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Satellite C70D-A: game lags due to graphic chip?

Question: Satellite C70D-A: game lags due to graphic chip?


I have since week 1 Series Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-11E notebook,
Unfortunately, I am at the moment not really satisfied with the image.. game lags because my graphics.

My question is where can you find how much I consume from the 4 GB.

And where I can set that I consume more or less. since it is a separable memory yes.

My English is not perfect. hope someone understands.

Please reply

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Answer: Satellite C70D-A: game lags due to graphic chip?


Well, I?m wondering why you purchased a unit with an internal (part of CPU) graphic chip if you want use the notebook for gaming?

The notebook supports the AMD Radeon HD 8400 graphics which is part of AMD Quad-Core A6-5200 CPU.
Such GPU is similar to Intel HD GPU which is also part of Intel CPUs.

Such internal graphic cards are not really designed for gaming? of course you would be able to run and to play a game but don?t expect too much?

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On my laptop Satellite L755D-11W, in some games and applications does not change the graphics chip. That is, when choosing the right game, I want to put a high performance, and changing AMD Radeon HD 6400M -> AMD Radeon (TM) HD 6520G, click save ... but the settings are not saved and the AMD Radeon (TM) HD 6520G is not selected for the game (((

This does not happen always, but often in games and 3DMark2011.
Drivers for video cards are the latest that are on site Toshiba Support.
From the official site of the AMD driver is not support ((((

Please help deal with this problem!

Answer:Satellite L755D-11W: cannot change graphic chip in game settings

I am confused with why you try to change from one graphics card selection to another.

You only have one type of graphics card in your notebook and you can only select the correct one, or it will not work.

What graphics card does 3DMark11 think you have? That must be the right one, no?

Also, the only specification I can find for that model is:
[Satellite L755D-11W| false&BV_UseBVCookie=yes&PRODUCT_ID=1110926]

Which has an AMD 6540G2 Graphics card.

Please run 'DXDIAG' and tell me which graphics card it says you have.

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Dear all

I have laptop Toshiba Satellite M40 series.
My vga card became old, so I need to upgrade it and I was asking can I????

Answer:Satellite M40 - Can I upgrade the graphic chip?

Hi mate

Unfortunately you cannot upgrade the graphic chip because it?s fixed on motherboard.
In my knowledge it?s soldered.

So, nothing to do?

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Hi! I've got a question:
My Notebook (TOSHIBA SATELLITE L100-140) has just an onboard graphic chip, something like intel 945m)
Now I tried to play battlefield 2142, but it doesn't work. I think it's because my graphic chip is not compatible.
Is it possible to put another graphic card (like a x300 for notebooks) into my notebook?

thx, Hendrik

Answer:Satellite L100-140: Can I put another graphic chip in?


You have maybe a Problem with the Driver; please check the Toshiba Website for Driver updates.


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hi all,

i know that this particular laptop uses the intel grahics media accelerator 950. Why then were nvidia's drivers installed on my laptop as well during OS (Vista Basic) installation?

I visited Toshiba's site for updated drivers and again i find nvidia's drivers on the download page.

If i need to update graphics drivers what do i update? Intels GMA drivers, nvidia's drivers or both?


Answer:Satellite A100-784: Could I use Nvidia driver on Intel graphic chip


You?re right: This notebook uses Intel 945GM graphic card.
BUT it seems that Toshiba delivers this A100 series with different graphic cards (Inel, nvidia, ati) and therefore the Vista image includes 3 different graphic drivers: NVidia graphic driver, ATI graphic driver and Intel graphic driver.

But if you want to update the graphic card driver you have to chose only the Intel driver package?

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I just bought Satellite L50D-B-11N, with A6 AMD CPU (with R4 graphics chip) AND R5 M230 in graphic card.

However it's R4 "graphic" which is used by default and I can't choose R5 "graphic card" !!

Yet, I can check that it's real present by device manager. I view R5 AND R4 under "Graphic cards", both enabled.

I tried in the bios setup but I see nothing about "graphic cads" and choice, nothing under Windows8.1 by applications.

Video quality is good but I would fully use the performance of the graphics card R5.
Please, how shall we do it ?


Regards from France.

Answer:How to check graphic chip Radeon R5 M230 on Satellite L50D-B-11N?


The AMD A6-6310 CPU contains an internal Radeon R4 graphic unit.
This R4 GPU is part of the CPU.
Additionally the notebook was equipped with the external graphic card AMD Radeon R5 M230 which provides more graphic power. This is useful if it comes to play some games or running high performance graphic applications.

It?s advisable to use the internal GPU if you run the notebook in battery mode (battery power). This saves power and decreases the internal temperature

To switch to the external GPU you have to click right on desktop
In Catalyst Control Center click on Power and select Maximum Performance when Plugged IN

Then in Switchable Graphics Global Settings choose also Maximize Performance

Then click on Switchable Graphics Application Settings
Now you would be able to add an application (game) which could use this graphic card settings
Point simply to the game exe file and add to the application list.
After that you will see the exe file in the list. Click on graphic settings column and set it to high performance.

You can also check some youtube videos which shows you how to switch between the GPUs

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I'm looking for a new display for my Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-11K!

Please help!

Answer:Need new display for my Satellite C70D-A


The Satellite C70D-A-11K was equipped with the 17.3" LED color LCD panel with the supporting max resolution of 1600 x 900 px
You should be able to order such display panel from local Toshiba authorized service provider or you could check some 3rd part online dealers who provide compatible notebook parts…

As I mention above: you should look for the 17.3" panels.

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I want to upgrade RAM with additional 4 GB but at the bottom of the notebook there is no RAM cover so I don't have access to the RAM slots.
I don't want to cancel valid warranty so I don't want to open it alone.
What should I do ???

Message was edited: posting has been translated

Answer:RAM upgrade on Satellite C70D-B-302


You can contact nearst Toshiba service provider and ask for help. They can do this for you.

Addresses and phone numbers you can find on

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I have a C70D-A-107 and want to speed up this notebook. Already placed 4gb extra memory so the notebook has now 8gb internal. I doubt whether it is usefull to put in 2x8gb. I think the processor is just to slow. It has a AMD E1-2100 inside. Is it possible to put in another (faster) processor?

Answer:Speed-up Satellite C70D-A-107

The Satellite C70D-A-107 was equipped with an AMD Essentials E1-2100 Accelerated CPU (1,00 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache)
It’s not the fastest CPU therefore the notebook performance isn’t the best…

But CPU upgrade isn’t officially supported by notebook manufacturer... therefore I don’t think that you will be able to upgrade the CPU…

I read about successful Intel CPU upgrades but did not meet anyone who was able to perform an upgrade with an AMD CPU

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Hello everybody,
the Toshiba Sat C70D-B-317 (PSCLEE01L009FR) is on it's way and I don't have it for the moment but I would like to know if there is a way to add some Ram to this machine without opening everything?
Also, is it possible to change the HD in the future in the same conditions?

sorry, but it's my first PC laptop and as a Mac user I'm completely lost with all these models and different serial numbers.

I thank you in advance for your answer.


Answer:Satellite C70D-B-317 - Ram upgrade

1. yes you can upgrade your RAM, This laptop has 2 slots with one 4GB standard so if you would you can put one more 4GB. With 2x4 you have Dual-channel and that works much faster than single

I don't know if your HDD can e upgraded. When it's not possible you can always buy a external HDD

I hope i helped you


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i see that the site don't provide all download drivers. In the device management I have still 2 drivers missing
pci encryptions/decryption controller and unknown device.

