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Asus F8SN - NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS ISSUES

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I am looking for some guidance. Here’s a little background, Asus F8SN - couple of year ago it window vista crapped out on it so a friend up Ubuntu on it. Not too long a ago the screen starting acting up and has ended with a big black vertical stripe off centre right and there are distorted version of the screen repeated on both sides (picture is of the boot up screen). I got a windows 7 boot up cd and was able to install. It fixed but the video card was no recognized until the diver was installed and then a couple of minutes later it did it again.
Has anyone dealt with this before?? Is it hardware, driver, firmware??? I feel like my laptop runs hotter than it should is that a factor??

Picture is from before 7 was installed but the problem looks the same.

Warning: I know a fair amount about computers but nothing really deep, but am not afraid to tinker.

PS Warranty etc is way past over
 

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artifact :D i assume
 
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I feel like my laptop runs hotter than it should is that a factor??
Very well could be. If your not scared to tinker, open it up, remove the heatsink from the cpu and gpu, replace the thermal paste, clean the heatsinks of dust and reseat them and see if that helps with your problem.
 

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Thanks i will give clean heatsink and reapply thermal paste a try and let you know.

Any opinions on the antec classic cooling pad for added cooling??
 
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The GeForce 8000/9000 series GPUs in particular have major solder bump issues, so it wouldn't surprise me that the chip has finally failed. You can try cleaning it up but I don't believe it will do much. My Toshiba X205-SLi4 went through 8 GeForce 8600m GTs and 2 motherboards before the warranty went out and I couldn't stand fixing a $2400 paperweight every few months.
 

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The GeForce 8000/9000 series GPUs in particular have major solder bump issues, so it wouldn't surprise me that the chip has finally failed. You can try cleaning it up but I don't believe it will do much. My Toshiba X205-SLi4 went through 8 GeForce 8600m GTs and 2 motherboards before the warranty went out and I couldn't stand fixing a $2400 paperweight every few months.
So baking it would work?
 

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Heat Sink/Fan Out But...

OK... so after some frustration and little bit of blood shed (stupid screwdriver) I got the heat sink and fan OUT. PS total pain in the A.
Now the problem is that the old paste is like cemented on the CPU/GPU and the heatsink. The 100% isopropyl doesn’t really work, any ideas??

Also what is with the sticky foam squares (there are 3 on one of the heat sink pictures) also there was one under the sink between it and what is circled in one of the photos, which i kinda took off?

I thank you all for helping me through this and If all else fails I will at least know a lot more about computers. :respect:
 

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Umm sorry baking??????
I regularly bake graphics cards at 375 degrees F for 5-12mins in most cases where clients complain of artifacting. It works most of the time. Remove all plastic and compound.
 

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Since thats MXM express you may could had a better more powerful card!