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Hello! I need some help with my 5 year old P170HM here! Yesterday I turn it on like always and I realize the screen doesn't work. At first I thought my screen was dead, so I tried to conect it to my other screen through the DVI and HDMI connectors on the back, still nothing. I noticed the PC was still booting up normally, so I used the "Remote desktop" on my desktop PC to try and control it. It worked so I opened the Device Manager, and then I saw that it doesn't detect the GPU anymore (even if its clearly installed in the slot). I think my gtx485m might be dead. Do you guys know if that's for sure or if I can try to do something to fix it yet? In case you need to know... the PC has this specs: Clevo P170HM Windows 10 Pro -64bit Intel i7 2820QM 8GB DDR3 Nvidia GTX 485M Thanks for your time!
Hi all, First of all, sorry to drop by and start with my problems but I am indeed in need of your advice. I have read these forums for several years now but never took the time to sign up and join in the conversations (not that I had much to say though, apart from a big "Thank you!" for the tips and knowledge I grab here and around). I have a P170HM with a GTX 485M which is overheating quite a lot. I've managed up until now but it just seems to get worse and worse. I've followed most of the Hardware mods I could do on my P170HM (including sealing the air leaks with tape, cutting the plastic cover over the GPU to increase the airflow and applying some Tuniq2 thermal paste). The card runs around 60°C on idle (which is already an improvement from before) and immediatly goes to 90°C and over when I run a game that requires some resources (e.g. Diablo III, Eve Online), recently it goes over 100°C after no more than a few minutes which causes the laptop to shutdown. From your experience, does it sound like the card is faulty and changing for, say, a 680m would fix my problem? Or do you think the problem is due to the cooling system and going for another GPU wouldn't change a thing? Thanks in advance, Simon