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Windows 7: Is my 8800GTS dying?

23 Sep 2010   #11
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

At this point the only way to know is to try a different card in your system, or your card in a different system.
This should pretty much nail down if it's a hardware issue.
Fabe


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23 Sep 2010   #12
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

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If he unplugged the secondary power cable to the card, he wouldn't get video at all versus getting video with weird artifacts.
What? I was referring to the video cables.(e.g. the VGA or DVI cables.)
Artifacting on the bios screen is not a result of loose video cables either. If anything, his colors would be OFF, but no weird lines or characters on the screen, even on the Bios level. But now that he has mentioned he tried different monitors as well and still having the problem, it is pretty much his card might be a little fried.
I'm inclined to agree with you from the descriptions, but I've seen bad cables causing similar symptoms not necessarily just being loose.
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23 Sep 2010   #13
thebladeroden

Windows 7 64-bit SP1
 
 

my other comp is an AGP so i had to go with buying a new card
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24 Sep 2010   #14
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

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my other comp is an AGP so i had to go with buying a new card
Sorry to hear this. Just a few things some you probably are aware of.
1. Make sure your power supply meets or exceeds your new cards minimum power requirements.
2. Keep all your receipts, in case you need to return the card. Also pending on the manufacturer make sure
you register the card within the alloted time frame in order to take full advantage of the warranty.
3. If you switch from Nvidia to ATI uninstall all the drivers, and use a program like driver sweeper to
remove any residual files left over
4. Handle the new card carefully and make sure you ground yourself by touching the metal on the case
before you install it to eliminate any chance of static discharge.
5. Please post back if this has resolved your issue so others may benefit from your post.
Thanks. Fabe .
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28 Sep 2010   #15
thebladeroden

Windows 7 64-bit SP1
 
 

Well I got an Asus ENGTX460, it was running fine for a couple hours, but now every time I restart I get a BSOD with nvlddmkm.sys unless I uninstall the drivers or start in safe mode.

Source Windows Summary Sh - Errors - p8HKKETC - Pastebin.com
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28 Sep 2010   #16
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Did you install the update drivers at ASUS or the ones from the CD.

If CD drivers go to ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-
Enter your info in the curtains on the right.
Get the newest by date.
DO NOT get them from the Nvidia web site.
Get the ASUS they are modified for the ASUS card.
I have one.
Look at my specs.
Mike
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28 Sep 2010   #17
thebladeroden

Windows 7 64-bit SP1
 
 

First I used the ones on the Asus CD, but when it crashed the first time I tried the ones from the NVidia site, but those crashed too. And upon reading your post I tried the ones from the Asus site, but those crash too
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28 Sep 2010   #18
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I think you need to post your BSOD in "crashes and debugging"
We have BSOD specialists but I'm not one.
Read this link below but do not post your results on this thread. It tells you what they need to help.
https://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

Get your info then post the info in a new thread in "Crashes and Debugging"
Best I can do you for now.
Sorry.
Mike
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28 Sep 2010   #19
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

Actually, it is recommended that when you change video cards in general, you uninstall the video drivers on the old system and get it back down to the standard VGA drivers before you put in the new card. Once you have the new card in, install first the drivers that came with the card first, see how stable things are. Save a restore point there, then if you really feel you need more performance, see if there are newer drivers.
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28 Sep 2010   #20
thebladeroden

Windows 7 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Keiichi25 View Post
Actually, it is recommended that when you change video cards in general, you uninstall the video drivers on the old system and get it back down to the standard VGA drivers before you put in the new card. Once you have the new card in, install first the drivers that came with the card first, see how stable things are. Save a restore point there, then if you really feel you need more performance, see if there are newer drivers.
So you think I should put the old card back in and then uninstall all the drivers?
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