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Ok, so ontop of all my other hardware problems Ive had so far with my new rig, I think my 8800GTS may be bad as well now.

I installed 3DMark06, and tried to run it, and it got to the Forest and crashed. Said it lost a Direct3D something, in an error message by 3DMark06.

Tried again, and at the end of the first test, it crashed, and I got a Nvidia error message saying it had to reset my gfx drivers or something, and I had to reboot.

So,...Is it probally -another- bad video card? My first card was a HIS 3870 Turbo, and that one was unstable as all hell from the box, had to RMA it. Now, is this one bad too?
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Might be your mobo.. or just bad luck, try cleaning your drivers and fresh install
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do you have the latest directX user runtimes installed? They were updated last week. What nv driver are you using?
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Im using the 169.21 Forceware Drivers. When I had the 175.16's, i was getting a screen flicker, and lockup while playing WoW (in a window), and IMing.

Im not sure if I have the latest DirectX runtimes. So, probally not.

But, I was able to run 3DMark06 through when I rebooted. And i scored
3DMark Score
10985 3DMarks
SM 2.0 Score
4978
SM 3.0 Score
5541
CPU Score
2274
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there you go! I would get that directX update also!
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Is that score about right for a stock 8800GTS (G92)? Or am I a little slow?
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That's about right for that GPU/CPU combo. When using a GPU as powerful as the GTS512, any AMD chip is going to be limiting to your overall 3dMark06 score when it's run at it's default settings. It will hit you a bit in the video part (esp. the SM2.0 score), and very hard in the CPU tests.

If you wanna see what's possible with an overclocked core 2 duo and an overclocked 8800GTS512, check my sig
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I did not see it mentioned maybe I missed it but is this Vista?
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Alrighty, just what I was lookin for. Thanks brett

Grumpel, this is 32bit XP. Its in the sig
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