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Hey, I recently purchased this card, the evga 8800gtx off ebay. I plugged it in after applying AS5 on the stock heatsink. During the first boot, the screen looked like something outta the matrix. When the computer got to windows, I got lines going horizontal across the whole screen. I go into system devices and I cannot see the card. *** is going on. The only thing I can think of is the card is being undervolted.

I am using a Enermax Liberty 620W PSU.
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Just RMA if you want to not deal with problems and use your 7900GT temporarily.

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Did you take the thermal pads off?
    
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Booooo Ebay!!!!
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Booooo Ebay!!!!

For $480US? Wasn't used, still in original wrap.
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Did you take the thermal pads off?
?! thermal pads? I never took any thermal pads of my 8800 where are they located, Chit!
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Did you take the thermal pads off?
Originally I did. However before plugging the card in I put them back on.
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?! thermal pads? I never took any thermal pads of my 8800 where are they located, Chit!
They are located under the heat sink.... on the voltage regulators i think.
    
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Originally I did. However before plugging the card in I put them back on.
Okay good. You need the thermal pads on, or else your card will burn up or will be damaged... Make sure you put them back on properly.
    
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They are located under the heat sink.... on the voltage regulators i think.

Yup those ones. I removed them and put AS5 on the memory IC's. When I put the heatsink back on, I realized it was no longer in contact with the chips, so at the advice of others, I cleaned the AS5 ALL off, spending extra time making sure I got it all and reapplied the thermal pads.
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