Can someone help me out with it?

Answer:Need some drivers for my Satellite C70D-B-10U

According notebook specification your machine was delivered with preinstalled Win8.1 64BIT ML.
Original preinstalled version is perfectly configured with all necessary drivers.

The question is: what are you doing with your machine?
Do you try to use some older Windows version?

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Just bought a Satellite C70D with Win 8.1. Everything works (as far as I know until know), except boot from DVD. I disabled in the bios the Secure Boot and changed the boot order to DVD first, then USB and then HDD. The DVD drive starts, but then it skips to the HDD and Windows is started. First time I tried there was a message like "DVD boot not supported" or something like that.
The DVD is bootable, so that is not the problem.
I would like to install Linux Mint alongside Windows.
Anyone solved this problem already?

Answer:Satellite C70D - How to boot from DVD

Update: changing from UEFI to CMS in the BIOS Advanced tab makes it possible to boot from DVD, but Windows won't boot anymore.... Is there any possibility to boot from DVDE and still be able to start Windows as well?

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My wive purchase this computer coupple of months ago. It was from the beginning ferry slow on windows 8
The wurst laptop we ever had. We feel robbed of our money.

2 months ago we started with Ubuntu. It Still slow. IS there anybody with the same problems?



Answer:Satellite C70D-A-108 is very slow

Hi Marco

I don't have this notebook model and cannot confirm what you wrote but fact is that almost all new notebooks are pretty slow at the beginning. Many applications are set to start with Windows and this, of course, slows down boot time.
Windows updates are also set to automatic so in the background the machine will download and install many updates so this will slow down your machine rapidly.

In my opinion you should install original OS that you got with this machine and optimize it a bit.
Remove all useless stuff, change start-up option and disable automatic Windows updates.
In the past I have noticed that original preinstalled antivirus is also responsible for notebook?s performance so I don't use original preinstalled application but my own version of Avir Antivir and it runs perfectly.

Check all these options and I hope your machine will run much better than before.

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Good evening,

I'm sorry to disturb,
but I find myself in a situation to which I find no solution,
that's why I come here asking for some help.

A friend has just purchased the following laptop:
- Satellite C70D-B-307

but the worry is that apparently it is impossible to have access to the HDD recovery to execute the factory restoration.
I try all possible solutions that I find on the web and none of it works.

what to do ?

does Toshiba sell the recovery DVDs that will restore the computer to its factory state?

Thank you very much .

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I picked up a brand new c70d-b-10u today from a well known retailer.
I turned it on, set the language, gave a computer name, hooked up to a wi fi and then it asked for Other User Password!

I never entered a password to start with so why is it asking for one?

I cannot get to the shop again until next week and urgently need to get up and running.

Any ideas greatly received.

Answer:Brand new Satellite C70D-B-10U wants a password?

Try to recover the notebook once again using the HDD recovery option.

The recovery procedure would reset the notebook back to factory settings… usually after that no passwords should be set…

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I have a Satellite C70D-A-114...

i hardly used it because it was slow

so i wanted to sell it

first i wanted to set it back to factory settings

doing that, in that process i seem to have deleted all files

so now i get message no bootable disc etc.

Tried everything, there is simply no recovery file

So where can i find such a file for free? It's just not normal that it is not on the site.

Answer:Need recovery files for my Satellite C70D-A-114

All you can find for free are all drivers, tools and utilities. Original recovery image (software package) is not for free and if you need it you must order recovery disc directly by Toshiba.

You can order it on

By the way: in user’s manuals document is clearly described how you can create recovery installation disc. I’m wondering you didn’t make it in the past.

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Hi all,

My grandmother recently bought this Toshiba, mostly i recommend people a Toshiba but this is going to far.

I wasn't aware that she bought a laptop untill she called me and said she needs help because she never worked with such a slow computer as this Toshiba.

So my question is

How much logic does Toshiba has? I mean putting 6GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM ( ok nice for a casual laptop ) doesn't quite fit with a >>1GHz<< processor. for the rest the specs aren't terrible.

Can somebody explain me why this laptop has a 1GHz processor with 6GB of RAM. this doensn't makes sence at all

I've a angry grandmother xD with a crappy laptop so I builded quick a pc for her where so does her work on for now

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-108 - Slowest laptop I've ever saw

Originally Posted by Jamie Legends

Hi all,

My grandmother recently bought this Toshiba, mostly i recommend people a Toshiba but this is going to far.

I wasn't aware that she bought a laptop untill she called me and said she needs help because she never worked with such a slow computer as this Toshiba.

So my question is

How much logic does Toshiba has? I mean putting 6GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM ( ok nice for a casual laptop ) doesn't quite fit with a >>1GHz<< processor. for the rest the specs aren't terrible.

Can somebody explain me why this laptop has a 1GHz processor with 6GB of RAM. this doensn't makes sence at all

I've a angry grandmother xD with a crappy laptop so I builded quick a pc for her where so does her work on for now

AMD E1-2100, 6 GB, 17.3 inch, 1600x900, AMD Radeon HD 8210, 750 GB,
that realy makes no sense they even put in a decent gpu and bottleneck it whit a 1ghz low budget AMD E1-2100.
ow well logic sometimes .
i hope it works out for ur grandmother

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Hi All,

I have an Satellite C70D-A-11D ... when I use once the FN Key to do a Print Screen or use the Screen-Zoom on the Space Key...

I am not able to use the Keynumbers 1 to 4 neither the space Key to enter a space between two always change between the bigger screen solution or the normal solution...

I only can change the FN Key again after change the settings in Display settings and after a reboot...
So I cant use FN without a reset with the F1 to F12 Key use and a reboot...

Normaly the FN Key works only if it is pressed...if not the normal Function of the Keys 1 to 4 or F1 to F12 will work if configured in the settings, or not?

What to do?

Kind regards

Answer:Satellite C70D-A-11D Function Key deactivate after use

First of all you can change between the special function key mode (without pressing FN key) or normal (standard) mode (Hold Fn first to use standard F1-F12 functions.)

This function can be changed in BIOS.
In BIOS go to Advanced -> System configuration

Check this option.

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since i bought it, always been slow

tried win 8.1 an now win 10 (also from scratch)

tried chrome and firefox

tried all updates on the official website

tried other hard driveS

on the task manager, processor OR hard drive (sometimes both) are always over 90% when doing NOTHING and 99% when i click any icon or link

streaming movies is realy difficult, youtube is quite impossible and i don't even talk about gaming
do you have any issue for this problem ?

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I have 2 issues with my new Satellite C70D-B-32U.
When I put it in sleep mode, it does. But after about 5 minutes, it goes automatically to hibernate. This I don't want. And I don't want to disable hibernate, because I do use it when the laptop is not in use for longer periods. The power settings in control panel do not reflect this behaviour. In the settings, I specified that the laptop should never go to hibernate. Hybrid state is disabled.

And secondly, more importantly. Whenever it goes to hibernate, I can only wake it up with the power button. Not with the (internal) keyboard, not with the usb mouse. I would like an option to wake it from hibernate by pressing any key on the keyboard. In bios power on keyboard is set to on. Is there anything else I can change to have this available?
Actually if issue 1 is solved and the laptop stays in sleep mode, this issue is also solved since from sleep I can wake on a mouseclick which is also fine.

