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Windows 7: Is my 8800GTS dying?

29 Sep 2010   #41

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

I agree, a bad PSU could cause this as well. I would run to a local computer shop and either have them test yours, or see if you can buy a new (good) one and return it if you don't need it.

Then, (if that fails) it could be the card.


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29 Sep 2010   #42

Windows 7 64-bit SP1

passed with 0 errors, 0 warnings

hmm, looks like this Jay guy had the same problem as well
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29 Sep 2010   #43

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64

As mentioned in the first page of this thread, I haven't seen a powersupply connection to the card give people weird artifacting on the BIOS level screen. Usually this is an indication that a chip has fried on the card. Normally, if power was the case, the card wouldn't function at all versus looks like it is functioning, but putting up weird artifacting.

If anything, the power supply might have been the source of the frying, but hard to believe.
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29 Sep 2010   #44

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reventon View Post
How I would proceed at this stage -

1. Run Memtest86+ and Prime95

RAM - Test with Memtest86+ (run the Blend test as well as the Small FFT test)

2. If they both pass, replace that PSU

3. If you still get errors after the PSU replacement RMA the Graphics Card.

4. If you still get errors then - RMA the motherboard.

Agree with reventon, this is the best testing method.

Mediocre quality PSUs have been known to burnout hardware, Graphics cards, RAM, Motherboards, sometimes all at once.
Better safe than sorry.
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29 Sep 2010   #45

Windows 7 64-bit SP1

hrmm I guess it's back to waiting again
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