12-01-2010 02:27 PM
i have problems with my new T410s, it randoms crashes/freezes. together with some blue screens.
i updated all my drivers through windows update and thinkvantage toolbox.
I have the T410s; model nummer 29249GG running on a windows 7 64 bit.
it says i should have the nVidia Display driver (Switchable Graphics model) with nummer 18.104.22.16823/22.214.171.124 from 15 november 2010 installed.
i tryd to install them, but the installer say it does not find any compatible hardware.
Now when i see on my pc it only installs the other drivers : 126.96.36.19999 ( the nVidia Optimus Display Driver). i tryd to remove it and reinstall that other driver, but it keeps saying the same error. ( tryd this multiple times)
when i see at the thread: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-
the 8.16 driver should bring a solution to my random freezes but i cant install it
i'm really getting tired of all the random freezes, i need the graphic driver for some presentations at work and it gives a really bad impression when i need to reboot my system during these presentations because of another system crash....
can anyone plz help? lenovo?
12-01-2010 03:38 PM
12-01-2010 11:27 PM
hmm, that did not work
i have indeed the latest bios update.
i do have the nvidia menu, where i changed all the setting to "high performance" so that it will use the the nvidia graphic card.
but still the updates do not work...
12-02-2010 01:03 AM - edited 12-02-2010 02:11 AM
Update: i also tryd the following;
remove driver, reboot, enter bios, say i only want the discrete graphic driver, then offcourse my resolution is **bleep**ed up, i want to install the 8.16 driver which does not want to install correctly, only the 8.17 driver wants to install, but there offcourse i have a lot of problems with.
i tryd these multiple times, rebooting when necessary, now i'm back on my beginning, running optimus in bios, twee graphic driver ( internal intel which i don't have a problem with) and the nvidia 8.17 driver.
i can reproduce a system crash without any problem, just installing windows server 2008 with virtual pc, alttabbing back to windows 7 and some surfing, and 5min later there is a freeze...offcourse there are lots of other moments the system crashes but this crash is pretty sure to happen all the time....
plz help me :-)
NEXT UPDATE: i tryd in the bios to change to use only the nvidia graphic driver, still the same crashes,
next i changed it in the bios to use only the internel intel graphic driver, also the same crash....
now i really don't know what the problem is...laptop gets quite hot , but that shouldn't be the problem ( i hope)...
12-03-2010 04:51 AM
another update: i installed thinkpad fan controller, changing the settings so that now my laptop keeps around 40°C when doing regular work.( before 55°C)..
after testing for some time, i didnt get any crashes anymore...so it looks like the problem was just overheating...
I thought the new bios should have fixed that problem but thats not true it seems....