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my 9800GX2 boots up fine but the PC goes to black screen right after the windows logo. so i reboot and try again and i get artifacts but if i leave the pc off for a few minutes and turn it on its fine for another 2 or 3 minutes what could be causing this?
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my 9800GX2 boots up fine but the PC goes to black screen right after the windows logo. so i reboot and try again and i get artifacts but if i leave the pc off for a few minutes and turn it on its fine for another 2 or 3 minutes what could be causing this?
Do you see artifacts before windows screen? Then it isn't a driver issue.

See if the fan's running, it maybe artifacting due to excess heat.

If nothing works baking the card might be your last resort
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Do you see artifacts before windows screen? Then it isn't a driver issue.

See if the fan's running, it maybe artifacting due to excess heat.

If nothing works baking the card might be your last resort
yes i see them in the bios a few lines but it goes away after i let the card cool down for a few minutes. the fan is running but i got cheap memory pads so could the memory be overheating?
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if overclocked, then revert to stock ones
also, if possible, or pc allows, try downclocking, using rivatuner or something

what about volts?
stock?
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if overclocked, then revert to stock ones
also, if possible, or pc allows, try downclocking, using rivatuner or something

what about volts?
stock?
did you actually read the OP? i said i cannot even get into windows
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ever heard of safe mode???
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yes i see them in the bios a few lines but it goes away after i let the card cool down for a few minutes. the fan is running but i got cheap memory pads so could the memory be overheating?
Then the card's dying due to micro-fractures/fissures in the solder, only baking can bring it back to life.
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Oh Hi Phil, maybe your Phenom II wasn't the problem after all?

I hope you get this resolved, you should look into baking, or RMA if possible.
    
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i will bake it in a few days
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