I woke up from my nap today to see my 1 year old E1705 with the blue screen of death, except this time there were verticle lines all over the place like there was a video card problem.
So I reboot and It cant get into windows, and the lines come back. It starts to load vista then goes to the blue screen saying I have a memory/parity error. Next I try safemode and it works fine. No lines, no memory errors, no blue screens.
The first thing that came to mind is my overclocked 7900GS. Right now I am in the process of setting it back to the stock clocks. I feel like maybe I fried my beloved card with the slight overclock Ive had on it for the past year. Maybe Im right, maybe Im wrong.
If this doesnt work, what the heck do I do? Any ideas? Video card? Memory? I dont want to have to call Dell. What do you guys think?
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2 gig 667 mhz
NVIDIA 256mb 7900gs
80 gig HD
LG WUXGA w/ TrueLife
Vista Home Premium
I just had the exact same problem as you, except that my 7900gs isn't overclocked :/
I have just soft-overclocked it while doing some benchmarking but it was 2 weeks ago and since then I was using stock clocks and my temps were normal
I'm running Dell stock drivers 174.xx for M1710