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NVIDIA GeForce Go7300 about to expire? Can't source a replacement in Australia!!

sassofalco

What bad, bad,habit?
Vista Guru
#1
I do believe that my Graphics Card is in the process of internally combusting - that is it's about to fry!!! This is the full specification for the Card, also details in my System Specs;

NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300.gif

Over the last couple of weeks, my Laptop has started to develop very slow and long lag times in displaying applications and program pages. For example, Windows Live Mail is taking up to 90 seconds + from click to fully load and search for email. Other applications like Skype and Windows IE 9, plus all other Menu type sub-windows [ eg. Help and Support ], are suffering from the same issue - very slow loading times.

Some displays, again Windows [Live Photo Gallery] and Skype, are frequently being plagued with corrupted displays such as the mess shown here in another Forum thread about screen glitches.

Then today I was presented with this fine mess of a screen, worthy of a place in any New York Met Art Collection;

Graphics Display Card Failure.JPG

I was able to recover from the mess with a 'hard' close-down, and two re-boots of the system.

The two issues mentioned above are, I believe, some pretty firm indicators that there is something drastically wrong with the Graphics Card, that it is certainly terminal, and probably close to expiration. With that, I have spent the best part of the last two hours trying to source a replacement card [same Type/Spec] here in Australia, but have been spectacularly unsuccessful - nothing available anywhere, not even from Charity shops. Can anyone point me to a reputable source where I may buy a replacement?

In the meantime, I have a 23 inch Acer Monitor that I do use reasonably frequently from the Laptop [ see my System Specs] , and I was wondering if I can set this up as the sole Prime Display while the Laptop Display Card slowly goes through it's death throes, and at least keep me with an operative unit until I can source a replacement Display Card?

Break out the Bagpipes for a Funeral Durge....
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire Notebook 5633WLMi.[5630 Series]
    CPU
    Intel Centrino Duo Processor - Intel Core 2 CPU.
    Memory
    4GB DDR2 [3.07GB maximum real available]
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce Go 7300, 128MB
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio, Ver. 6.0.1.5717, 2.08MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer Aspire Notebook - 15.4"; Acer LCD Monitor X223Wsd - 22".
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800x60Hertz [max.]
    Hard Drives
    Notebook - Samsung HM320JI 320GB HD installed 07 August 2009.
    External HDs [4];Maxtor One Touch4 - 500GB External HD [Drive M:\].Western Digital WDXMS1200TA - 120GB External HD [Drive G:\ - Windows Defender Backup Files only]. Two x LaCie 320GB Mobi
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless V320 for Notebooks - Model M/N: M-RCD125
    Internet Speed
    Down 20000kb/sec / Up 1000kb/sec [Bigpond-Aus]
    Other Info
    Brother MFC-465CN; PC to Fax/Scan/Copy/Photo MFC. Epson Perfection V300 Photo Scanner. Siemens Speedstream 6520 Router. Wacom 'Bamboo Fun' CTE-650 PC Tablet, Stylus and Mouse. UAC - On;Activated. Browsers; [1] FireFox v3.6[2] IE8. Honorary R.S.M. to the 4th [Assault Pioneer] Troop Pune Sepoys , and 3rd Troop Jodhpur Bengali Lancers.

MrNeeds

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Vista Guru
Gold Member
Lymm, Cheshire, UK

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#2
Hi Tony, you may be in luck, what you are describing is consistent with a RAM failure, not a graphics card failure, the thing that points me toward this conclusion is that you are experiencing slow opening times for programs that don't require any GPU power, maybe a quick look online at some cheap ram sticks may be a good idea ;)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    Intel Q6600 @ 2.8GHz
    Motherboard
    Evga NF78-CK-132-A 3-Way SLI
    Memory
    8Gb DDR2 Corsair Dominator @ 1066Mhz 5-5-5-15
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 560 GTX SC FTW 1GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC888 7.1 Audio, Logitech G35 7.1 Surround Headset
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell S2409W 16:9, HDMi, DVI & VGA
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 7200rpm 250Gb SATA,
    Samsung 7200rpm 750Gb SATA,
    WD 7200rpm 1TB SCSI SATA.
    PSU
    Xigmatek 750W Quad sli quad core 80% eff
    Case
    Antec 900 Gaming Case
    Cooling
    Zalman CNPS9700-NT NVIDIA Tritium, Dominator RAM cooler
    Mouse
    Razor Lachesis Banshee V2 Blue, 4000DPI
    Keyboard
    Logitech generic keyboard
    Internet Speed
    16Mb Sky bb
    Other Info
    Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows, Wireless Xbox 360 Pad, Wireless Xbox 360 Les Paul Guitar

sassofalco

What bad, bad,habit?
Vista Guru
#3
Hi Tony, you may be in luck, what you are describing is consistent with a RAM failure, not a graphics card failure, the thing that points me toward this conclusion is that you are experiencing slow opening times for programs that don't require any GPU power, maybe a quick look online at some cheap ram sticks may be a good idea ;)
G'Day Dave,

Thanks for getting back but I'm not so sure that it is a RAM problem. I installed 2 x 2GB sticks about 30 months ago, and from what I've been finding and experiencing, I still think that it's the Graphic Card that's causing the issues I've been experiencing.

