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Windows 7: Does this mean my video card experienced a hardwarefail

12 Apr 2010   #1
Zzz

Windows 7
 
 
Does this mean my video card experienced a hardwarefail

I recently unplugged my nvidia 9800gx2 and put in my old nvidia 7900gs. My computer was able to start up with that video card plugged in whereas it wasn't able to when my 9800gx2 was plugged in. Does this mean my 9800gx2 experienced a hardware failure and thus I have to replace it?


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12 Apr 2010   #2
loaba

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

Yes.

Edit: You used the same card slot?
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12 Apr 2010   #3
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Wound the computer not boot at all with the 9800 card or would Windows just not load?
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12 Apr 2010   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zzz View Post
I recently unplugged my nvidia 9800gx2 and put in my old nvidia 7900gs. My computer was able to start up with that video card plugged in whereas it wasn't able to when my 9800gx2 was plugged in. Does this mean my 9800gx2 experienced a hardware failure and thus I have to replace it?

Could be as easy as a driver or it could be the vid card. Does it start in safe mode with the 9800?
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12 Apr 2010   #5
Zzz

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zzz View Post
I recently unplugged my nvidia 9800gx2 and put in my old nvidia 7900gs. My computer was able to start up with that video card plugged in whereas it wasn't able to when my 9800gx2 was plugged in. Does this mean my 9800gx2 experienced a hardware failure and thus I have to replace it?

Could be as easy as a driver or it could be the vid card. Does it start in safe mode with the 9800?
I reiterate, my computer does NOT start at all when I press the power button if I have my 9800 plugged in. The power turns on but nothing happens after.
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12 Apr 2010   #6
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

In that case, I tend to think it is a bad card especially you plugged the 7900 into the same slot. Bad cards happen; I bought a brand new one that was defective out of the box.
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12 Apr 2010   #7
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

More than likely it is a bad video card, however what zigzag3143 suggests isn't out of the ordinary.

Have you removed the old drivers (7900gs) before installing the 9800gx2? If not, give it a try. And giving zigzag's suggestion a try doesn't hurt anything. At least you'll know for sure if the card is dead. You did come here for help.

Just trying to help.

Peace.
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12 Apr 2010   #8
Zzz

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
More than likely it is a bad video card, however what zigzag3143 suggests isn't out of the ordinary.

Have you removed the old drivers (7900gs) before installing the 9800gx2? If not, give it a try. And giving zigzag's suggestion a try doesn't hurt anything. At least you'll know for sure if the card is dead. You did come here for help.

Just trying to help.

Peace.
This one morning when I turned on my PC, I received a message on the bottom right corner of the screen saying that 8800 drivers were installed and the computer needed to be restarted. I was a bit confused because my 9800 is not a 8800. So I just went ahead and restarted the PC, bad idea (not that I could do anything because you can't install another driver without restarting at least once) because after that my PC wouldn't even start up with my 9800gx2 plugged (which oddly my PC starts up just fine with no video cards plugged in or with my 7900gs which is what I'm using right now).
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12 Apr 2010   #9
Zzz

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
In that case, I tend to think it is a bad card especially you plugged the 7900 into the same slot. Bad cards happen; I bought a brand new one that was defective out of the box.
I got the card way back in May 2008, it didn't stop working until recently.
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12 Apr 2010   #10
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zzz View Post
(which oddly my PC starts up just fine with no video cards plugged in or with my 7900gs which is what I'm using right now).
Well then, I guess you know your answer...bad video card.

Good luck
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