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I'm having some screen/video issues with my new Lenovo X200s, running Windows 7 64-bit. You can see the problem here:

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I've installed the latest Intel GS45 chipset drivers, and the latest graphic drivers (updated with windows update).

Turning off Aero fixes the problem, but I would really like to fix this issue, and if it's a hardware problem, I need to return it.

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Most probably it is a driver issue. Have you tried downloading the official driver from Intel direct yet?

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Yes I tried those. Same problem. – Tommy Jakobsen Sep 18 '09 at 5:04
You probably might want to try a Vista based driver then, just to confirm it is not a hardware issue before you send it in to the manufacturer. By the way, a manufacturer might not support the fact that you tried installing a yet-to-be-officially-released Windows version on your notebook. Best to go back with the original OS installed (and problem still there of course). – caliban Sep 18 '09 at 7:49
I will try installing Vista. Thanks for your advice. – Tommy Jakobsen Sep 20 '09 at 15:25

This is a hardware video chip fault. You can see the same thing on a desktop computer with a video card having a clogged fan or having a faulty chip.

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