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Windows 7: Need a second opinion on dying video card chip


28 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Need a second opinion on dying video card chip

I got a hand me down laptop around 2005 from my dad. Its a IBM thinkpad T40. It has the Radeon mobility 7500 chip in it.

I've keep this thing clean as a whistle, never had a virus or anything on it. Ran AVG and malawarebytes scans on it very regulary.

Recently it has just started shutting down/ restarting without any warning. When it comes back up it says the video card/ drivers stopped working. Checked my drivers and they are the latest.

Never droped this laptop or anything. So i'm thinking the video card chip is just old and has ran out of time. Just wanted a second opinion.

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28 Feb 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by starwolf1336 View Post
I got a hand me down laptop around 2005 from my dad. Its a IBM thinkpad T40. It has the Radeon mobility 7500 chip in it.

I've keep this thing clean as a whistle, never had a virus or anything on it. Ran AVG and malawarebytes scans on it very regulary.

Recently it has just started shutting down/ restarting without any warning. When it comes back up it says the video card/ drivers stopped working. Checked my drivers and they are the latest.

Never droped this laptop or anything. So i'm thinking the video card chip is just old and has ran out of time. Just wanted a second opinion.
Starwolf

Does it do that when booted in safe mode (F8)? suspect a conflict before chip set

You can identify using msconfig if it doesnt act up in safe mode.

Ken.
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28 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I actually havent tried booting in safe mode, let me try that real quick
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28 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Yes, it has rebooted 3 times even while in safe mode. And i used minimal settings
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01 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

So i'm guessing the chip has met its days?
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01 Mar 2010   #6

windows 7 ultimate 64bit (7600 build)
 
 

try getting an older driver it some times helps
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01 Mar 2010   #7

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Can you see if the inside is clean, possibly the chip is overheating, due to dust clogging the fans.
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01 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Tried an older driver, and the laptop barely had any dust in it. Still no luck
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01 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Hello starwolf1336: Have you tried using the ATI Mobile modder tool from here?ATI MobilityModder - HardwareHeaven.com I noticed that the ATI mobile Radeon 7500 is listed. Just a thought . Fabe
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01 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

You could also Run free video stress test: FurMark: Graphics Card Stability and Stress Test, OpenGL Benchmark and GPU Temperature | oZone3D.Net
Try this free stress test: Free Software - GIMPS

Good Luck,
Captain
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