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Windows 7: GPU blackouts and CPU madness after reinstalling windows


20 Jun 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
GPU blackouts and CPU madness after reinstalling windows

I have two problems.

I have reinstalled 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate about 5 days ago on my lenovo thinkpad Laptop and updated all the driver (and literally ALL the possible drivers). And now I have problems with games that ran perfectly fine in the past.

For example, while running Dota 2 Beta black portions of the screen go black in the main menu; as for the game, it is basically unplayable.
Furthermore, Starcraft II run perfectly before, but now, as soon as I enter the game, the CPU sky-rockets to 100% and it remains there, leaving me with 4 fps.

And I'm tired of battling with this by myself. Help please?

Spec:

Windows Windows 7 Ultimate Edition (64-bit) Service Pack 1 (Build 7601)
Memory (RAM) 3993 MB
CPU Info Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53GHz
CPU Speed 2302,8 MHz
Sound Card Speakers (Conexant 20561 SmartA | SPDIF Interface (Conexant 20561 |
Display Adapters Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family | Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family | ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 | ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 | RDPDD Chained DD | RDP Encoder Mirror Driver | RDP Reflector Display Driver
Monitors 1x; ThinkPad Display 1680x1050 |
Screen Resolution 1680 X 1050 - 32 bit
Network Network Present
Network Adapters Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 AGN | Intel(R) 82567LF Gigabit Network Connection
CD / DVD Drives 2x (E: | F: | ) E: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7910S | F:
Ports COM Ports NOT Present. LPT Port NOT Present.
Mouse 5 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks C: 49,0GB | D: 98,6GB
Hard Disks - Free C: 10,3GB | D: 72,8GB
USB Controllers 8 host controllers.
Firewire (1394) Not Detected
Manufacturer * LENOVO
Product Make * 20828VG
AC Power Status OnLine
BIOS Info | |
Time Zone GTB Standard Time
Battery Status No Battery
Motherboard * LENOVO 20828VG
IP Address 192.168.1.100 |
MAC Address 00-24-7E-6D-F4-A7
SM BIOS 7VET94WW (3.24 )



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20 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

It appears that your laptop uses AMD's "switchable" graphics. You need to install BOTH the 64 bit Intel drivers and the "Thinkpad switchable graphics driver" from the Video section here:

Drivers and software - ThinkPad T500, W500

Let us know whether it helps.
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21 Jun 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hm, your computer does not meet the minimum hardware requirements for installing the software... Although my T500 is among the notebooks listed there... And although it extracted under c:\drivers\video. I tried running it in the compatibility mode, XP SP2, and it is still not installing.
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21 Jun 2012   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

And supposedly that was the problem, it still doesn't solve the CPU issue. Getting 100% here.
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23 Jun 2012   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

No suggestions? No ideas?
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24 Jun 2012   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

so?
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