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Windows 7: NVIDIA Green Dots All over screen

28 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
NVIDIA Green Dots All over screen

This used to happen only every so often, but now it is happening every time i use my computer.

I have the Nvidia GeForce 9800m GS Graphics card on my laptop, and now when i use my computer ill randomly have little green dots all over my screen. I notice it really only happens when i have my laptop plugged in (charging). its getting really annoying and it happening more and more lately. Any suggestions?

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28 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Have you recently installed the latest 275.33 driver? If so, you might want to roll back to the 270.61 as reports are coming through that the latest NVIDIA driver is giving rise to pixelated screens.
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28 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Have you recently installed the latest 275.33 driver? If so, you might want to roll back to the 270.61 as reports are coming through that the latest NVIDIA driver is giving rise to pixelated screens.
solved the problem. seemed heat was the issue. changed some cooling settings and got it to work. hope this is more than a temp fix
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29 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Have you recently installed the latest 275.33 driver? If so, you might want to roll back to the 270.61 as reports are coming through that the latest NVIDIA driver is giving rise to pixelated screens.
i take that back. i still have problems. how do you roll back to 270.61?
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29 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Italia366 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Have you recently installed the latest 275.33 driver? If so, you might want to roll back to the 270.61 as reports are coming through that the latest NVIDIA driver is giving rise to pixelated screens.
i take that back. i still have problems. how do you roll back to 270.61?
You can do it in Device Manager.

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29 Jun 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Italia366 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Have you recently installed the latest 275.33 driver? If so, you might want to roll back to the 270.61 as reports are coming through that the latest NVIDIA driver is giving rise to pixelated screens.
i take that back. i still have problems. how do you roll back to 270.61?
You can do it in Device Manager.

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Its not even giving me the option to roll back. i hit update but it said it was up to date...but im still getting green dots. I think it may be a heat issue...but i have a cooling pad on my laptop but idk. any advice?
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29 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Other than giving the inside of your laptop a good clean and checking nothing's loose, not really.

Just a thought, you could delete your graphics hardware in Device Manager, and then reboot to let Windows detect it. It'll install a generic driver, but that should enable you to update your graphics with a driver of your choice.
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03 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If it was a Desktop GPU i would have Bake it in Oven like i did with my 8600GT about 3 years ago...
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