Laptop Help

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CroElite
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I have HP Compaq 8710w with nVidia Quadro FX 1600M GPU and when I try to play games like CoD:MW2 or BFBC2 game  freezes every 30 seconds and then colours start to change.

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit and nVidia control pannel driver version 197.16

Please help

Depth of Sol
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First try updating your DirectX online. Sometimes this works. Or even dropping settings/resolution

If not try this new driver from nVidia

http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-winvista-win7-257.15-beta.html

I have been using it the past few days and although it is in beta so far it has been stable. Hopes this helps.

EnzoMatrix
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Could be an overheating issue. What temperatures are your components running in game?

CroElite
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How can I see that ?

EnzoMatrix
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Run this program: HWmonitor (http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html) in the background. It will record the minimum and maximum temperatures hit by all components it can detect. Hopefully it will get what you need.

Anyway, then run your game (obvious not long enough to freeze). Once you exit, we'll be able to see what temperatures you hit.  

CroElite
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Problem is that game freezes every 10 -15 sec and starts to play "normaly" with yellow 3D objects..

CroElite
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NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M

Temperatures

 

GPU Core

  Value      Min       Max

     65C     60C    84 C 

EnzoMatrix
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No CPU core or other temps? Those could have an effect aswell.

Anyway though, that is not hot for a graphics chip. At least, it shouldn't be.

CroElite
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EnzoMatrix
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For a notebook, that is not extremely hot, even though it is abnormally hot. Most mobile CPUs have a max operating temperature of about 100C. As for graphics chips, they normally run up to 80C normally in desktops so I would assume that it would be hotter in the mobile segment. Sorry that I can't help anymore. But I will let you know if I think of something else.

CroElite
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Ok .. Thanks