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Windows 7: Problem with the Nvidia GeForce Go 7950 GTX driver


15 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Problem with the Nvidia GeForce Go 7950 GTX driver

Hey there,

I just made a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit on my Dell XPS M1710, everything works well except the video card.

I've been having some problem installing the driver for my video card (Nvidia GeForce Go 7950 GTX), in the device manager it only shows "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter".

When I install the driver for the video card and restart the PC it boots up and shows the Windows logo but before the "Welcome Screen" comes up everything turns to black and stays like that and I can't do anything and I have to do a hard shut down, and then I can't get back into windows or run it in "safe mode" I can only "start windows normally" (which doesn't work, just boots into black screen) or "start windows repair" and when I do that, the repair utility tells me to restore (system restore), and when I do that the computer uninstalls the video card driver and I'm back to "Standard VGA..."

I've tried over 4 different versions of the driver but still no luck. I have tried the one that came with Windows Update and I've tried some from the Nvidia web site


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14 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 32 Bit
 
 
Same Problem

Hi,

I am now having the same problem with my Dell XPS M1710. Could you advise as to what you did to fix this problem??

Regards
Thank You
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15 Nov 2010   #3

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Heines View Post
Hey there,

I just made a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit on my Dell XPS M1710, everything works well except the video card.

I've been having some problem installing the driver for my video card (Nvidia GeForce Go 7950 GTX), in the device manager it only shows "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter".

When I install the driver for the video card and restart the PC it boots up and shows the Windows logo but before the "Welcome Screen" comes up everything turns to black and stays like that and I can't do anything and I have to do a hard shut down, and then I can't get back into windows or run it in "safe mode" I can only "start windows normally" (which doesn't work, just boots into black screen) or "start windows repair" and when I do that, the repair utility tells me to restore (system restore), and when I do that the computer uninstalls the video card driver and I'm back to "Standard VGA..."

I've tried over 4 different versions of the driver but still no luck. I have tried the one that came with Windows Update and I've tried some from the Nvidia web site
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tunkmaster View Post
Hi,

I am now having the same problem with my Dell XPS M1710. Could you advise as to what you did to fix this problem??

Regards
Thank You
Hi heines and tunkmaster, Welcome to the forums both of you, The XPS M1710 graphic card suffered from overheating problems and fails quite alot
you have 2 choices either buy a new card or " bake the card" search google on this, you do this at your own risk, I personnally have had success with this method, repairing a laptop graphics card If you go into the bios ,you can select the "onboard video" this will make the cpu take over the graphics card role ,it will give you basic video settings until you both can sort some thing out
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11 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 32bit
 
 

I have a similar problem...

I have recently switched a broken motherboard with a used one that was in an XPS m1710 that had the whole video card overheating problem. The video card from my current XPS m1710 was fine after the motherboard switch, but now it's starting to show problems.

I wanted to know if first, the new motherboard has nothing to do with a possible video card failure.

My main problem is that I can't run any games, but other than that, the computer runs fine, I can access windows, use programs, etc. I have tried to update the driver of the Nvidia 7950GTX but the problem is fixed for only a couple of seconds until its back. The main problem is that i can run the game, but it becomes a bit buggy and it seems it is bugging with only 3D. I have run the dell tests and they have detected nothing, all those normal colors like blue, yellow, red are fine, but I just can't seem to run a game properly!

Anyways, I think its too premature to stick my graphics card in the oven considering I still think it could be solved with an update of the driver or somekind.

Any suggestions on how to fix this? Hopefully you've come across something similar and understand my explanation
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11 Dec 2010   #5

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Krueger View Post
I have a similar problem...

I have recently switched a broken motherboard with a used one that was in an XPS m1710 that had the whole video card overheating problem. The video card from my current XPS m1710 was fine after the motherboard switch, but now it's starting to show problems.

I wanted to know if first, the new motherboard has nothing to do with a possible video card failure.

My main problem is that I can't run any games, but other than that, the computer runs fine, I can access windows, use programs, etc. I have tried to update the driver of the Nvidia 7950GTX but the problem is fixed for only a couple of seconds until its back. The main problem is that i can run the game, but it becomes a bit buggy and it seems it is bugging with only 3D. I have run the dell tests and they have detected nothing, all those normal colors like blue, yellow, red are fine, but I just can't seem to run a game properly!

Anyways, I think its too premature to stick my graphics card in the oven considering I still think it could be solved with an update of the driver or somekind.

