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Artifacts (EVGA 8800GTS)

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Hi! smile.gif

This problem might be connected with the hard drive problem I have(or maybe it's not, I hope you will help me with that). Or this is complete coincidence, but it would indeed have to be quite a coincidence.

Anyways, I have this graphics card for 4 years and till yesterday nothing like that happened. I just built my new PC, that took me over a month. The graphics card(from old pc) as hard drives was laying unused all this time. The new PC I started for good yesterday and it was running all day long, cause I needed to copy all the contents from my 500GB seagate so that I can format it afterwards for new system. During this time nothing happened, didn't see any artifacts, also no problems with harddrive. In the evening once I did everything, and I installed win7 64bit, after restart I started to hear strange noises from hard drive and also artifacts on the screen, blue screens with restarts.

The card this morning was working fine, but after about 30-60 min artifacts came back, and started to show more and more with time(I assume it's connected with the temp of the gpu). Is this a typical symptom of the dying graphics card, or it might be connected with some other things I don't know... some electrical issues, spikes etc? I have cables lead through the back of the motherboard with the cable management fractal r3 case offers, I tried to not push them too much there, but there isn't that much of a space, I had to push the side of the case a bit to close it(nothing extreme though).

One thing that is strange to me is why now, after the change of pc config? Is this just coincidence? Or maybe some problems with PSU, maybe it has some fault and gave too much volts to the graphics card?

In any way below are videos of artifacts, and the pc specifications. Everything is brand new aside the hard drives, graphic card, sound card and IDE controller.

PC Case Fractal R3
PSU XFX 550
Motherboard AsRock Extreme3 Gen3
CPU i5-2500k + Thermalright Macho
Ram 4x4GB G.Skill low Voltage
Graphics Card EVGA 8800GTS 640MB
In the case there is 5 fans in total(3 intaking, 2 exhausting)
Sound Card Audigy 2
Controler IDE (on the PCI slot)


Video with bluescreen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3k8oZnRW9k&feature=youtu.be

Video with artifacts and freeze durinig windows loading:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiizXC8VvHY&feature=youtu.be

Video with ERD2005 loading from usb pendrive just fine, no artifacts, the hard drive is seen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gcm2dcBQ5M&feature=youtu.be

Not for long though(after about 15-30 min):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_Ll_YeQheg&feature=youtu.be

sincerely
Lucas
post #2 of 6
Just curious on this, do you have a lifetime warranty on the card? If so you might want to contact EVGA and there is a chance they will tell you to send it in and if they determine it's a crashed card and since they no longer carry that model they will probably bump you to the current equivalent model, possibly a GTX 460, they are known to do that.
    
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Unfortunetly, I don't have the lifetime warranty :/
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is the card getting enough power? if it is, then the GPU is probably dying. you had a good run getting it to last 4 years.
post #5 of 6
The baking success rate for G80/G92 based cards is pretty high, definitely worth a try before you toss it.

Set it up like this, then bake at 400F for 8 minutes, then let it cool for 30. Has worked twice on my 8800GTS and once on my 9800GT. If it works it's usually not a permanent fix but if you can make sure the card runs cool hopefully you can get another month or two out of it.

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Video will tell more than myself:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFx4aW4wjj0&feature=youtu.be

Thanks to one forum member I was made aware of the "baking in oven" method(that is also popular here so it seems wink.gif). I would never knew about this method if not you guys.

I took the cooling off, I cleaned the radiator and the card well(it was pretty dusty). I made the oven to 195-200 celsius degrees and I put the card inside GPU face down, for 9 minutes(some said 8, some 10 so I went in the middle wink.gif).

BTW, such an amount of thermal paste on the GPU I have never seen(the card was never opened since I boughti t). I don't know if that was suppose to be like that or not, but not only there was a lot on the GPU, but also on the holes on the sides of it. I cleaned it off, and after baking I put a thin Chill Factor III layer. I also took off termal pads from the memories, and I used the better ones on the power section that had some termal pads warn off and voila. Since last night the card is running without any problems. Temps in Idle in GPU-Z shows me in the 54-55 range which is great result comparing how it was in the old build. PCB shows me 47-48 so RAM's should be fine.

If the card will last till january when I want to buy Sapphire 6850 it will be awsome wink.gif

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