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8800GTS on it's last leg?

post #1 of 12
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So a little bit ago my computer crashed, which is a bit unusual. After restarting I find that only one monitor is getting any picture at all and the picture it is getting is around a 1280x800 box in the middle of the screen. So there's now a nice black border around my desktop. Anybody have any ideas of what it could be? Let me know if there's anything you want me to do and I'll get right on it.

Already re-seated the card and restarted multiple times. Sadly I don't have on board graphics or a backup card right now. The earliest I can get another card to test with would be tomorrow afternoon/night.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

This is the card.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127325
post #2 of 12
Hi DrLeoMarvin. What were you doing when the system crashed and then rebooted showing this problem? Connect just one monitor to the card to see if it matters which display is connected. Did the other card produce the same issue when tested?

Harry @ Videocardshop.co.uk.
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
I had been doing some coding so nothing too gpu intensive.I've tried connecting monitors in all arrangements and always get the same problem. I borrowed a gtx 260 earlier and was able to get it working after installing the latest drivers. I tried installing and reinstalling drivers including current and past and still nothing. I've noticed that during the first bios screen there are small dashed lines going across it. After that they go away though. Then once in windows when I look at device manager it says that the device was stopped and is showing error 43.
post #4 of 12
Overclocked? Maybe try using AB and downclock the memory speed just a tad and apply that to bootup...Give that a try. I noticed I was able to get my laptop to OC to 900 on the memory (800 stock) but after a few months it degraded and caused errors...now almost anything over 800 and I get errors... Maybe try that a little. Shouldn't decrease performance too much.
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
I tried installing AB but I can't even get it to run. Get the error "Failed to initialize display driver wrapper!".
post #6 of 12
What is your regular resolution that you run at?
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
I normally run at 1920x1080.

Here are some crappy phone pictures of what's going on.

The black boarder around the desktop.
9yr4.jpg

The lines that show up during the first bios page.
90vpxi.jpg
post #8 of 12
oh dang, that doesnt seem good at all. i would... consider double checking the cable you are using to connect the VGA to the monitor. a close friend of mine had a similar problem, i recall he changed the cable and everything went fine after that. just to clear things out and to make sure its only the VGA we are going to be looking at here, double check that cable ^^
post #9 of 12
bake it, if that doesn't work time to replace it but its also an antique so its time for an upgrade
post #10 of 12
8800GTS... what a great card. Bringing back memories. RMA? You should get something decent in return.
    
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