The OS is windows 8.1

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my image flickers once regularly, get different colors / stripes image ; and especially when I Moves MyScreen and HE charge the laptop Horrible Slow on Since My Screen Flickers

Answer:Screen is flickering on my Satellite C70D-A


It is not easy to understand your problem.
Do you use your notebook with original Windows that you got with your notebook or maybe own OS version?

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After a regular shutdown I cannot boot the system anymore.
System starts but does not boot.

Referring to the manual (section 6, solutions of problems) I tried to hit [F12] after power on but nothing happened.
Same when hitting [F2].

My impression is that something failed on hard disk drive.

P.S. system has Win10 installed.

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touchpad works fine, but can't scroll with it. Already tried changing option in the menu of the touchpad, but there is no scroll-function.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Mr. Forster

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So I bought this laptop a few months ago.
For the past few weeks the Laptop stopped playing sound.
I watched a stream in Chrome.

So actually I should be able to see the sound playing in the mixer.
But I wasn't able to play any sound or get any deflection in the mixer.

Then I installed Speccy and as this administration window popped up a sound was played and it worked.

I have no idea why the sound stopped working and why it started again.
Is someone able to help me?

I am using Windows 8.1

Answer:Satellite C70D-A-11D - no sound, random

The main thing is that you have sound again. It is not easy to say what was wrong there.
Have you installed some updates or anything else that can be responsible for this sound issue?

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My girlfriend bought me a new Toshiba laptop C70D-B-10U (my second Toshiba), it is a good laptop apart from the speakers they are terrible. I didn't want my first post to be a complaint but, Toshiba cut corners when it put the speakers in this series of laptops.

Or have I not set them right has anyone else had this problem, any ideas or solutions thank you.

Answer:Bad Speakers on Satellite C70D-B-10UM

I think your notebook has only small stereo speakers and the sound is not the best. I have Satellite S50-B with Harman/kardon speakers and sound is really good.

You can try to change sound options but if you want to have better sound I’m afraid you need external speakers, Maybe BT speakers.

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Hi There,

I have had a Satellite C70D for about 18 months now, but have not used it in the past year as I have been disputing with customer services about the windows licence for the machine as I lost it when I formatted the original hard drive before installing an SSD and they wouldnt send me a copy of it. I have now bitten the bullet and bought a windows 10 licence again. However since building the machine a few days ago, I have been having a couple of issues and as it is now out of warranty, I cannot contact customer support (Who I found unhelpful even when it was in warranty!)

The first issue is when I boot up the machine, occasionally the keyboard will not work, I cannot type the BitLocker pin and I have to remove the battery and press and hold the power button for 10 seconds, this then fixes the issue for a few reboots before it goes again.

The second is that occasionally it will boot up with a red x next to the WiFi symbol, but it detects the WiFi card, usually a reboot fixes this but not always. I have reseated the card and still no avail.

Can anyone shed any light on what may be causing this? The BIOS is up-to-date as are all of the drivers.

Thanks in advance for your help

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My question is in the subject line. If anyone has done this I would appreciate some tips.

regards Stuart

Answer:Can I replace the HDD in my Satellite C70D-B -00P model with an SSD?

Generally speaking yes, you can do this but problem is that your notebook model doesn't have HDD cover at the bottom side.
To have full access to the HDD the bottom cover must be removed completely but it should be done by authorized service only.

Of course you can try to do it alone but I?m afraid you may lose the warranty.
If possible contact nearest Toshiba service provider in your country, explain the situation and ask for help.

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Hello i'm new here :)

i bought a new Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-108 but the Fn button doesnt work. Does somebody know i can fix it? The laptop runs on Windows 8 with a "classic shell".

Answer:The FN button doesn't work on my new Satellite C70D

Check please settings for ?Function keys mode?. There are two ways to use F keys:
-Special function mode ? use F keys only
-Standard F1 ? F12 mode ? use FN+Fx key

Check the settings please.

By the way: do you use original preinstalled Win8.1 that you got with your machine?

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Can't get my microphone and webcam working under Win7 64.
Drivers not available on the download section of Toshiba.

What to do please?

Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-310 PSCLEE.

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-310 - Webcam and Microphone not working

All essential and necessary Win 7 64bit drivers for Satellite C70D-B are available on Toshiba EU driver page.

The single webcam driver isn?t available because as far as I know the Toshiba Value Added Package already contains the essential driver to get the webcam working.

The mic is part of the webcam and should be chosen in control panel ? sound ? recording tab

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Since I bought my laptop Satellite C70D-B-300 i still having some problems:
1) I cannot turn off the laptop,(the screen turn off but laptop still running), even I cannot close session
2) Start menu and windows apps sometimes I cannot open (if I click nothing happen)
3) 3/4 times a day the laptop get in crash, I cannot do nothing, I need to shut down with power button (press for 10sec) even with ctrl+alt+del doesn't work
4) new problems with windows 10, i cannot open store, sometimes cortana and star menu doesn't work so I need to restart...but I guess is windows problem not toshiba

thanks in advance

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-300 doesn't work properly

There are too many problems.
In my opinion you should reinstall original recovery image and test notebook functionality with “factory settings” again.

Is this an option for you?

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Hi everyone, new to this,

but purchased a toshiba c70d-b-30d laptop, the thing is its stall installing running up all was going well until i was asked if i wanted to upgrade from windows 8 to 10,

i pressed yes and thats where it has been for ages, i must admit after 3 hours i thought it was done as screen looked good, but without testing performance i shut down,

turning on again this morning ready to use it looked good but would do nothing,
so thought i would do a restart and it went into keep your pc on until this is done installing 1 of 1 its been hours now,

any ideas how i can sort this,

many thank for any replies peter

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-30D - Windows 10 upgrade issue

Power off the notebook.

Then power up the unit again and press F12.
Now you should see the Advanced boot menu.
Here choose HDD recovery
Then choose language and keyboard.
Then Troubleshoot -> Advanced options ->Automatic Repair.

Hope it helps.

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My mousepad doesn' work as it should. I tried to deblock with FN+F5, only F5, FN+F9, ... but nothing helps.
All I can do is move the cursor and use the mousepad when keeping the left mouse button at the same time.
Anyone a solution?

Answer:Satellite C70D - impossible to deblock mousepad

To be honest I’ve never heard about such touchpad behaviour.
Have you tested all touchpad settings?
If there is option to set all of them on default settings please do this and test functionality again.

Anyway, best hardware test is to reinstall operating system and check touchpad functionality with “factory settings”.

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Ever since I purchased my machine, I have been dogged with a blue screen and a reboot...once, however, I ha to take it back to the point of sale, because it just would not reboot.

The error screen in question is: 0xa0000001. What is going on?
I get this two - three times a night. how do I sort it? I'm not a geek and would like plain and simple instructions to understand....


Answer:Satellite C70D - blue screen 0xa0000001

0xa0000001 is not a usual BSOD code. Usually its something like 0x000000xx

Does the BSOD display a system file?

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I am new to this forum and purchased a Satellite C70D yesterday.
I went thru set up, It asked me for my email and password.

I entered this and the next time I logged in there was my hotmail profile photo.
I entered my password - no problem. I changed the language from Spanish to English etc etc.

I switched it on this morning and got the Toshiba Logo - then it went to blank screen and there was a large data entry box asking me for a password. I tried the same one and I get another screen showing a red data entry box saying "VERIFY ERROR!! Please reenter to continue!!


