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ASUS G53JW and NVidia 460M Display Issue

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February 26, 2013 1:38:51 AM

I have an ASUS g53jw laptop, 12GB RAM, NVidia GeForce GTX 460M card, Windows 64bit Ultimate.

The laptop was functioning just fine until recently, when all of a sudden I started getting artifacts (white squares, pinkish color on window headings, etc.). Rebooting did not help. No new software was added. I was running driver 296.16, at native resolution (1980x1080 60Hz, 32bit color).

I updated the driver to the latest from nVidia. Got a blue screen of death, and downgraded back (clean install).

The issue persisted, so I downgraded my color depth to 16 bit, where it seems ok (for now).

Given that nothing has changed in the laptop configuration, what could be the issue - the card, the display, the temp (it is running between 50 and 60 degrees Celsius, so up to 140 F)? CPU and drive are not running hot. I am running a browser (perhaps, too many tabs open, but that was always the case), an email client, and a remote desktop. So, no gaming, nothing too graphics intensive....

Any ideas on where to look??? This is my "workhorse" laptop, so I would prefer if I did not have to replace it (reinstalling everything is a nightmare)...

Thank you in advance!

--Alex

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February 26, 2013 5:06:17 PM

A quick addition: I recently replaced the DVD drive, because the original one stopped writing to DVD disks. There are no conflicts in the Device Manager.
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March 7, 2013 10:59:36 PM

strangely enough, moving around a keyboard cable seem to have helped the video artifacts issue. That is truly bizarre....
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March 8, 2013 11:20:00 AM

:) 
avilner said:
I have an ASUS g53jw laptop, 12GB RAM, NVidia GeForce GTX 460M card, Windows 64bit Ultimate.

The laptop was functioning just fine until recently, when all of a sudden I started getting artifacts (white squares, pinkish color on window headings, etc.). Rebooting did not help. No new software was added. I was running driver 296.16, at native resolution (1980x1080 60Hz, 32bit color).

I updated the driver to the latest from nVidia. Got a blue screen of death, and downgraded back (clean install).

The issue persisted, so I downgraded my color depth to 16 bit, where it seems ok (for now).

Given that nothing has changed in the laptop configuration, what could be the issue - the card, the display, the temp (it is running between 50 and 60 degrees Celsius, so up to 140 F)? CPU and drive are not running hot. I am running a browser (perhaps, too many tabs open, but that was always the case), an email client, and a remote desktop. So, no gaming, nothing too graphics intensive....

Any ideas on where to look??? This is my "workhorse" laptop, so I would prefer if I did not have to replace it (reinstalling everything is a nightmare)...

Thank you in advance!

--Alex

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