To give you an idea of what I have in RAM, here is the full specification as presented by Piriform Software - Speccy ;

Speccy Pt4 Laptop Summary.JPG


Speccy Pt1.JPG


Speccy Pt2.JPG


Speccy Pt3.JPG


Although there is no mention here of any perceived problems, I'm going to continue looking with Belarc Advisor and System Health Report, still waiting in the wings for their prognosii...

Keep you posted. Cheers
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire Notebook 5633WLMi.[5630 Series]
    CPU
    Intel Centrino Duo Processor - Intel Core 2 CPU.
    Memory
    4GB DDR2 [3.07GB maximum real available]
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce Go 7300, 128MB
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio, Ver. 6.0.1.5717, 2.08MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer Aspire Notebook - 15.4"; Acer LCD Monitor X223Wsd - 22".
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800x60Hertz [max.]
    Hard Drives
    Notebook - Samsung HM320JI 320GB HD installed 07 August 2009.
    External HDs [4];Maxtor One Touch4 - 500GB External HD [Drive M:\].Western Digital WDXMS1200TA - 120GB External HD [Drive G:\ - Windows Defender Backup Files only]. Two x LaCie 320GB Mobi
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless V320 for Notebooks - Model M/N: M-RCD125
    Internet Speed
    Down 20000kb/sec / Up 1000kb/sec [Bigpond-Aus]
    Other Info
    Brother MFC-465CN; PC to Fax/Scan/Copy/Photo MFC. Epson Perfection V300 Photo Scanner. Siemens Speedstream 6520 Router. Wacom 'Bamboo Fun' CTE-650 PC Tablet, Stylus and Mouse. UAC - On;Activated. Browsers; [1] FireFox v3.6[2] IE8. Honorary R.S.M. to the 4th [Assault Pioneer] Troop Pune Sepoys , and 3rd Troop Jodhpur Bengali Lancers.

MrNeeds

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Gold Member
Lymm, Cheshire, UK

Posts
1,823
#4
uploaded this a while back, try this mate and see if windows throws any errors back at you.

[youtube]I_AOIDBRMig[/youtube]
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    Intel Q6600 @ 2.8GHz
    Motherboard
    Evga NF78-CK-132-A 3-Way SLI
    Memory
    8Gb DDR2 Corsair Dominator @ 1066Mhz 5-5-5-15
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 560 GTX SC FTW 1GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC888 7.1 Audio, Logitech G35 7.1 Surround Headset
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell S2409W 16:9, HDMi, DVI & VGA
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 7200rpm 250Gb SATA,
    Samsung 7200rpm 750Gb SATA,
    WD 7200rpm 1TB SCSI SATA.
    PSU
    Xigmatek 750W Quad sli quad core 80% eff
    Case
    Antec 900 Gaming Case
    Cooling
    Zalman CNPS9700-NT NVIDIA Tritium, Dominator RAM cooler
    Mouse
    Razor Lachesis Banshee V2 Blue, 4000DPI
    Keyboard
    Logitech generic keyboard
    Internet Speed
    16Mb Sky bb
    Other Info
    Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows, Wireless Xbox 360 Pad, Wireless Xbox 360 Les Paul Guitar

Patonb

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Posts
2,245
#5
It's most likely a bad card.... I wouldn't test the ram with the Vista check, use memtest86+, much better.

The gpu is a "onboard" card so you can't replace it, but you might beable to fibnd a mobo on ebay.

But a newer lower priced laptop will probably spank your current one.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Dual L5639 // i7 950 @ 4.0Ghz
    Motherboard
    Evga SR-2 // Gigabyte x58a-ud3r
    Memory
    12Gig Corsair XMS3 // 6Gig OCZ Gold
    Graphics Card(s)
    gtx 560 ti // gtx 260-216
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual 22" // Headless
    Hard Drives
    OCZ aGILITY 3, 120Gig + Seagate 500Gig x 2
    PSU
    Silverstone da700 // Corsair 520hx
    Case
    Rosewill BlackHawk Ultra // Antec 900v1
    Cooling
    Twin CM Hyper 212+ // Noctua NH-u12
    Other Info
    Acer 8930 laptop with x9100...