Alienware Blackscreening

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  1. Sandybergs

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    System
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    Manufacturer Alienware
    Model m15x
    Total amount of system memory 4.00 GB RAM
    System type 32-bit operating system
    Number of processor cores 2
    64-bit capable Yes

    Storage
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    Total size of hard disk(s) 290 GB
    Disk partition (C:) 43 GB Free (290 GB Total)

    Graphics
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    Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT
    Total available graphics memory 1791 MB
    Dedicated graphics memory 512 MB
    Dedicated system memory 0 MB
    Shared system memory 1279 MB
    Display adapter driver version 6.0.6001.18000
    Primary monitor resolution 1920x1200
    DirectX version DirectX 10


    My system. When i play games, the computer randomly freezes, and when it does, after about 5-10sec a black screen comes up, then after about another 5sec, it goes to my desktop then back to my game. It happens VERY frequently. Any solutions?
     
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    Lithus NBR Janitor

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    Try new video drivers. Sounds like the driver is crashing.
     
  3. Sandybergs

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    Do you mean just update them?
     
  4. The_Moo™

    The_Moo™ Here we go again.....

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    i can't speak
     
  5. Sandybergs

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    You dont have to get moody. I obviously wasn't sure what he meant. And how would i go as to finding a new driver and installing it?
     
  6. The_Moo™

    The_Moo™ Here we go again.....

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    nvidia.com and then download it and then run the .exe

    I am not moody the truth hurts :)

    There was only one way to take it
     
  7. Sandybergs

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    How do i find a new driver and install it without screwing something up? I also tried just updating my driver first and the NVIDIA one that i found on their site didnt work. it was for the right vid card, but some of my games said that they couldnt find a suitable display device.
     
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    The_Moo™ Here we go again.....

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    Alright thanks.
     
  10. dwend

    dwend Notebook Evangelist

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    this is a Area-51 m15x since it has a 9800MGT, the latest driver that you can install with out BSOD, is the 186.81, any newer than that will not work with the Alienware Area 51 m15x.

    Sad that the best driver for the m15x is from August, screw you Nvidia, I am going ATI next time.
     
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