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Well I finally decided to rma my evga 8800gts 320. Had it for about 7 months now. Wasnt much of a ocer at all so pretty much left it stock since Ive had it with the exception of trying to oc a few times that didnt last due to stability.

Anyways first my rig started to shut down on me. Just straight up shut down in the middle of games. (cod4,crysis,) Well I stressed tested my system for a while and with the quad core it was 19hrs stable prime with the memory able to do 6 hrs memtest plus. So I am assuming that the overall system is fine.

I put my E6600 with a mild oc and good memory timings from before which I did a quick 6 hrs prime and all is good.

Well now it locks up in games with a mild shreek, not too loud. When I turn on the computer after a little while of being on the screen will go black for a second then come back.

The temps seemed fine but I still turned up the fan speed to 100% for gaming which seemed to last a little longer but eventually the same freeze up would occur.

Anyways got my rma # and will be shipping it off tomorrow, just wondering if anyone else had these type of issue with there 8800gts.
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Happened to me with my previous 3850. Its frustrating cause I thought it was drivers for the longest time. Good luck with your future card
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I'm still running my 320 EVGA, light oc for about 8 months at 602/902/1394 at 51C without issue, higher oc's when newer.
I've got a hunch its an errata issue with your Wolfdale instead. I know it may sound crazy, but its a hunch. My sons E8400 has been acting up during gaming as well and I'm sure its not the video card.
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My 640MB will do that sometimes.

It'll go to a black screen and just keep repeating a sound over and over again, or it'll lose picture and then come back. Idk if it's the overclock, but i don't think it is, cause it still cuts in and out without any OC, but then crysis isn't playable how i like it

I wonder if they'd give me another 640MB or if they'd give me the 8800GT since i don't think the 640MB is produced anymore.
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Never had any trouble like that with my GTS 320, but I've seen bad caps/fets or poor aplication of stock thermal paste (air bubble causing localized heating, while overall temps remain fine) do similar things.

Could also be something other than the video card.
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No wolfdale, just the xeon Q6600 counterpart.
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Thanks for the input guys. Guess Ill find out when I get the new one.

Yeah I was kind of pissed at first couldnt figure it out. Put everything to stock and benched and stability tested and all would work fine. Finally decided to run some 3d stuff in loops and thats when I started finding out what it was.
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Thanks for the input guys. Guess Ill find out when I get the new one.

Yeah I was kind of pissed at first couldnt figure it out. Put everything to stock and benched and stability tested and all would work fine. Finally decided to run some 3d stuff in loops and thats when I started finding out what it was.
You might want to remove the cooler, clean and reapply AS5. Many video cards from the factory come with sloppy applications and poor stock seatings. Worth a shot.
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You might want to remove the cooler, clean and reapply AS5. Many video cards from the factory come with sloppy applications and poor stock seatings. Worth a shot.
Yeah probably should but I think Ill just send it in. May as well and Ill check the new one to see how its doing. Good suggestion though.
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i never had a single problem with my 8800gts's,but sometimes the screen freezes then it comes back and windows says the video driver has stopped responding and was restarted so it's not a hardware problem.It only happened like 2 or 3 times max to me.
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