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04 Nov 2013   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vitaminn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Using onboard graphics is not any difficult. Unplug the display out (VGA/DVI ....) from the GPU's end and put it to the motherbosrd's slot.
I see. This is a laptop. I don't believe its possible to "unplug the display out and put it into the motherboards slot" ... is it?

I found the list of divers for it: Sony Vaio VGN-NW240F Drivers: Sony eSupport - VGN-NW240F - Support
As we havent got the dump data, we depended on th system specs, and it says it is a desktop PC

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04 Nov 2013   #12

64 bit Windows 7

I see the confusion. I have TWO computers. One is this VAIO in which I am having the freezing issue and the other is the 32bit Vista.

Changed the profile to reflect the machine at issue here.

Can a GPU just go bad?
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05 Nov 2013   #13

64 bit Windows 7

update for anyone following this.

The computer would freeze almost immediately during or soon after booting...unless in Safe Mode; Starting in Safe Mode, the computer operates great.

Because of the freezing during boot, it got stuck in a loop of not even allowing me to startup in Safe Mode...I thought it was over.

In one last effort, I pulled the physical computer apart and tightened any screw I saw, pushed and prodded components, reset the ram, reset the CPU (processor) and applied new heat sync where appropriate. I put it back together with hope.

It started without being in Safe Mode! I ran Driver came back clean. I RE-installed some of the far so good. But, and its a BIG BUT,

I moved the computer and it froze again! I noticed that if I jostle the computer, while not in of Safe Mode, it still freezes completely.

At present, I think its a loose connection or something physical simply because movement is causing the freeze. If I don't move the computer, it hums along fine...both Normal Boot and Safe Mode.

I think its time for the garbage. Anyone want a new SSD?

Thanks again ARC for your efforts.
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