This issue has been around since 2011, when XPS 15 L502x systems came with 525M and 540M graphics cards. For any game, the GPU will fail and create an audio loop, hard freeze and lock up the system. NO IT IS NOT DUE TO OVER HEATING!!!
The prevailing fix is to underclock the card and play with a poor performance. It's been five years and NVIDIA nor DELL has provided any permanent FIX. I'm here again asking for your help as both the companies has left us alone.
So far, this is what I have done:
Result: GAMES STILL CRASH AND FREEZE WITH AN AUDIO LOOP
Result: GAMES WORK FINE FOR SOMETIME.
Please guys, I am really desperate and my patience is almost gone. Help me find a fix.
Discussion on Nvidia Forum here.
Try this one:
Then tell me if works, pls.
I did't have time to see yet.
Yes. This is a workaround, but not a solution. This underclocks the GPU. The issue is due to a manufacturing FLAW by both DELL and NVIDIA. I called DELL and they acknowledged it, but won't give a fix. They told me that they will take it as a feedback (Weird!). They told me that L502x is an old model and they wouldn't support it. Such unprofessionalism.