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Is my GPU on the slow and painful path to death?

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I posted a few weeks ago with an issue whereby my screen would flicker for 10 seconds and then the entire computer would die. It really only happened when my 8800gts was overclocked. I was told it was probably my PSU, so i replaced it with the one in my sig.

Yet, lately, even at stock clocks it's tripping balls and flickering before crashing. There is no bluescreen, and i can tell it's hardware related, not software.

Is this likely to be my graphics card going?

oh, one other pointer was that i had to unplug my computer for 10 minutes before a picture would appear on my screen if i tried booting after it crashed.
post #2 of 8
hhhmm...grid demo flickered now and demo crashed , could be driver related
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It happened to me in BF2, CoD4 and more recently on desktop
post #4 of 8
id check it with another card first, but could be the pcie slot.... otherwise, yes, could be the card...

How old is it, and what was the 24/7 OC you were running?

nevermind..... see it in ur sig.... yup, id try the card in another PC if you have that option...
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Thing is, it happens every few days, and i don't have a spare card. What i was contemplating doing was just RMA'ing it to XFX while i'm away. Do they do a lot of tests on it before sending a replacement, or is pretty much just send a refurbished model back asap.
post #6 of 8
if its still under warranty, sure RMA it, testing or not, as long as you didnt volt mod or flash bios youre good to go.....
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post #7 of 8
if your pretty sure the card is dying just oc the piss out of it and over volt it.. XFX covers that.. have some fun with it before you send it out!!! lol
    
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I have to say, some of these gfx card companies are good to us....

PNY rma'd the card this came off of..

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