Originally Posted by setishock
Is there a heatsink on the chip? Are your fans reving up when it gets hot inside? Could be an issue with the fan controller not set right. Check for bios updates to see if any has been issued to deal with that.
They did release a BIOS update -- two years ago, it leaves the fan on 24/7, giving me 30 mins of battery life. But yeah I did put it on, and they make sure of that at the repair. Fans are whirring, the issue is a hardware thing with a specific line of nVidia chips (6150go, 7600go, 7400go, 8600M GS, 84000M GS, etc)
Eventually the defect just leads to random reboots and lines throughout the screen until its unusable