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So many metro games crash, screen res or graphics driver issue?

  1. #51


    Ok, I took out the battery and cover, placed the notebook on a room fan and let it cool down for a few minutes, and then ran hivemind: BSOD, and ran performance analysis: BSOD
    This is totally subjective, but I feel like hivemind may have run for an extra second or so.


    Would just the gma500 driver cause it to overheat?

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  2. #52


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    By the looks and feeling of things, there is definitely something wrong with the machine.

    2 things to recommend here: Set Optimized Defaults in the bios if not yet done so. Finding an update and installing, if possible, can only help.

    Clean install Windows 8 while offline and do not allow it online in any way. Have the GMA 500 driver ready on a USB stick or CD/DVD ready to install. Do so once at desktop then reboot and test.

    If it crashes like this, then the machine is defective.
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  3. #53


    I set optimal defaults and launched hivemind -- it took considerably longer for hivemind to cause a BSOD -- probably around 40 seconds

    For viliv users: To access the bios settings on a viliv, restart the machine, then press del key continually as soon as it's reloaded (the gray viliv screen)

    Next stop: Clean restart!
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  4. #54


    About to do a clean install of win8, one question though.

    When we first ran the crash dumps you told me that I had atom io control installed and that I don't need it. But on all of the viliv forums, they say to install atom IO control before any other driver and then reboot.

    The question is, should I install atom IO control like they say on the viliv forums, and then install GMA 500, or should I just
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    Advice is as intended.
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  6. #56


    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    If it crashes like this, then the machine is defective.

    Ran a clean install ofline. Used a usb key to install gma 500. Restarted. Launched the performance assessment. BSOD

    Looks like my machine is defective. I found a site that claims there's a bios update available for my computer, I'll try to grab that and install, if it still does the bs thing, then I guess I'll just count my lucky stars that I've only found to processes that cause it.

    Thanks for all your help GMan
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