Can anyone help me please. I am operating windows 8.1



Answer:Satellite C70D asks me for my email and password

I think I must be in the operating system as there is no need to click on the box to enter a password!!
I have no recovery disks

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Hey guys,

can you help me please? I need to know which wireless adapter is built into the Satellite C70D-A PSCENE.
I assume its a Atheros. But what model exactly? Need to know this because I want to install the adapter in Windows 7.


Answer:Which WLAN card has Satellite C70D-A (PSCENE)?

It must have Realtek RTL8188EE WLAN card inside.
Can you find right driver for it?

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I have a satellite C70D-C-10 whit a AMD K16 processor and I want to know how to enable virtualization.
I've been seeing in the BIOS but I saw no options for that.

Answer:How to enable virtualization on Satellite C70D-C10V

Did you got an answer ? am also looking for the same answer. Mine C50D AMD E1 processor

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I have a toshiba C70D-B-306 (psclee) laptop and I reinstalled windows 8.1 from a seperate DVD because i exchange the default harddrive for a fast ssd disk.

Everything works but in my device manager I have 2 unknown devices listed (with exclamation mark), as far as I know I downloaded all available drivers from toshiba support website for this laptop and installed them but the 2 unknown devices simply will not disappear.

Can someone tell me which driver I exactly need for these 2 devices?

The 2 devices are:

As mentioned, i allready downloaded all drivers for this laptop and installed them, windows is ofcourse up-to-date. Also I let windows search for drivers on the Internet and on the whole drive, but no drivers where found.

Who can give me the golden tip?

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-306 - 2 unknown devices in device list

There is a good method in order to find out what drivers are missing.
First of all you should check the DEV (device) and VEN (vendor) IDs

Here is an short instruction how to find this details:

Knowing the device and vendor ID, it should not be a big deal to get the right drivers.

At the other hand you should install also additional Toshiba software (Toshiba System Driver) released for Win 8.1
Please note also that there are two Win 8.1 driver areas: ?Win 8.1 update? and ?Win 8.1 32bit/64bit? categories
In case you would not find all drivers within the Win 8.1 update check also the Win 8.1 32bit/64bit categories.

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Keys 3 5 7 8 9 0 = rows numeric pad 3 5
all function keys do nothing at all ..........

I had similar problem with C670-11M I therefore put back to WIN 8.1

That can not C70D since that is new .....................
Where can I find the right drivers ??

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Hi there

Pretty much every time I turn on my laptop I am being asked to enter in the date, it defaults to 1.1.2015. Does anyone know why this is happening and how I can overcome this issue? Just to be clear this happens right at the point of turning the computer, i.e. before Windows even starts to load up. It must be date/time settings of the device.

Thanks for your help in advance


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Hey Guys,
Sorry for my english.
I am a german Guy and i search for help with my notebook.
When i start the notebook it ask me for a password. (BIOS or CMOS) i can't geht into the BIOS or start a windows or something like this only try to Type in a password.

Thanks for your help

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I have buy a Satellite C70D-A-11T and pass it on Windows 7 64 bits Home Premium.
I install all the drivers and I haven't any problems.

When I want to connect it to my TV for first time, I discover there is no sound on the TV.
I try to go on the speaker (near the clock of windows), right click, sound, first tab (I think it is "Playback" in english... I have a french Windows) and my device (TV) doesn't appear.

I come back on Toshiba Support website to download the last driver "HDMI Audio driver" for my laptop, I connect the cable, and it appear in the sound properties. I select it as my default device and the sound come right from my TV.

Great !

But when I restart my laptop (with or without the HDMI cable), the TV disappear from the list in the sound properties, the only one solution to recover the sound is to reinstall the HDMI Audio Driver.
If I start the driver installation with the "advanced" option, I have the list of drivers to install and I see all drivers are already installed, but the HDMI Audio Driver will be upgraded... I install it and it work until the next restart.

Could you explain me why the version of the driver don't stay on the system, and how to make it work without reinstall it everyday ?

Thanks a lot for your help.


Answer:Satellite C70D-A-11T - Sound doesn't work with HDMI

Anybody here ? :(

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ODD on my Satellite C70D-A-11E (05.2014) won?t to read DVDs anymore. It doesn't matter which one I try it simply doesn't work.
Latest driver is installed.

Message was edited: posting has been translated

Answer:ODD on my Satellite C70D-A-11E wont read DVDs anymore


If optical disc drive is installed properly maybe is reading lens dirty. Try to clean it up.

Other way, if your ODD can read CDs but not DVDs it can also be hardware malfunction. The reading lens cannot be calibrated properly and cannot find the right position to read DVD media.

In such case ODD must be exchanged.

Try to clean lens up and check if the problem persists. If yes contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help.

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Satellite C70D-B-105Artikelnummer : PSCLCE-004007DUPLEASE anyone... correct link for drivers for microphone input ?

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-105 microphone missing after windows update

Missing microphone?
Does it mean that microphone is not listed in sound properties > Recording device?

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I have problems with rebooting my Satellite C70D-B-108 laptop.
Factory installation doesn't work.

When i want to instal windows 10 i get a error code 0x80080005-0x90016.


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Please need help . I need schematic diagram or data sheet for toshiba satellite c70d-B110

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Hi there,

I was bought the above model of laptop for an early Christmas present which usually sits down in the living room, my old Satellite Pro sat down there with no issues however with this device the wireless signal is very low and I appear to be having it sitting right next to the wireless router (which is located upstairs in my sons bedroom), I wondered if there's any steps I could take to improve the signal?

It baffles me how a new system has such a poor wireless signal when my old Satellite Pro which was 6 years old had no wireless issues whatsoever.

My other issue is from the moment I switched the laptop on (yesterday when it was delivered) the updates on Windows Update are slow or don't start at all, is this an issue or just normal?

I'd appreciate any help or input at all, thank you.

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Hi all,

excuse the new thread but I haven't found any answers anywhere online, just speculation and it's for different models.

So I have a C70D-B-10U, running windows 7 64bit pro. When I formatted it and updated everything, it just kept crashing when trying to play back videos on Windows Media Player. I cleaned the inside and replaced thermal paste, updated to even newer drivers, and started using VLC as my default media player. It rarely crashed BUT it always does when I try to start playing games (nothing heavy - League of Legends). Laptop seems to be doing well with memory tests, no faults detected.

I've read that this could be caused by:
Faulty GPUFaulty BatteryFaulty PSUBad Capacitors on the MOBO

Has anyone had any similar experience? I've reinstalled Windows and it's the same story. If it's a motherboard issue, I guess it would be better to just get a new one?


Answer:Satellite C70D-B-10U no warning crash (power, GPU or capacitors)

Update: I decided to test the RAM and it seems like it can't handle 8GB. Both 4GB sticks work on any slot, but when I have all of it on the machine it crashes. Do you think it is a motherboard issue?

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Hye, These are my comp specs. Pentium 4 3.0Ghz, 1Gb of RAM, Graphic Card(256MB) ATI Radeon 9600PRO,400w PSU,Monitor Samsung SyncMaster795MB 17''Processor Colling system: cooler master with a fan running at max 3660rpm at all time when it is suppose to be according to the comp temp.Problem:- To the point, im a gammer. And I was never dissapointed with the graphic card i had until that very day. I play online games eg O2jam and now SDO which requires really really low requirements. The problem is, everything lags when i run 3d applications. It dosent lag when i run 3d apps on low detail. but it laggs on an online game like o2jam and sdo at high tex? I installed PC Alert4 and according to it, voltage isnt enough? question is.. is this the reason for me experiencing this lags? My friend had same spec with Geforce FX5200 and he dosent even lag.. its impossible for a geforce fx5200 to be better than an ati radeon 9600pro ...or my gr card is faulty? .. need help..thx

Answer:Graphic Card Lags! NeeD Help!! =(

What brand is your PS? A good brand, say Antec, 450 or 500 watt should help. I'm not an online gamer but it looks like your ram should be enough.

