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Video/Sound Issue w/ my Aspire One

So..I have had this thing for less than a month (bought 1-24-09) and have already had an issue come up.

Whenever I go to Youtube or any site playing videos/music it does fine to start with but about 5 minutes or so it will start freezing up and then I hear a rather loud whirring noise coming from the vents below the mousepad area and then it freezes up altogether with the noise getting louder.

Each time I get a blue screen and then it says Physical Memory Dump and I have to power the device off using the power button. Nothing else will work.

Anyone else having trouble too? Anyone know of a fix?

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  • Jennifer Helms Feb 12, 2009

    Is this something I did or something that could have been actually beforehand? I have only had this thing less than a month like I said. The only thing I have done is save a few pictures and I installed AIM onto it. Thats it.


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That is a defective video card.

The problem is compatibilty between the way the video card manages the memory and the way The operative system access to teh memory.

Sometimes you can fix the problem by reinstalling the system with recovery tools.

If reinstalling the system does not fix the problem, get the laptop replaced, that means that there is an hardware conflict.

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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    Ginko Feb 12, 2009

    If you recently installed new software, that can be the cause, but the most likely is that one of the many software updates that are automatically installed caused the problem.
    Also a defective RAM can do the same.

    If you have two ram modules you can try starting the computer with just one ram, if it does boot , then replace the ram.


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