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  1. #1 If you have a Dell Laptop with Nvidia graphics read 
    Forum Cosmic Wizard icewendigo's Avatar
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    If you bought a Dell laptop using Nvidia video in the past months or years you need to be aware of a serious problem that may have no symptoms until its too late and your computer effectively becomes a pricy paperweight. Many models are lemons with a defect that may fry your motherboard.


    http://en.community.dell.com/blogs/d...t-details.aspx


    Dell has known about this for some time and unfortunatley when you get the symptoms(graphic artifacts, split screen, Blue screen of death, freeze, etc) that lead you to do a search for the problem you learn that the symptoms pretty much mean your motherboard is most likely already damaged.


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    I wonder if this is related to ongoing NVIDIA driver bug that cripples or disables the video fan in some configurations? I got that, but luckily rolled back to earlier driver before my card burned up. I did read that newer computers may be stuck with newer drivers.

    EVGA released a hotfix so users may set the video fan to always run 100%.


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