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All games crash after 10mins - GTX 680M - SAGER NP9150 - going crazy

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July 24, 2013 11:44:54 PM

Every game I play (Bioshock Infinite, BF3, Far Cry 3) will crash after ~10 mins of play. (Program has stopped responding and needs to be closed error). I've tried uninstalling drivers ENTIRELY using driver fusion, reinstalling to the latest stable drivers, even tried reinstalling to Beta drivers, but same issue over and over. I've Googled around and can't see any issues. Would be eternally grateful if I could fix this already.

I have a brand new Sager NP9150.
Windows 8 64-bit
GeForce GTX 680M w 4GB
Intel i7 3740QM 2.7GHz 6MB
15GB DDR3 1600 (2 DIMMS)
Crucial M4 512G SSD
750GB HDD

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July 24, 2013 11:53:17 PM

All the 32X.XX drivers are garbage...go back to a 31X.XX driver before it's too late for your laptop if it isn't already. Read up on the forums there about the 32X.XX driver feedback. I have resorted to modifying a 314.22 driver to work with my 780 and I can actually do stuff without drivers stopping and recovering, artifacting, programs stop responding, and system lock ups.

Edit: https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/546165/geforce...
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July 25, 2013 4:49:01 PM

Heironious said:
All the 32X.XX drivers are garbage...go back to a 31X.XX driver before it's too late for your laptop if it isn't already. Read up on the forums there about the 32X.XX driver feedback. I have resorted to modifying a 314.22 driver to work with my 780 and I can actually do stuff without drivers stopping and recovering, artifacting, programs stop responding, and system lock ups.

Edit: https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/546165/geforce...


Thanks so much for the advice and that link! I played Bioshock Infinite for about 2 hours with no crash. However, I played Bioshock 2 which unfortunately crashed after ~10 mins. I'm going to try the other games in a few (BF3, Far Cry 3) and will reply - but thanks so far.

Funny thing is that two games which have always worked perfectly fine for me are COD: Black Ops II and Starcraft 2.

Any other proposals appreciated.
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July 25, 2013 5:21:21 PM

Ugh false alarm. Other games still crash...thanks for the attempt though
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February 17, 2014 6:16:34 PM

I'm posting the solution for anyone else having this issue.

It turns out that this is a common problem with SAGER NP9150 / CLEVO P150EM laptops and the GTX 680M card. The cards that they've been shipping are lemons. I reinsalled drivers, rolled back old drivers, updated to latest drivers, reinstalled windows, you name it - I had the same problem with games randomly crashing in less than an hour.

I came across this forum: http://forum.notebookreview.com/sager-clevo/708094-new-...

The OP of that thread stated he had the graphics card replaced by SAGER and the problem was fixed. I did the same thing and voila! Problem resolved. The card was just bad.
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