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Possible GPU problems?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys,

 

So I've recently got to borrow my friend his previous laptop and use it until I can afford a gaming PC of my own.

But after using it for a while and adding the 860 EVO I got during Black Friday the laptop started to act very weird when gaming, and as I have no clue what to do and can barely find anything online I thought to myself I should turn to the LinusTechTips Community.

 

So the problem I'm having is that the laptop starts to make the USB connect/ disconnect sounds, keeps giving a black screen which disappears immediately after (seems like the PC is alt-tabbing) and it keeps centring the cursor. The problem doesn't instantly appear when I start gaming but starts to come forward after a little while of gaming, and then it stops a few minutes after I quit gaming. This is what lead me to believe it had something to do with the GPU as it doesn't happen during a graphically light loads. There seems to be no specific performance range it can't reach as these problems even occur when playing games as Slay the Spire.

 

- NVIDIA GTX 760M

- Intel i7 4702MQ  @2.20 GHz

- 12 GB ram, different sticks but don't know which

- Windows 10

- No longer has a battery as it broke and had a battery-life of 30 mins max. (I'm pretty much using it as a more portable desktop, with separate mouse and keyboard)

 

If I've forgotten to specify anything or I should give more info, please leave a comment as I have no clue what to do and this problem makes my whole game library useless 😭😭

 

Thx for the help in advance

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6 minutes ago, Vulkanized said:

Hey guys,

 

So I've recently got to borrow my friend his previous laptop and use it until I can afford a gaming PC of my own.

But after using it for a while and adding the 860 EVO I got during Black Friday the laptop started to act very weird when gaming, and as I have no clue what to do and can barely find anything online I thought to myself I should turn to the LinusTechTips Community.

 

So the problem I'm having is that the laptop starts to make the USB connect/ disconnect sounds, keeps giving a black screen which disappears immediately after (seems like the PC is alt-tabbing) and it keeps centring the cursor. The problem doesn't instantly appear when I start gaming but starts to come forward after a little while of gaming, and then it stops a few minutes after I quit gaming. This is what lead me to believe it had something to do with the GPU as it doesn't happen during a graphically light loads. There seems to be no specific performance range it can't reach as these problems even occur when playing games as Slay the Spire.

 

- NVIDIA GTX 760M

- Intel i7 4702MQ  @2.20 GHz

- 12 GB ram, different sticks but don't know which

- Windows 10

- No longer has a battery as it broke and had a battery-life of 30 mins max. (I'm pretty much using it as a more portable desktop, with separate mouse and keyboard)

 

If I've forgotten to specify anything or I should give more info, please leave a comment as I have no clue what to do and this problem makes my whole game library useless 😭😭

 

Thx for the help in advance

Only thing I could imagine that is causing it would be that the GPU is starting to fail or bad drivers due to the "hybrid" graphics most laptops with a dedicated GPU use with switching to dedicated while under heavy loads and running integrated when under light 2d loads.


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10 hours ago, KingCry said:

Only thing I could imagine that is causing it would be that the GPU is starting to fail or bad drivers due to the "hybrid" graphics most laptops with a dedicated GPU use with switching to dedicated while under heavy loads and running integrated when under light 2d loads.

I have NVIDIA Geforce Experience downloaded and keep the latest drivers, would there be anything else I could do like opening it up and cleaning it and maybe see if the GPU seems fine? Or should I just accept It's dying and pretty much useless for gaming?

 

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