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Since Saturday, I've been having serious problems with my GTX 480. I get these odd pixelated colorful screens like this:

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Also blue screens of death, video card fan hissing sound, and complete lock ups. The strangest part of all this, it only happens when Nvidia drivers are installed and only when in the actual version of Windows but not in the safe mode version. When the drivers are uninstalled everything works perfectly. However I can't get a higher resolution than 1280x800 and the Windows rating for graphics is 1.0. Can anyone tell me what's going on? Am I screwed? And if so, is it possible to fix this card or maybe sell it (I know I'll get probably less than 3/4 of what I payed for it frown.gif )


I'm currently using my 9800 GT, and everything works perfectly. Zero problems, zero issues. However I won't be doing so much gaming now frown.gif.
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is it outta warrenty?
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I bought it used frown.gif, so no warranty.
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bake it bake it bake it tongue.gif u know u wanna
    
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Seems like a dying card alright. Hmmmmm, have you tried it on a different system if you have any?
   
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I'm probably wrong but make sure your cables aren't lose. Check the power ones and the display ones. I recently got issues like yours (not as bad) just from an unscrewed-in DVI cable.
post #7 of 14
That's typical problem with RAMDAC. The RAM frequency output of the video signal.

It's dead, nothing you can do...
   
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post #8 of 14
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I'm probably wrong but make sure your cables aren't lose. Check the power ones and the display ones. I recently got issues like yours (not as bad) just from an unscrewed-in DVI cable.

I don't think so. It would probably cause all the rainbow colors, but surely not the lock ups or blue screens.
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post #9 of 14
My friend had the exact same problem. Exactly the same symptoms. He baked it and it was fixed. Works great now.
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post #10 of 14
i'd still attempt to do an rma.. sometimes you get lucky..
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