidia's site are fine.
     
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    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?