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I really dont know whats wrong, bad vid card? Drivers? i dont know.

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May 5, 2012 9:30:00 PM

Ok, so i having a nice gaming laptop and its been working nicely until a few months ago. I first encountered this problem when i was using an HDMI cable for the first time and i had left it for a while to go eat or something. Well, when i came back the screen had gone black and i had to hard restart to get it to do anything. Since then my computer has been randomly freezing, and i mean it is totally random. Thats the first thing. The second was that about 3 weeks ago i was told that my graphics drivers might be out of date. So i went and reinstalled my drivers (ATI mobility radeon HD 5870) and got the latest drivers but then when i tried to start gaming again the screen will flicker and flicker for a while and then it will go to a screen that varies in color but always has these thick lines going down it and i have to hard restart. OR sometimes it will catch itself doing this if i just leave it for a couple seconds but then the desktop will be all pixel-y and if i try and do anything that runs graphics it will go to the screen with the lines again and i have to hard restart. Ive gone to a computer repair shop and they redid my drivers so i know i have the most recent ones, they also cleaned out my computer so i dont think its a heat problem. They said that they ran some disk checks so my hard drive is fine and they did a couple other running checks but everything turned out to be running fine. But this problem is also a bit selective as to when it happens. Thats why i can type this right now. Anyways, i have no idea what the problem is or could be. Im at the end of my ropes here guys. Here are some system specs in case that may help:

ASUS notebook G73Jh series
Intel core i7 CPU Q740 @ 1.73GHz
ATI mobility radeon HD 5870
64 bit OS
6 GB RAM
May 5, 2012 9:57:49 PM

sounds more like light hardware damage than drivers
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May 5, 2012 10:11:10 PM

There was a post here related to video corruption ( artifacts) while playing games. Had once faced similar issue. Only a Rma solved the problem (video ram). Certain problems show up under certain conditions.

here is a link to that post

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom...
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May 5, 2012 10:11:20 PM

Thats what i thought too, i just dont know how to check that kind of stuff.
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May 5, 2012 10:11:53 PM

You said it started when you were using the HDMI cable, are you still using the HDMI cable?
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May 5, 2012 10:15:17 PM

no, i havent used it since actually
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Anonymous
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May 5, 2012 10:16:53 PM

If possible post a screen-shot here.
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May 5, 2012 10:23:22 PM

im kinda new here, how do i post images? i cant seem to find it
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Anonymous
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May 5, 2012 10:36:01 PM

am yet to used that feature. Most probably u will have to upload ur image to some image sharing site like imageshack etc. Copy regd link from there and paste it here.
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May 5, 2012 11:03:36 PM

thank you very much, ill read into that
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