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Laptop Does Not Detect GT540M After Format

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Laptop Does Not Detect GT540M After Format

aspacecake
hey

i just formatted my laptop's hard disk, Acer Aspire 4755G, and missing a ton of drivers, notably my graphics driver for Nvidia GT 540M. I downloaded all 3 of the drivers off the acer website under the Graphics section, but none of them seem to work. The driver update says "The Graphics Driver Could Not Find Compatible Hardware". It appears that my computer does not detect my graphics card. How can i make it do so?

Reading some other forum posts say that i have to go to Device Manager. Under display adapters, i have two "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter"s, one has a yellow triangle one does not. Right clicking both and updating however gives me a message that they are both updated.

My laptop was fine with its stock drivers during purchase, and it detected my nVidia GT540M fine, thus i'm wondering how to get it to recognize it now

Any and all help would be appreciated, thanks
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    databaseben

    what you should try is look through the start-ups / msconfig and services /admin tools and tasks control pane to shut down unnecessary programs, like google updaters, av updaters, etc...

    for all practical purposes, you don't need automatic start-ups loading in memory when windows starts.

    you don't need non window services running.

    and you don't need any tasks being scheduled to run behind the scenes without your knowledge and permission.

    so see if streamlining / tweaking your computer will help dedicate the resources to your game.

    if the computer and the game does become stable, then the only thing i would turn on in the start ups is the anti virus "and" maybe the laptop kb and laptop mouse - that is if your laptop needs them loaded automatically.

    then monitor the panels i mentioned on a regular basis because applications will sneak in their resource hogging crapware at every chance they get.

    if however, the computer seems unstable even after you streamline it, then boot into safe mode and execute a restore point to undo your modifications and go back to square one.

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    Charles Bundy

    I would suspect thermal stress on the GPU (e.g. are you pushing the game settings as high as they will go?) You said the fans are going, but internally it could be the GPU heatsink is marginal either mechanically or the radiator surface could be gummed.

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    aspacecake

    I just realized that apart from formatting, that same day i added 4gb more of ram to (the 2gb of ram default on purchase) in my system. Could it be faulty ram causing this overheating? I did not think it would be an issue because I saw a marked performance in my gaming and the system registered 6GB total ram. Could it be possible that compatibility issues exist? Or should i open up the back of my laptop casing and try to clean the fan/heatsink?
    Just removed the 4GB of extra ram and the computer is running fine now.
    If the 2GB and 4GB ram sticks are incompatible together, should i just use the 4GB ram by itself, since it's superior to the 2GB default? or will the faulty 4GB ram hurt my hardware in the long run?

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    aspacecake

    sorry no the fans ARE spinning, but the problem is that I am unable to set the temperature at which the laptop shuts itself down. There is no available feature in the BIOS (System, Information, Security, Boot etc etc but nothing with regards to fan/shutdowns) and the Acer ePower Management v3.0.3010 does not work , crashes upon opening the application in Program files

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    aspacecake

    Edit: I just realized that apart from formatting, that same day i added 4gb more of ram to (the 2gb of ram default on purchase) in my system. Could it be faulty ram causing this overheating? I did not think it would be an issue because I saw a marked performance in my gaming and the system registered 6GB total ram. Could it be possible that compatibility issues exist? Or should i open up the back of my laptop casing and try to clean the fan/heatsink?

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    Charles Bundy

    way it could be a faulty HD. Both are considered memory and bad bits or addressing limitations of the memory controller would make for sudden hard failures.

    Check your laptop specs to make certain the RAM you installed is compatible and if so go get MemTest86+ burn a CD and run at least one full pass.

    Hope this helps!

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    aspacecake

    Running the computer with 2GB of ram and then 4GB of ram works fine, but together 6GB makes it overheat. Is it possible to
    1.increase my fan speed on the acer laptop, if the option isnt available by BIOS? (under power options fan speed is already set at Active)
    2. increase the temperature at which the computer shuts down due to overheating?

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    OH Smeg

    Where the Different Modules hit a glitch with Different Speed RAM and cause the system to fall over.

    You can use the Ultimate Boot CD to test the RAM but you need to remember that while both may be perfectly OK when they are used together they may not work. The way to test is to run Mem Test 86 with the complete RAM Load and if you get errors run it on each Module.

    Ideally you should use Matched Modules to prevent Tomming Issues and even better use Identical RAM every time.

    OH and you can get the Ultimate Boot CD here free

    http://www.ultimatebootcd .com/download.html

    remember to remove the space from between ultimatebootcd and the .com for a working link.