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Would be grateful for any advice to remove the back panel.

I've removed battery, ~16 screws + 1 tiny screw at the optical drive and whilst it does 'unclick' everywhere else, there seems to be something stopping the panel being removed just above the battery compartment and don't want to force it.

Even our IT guys at work cannot work it out.

PLEASE new laptop is very slow so have purchased RAM but can't access the back.

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-30D: How to access back panel after ~16 screws removed

At first I must say that you should not remove bottom cover alone because it will cancel valid warranty. If there is no RAM cover, RAM should be exchanged or upgraded by authorized personal only.

I know every of us think it is easy to do and want to do this alone.
What I know is follow:
2 screws in the middle are fixing the keyboard. What must be removed are 14 screws and small flat screw at the optical drive. That’s all. There is no other hidden screw.

Of course there are also small plastic holders and bottom cover must be removed very gently.

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Hi everyone,

my Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-11D is beeping when I try to start it. The Beep Code ist 2 long, 2 short, 3 long, 2 short.

The screen ist black and there is no POST message.

Any Idea what is wrong? Sometimes the Notebooks starts, but most times not.

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I've added this Satellite C70D-A-111 to an existing network which includes an printer.
Other devices can print OK but not this Toshiba.
The message is "Printer is in Error State".

If I connect the Toshiba to the printer via USB, it prints OK.

Can somebody steer me in the right direction please?

Answer:Satellite C70D-A-111 - Can't print using network printer but USB connection works

Do you use this printer at home or in your company?
I mean if you use it in your company ask system administrator for help.

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I like to download the latest release of the Utility Display for Satellie C70D-B Windows 10.

How can I do ?

Thank You

Answer:Latest display driver download for Satellite C70D-B-307 - Windows 10

Windows 10 is able to download and update the display driver automatically…
Go to device manager, choose the graphic card and click above on DRIVER UPDATE

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Hello everybody,
brand new C70D two days old, if I want to look a Youtube video full screen after a few minutes, the C70D stops, blue screen with a message : your computer gets a problem, we collect informations ect.
After a restart the same problem comes again a few minutes later.
I have 14 days to accept this machine, but if it's a graphic card problem I prefer to return it to the vendor.

I thank you in advance for your answer.


Answer:Satellite C70D sops after a few minutes with YouTube full screen

It's me again after viewing this youtube video :

I've try but after more than 40 minutes, the little C70D stops again :-(
Anyone with a solution ?

For the rest as a Mac user, with for the first time with a PC, not bad at all.
Firefox, Thunderbird, FileZilla, Open Office, Processing are working fine.


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The Brightness keys have stopped working after the migration Windows 8.1 to Windows10 (Satellite C70D-B-307).

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-307 - Brightness keys stopped working after migration Windows10


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since a while my Laptop gets a blue Screen several times a week, Messaging: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA.

Latest dumps as per attachment.

How to recover from this?

Please help.


Answer:Satellite C70D PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA - frequent BSOD

I also get this error sometimes, all my BSODs can be found here -
Most of the drivers are probably outdated and not for Windows 10.. For example my BSODs are caused by Atheros Qualcomm AR8171 driver..

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I've only noticed today that when I turn up my laptop's volume up to about 28 (even with headphones in), there's this high pitch noise that comes from the speakers. And I'm sure it's the speakers and not anything else.
But the sound is sort of that real ear-killing noise so I can't listen to it for long. It even sometimes sounds like thousands of crickets - a complete nightmare

But with my volume at any level below 28 I can listen to whatever through headphones without the sound bothering me.

Does anyone have any ideas for a solution? I do know a thing or two about computers but nothing about anything extremely technical and I'm not sure if I want to take it apart, unless I really have to.

If you could help me it would be appreciated!

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Today I tried to use the free windows 10 upgrade.
After a few seconds I get a message that 'Installation of Windows 10 Upgrade can't edit/adjust the partition reserved for the system'
It then starts deleting the installation-files, and exits......
Anyone any idea how to solve this, and make the upgrade work ???

Answer:Windows 10 upgrade on Satellite C70D-A-11E can't edit partition reserved for system

Solved It myself, the problem was that the reserved partition for the system was only 100 MB !!!
Extended the size to 350 MB (as it should be !!!)
Problem Solved !!!

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Hey all I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T61 6464-CTO with intergrated Intel GMA X3100 graphics. I've seen that the T61 (without "P") is purchable with NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M PCI Express x16 graphics. I know that it's very few laptops which has changeable graphic, but is it possible in anyway to upgrade this CTO model with the Quadro NVS chip instead of the GMA graphics? I have browsed the web a lot about this issue. Im getting tired of reading the answers "maybe you can" and "i dont think so" when I have the luck to find topics regarding this. Please only reply if you know for certain whether it's possible or not. Thank you all


Go to Solution.

Answer:T61 - Changeable graphic chip?

Hello and welcome here! Unfortunately itīs not possible to upgrade your chip, cause itīs soldered on your motherboard.You need a unit with discrete gfx card.  

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hello lenovo communityi have ideapad y560 which is almost 2 years old. my graphic chip has hardware issue and i cannot ue the graphic card anymore. so i would need to change it. but as i have heard that if i get the graphic chip from lenovo, i will get the same graphic card installed in it that is the ati mobility radeon hd 5730. but i want to get a new graphic processor for my is it possible that i can buy a new latest graphic chip for my y560 such as nvidia . if yes can i please get a list of them. thank you

Ishaan Ideapad Y560(i3 330m), Hp Elitebook 8460p!(i5-2520M) Hp Pavilion n208tx(i5-4200u)If you think a post helped you, then you can give Kudos to the post by pressing the Star on the left of the post. If you think a post solved your problem, then mark it as a solution so that others having the same problem can refer to it.

Answer:alternate graphic chip

Hi Ishaan
The graphics chip of your Y560 is permanently soldered to the Main Board
please have a look at this 'graphics card upgrade' thread...

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Hello, i installed a new PSU and Graphic card (GTX 560) yesterday and i've been finding that whenever i play games that i know i could play on my old card(8800GT) without lag now lags?what could this problem be from?

Answer:Newer graphic card lags worse then old one?

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ok, ive had an interesting problem here lately on my comp. i have a dell 1.1 ghz, 256 ram, 20 gig hd etc on ME, and yes, it is a laptop i also have the geforce 2 mobile version. anyway, when i play worms armageddon (WA), which is a simple 2d game, the screen gets jerky and it lags, both online and offline. ive now played a sequel to this game, worms world party (WWP), and on that theres no lag at all, which is weird. i play WA off a cd but ive been playing wwp ONLy off my hard drive. furthermore, when i play graphic intensive 3d games like return to castle wolfenstein or deus ex, i get little to no lag or jerkiness in offline gameplay. does anyone know y this could be happening in worms armageddon, even tho its a 2d game? i suspect this might be the problem tho, as some video cards have trouble dealing with 2d games. another thing ive been thinking of is that my cdrom drive is slow-it is a laptop, so they dont have the same high speed drives as regular desktops too, which creates a slow in games. could that be the culprit too? the whole thing just confuses me cuz i get more lag offline in a 2d game than a 3d one. sorry for the long post, and thx for anyone's help

Answer:comp lags in simple graphic games, but not in 3d ones?!

