I have a Pavilion p6180t which I bought refurb from HP.
For the first 100 days (length of the warranty) the device frooze once or twice.
After about 5 months, I have noticed freezing issues with my Nvidia GT210. If I am using my HDMI connection from my card to my TV, I notice that my video and audio freezes. If I am watching something on my DVI connected monitor with PC speakers, I notice that my video only freezes. When I removed my GT210 card and connected my monitor to my onboard video, I noticed no freeze ups.
I have installed the latest driver from Nvidia. This is happening all the time (during boot, 5 mins after boot, etc).
I have noticed that if I install the card after long periods of having it uninstalled, I can often play games and operate normally for hours (my best length of time would be 6 hours). Once the video card freezes, I notice this issue continues more frequently mostly before I even get to the login screen.
Since this issue could be power related, card related, or motherboard/slot related, I am looking for ways to eliminate and test the mentioned suspects. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Check for dust in the heatsink, you problem could possibly be heat related. If you don't already have it, download GPU-Z, and record your 210's temperatures. Please post the temperatures on idle (sitting at the desktop), and under load (playing games etc).