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10-14-2008

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Re: T400 Weird Video issues

2009-12-04, 19:02 PM

Right, thanks for the posts guys, they've been rather helpful.

 

Just FYI: I'm running Display driver: 8.563.2.1000 (which is provided by ATI (its for the Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family)? weird?), with Windows Vista Home Premium, and 3GB of memory.

 

It seems to me from the posts that the 3GB is really causing the problem. MemTest didn't report any errors or problems, is there any way i can chcek this out? Also it doesnt happen with the ATI card on?

 

cheers for the help!

 

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04-27-2009

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Re: T400 Weird Video issues

2009-12-04, 20:08 PM

very simply, rip out a stick of 1 gb and see if the problem goes away on teh IGP (Intel) video.

 

Ati wont have teh problem as it uses the dedicated ram for the 3470, whereas intel graphics uses system shared memory.

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10-12-2008

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Re: T400 Weird Video issues

2009-12-05, 12:37 PM

Seems to be a faulty Intel Display driver issue, happens to me with both the latest 8.15.10.2008 driver, and drivers like 8.15.10.1995..

 

Seems like only way to solve it as by today is to role back to drivers like 8.15.10.1892 or something?

Or simply reboot your computer every time it occurs? Shouldn't be that hard or difficult just doing a reboot?

 

 

I'm sure Intel will work out a solution very soon, just hopes Lenovo makes sure that Intel is well aware of this issue?

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07-24-2009

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Re: T400 Weird Video issues

2009-12-06, 22:34 PM

I've seen the same type of video corruption on my T400s twice since upgrading my intel graphics driver. In both cases, the corruption occurred after resuming from standby, and was corrected with a reboot.

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10-21-2009

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Re: T400 Weird Video issues

2009-12-07, 16:11 PM

It happened very frequently several times a day always after resuming from standby. Since downgrading the driver i have never seen it again in a week!

 

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--- Lenovo Thinkpad t440p (20AN-CT01WW) + SAMSUNG MZ7TD512HAGM-000L1 SSD + 16G SDRAM + 14.0FHD 1920x1080 ---
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10-28-2009

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Re: T400 Weird Video issues

2009-12-08, 18:00 PM

same here :( Since I update intel graphic drivers I got the same issues.

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12-08-2009

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T500 Windows 7 x64 Video problems

2009-12-08, 18:25 PM

I have a T500 type 2242CTO with the intel video chipset. Since putting Windows 7 X64 on, the video is acting up. Icons turn into blobs of verticle lines that go bad to normal when I mouse over them. Windows become lined and force me to minimize and expand them again.

 

I've downloaded and applied the latest from the Lenovo site, I've used the Intel online tool to detect and install the latest driver and nothing has helped. Does anyone have any idea what I can do?

 

Your input is appreciated.

 

-TAS

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10-21-2009

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Re: T500 Windows 7 x64 Video problems

2009-12-08, 18:37 PM

Please search the forum before you post. Look for "Video Glitches" for example. It's even still on the main page.

 

Bottom line is that your problem is that you have the latest driver. Latest is not always the best! Downgrade to the previous version and your problem is gone!

 

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--- Lenovo Thinkpad t440p (20AN-CT01WW) + SAMSUNG MZ7TD512HAGM-000L1 SSD + 16G SDRAM + 14.0FHD 1920x1080 ---
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10-21-2009

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Re: T400 Weird Video issues

2009-12-08, 18:39 PM

So downgrade and your life gets better :smileyhappy:

--- Lenovo Thinkpad t440p (20AN-CT01WW) + SAMSUNG MZ7TD512HAGM-000L1 SSD + 16G SDRAM + 14.0FHD 1920x1080 ---
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12-08-2009

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Re: T500 Windows 7 x64 Video problems

2009-12-08, 18:41 PM

I am specifically looking for T500 video issues. I've read the other posts and none of that seems to do the trick. I am perhaps thinking this is not the place to find the answer.

 

Silly me, I really must stop thinking these little support communities and thier trolls are helpful.  17 posts and telling peopel how to use a forums.. wow.

 

I'll just remove this account as useless and let their tech support fix it.

 

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