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How to know if my dv9790eb has a defective nVidia GPU?

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Hi,

 

I have an old HP dv9790eb with an NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS, which alot of people complain having problems with in something called the nVidia defective GPU issue. How can i know if my laptop has a defective nVidia GPU?

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How to know if my dv9790eb has a defective nVidia GPU?

Basicly if screen shows OK , then it means your gpu is OK , these nvidia cards dont like heat , and you need to take a very good care of them , otherwise they die very easily.

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@T4M wrote:

Basicly if screen shows OK , then it means your gpu is OK , these nvidia cards dont like heat , and you need to take a very good care of them , otherwise they die very easily.


Thanks for the reply.. you say to take very good care of them so what can i do exactly?

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Make sure it doesnt overheat and service laptop at least 1 time per year.

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@T4M wrote:

Make sure it doesnt overheat and service laptop at least 1 time per year.


What service does a latop need each year? 

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How to know if my dv9790eb has a defective nVidia GPU?

Complete dismantle of laptop , cleaning dust and replacing thermal paste.

Of course u dont need to replace thermal paste every year , but keep it clean is very important.

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