dv6000 with Core Duo - Black Screen of Death?
Recently I was given an HP Pavilion dv6000 (dv6402ca), with a 1.7 Ghz Athlon x2 and an Nvidia GeForce Go 6150 integrated GPU. Apparently, this is one of those "black screen of death" machines where the motherboard is bound to inevitably fail due to BGA GPU solder cracking.
My question is this: I've found dv6000 motherboards on eBay with a 2.0 Ghz Core Duo CPU/GM965 chipset. Are these motherboards also susceptible to "black screen of death" GPU failure, or are they relatively more reliable than boards with Nvidia graphics?
My thinking is that I might just swap the existing motherboard out for one with a Core Duo CPU/GM965 chipset, thus eliminating the potential for GPU failure. But I won't bother if the Core Duo motherboards are just as failure prone as the Athlon boards.