graphics issues Precision M6600 on dock with two monitors
I have a Dell Precision m6600 that I primary use on a dock with two 19" monitors, 1600x1200.
It's started acting up when attached to the dock. I'll get pink pixels, worse on one monitor than the other, but both are affected. A screen capture doesn't capture this anomaly. After a while the screen will black three times and I'll get a warning message that essentially says, the display driver stopped responding and successfully recovered.
The laptop works find from the built-in display. This problem is unique to being docked. Last week the display issues actually crashed me out of Creo several times.
I did fall at work just before Christmas and the laptop got a dent in the lower back right corner. But it's been working fine up to last week.
Anyone else seen issues like this?
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It's possible you damaged the heatsink installation on the graphics chip and it's overheating; maybe driving external screens is adding to the heat load.
Other alternative is it's one or both of the monitors that are having problems and there's a communication problem back that is causing the drivers to fail. That possibility can be checked by trying with different monitors/trying monitors on different laptops.