Any suggestions on how to fix this? Hopefully you've come across something similar and understand my explanation
Hi Krueger,Welcome to the forums , with which revision # did you replace the mobo? the older rev 1.0 did not have the updated chips that sort of helped with the overheating of the graphic card , the driver I use is the Vista 32bit one off Dells site run in compatability mode , So far no problems the gpu temps are normally around 45c ,If you have artifacts and lines on screen then it shows the card is failing as you do not have these signs try updating the Directx
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11 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 32bit
 
 

Sorry, I am actually experiencing artifacts while playing 3d games with tears and corruption on the screen. I have updated chipset driver, bios, installed dell's official graphics driver and still no improvement. I doubt the problem is cooling since i'm running the laptop in a room at 17 degres celcius.
Maybe the problem could be the motherboard, since the problems only occur when i run a game? Are there any known issues with the motherboard with this laptop that causes this laptop to fail or is it normally just this graphics card?
Thanks for the help!
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11 Dec 2010   #7

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Krueger View Post
Sorry, I am actually experiencing artifacts while playing 3d games with tears and corruption on the screen. I have updated chipset driver, bios, installed dell's official graphics driver and still no improvement. I doubt the problem is cooling since i'm running the laptop in a room at 17 degres celcius.
Maybe the problem could be the motherboard, since the problems only occur when i run a game? Are there any known issues with the motherboard with this laptop that causes this laptop to fail or is it normally just this graphics card?
Thanks for the help!
As I stated in my previous post it all depends on the laptop mobo revision # later revisions were adapted to aid the cooling fans [made them run faster for longer] the graphic card issue affected all of the 79** series owing to bad and cheap solder used to fix the chip to the card, preferably the card needs reballing [resoldering with a quality solder] but the oven method works well [ mine is still going strong] ,If you do decide to reheat the card I would recommend you download and install this fan utility programme Dell Inspiron Inspiron/Latitude/Precision fan control Its free and very configurable
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12 Dec 2010   #8

Windows 32bit
 
 

Hey thanks for the help. I've downloaded the programme, and surprisingly it doesn't even show the temperature of the GPU. Any guess what could be causing this problem? Im deciding to bake the graphics card in the oven, but skeptical and scared that this might damage it permenantelly.
Anyways, what would you suggest?
Thanks.
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14 Dec 2010   #9

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Krueger View Post
Hey thanks for the help. I've downloaded the programme, and surprisingly it doesn't even show the temperature of the GPU. Any guess what could be causing this problem? Im deciding to bake the graphics card in the oven, but skeptical and scared that this might damage it permenantelly.
Anyways, what would you suggest?
Thanks.
Hi Krueger, Sorry I missed your post ,On the I8kfangui problem , go into options on the splash screen there by default its set to only read the CPU temp you can get it to read HDD,GPU and memory temps also,

On the "baking of the video card " you do this at your own risk ,neither I nor the forum endorse this method but I have had great success by doing it follow the instructions perfectly , stick to the temp and times I posted in the link you have nothing to lose as you already have a bad card anyway
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03 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Heines View Post
Hey there,

I just made a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit on my Dell XPS M1710, everything works well except the video card.

I've been having some problem installing the driver for my video card (Nvidia GeForce Go 7950 GTX), in the device manager it only shows "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter".

When I install the driver for the video card and restart the PC it boots up and shows the Windows logo but before the "Welcome Screen" comes up everything turns to black and stays like that and I can't do anything and I have to do a hard shut down, and then I can't get back into windows or run it in "safe mode" I can only "start windows normally" (which doesn't work, just boots into black screen) or "start windows repair" and when I do that, the repair utility tells me to restore (system restore), and when I do that the computer uninstalls the video card driver and I'm back to "Standard VGA..."

I've tried over 4 different versions of the driver but still no luck. I have tried the one that came with Windows Update and I've tried some from the Nvidia web site
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tunkmaster View Post
Hi,

I am now having the same problem with my Dell XPS M1710. Could you advise as to what you did to fix this problem??

Regards
Thank You
Hi heines and tunkmaster, Welcome to the forums both of you, The XPS M1710 graphic card suffered from overheating problems and fails quite alot
you have 2 choices either buy a new card or " bake the card" search google on this, you do this at your own risk, I personnally have had success with this method, repairing a laptop graphics card If you go into the bios ,you can select the "onboard video" this will make the cpu take over the graphics card role ,it will give you basic video settings until you both can sort some thing out

Thanks ALOT, Didn't think "baking the card" would work but it did and saved me a lot of money I recommend this method if your card is broken, it can't get worse :P
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