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Old 07-22-2014, 06:42 AM
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Graphics card problem - question

The other day my laptop started acting up. Everything worked, it was just so incredibly slow I couldn't do much without getting frustrated and giving up.

I ran scans, cleared temp files, all the usual, but nothing helped. Then I started suspecting the graphics card, thinking maybe it was just the UI that was slow. I disabled it and everything seemed a bit better (although not good enough without the card). After I re-enabled it, it's been fine since.

Does this mean my graphics card is going out, or maybe was it just a glitch? I've never encountered this before.
 
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:43 PM
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Sometimes the driver in memory or in use gets corrupt. What you did is the suggested solution.
 
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Old 07-22-2014, 06:45 PM
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Thanks Scriptman - good to know! I was hoping the card wasn't going out... 2 days so far with no problems (knock on wood).
 
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Old 07-23-2014, 03:45 AM
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Could be a hiccup.

Did you search for any graphic drivers for your card?
 
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:46 PM
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Could be a hiccup.

Did you search for any graphic drivers for your card?
I'm still using the same driver I've always had. I'm going to conclude it's a hiccup as long as nothing else happens.
 
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:48 AM
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Yeah the above writers are correct, i think so the same. Check for drivers of your graphics card, or else it may be an hardware problem.
 
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Check graphics driver on your system. It can be a hardware problem.
 
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Old 09-08-2014, 08:26 AM
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Actually to be honest with you, while it is entirely possible there was an issue with your driver I had several computer last week that displayed the same symptoms. They were extremely slow, almost to the unusable point.

One of them actually had a bad hard drive and I accomplished the impossible and rescued the information by creating a virtual drive, testing it on my PC and then restoring that virtual drive onto a new drive, that is after having repaired the drive information to a point that the employee could at least work a critical project while I was playing around. Told him it may last a day may last 6 months to make sure all work was on the Livedrive online external drive just in case....

But to get back to my point several other PC's had the slowness symptoms and after some fiddling they started working correctly again. All I could figure is that some new updates didn't agree with their particular hardware/software set ups and had to work itself through whatever it was doing....one of those fluke things like snake mentioned. Sometimes computers just do what they do without a real explanation and then get over it. They are after all like people that way
 
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Old 09-11-2014, 08:51 PM
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It depends on your system. Basically, you should check graphics driver on your system. It can be a hardware problem.
 
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Old 09-12-2014, 05:04 AM
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Check graphics driver on your system. It can be a hardware problem.
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It depends on your system. Basically, you should check graphics driver on your system. It can be a hardware problem.
You already mentioned the graphic's card. Do you have anything new to add?
 
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Old 09-15-2014, 01:39 AM
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I agree with TechWizard about bad HDD...my last laptop had the same intial symptoms and after that it started getting slower and slower, freezing, etc. I took it to a IT shop and we replace the HDD. Now it works fine, but I change it with a more powerful laptop - i7 rulez
 
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