But did you do the usual work/maintenance? My son has a Nvidia 240m system and after a few years it's still OK but we do use the canned air every month. Some laptop owners are never told about that.
If the canned air doesn't help then you replace the heatsink compound and clean as you close it up.
So my question is, have you done the maintenance?
i have 4yr old laptop acer 8735g that recently started restarting randomly sometimes it doesn't even reach password window. After checking everything it seems hardware problem i think my geforce 240m is dying. So i was thinking if i could remove my GPU and just use my old laptop.
i have already opened case and checked i have a removable graphic card.
processor c2d T6600 2.2ghz
GPU geforce 240m 1gb
os win7 hp