    Col

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    hikari_elvira

    check event log what causes the shutting down especially under systems folder. theres a lot causes that result to shutting down. it might be overheating (check event log under system folder with error msg 'due to critical heat'), or defective ac port (after shutdown, unplug the ac port and check ac port pin temperature)

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    Amir Ame

    you must first install the intergrated graphic(intel hd graphic 3000/4000)then you can install gt540m w/o any problem...im also using aspire 4755g

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    databaseben

    what you should try is look through the start-ups / msconfig and services /admin tools and tasks control pane to shut down unnecessary programs, like google updaters, av updaters, etc...

    for all practical purposes, you don't need automatic start-ups loading in memory when windows starts.

    you don't need non window services running.

    and you don't need any tasks being scheduled to run behind the scenes without your knowledge and permission.

    so see if streamlining / tweaking your computer will help dedicate the resources to your game.

    if the computer and the game does become stable, then the only thing i would turn on in the start ups is the anti virus "and" maybe the laptop kb and laptop mouse - that is if your laptop needs them loaded automatically.

    then monitor the panels i mentioned on a regular basis because applications will sneak in their resource hogging crapware at every chance they get.

    if however, the computer seems unstable even after you streamline it, then boot into safe mode and execute a restore point to undo your modifications and go back to square one.

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    0 Votes
    Charles Bundy

    I would suspect thermal stress on the GPU (e.g. are you pushing the game settings as high as they will go?) You said the fans are going, but internally it could be the GPU heatsink is marginal either mechanically or the radiator surface could be gummed.

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    aspacecake

    I just realized that apart from formatting, that same day i added 4gb more of ram to (the 2gb of ram default on purchase) in my system. Could it be faulty ram causing this overheating? I did not think it would be an issue because I saw a marked performance in my gaming and the system registered 6GB total ram. Could it be possible that compatibility issues exist? Or should i open up the back of my laptop casing and try to clean the fan/heatsink?
    Just removed the 4GB of extra ram and the computer is running fine now.
    If the 2GB and 4GB ram sticks are incompatible together, should i just use the 4GB ram by itself, since it's superior to the 2GB default? or will the faulty 4GB ram hurt my hardware in the long run?

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    aspacecake

    sorry no the fans ARE spinning, but the problem is that I am unable to set the temperature at which the laptop shuts itself down. There is no available feature in the BIOS (System, Information, Security, Boot etc etc but nothing with regards to fan/shutdowns) and the Acer ePower Management v3.0.3010 does not work , crashes upon opening the application in Program files

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    aspacecake

    Edit: I just realized that apart from formatting, that same day i added 4gb more of ram to (the 2gb of ram default on purchase) in my system. Could it be faulty ram causing this overheating? I did not think it would be an issue because I saw a marked performance in my gaming and the system registered 6GB total ram. Could it be possible that compatibility issues exist? Or should i open up the back of my laptop casing and try to clean the fan/heatsink?

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    0 Votes
    Charles Bundy

    way it could be a faulty HD. Both are considered memory and bad bits or addressing limitations of the memory controller would make for sudden hard failures.

    Check your laptop specs to make certain the RAM you installed is compatible and if so go get MemTest86+ burn a CD and run at least one full pass.

    Hope this helps!

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    0 Votes
    aspacecake

    Running the computer with 2GB of ram and then 4GB of ram works fine, but together 6GB makes it overheat. Is it possible to
    1.increase my fan speed on the acer laptop, if the option isnt available by BIOS? (under power options fan speed is already set at Active)
    2. increase the temperature at which the computer shuts down due to overheating?

    +
    0 Votes
    OH Smeg

    Where the Different Modules hit a glitch with Different Speed RAM and cause the system to fall over.

    You can use the Ultimate Boot CD to test the RAM but you need to remember that while both may be perfectly OK when they are used together they may not work. The way to test is to run Mem Test 86 with the complete RAM Load and if you get errors run it on each Module.

    Ideally you should use Matched Modules to prevent Tomming Issues and even better use Identical RAM every time.

    OH and you can get the Ultimate Boot CD here free

    http://www.ultimatebootcd .com/download.html

    remember to remove the space from between ultimatebootcd and the .com for a working link.

    Col

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    hikari_elvira

    check event log what causes the shutting down especially under systems folder. theres a lot causes that result to shutting down. it might be overheating (check event log under system folder with error msg 'due to critical heat'), or defective ac port (after shutdown, unplug the ac port and check ac port pin temperature)

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    Amir Ame

    you must first install the intergrated graphic(intel hd graphic 3000/4000)then you can install gt540m w/o any problem...im also using aspire 4755g