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I just RMAed an XFX 6600 Xtreme Gamer Edition (it is really a 6600GT) and receive a new one back but it has some major issues.

It will boot up to windows fine when using the window default display driver (very bad card performance though). Then I tried to install several nVidia driver versions (94.24, 93.71, 77.77). Each time I tried to install these, the screen will go blank, display some garbage, and then the computer will restart after about 1 minute.

I have done the driver cleaner thing in safe mode and the drivers work fine with my 7900GS. They also worked fine with my previous 6600 (the problem before was a hardware thing).

Anyone have any ideas if it is my system or the card... or what could be done to fix it. I have sent a message to XFX again but have not heard back yet. It is kind of frustrating to get a broken (potentially) replacement card...

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Are you making sure you get the 6-series drivers? I think there's a difference, but I'm not sure. You could also update the driver via Device Manager.
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Are you making sure you get the 6-series drivers? I think there's a difference, but I'm not sure. You could also update the driver via Device Manager.
Yeah, the drivers should be good for a 6600 as well. I tried the 77.77 version, and the original driver CD for the card was 77.72.

I did try installing the drivers in two ways:
1. Run the EXE installer and let them update automatically.
2. Extract the files to a folder and them go into device manager, click on install/update drivers, select the extracted driver file, and install that way.

The same problem happen either way.

Thanks for the response...

I am thinking it is the card, but I really don't know much about how the drivers interact with the card. And particularly why it would work with the generic windows driver and not the nVidia ones. Perhaps some high level feature is screwed up on the card and you don't see the problem until the drivers are installed that can access that feature???

Who knows. I am assuming it will be RMAed again, but figured someone here may have seen the same thing before.
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Yeah, the drivers should be good for a 6600 as well. I tried the 77.77 version, and the original driver CD for the card was 77.72.

I did try installing the drivers in two ways:
1. Run the EXE installer and let them update automatically.
2. Extract the files to a folder and them go into device manager, click on install/update drivers, select the extracted driver file, and install that way.

The same problem happen either way.

Thanks for the response...

I am thinking it is the card, but I really don't know much about how the drivers interact with the card. And particularly why it would work with the generic windows driver and not the nVidia ones. Perhaps some high level feature is screwed up on the card and you don't see the problem until the drivers are installed that can access that feature???

Who knows. I am assuming it will be RMAed again, but figured someone here may have seen the same thing before.
What I meant with update through Device Manager was:
Find your card, right-click it, and select update driver. Let it update through Windows Update. Don't forget to set a restore point!

Also, here is a link to a page for 6-series cards. Try these drivers, even though you probably already have:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_93.71.html
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I have tried about every way to install the drivers and am convinced that it must be the card at this point. The XFX people didn't really have any useful advice, so I am about 99% sure it is heading back to them. Maybe they will upgrade my card for the frustration and the fact that I have spent 4+ hours dealing with this thing. That ought to be worth at least a 7600GS... I wish.

Thanks for your suggestions, I have given up at this point.
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OK, it sounds like you need to send it back. Sorry I couldn't help more.
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You sound to me that you know how to install drivers so I'll skip all the "how to" and suggest that you try some other drivers before another RMA. Click on Nvidia Modded Drivers in my sig and try 84.56 Xtreme-G drivers.
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