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The computers at best buy that were in my price range pretty much only seemed to have an integrated chip. The only game I play is Sims 2, but apparently everyone says integrated chips are bad for any games. So what would be a graphic card that I could get that would work with my computer and how much do they go for?

HP AMD Athlon x4 quad-core 2.6gHz
6gb with 640gb hard drive
Nvidia geforce 9100 (it also says online for my computer: With 256MB integrated shared memory and up to 2943MB total available graphics memory as allocated by Windows 7, which I don't know what that means)
OS: Windows 7 64bit
2 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16 ..those are slots open I guess

I don't know exactly what people need to know for this. Thanks.

Answer:Integrated graphic card/chip

You will need to ask if the motherboard has a PCIE slot and a power supply that can provide power to the PCIE video card. Need more information on your computer.

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will this drive 2 monitors with the series 3 dock? not sure if you need a better video card to do it or not.

Answer:T410 with Intel GMA HD graphic chip

it can drive 2 monitors, but the internal LCD must be off.The new optimus enabled Nvidia GPU T410, T510, T410s should drive 3 external monitors + 1 internal with the series 3 plus dock.

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Hello everyone,
i have a question to make i hope you guys can help me.
So i have a Toshiba Satellite L50-A-1CU with a graphic card Nvidia Gt740m, from what i know that chip is an GK107 chip and manufactured in 28 nm, so my question is, can i upgrade my laptop with a Gtx 960 with a GM107 chip same 28nm ?
i know that type os chip are soldered do the board but im about to send it to a Computer shop where can make Reball processing, like removing the old chip and put in some new one with the Workstation,
can my motherboard accept the GM107 chip?
Hope someone can help about that.
Thank you

Best regards.


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Hi there. Would like to know if it possible to upgrade the integrated graphicscard not the ultrabay but the one that is built in. Im currently running with a 650m integrated and 650m in ultrabay, but would like to upgrade both with GT755m5 if its possible

Answer:Y500 graphic chip replacement

HiWelcome to the forum!!The graphic chip is soldered to the motherboard, so it is not possible to replace it.Regards

Ishaan Ideapad Y560(i3 330m), Hp Elitebook 8460p!(i5-2520M) Hp Pavilion n208tx(i5-4200u)If you think a post helped you, then you can give Kudos to the post by pressing the Star on the left of the post. If you think a post solved your problem, then mark it as a solution so that others having the same problem can refer to it.

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Question: lags in game

Hey how's it going everyone.
I have a quick question. I want to up grade my video card, but don't want to change the processor or anything else. Like i want to upgrade the card that sit fits my system specs, not sure if you get me.
My system spec.
Windows 7 professional 64bit
AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual core Processor 5400+
5G ram / ATi Radeon HD 4650 1G
480W power supply

Answer:lags in game

If you can get your hands on a 5850 that would be a good buy, they basically sold them out and never restocked when they released the 6950 so it might be a bit hard to find. My specs are very similar though and it's what I'm using I have no complaints. I think going anything higher is just going to lead to some really annoying bottlenecks. Plus I've played everything in 1080p so I'm happy with it.
Then again it may also be among the best choices given your power supply.

I don't really know which nvidia would be it's equivalent though.
If price is not a problem by all means go with a 4xx series nvidia.
I honestly don't see the point in going to the absolute newest model card from either company as you'll still be suffering from some drive lag anyhow (newer games just don't precache...)

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Question: lags a at a game!!

i am lagging (scream freezes for couple seconds) in runescape. the game is from java. i tried to reinstall it and nothing has worked. i had done a format 2 days ago but nothing has been better since.

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What could cause my Call of Duty 2 game to lag on multiplayer mode? I have DSL From bellsouth. Is it the DSL or something to do with my hardware? I am running Windows XP with service pack 2, Pentium 4 cpu 3.00GHZ 3.00 GB of Ram.

Answer:PC Game Lags, Help!

Does the game also lag offline?

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Hello Recently My laptop which is a Windows Xp 2002 Professional SP2 has been having some weird little problems.

Lags for 10 or so seconds after right clicking Desktop, usually after clicking off any program.
Mouse randomly stops moving, disappears and reappears in the direction I was moving it.
Typing sometimes lags on everything.
Browser and anything that has to do with graphic related issues seem to lag more, like the slow glitchiness on the toolbar movement for when a program in opened and appearing.
Laptop has cases of randomly having the screen frozen (mouse still works but nothing interacts whatsoever)

I got these issues after Downloading some programs, which had to do with finding erased files, here are links for all of the exact programs I downloaded and exact sites.

I erased those programs by uninstalling and I am thinking of deleting anything left over by un-installation.

I also somewhat related my problems to the heating and overuse of the laptop computer, I am not certainly sure if that is the case, but that same day I downloaded the programs, I had used my laptop for a period of a 6-7 hours without letting it cooldown.

Also, the laptop is constantly on a flat surface as I use it, its on a laptop dock made for HP laptops and I try putting books under it occasionally due to its major heat issue... and yes I... Read more

Answer:Solved: Sudden Lags in graphic-related problems

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I have Dell n5010, I was not using it for 1 year and some insects were gone into it. when I powered on it LCD was jerky and half of LCD was not clear. I disassembled everything and cleaned it all. still problem was there.
Next I re-hot the AMD 1GB graphic chip. That worked well. But problem came again in a day. Again I re-hot and it works. but seems like it is not permanent solution.
Now What I want is to remove VGA chip. will laptop work with intel graphics if I remove VGA chip?
are there any way to disable it in hardware?

Answer:DELL N5010 Graphic chip Remove

There is no way to revert the system to integrated video short of replacing the mainboard with the one having only Intel video -- and while you could have a shop replace just the video chip (it requires specialized equipment to have this done), it's likely to cost as much or more than replacing the system board.
The boards with integrated video go for about $100;  you'll need a new heatsink to go with the board (another $20 or so);  this is far cheaper than a replacement of the chip.

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Hello, Firstly I want to tell you that I can't put graphics card in this laptop bcoz graphics card is for desktop. I don't know for laptop what that thing is that work like graphics card. I have a lenovo laptop G50-45, Model name: 80E3  and Its configuration is down below: 1) Processor: AMD A8-64102) Ram: 4GB3) HDD: 500GB4) OS: Windows 7 I want to put 2GB graphic card in it , If it is possible so please tell me that which graphic card can i put it in.

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Need a new / used graphic card for my Qosmio X500 10V!!
Please contact!

greatings, Kingsley

Answer:Qosmio X500-10V - need new or used graphic card chip


I?m not quite sure if you will be able to get only the graphic chip.
I guess the graphic chip would be sold in connection with an new motherboard.

However, the notebook seems to be equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce GTS250M GPU.
You can contact the authorized service provider in your country to get the compatible part. Not quite sure how much such GPU could be but I think it would not be a cheap replacement.

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Hello all,

I am having this issue while playing games on my pc were i experiance lagging in phases.

The game runs normaly when I start it up but will eventualy hit some kind of wall were the system seems unable to handle the game. After acting bogged down for 5-10 minuets it pops back into normal running order.

