Laptop to external display problem
Posted on 2011-03-01
I purchased a new Dell Z600 laptop a few months ago. Originally, it was hooked to an external monitor using a display port to VGA adapter. I couldn’t get the native resolution for the display. In fact, it was messed up.
I switched out to a monitor that could handle display port. So, now I am going display port on the laptop to display port on the monitor.
For an hour or so after I boot up (connected to the Dell U2410 monitor), every few minutes my screen goes black then comes back on. I don’t always get an error message, but frequently I get a pop-up that says:
(X) Display Driver stopped responding and has recovered
Display driver Intel Graphics Accelerator for Windows 7® stopped
responding and has successfully recovered.
After the display “warms up” it only happens about every hour.
I can't figure out if this is a video card problem, Win 7, etc. Any help is appreciated.