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I had my 8800gt go bad on me. Wouldnt let me see the bios let alone get into windows. Tested my mobo with a 7600gt and an 8600gts with no problems. Also got a new corsair 520hx power supply. Ran memtest for 42hrs with zero errors and my system is currently at stock(2.0ghz)

So I've done the testing and I'm positive its my video card. So I sent it in for ema the first time ($20 shipping) got I'd back, and behold it get me into windows but freezes and crashes while playing a game (tested wow,cod4,css)

So I sent it in for another rma (another $20 shipping) just got it back last night. Played cod4 for about a half an hour before it crashed. So needless to say I'm pissed.

Sent the card in twice... Spent $40 for shipping and its still not fixed. What would you do? I so want to call them and tell them they failed big and I will not be buying from them again.
Edited by sepheroth003 - 6/9/08 at 8:17pm
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i would see if they would send you a new card in a prepaid box, and maybe a different version of the same card. and I'm saying this under the assumption that you have installed the latest drivers for that card from the "evga" not nvidia website.
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Sounds like a problem with your system mate. It might be the video card, that doesn't mean its faulty though. Could be any number of things from bad drivers to some sort of windows problem. Its not EVGA.
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I agree. It seems highly unlikely that 3 cards would give you the same exact problem (unless it was your system or unless they sent you back the same card each time).

How are the temps on the card? Did you speed up the fan above the stock 26% or so? Does it artifact first or just crash right away?
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Sounds like a problem with your system mate. It might be the video card, that doesn't mean its faulty though. Could be any number of things from bad drivers to some sort of windows problem. Its not EVGA.
That doesnt make much sense...why would it work with the other two cards without a problem? Also almost ever single component has been changed out already, a full reformat has been done. Driver cleaner ran everytime and Ive used 5 or 6 different drivers.
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well I sent my card in the second time and still had problems. I figured it out on my own...I only OCd this card once ever for benchmarking. After the testing I turned it back down and used it for about 3 months with no problems. I just looked at Riva tuner and my core was 675, was only suppose to be 600. Also noticed the shader and memory was OCd too. So I turned them back down to stock and no more problems. But rivatuner is telling me the OCs are stock.

Wierd but at least I got it working again.
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