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andreicnst

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So my laptop was doing this flickering lately (going black for a second or until i give it a gentle shake) for no reason and I decided to take it to a service! They told me over there that my GPU is overheating and that is the problem! The only solution they gave me is changing the GPU, which is kinda expensive for a student like me !
Do you guys think of any other solution for this? A cheap one please?
I have a MSI FX700 (MS-1751 Motherboard)
Nvidia Geforce GT 425M GPU
Intel I5 M460 CPU
4Gb RAM
Running on a 256Gb Kingston SSD
Windows 7 Ultimate x64


Yes I always check my drivers to be up to date and yes I use a Cooling Pad!
 

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MSI FX700 17" Laptop
That 2010-era laptop comes with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
When and how did Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit get installed in it?

This is the processor and graphic device in that laptop.
cpu.JPG gpu.JPG

Are you using that laptop for gaming?

That laptop supports 8 GB of RAM, so you should max it out instead of running it with only 4 GB.

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andreicnst

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MSI FX700 17" Laptop
That 2010-era laptop comes with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
When and how did Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit get installed in it?

This is the processor and graphic device in that laptop.
View attachment 256980 View attachment 256981

Are you using that laptop for gaming?

That laptop supports 8 GB of RAM, so you should max it out instead of running it with only 4 GB.

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Sooo, if I install Home Premium and max my RAM the flickering will stop ?
 

flavallee

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When and how did Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit get installed in it?
Are you using that laptop for gaming?
I don't know what's causing the flickering because you haven't answered my questions.

I also don't know what your computing habits are and how well you maintain that laptop and what's running in it.

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andreicnst

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I don't know what's causing the flickering because you haven't answered my questions.

I also don't know what your computing habits are and how well you maintain that laptop and what's running in it.

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Well, I only play one game on it (League of Legends) which has lower requirements and I play it on low specs.
I installed Windows 7 Ultimate because I think it works better.
And I take pretty good care of it because I worked alot to afford it.
And as far as I know, most MSI laptops are made for gaming.
 

flavallee

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I'm not a gamer and I only use desktop-type computers, so it's difficult for me to address gaming issues with laptops.
Overheating is a common issue when gaming with a laptop.

Windows 7 Ultimate is more system-hungry than Windows 7 Home Premium.
It has several additional features and it adds several more entries to the list of running processes.
It's also my guess you have a non-genuine copy installed, so that may be part of the problem.

What security-related programs do you use in it?

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