And it just keeps repeating.

Does anyone know what this means/how to fix it?

Answer:Game lags in phases

What is the game, your computer specs (and if online game), your net connection?

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Hello, I am trying to play Fallout : New Vegas (downloaded from Steam) on my Windows 10 computer, however, after three minutes of playing, the game will lag for about two minutes, then I can continue to play for about another three minutes until it starts to lag again. When the game is not lagging, it runs smoothly. Is this a hardware issue (eg. Processor) or a memory issue (eg. Not enough RAM/ need to delete some files)

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ok my computer runs this game perfect when i play single player. but when i play it online with other people i lag really bad for some reason. i used to play this game awhile back and i didnt lag nearly as much as i do now. now its so bad i cant even play it online. i dunno whats wrong. my internet connection is the fastest as its always been. please help

Answer:game lags BAD on the internet

you might wanna tell us the game and your computer specs.

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Question: Java Game Lags

Ok, so after some time playing this MMORPG called Runescape, which runs on Java. It becomes slightly sluggish, then gets even more sluggish after time. I have to restart my computer for it to run smoothly. But after a while it just gets sluggish again. I tried it both on IE7 and Firefox.

Answer:Java Game Lags

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I have a Gateway GM5626(yes, its quiet old), Vista, 3GB DDR2 dual channel memory, Intel pentium dual core processor E2180, NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT video.2 weeks ago while i was playing CD4 like i always did in the few months before that with no problems, my computer starts to lag like really bad, i thought it was a one time thing and it will go away as it did then came back 5 minutes later. I played other games that i have played before and they all starts to lag a few minutes in and repeat what have happen to CD4, when i quit the games my pc returns to normal speed, so i thought it was a problem around the graphic area. So I updated my graphic driver(what they said to do, when i googled my problem), clean out the dust, end all the process that is not needed, deleted most of my files (C Disk: 321/455 free space) and the problem still there i just don't get it!!!I am now scanning for viruses on my computer, any suggestions or helps would be very much appreciated.

Answer:Need Help With Periodic Lags In Game.

Seems a typical case of overheating (with my old comp, I had the same issue and the GPU was fried). Check your GPU temps and post them. Do you get artifacts while playing games ?

You might want to defrag as well and indeed check for viruses.

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Hey there, I own a hp 15 r206ne. It has an i7 2.4ghz processor, 4 gigs of ram and a gt 820m Graphic processor. I have been playing games on it like AC3, COD Ghost etc. A few days back i encountered a strange problem. My games started to lag in a strange manner, FPS would drop from 50 to 5-10 for about 2 sec and will again go back to 50 in an instant. This is causing lag in the games making it unplayable. My CPU usage is now reaching 89-100% within the game (i know thats not normal). Please help me out what should i do?

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Hello everyone. I'm going to try and provide as much information as I can here. DxDiag report at the bottom.

In almost every game I go into, the frame rate drops horribly and I can barely move. I was just trying the Majicka demo on Steam, for example, and I shouldn't have any problem with it. But movement was very delayed and slow, I had to hit hotkeys repeatedly for a spell to finally go into my queue, and it was just all around slow, even trying to exit the game. I'm getting this same problem in bigger games, like Black Ops, Last Remnant, and the first game I noticed in was L4D2, though disabling the Steam interface in the game solved that, oddly enough.

I try to cut down on resources when I game, and usually only have on whatever game and an old version of Windows Live Beta. Sometimes Firefox is on, sometimes not. Doesn't make a difference lately.

Another issue to quickly mention is that during the winter my fan tends to get really loud. I try to keep it cleaned out, but regardless, when I first turn the computer on, it's loud for at least half an hour to an hour. For awhile recently, it got reallllyy loud. Sometimes it makes a cricket noise. Now I'm not sure if I'm hearing it at all.

Also, I'm going to Defrag after posting this. I just updated my graphics card driver, and I've run a virus check too and it came back clean. I'll run Adaware too.

Thanks for any help, guys. I wish I could figure this out myself but some... Read more

Answer:Almost every game I play lags now.

When my computer got loud it was due to the thermal paste under the heatsink of my processor being 'hard' as it had been there for a while so I took the heatsink off and wiped the old paste off. I bought some Arctic Silver 5 from ebay, applied a pea sized amount to the middle and put the heatsink back on. It has been quiet ever since.

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Some games are lagging on my lumia 535.... I don't know the reason...... Games like Beast quest, LaraCroft relic run, temple run are lagging sometimes..... My phone with 1 GB ram.... Does it occur because of resolution or any other reason?? Plz tell me the reason.......

Answer:Game lags on my lumia535

The lumia 535 is not a very powerful phone and some games that require higher graphics will lag on it. The 500 series of lumias are low end affordable phones and were most likely not designed with mid to high end graphics gaming in mind. If you are running windows 10 mobile on it, that is much less text based than 8.1; therefore requiring more resources for the OS itself and leaving less for games.

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Only steam games has disconnecting problems. Every time I join a server the game lags out after 5-40 seconds. Previously I had a wired connection, but now I switched to wireless and this problem started happening. I have no choice to use wireless because I have changed the ISP from cable to dsl and they use different connections. I first noticed this problem in only left 4 dead, every server disconnects after a few seconds of playing. After 2 days zombie panic started getting the same problem, but I was still able to play TF2 fine. Then 2 days later TF2 has the same problem now. My other non-steam games play online fine, so I know it is steam related problem. I followed some of the knowledge base solutions, such as turning off uPnP, adding -tcp to target, reseting router, turning off wireless zero configuration... and nothing works. My router is Linksys WRT54GL and wireless adapter is Linksys WMP54G. I updated to latest firmware for both devices and turned off my wireless and still doesn't work. I just bought killing floor thinking that this problem was only for source games but killing floor has the exact same problem!!!!!Only steam games has disconnecting problems. Every time I join a server the game lags out after 5-40 seconds. Previously I had a wired connection, but now I switched to wireless and this problem started happening. I have no choice to use wireless because I have changed the ISP from cable to dsl and they use different connections. I first noticed this p... Read more

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Surviving with Default display drivers, with weird resolution.

Here's my setup:
HP 4421s probook running Windows 7 home 64bit with an update to AMD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6370

Keep crashing randomly, small freeze then BSOD sometimes with black border BSOD sometimes full screen

Can't run hearthstone without crashing the laptop. Watching youtube is fine though

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My PC is brand new...

Athlon 2600+ CPU
512MB Geil PC3200
MSI K7N2 Delta MB
MSI Geforce4 Ti4800SE

All Drivers are newly updated and I am running DirectX 8.1 on Windows XP as 9.0a had same problems.

When I run the dxdiag and the tests for DirectDraw it shows the boxes but they lag as they move.

I am not sure what is causing it and I have dont want to use DX9.0a? The same thing happens when I play UT2003 or any game.. IT LAGS and it isnt the connection as I have cable modem and go to fast servers (low ping) I also see my FPS as very inconsistant.

