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04-02-2012 12:11 PM
I have the DV6t with 8gigs of memory, i7, and 700rpm hardrive.
04-02-2012 04:19 PM
04-02-2012 04:23 PM
04-02-2012 05:49 PM
hi there! I know, it is extremely frustrating, you'd think with a computer this expensive we would at least get a little mileage out of the graphics cards! I just received my laptop back from the repair place. On the sheet it states that the problem could not be replicated, however, at the bottom it shows that a new motherboard was installed. Whether or not this fixed the problem i have no idea, but still very skeptical!
04-02-2012 06:33 PM
04-02-2012 07:43 PM
@mec287 We should work together and try and solve this problem!! Are you using any external devices such as mice or anything when you get your freezing? Have you been playing minecraft at all? What applications are normally running when the freezes occur? Such as steam, etc. I've heard that it could be an issue with the wifi, but i figure we may as well troubleshoot together before we go reinstalling everything!
04-02-2012 08:20 PM
I'm getting crashes on all my games, but some with fewer crashes than others. Right now I'm playing starcraft 2, SWTOR, Skyrim, and Deus Ex. Of those games Deus Ex and SWTOR crash the most. Deus ex crashes less often when in direct x 10 mode. Using Google chrome for any length of time with also cause the screen to freeze.
The timing seems random. Sometimes it will happen at the start of the game, other times an hour or more in. It does not seem to crash when running benchmarks though, even really intense ones.
The way it crashes seems inconsistent also. Sometimes I'll get a BSOD, sometimes the image on the screen just freezes (but I still have sound), other times windows will be able to restart the display driver. The crashes happen regardless of the bios settings and seemingly regardless of the drivers I use. I'm using the drivers that I downloaded from HP now (swtor does not work on those drivers). I've tried reinstalling windows and all the associated drivers. Nothing.
I have very few programs since its basically brand new. I also have a cooling pad.
I'm glad I'm not alone. I thought I was the only one having this problem.
04-02-2012 08:46 PM
hmmm this is extremely confusing!! The way you described your crashes exactly replicates mine. Im going to do a complete clean install, and wipe all the hard drives in the process. I'll see if that does anything, and install the drivers from the hp website. It's really frustrating that no one else knows a solution! crossing my fingers that hp releases new drivers this month, as someone mentioned on another forum!
04-02-2012 09:36 PM