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This card was folding for a while then it went belly up on me, I ask for a possible fix as it is really under a year old. What it does is,it will work fine at the beginning of the boot process and if I want to go into the system BIOS it displays all fine BUT as soon as either the driver from windows or the downloaded driver kicks in I loose all video. Another way to describe the problem is to say if it the default vga driver is running the card I can see my screen but as soon as the "windows has detected new hardware and is installing a driver" is finished, no picture. I read about BIOS flashes but all I get is how to fix poorly performing fans,I am hoping the card is not toast,any ideas?
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Cancel driver install and install your own, or flash another revision of BIOS from the techpowerup! GPU BIOS database using nvflash in windows.
    
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Yeah I have done the self driverinstall already, is my last hope a BIOS flash? have you ever heard of this problem before? +rep
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It sounds like once the driver kicks in, it cannot maintain stock clocks on the card. Unfortunately, 8800GT's are not known to be long lasting cards.

My suggestion would be to flash the card with a BIOS (custom if possible) that has lowered clock frequencies. It's possible that even that may not work either.

The next step (and I hate to bring this one up, but) it looks like baking may be in order:

http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...-oven-fix.html
     
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I would not care so much as the card was under 50.00 new but I bought Zahalman cooling and heatsinks so I have about 100.00 into this BFG 8800GT and I only folded for probably 9 months on it. This card saw 95-100C for hour after hour (dropped to 72C with new cooling). I think it was all those hours at 95+C that did it in. I am getting quite a collection of dead gpu's. A GX2,9800,8800GT.+rep cover
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Dont trash it. Take all those dead GPU's, put them on a baking pan with little square balls of foil raising them up off of the foil-covered pan. Preheat the oven the 385*F, place all the cards in WITHOUT heatsinks or TIM on the chips, with as much and paper you can remove off, into the oven for 10 MINUTES!!!

Take them out and let them air cool. Put them back together, and see if it worked.

http://www.gpureview.com/how-to-fix-...ticle-798.html
    
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The GX2 started artifatcing on one card so I did bake it,I do not know if the card came back as one of the indicator LED's broke off and I am looking for a replacement LED.Those GX2's take a bit of patience to get apart,bake,re-assemble all without any damage
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The GX2 started artifatcing on one card so I did bake it,I do not know if the card came back as one of the indicator LED's broke off and I am looking for a replacement LED.Those GX2's take a bit of patience to get apart,bake,re-assemble all without any damage
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My 8800GT is 3.. getting on 4 years old and still destroying games. The only problem i have it is it gets up to 81ish degrees when gaming. EVGA ftw.
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Aw my poor 8800gt never gets any use anymore . I just took a look at it after this thread in its dusty home of my drawer. Poor 8800gt. I had mine overclocked to such a high degree I thought it was just the greatest until I realized how damn loud it was and how much I hated that.
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