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My gateway nvidia card crashes/ locks up the laptop FX7805u when it overheats. Usually when gaming.

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Hi There,

There's no way to just say Bingo!, here's your only problem...presto! you're fixed. However.... Depending on how long you've been pushing the video card to its limits, here are maintenance actions you can take which may get you back to normal:

1. Get a friend with an air compressor and spray nozzle, set the spray pressure to NO MORE than 40psi and spray out every bit of dust you can.

2. Do not in any way block the intake ports/vents for air coming in.

3. Go online and track down the most recent BIOS for the video card and install it.

4. If you're savy on dis-assembly, open the laptop working from its service manual and remove the heat sinks from both the processor and the video card. Clean the heatsinks and the contact points on the the processor and video card with 99% pure isopropyl alcohol with q-tips. Apply Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Grease to each contact point and reseat the heatsinks and button up the laptop

5. If your laptop still shuts down after that, you're either running a game it just can't handle or your video card is going to be DOA pretty soon and you;ll have to consider replacing it.

Good Luck.

Posted on Aug 27, 2010

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