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Re: T61P Graphic problems--random shut down, BSOD, Crash

2007-12-18, 16:21 PM
Previous post is discouraging... I saw the official changes included something along the lines of "Fixed Crashes with Nvidia Graphics" and got really excited... 
 
I've just installed the new bios version and will be trying out games tonight, I'll post the results I have when I try them. 
 
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Re: T61P Graphic problems--random shut down, BSOD, Crash

2007-12-18, 16:23 PM
I too am using bios 2.07 and crashes happen during EQ2. I don't get crashes during BioShock(only two games I have right now). Does anyone else only get crashes during multiplayer gaming?

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Re: T61P Graphic problems--random shut down, BSOD, Crash

2007-12-18, 16:54 PM
Computersavt, sorry if you told us before and I missed it, but could you post more details about the crashes you have been getting?  Like what exactly the computer did, what error messages, etc.?
 
like for example did the computer power off, or did it go to a blue screen, and if it went to a blue screen, what the error message said, etc.
T61p, T7800 CPU, Nvidia Quadro FX 570M GPU, WSXGA+ LDC, 4GB RAM, 200GB HDD, Intel 4965AGN wireless, 1GB Intel Turbo Memory, Vista Business 64bit
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Re: T61P Graphic problems--random shut down, BSOD, Crash

2007-12-18, 18:58 PM
-Hellbore

I get a bluescreen after playing online games for ~20-30mins that comes up with a Hardware Malfuction error that says "parity/memory parity error." Then i must restart by holding the power button. I have a t61 2.2ghz, 1gb x2 memory, no turbomemory, 14.1WXGA+, Nvidia 140m, 100gb 7200rbm hd.

I'll report on my progress.
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Re: T61P Graphic problems--random shut down, BSOD, Crash

2007-12-18, 19:19 PM
Hello Computersavt61,
 
I suggest you perform low level memory tests using :
 
burn the ISO image to a CD and run the test for a couple of hours... if there is really an hardware problem (with a memory module) these tests should/will really pick it up.
T61p - 15.4" - T7700 - FX 570M 256MB - 4GB RAM - ST916023AS - 4965AGN - BT - FPR - 9 cell - Vista Ult. x86
T21p - 14" - PIII 850MHz - S3 Savage/IX 8MB - 512MB RAM - 100GB 7200rpm - WinXP x86
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Re: T61P Graphic problems--random shut down, BSOD, Crash

2007-12-18, 21:31 PM
"if there is really an hardware problem (with a memory module) these tests should/will really pick it up."
 
You would think so, but that is not necessarily true in this case.  When my laptop was having these problems, I could run Memtest all night with no failures.  However, playing a 3D game would sometimes result in a BSOD with a memory parity error.
 
In the notebookreview and thinkpads.com threads, there were several people who were having these crashes including memory parity errors but when they ran Memtest (or other memory testers like the Lenovo tester) they would pass the memory tests.
 
It's still not a bad idea though to try the memory test, if your problem is as simple as bad memory it will tell you.  However this crashing issue appears to be something more complicated.

For example I was having memory parity errors with my original laptop, Lenovo gave me a replacement laptop and I put the SAME memory into it, and no memory party errors.  Both laptops can run memtest for hours with no errors.


Message Edited by Hellbore on 12-18-2007 02:33 PM
T61p, T7800 CPU, Nvidia Quadro FX 570M GPU, WSXGA+ LDC, 4GB RAM, 200GB HDD, Intel 4965AGN wireless, 1GB Intel Turbo Memory, Vista Business 64bit
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Re: T61P Graphic problems--random shut down, BSOD, Crash

2007-12-18, 21:46 PM
I like this computer but I am not willing to keep working on this problem for months until someone makes a patch or they recall the mobo. Hellbore, how hard was it to get a replacement? I've had the computer for ~10days.

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Re: T61P Graphic problems--random shut down, BSOD, Crash

2007-12-18, 22:23 PM
Well I would ask Lenovo directly about it, I like to help but I can only tell you what they did in my case.  In my case the plan was to repair my original laptop by replacing the motherboard but there were some complications in the depot which caused my repair to take longer than usual so they ended up sending me a new laptop instead. 
 
I think your best course of action is to call Lenovo and explain the situation and go ahead and tell them about what you read on the forums and that you want the laptop repaired.  They will probably send you a box right away and repair it at the depot.

You can also talk to Pocket Aces, he sent his in and they repaired it and now it works great.
 
You could wait for a more definite answer and / or wait for Lenovo to figure out exactly what is causing these errors.  You don't have to wait though, you can just tell them you want it fixed, they can fix this, they have fixed it for several of us now.

Also computersavt, did you run Lenovo's program called PC Doctor yet?  It has a utility that will run tests on your graphics card.  Some of these tests are 3D graphics tests.  Did you run these to see if they crash your computer?  If you didn't try that yet, you should really do that, if your computer crashes when running the 3D tests that is something you can tell the Lenovo tech support people when you call them, it will help you convince them that there is something wrong with the machine so they will ship it in for repairs.

Message Edited by Hellbore on 12-18-2007 03:31 PM
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Re: T61P Graphic problems--random shut down, BSOD, Crash

2007-12-19, 5:08 AM
Just a quick update, installed the latest firmware from lenovo 2.07 and still had the game freezing up for both Oblivion and Bioshock.

So still no go for me :(
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Re: T61P Graphic problems--random shut down, BSOD, Crash

2007-12-19, 10:12 AM
it might have been a typo but computersavt61 in the first post mentioned a T61 model rather than a T61p one.
 
I believe the problems described in this thread are model specific (and maybe just a bad batch one).
T61p - 15.4" - T7700 - FX 570M 256MB - 4GB RAM - ST916023AS - 4965AGN - BT - FPR - 9 cell - Vista Ult. x86
T21p - 14" - PIII 850MHz - S3 Savage/IX 8MB - 512MB RAM - 100GB 7200rpm - WinXP x86
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