I never had this problem at all with WIN98SE and on XP I cant play a game without lag! My system is upto 2.1ghz and has latest nvidia drivers 44.03


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After updating of my system from WIN7 (no problems on 7) to WIN10 I started to have problems with lags in games like CS:GO.
I used quite old PCI Wi-Fi card, so I thought that the drivers are the problem. I bought a newer card - TP LINK TL-WDN4800. Problem still exist (but with new more powerfull card it become also more powerfull :) ). Rubber lag appears almost perfectly every 10 seconds and last for 5-6 reps. I update drivers for mainboard - MSI Z87-G43 and for wi-fi card.
I turned off WIN10 per to per update and set wlan autoconfig service to maual. No effects. Now the best - if I'm playing using USB Wi-Fi dongle it's all OK - no lags. When I'm connecting via PCI card it started again.
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i just got a toshiba satellite C55-A running 64 bit windows 8 for christmas and i downloaded combat arms , minecraft ...ect they ran perfectly ...until i updated to windows 8.1 and had to update toshibas software now when i load combat arms and go in to a game it wont let me shoot and when it does it is very laggy and would shoot without me touching anything , ANY help would be helpful thanks

Answer:Game lags after updating to Windows 8.1

Dear niknak309 try to close the background apps (other than windows operations) in task manager and then see the lagg has gone or not. May be after updating to windows 8.1 your default graphic card may be changed to your laptop processer shared graphic memory. so try selecting the graphic card by right clicking on game's launcher and select 'run with graphic processer' and then your graphic card name. I hope this may solve your problem. Reply if this solution not works

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Ok, recently got back my 9800pro from RMA, and its working great........playing Splinter Cell @ max settings no lags, played Max Payne2 @ Max settings no lags, played Prince of Persia 3D @ max settings no lags,

but i dont know why if i try to play Mafia game, it lags like hell..i couldnt even play it @ 1024 res. and forget about AA

do you guys have any clue..

here my system specs:-
WinXp Pro (Build 2600)
AMD Athlon 2600+ [Barton]
MSI - KT4V, Motherboard
ATi Radeon 9800pro, [128mb, 256bit, Sapphire]
512mb DDR Kingston [PC-2700]
Onboard Ac97' sound card w/creative 4400 inspire [4.1]
BenQ 17" inches FLAT, CRT
350watts PSU

*Dx 9b is installed

Any input from you guys will be highly appreciated

(Indian Gamer)

Answer:lags in mafia game w/9800pro

I have noticed a similar problem with planetside and my 9200SE...

I believe it has something to do with the game not being able to properly adress the AGP bus, look and see if mafia has an update patch and install that. If that does not help then in the ATI controll pannel goto "smart card" (i think) and turn AGP acceleration to off. Restart and run the game that should make the game run better, but remember to turn it back on for other games...

Hope this helps...

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Hi, i bought a HP Pavilion P6769SC around 2 months ago and i have had problems with game lags since the day i bought it.

Intel Core i5-650processor (3,2GHz)
6GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB HD (7200rpm)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 420 med 2 GB
Gigabit LAN, WLAN BGN, 15-i-1MCR
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Same day as i bought it i downloaded League of Legends and i fellt the lags when i was playing, then i installed Counter Strike 1.6 and when i through a smoke granate and walk thrue the smoke it starts lagging. Now i bought Battlefield bad company 2 and that game lag as well.
Iv updated my grafic drivers but still it dosent help, the computer is brand new and it has what it takes to handle these games, not even my old computer that was 6 years old had these problems with the games i play but this one has had these problems since the first day i bought it.
I also downloaded DirectX and adobe but still nothing changes.
I use HDMI cable for my monitor to get full HD, tought that might cuse the lagz so i changed to normal cable but still the same, the minotor is 24 inches i dont know if the size can couse any lags? But as you can see on my pc info it should be able to handle that as well.
I went to the store where i bought the pc but the guy that is good with games is on vacation another 3 weeks so i have to wait for him to come back to check it couse they said if we send it to service and they dont find problems you will have to pay for the service so its better if i wait untill that guy ... Read more

Answer:Brand new PC got problems with game lags.

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I'm copying this straight from the Steam forums, where I originally posted it. Unfortuantely no one there was able to help me (no replies AT ALL). So if you don't understand some terms about Team Fortress 2 or any of the update names, just ignore them and interpret them as a name.

Ever since the Manniversary Update for TF2, I've been experiencing noticeable lag.

Before the update I played at a smooth and fairly regular 60 FPS. Now I'm fairly happy to get 30 FPS.

I am not aware of any programs I installed or settings I changed around the time of the update, but I don't think anything I did would have affected it.

Here's a quick rundown (from memory) of the settings I was on:
Texture, Models etc: High (recommended)
Reflective water models, shadows, lighting etc: All on (recommended)
AA: 4x, Anisotropic: x8 (recommended)
Multicore rendering: On (not recommended)
Direct X Level: 9 (despite I have 11 on my system)
Multiplayer Decals: 200
Those are the main settings I remembered. After realising what multicore rendering was, I checked it back to off (as my GPU doesn't have more than one core).

About a week ago I decided to forgo the nice graphics a bit and dropped AA from x4 to x2 (NOTE: Steam/TF2 recommended x4). It increased performance by about 20% or so. I'm still having serious issues when:
Looking over a vast area. This is clearly obvious when playing cp_manor on the first red point or out of blue spawn. Makes sniper harder to play.
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Answer:Game lags despite graphics card is not at 100%

I've experienced the same drop in performance in tf2 since the last few updates. I can only blame the update as I know nothing has changed for my system in the meantime.
All my other games work fine too, I was also forced to add a launch command as my voice stopped working without it.
This kind of stuff happens fairly often with software that is updated so regularly.

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I have had this problem for sometime now, and i can't figure out what to do. here it is. When i start a game, ( usually a first person shooter, like unreal 2 and Halo and Return of the king) the game loads fine. The cursor that is used when ur not in game the white little arrow one, appears in the game, and the game arrow usually something different the the default cursor arrow, is along side the desktop cursor. this lags the game considerably. if i try to swing the cursor from one side of the screen to the other it will go about half way then pause for a second then keep going, you can see why this is a problem. I wasn't sure if it was a driver related issue. i bought a ATI radeon 9000 pro 128MB and that runs the games nicely on my 1.5gig, i am running XP with 512 Ram if that helps. So i tried to install new drivers for the card and it did nothing to fix the problem, i am at a loss for what to do now. Plz help if you can, i would like that a lot

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hi every day at around 9am central time my computer starts lag really bad when I'm playing battlefield 2. it's weird cause it won't do it at any other time except that. I have win xp sp3

Answer:computer lags when playing a game

Hello Brett,Well first off tell us your system specs... also, maybe Automatic Updates is turned to install updates at 9. That will slow gaming down.Hope This Helps,Miles M.

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Hi my name is Chris, I have these types of sites before for help. I've had to run combofix and the whole deal. I have have expierence fixing these problems. But this time when in need and I can't figure it out myself I come to you guys. Randomly one day my computer started making my games run real slow like screen tears its happened before and it was because of spyware adware malware whatever using up memory usage or something like that. I use a laptop and havent had any problems in awhile with it. I even went to taking it apart least as possible to get the the fan and blow it out with duster because it sounded like the fan was making a loud annoying noise. It has simmered down alot now though. So I know it couldnt be because of overheating, I set the laptop on top of a book on one sude and on the other side a smaller book so that the part that gets hot is not laying on anything. So I'm hoping you guys can help me figure out whats causing my warcraft 3 and world of warcraft to have these screen tear lags, its happening liek every 20 secs some times for like 10 secs long and its really getting annoying and old. Pleaase help.

Answer:Game lags/screen tears

Heres my logs

Here is attachted logs I didnt the first time, I'm sorry about. Also from the looks of it you guys moved my thread? Thank you for your time for looking into this.

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