06-16-2012 01:24 PM
Hi, I have a lenovo ideapad y560a and am experiencing a very annoying bsod. It happens every time I attempt play a game or watch a video on internet or just randomly on desktop. As far as I searched on different forums, it is caused by my ati hd 5730 graphic card or driver and it is not easy to see where the problem is. On Bsod i see the problem is caused by atikmpag.sys- so the problem is def about video card or driver. I did everything people on different forums suggested: Updating Bios, removing old driver with driver sweeper and then installing the new ati drivers from the official page, removing current graphic driver cleanly then find an old version of graphic driver and install that one, removing windows visual studio 2010 etc. NONE has worked for me. My computer's mother board has recently been replaced by Lenovo service in Turkey and I dont want to ship pc back since service is too slow.
I am sure some lenovo y560 users came accross this annoying Bsod. Any suggestion would be really appreciated!
06-16-2012 02:05 PM - edited 06-16-2012 02:07 PM
opinion - either your gpu is dying or overheating.,
put some monitors on your machine and tell me what cpu is running (idle and load) (I use coretemp), and what gpu is running (I have no idea what folks use to monitor that).
How old is your machine and how long has it been since you cleaned the HSF of the cpu?
06-16-2012 02:38 PM - edited 06-16-2012 02:39 PM
It had some overheating problems, as u may prob. know, it is a common prob for all lenovo y560s and yes it is def overheating. And im using a cooling pad..
However, i cannot measure cpu temp. because when i get back using ati graph. card, screen gets weird numbers and symbols begin to appear on the screen ..
Pc is almost two years old. I have never cleaned hsf since i cannot obviously and i dunno whether ppl in lenovo service did hsf cleaning or not.
06-16-2012 02:42 PM
playing a game (or anything that hard drives an overheating gpu) will shorten the life of the gpu.
Opinion - it needs to be taken apart and cleaned.
06-16-2012 02:54 PM
perhaps start a new thread on how to take apart and clean a y560p. I would have no idea, not having a y560, and not having taken apart my v570. But folks here have taken there machines apart and one posted some very nice pictures (a 480, I think). Another route would be to look locally for a person who repairs laptops. Remember, this forum just has end users. You are not talking to Lenovo, here.
06-16-2012 04:11 PM
06-17-2012 04:19 AM