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I always see people talking about 8800GT's running really hot but I've had a few of them, all different brands with different stock coolers and they never ran very hot, mid 60's at the most Guess I was lucky, 3 times..

Sorry for your loss though ;x
When they first came out their bios set the fan at a very slow speed. I think less than 40%. Nvidia releases a bios update, but most people dont know about stuff like that. I always manually control my fan speeds.
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post #12 of 32
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mine ran at like 90 degrees celcius at full load...

I had one of the first edition ones, before PNY put a bigger fan on it

I'm probably not going to mess around with it. Got enough bull**** to deal with then play around with a video card that's clearly damaged. Right now I have my old 7900 in the machine, and that seems to work ok.

I got 3 years of use out of it so I'm not terribly disappointed. I kinda figured this might happen at some point down the line. 3 years of running at ridiculous temperatures like that.
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They didnt put a bigger fan on them. They just cut out a bigger hole where the fan is. I had to rma one or another I bought (forgot) came with a heatsink. Ill take some pics.
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Hey,any opinion on if I am a baking candidate, my gpu works but only under 2D,if I try to drive it with a NIVIDIA driver (or even one Windows selects) I get "no signal" card failed while folding. I guess a person could adopt a "what have you to lose attitude" and bake it.

What about a BIOS flash,no way or possible?
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Can you still get display/output from the GPU?

I scorched a couple GPU's like my old 7950GT... it would display but I would get scattered colors and weird vibrant washed out colors when I tried to game.

Time to buy a GTX 460!
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post #16 of 32
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you think they'll replace it now? Keeping in mind the warranty's probably long over by now.

I'm not gonna bother trying unless you guys think there's a good chance they'll do it.

Like i said, it's a PNY card. If anyone has any experience with recently trying to recently return one of the first edition cards let me know what happened!
post #17 of 32
You can get a 9800gt at tigerdirect for $50 right meow.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...7&sku=D69-9800
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post #18 of 32
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The card works perfectly fine for about 2 minutes then the computer freezes (and whatever image was on screen stays there).

Sounds like it's not worth trying to get it replaced anyway.

Ranger, you do mean 120 bucks right? because the link you showed is not 50 bucks
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The card works perfectly fine for about 2 minutes then the computer freezes (and whatever image was on screen stays there).

Sounds like it's not worth trying to get it replaced anyway.

Ranger, you do mean 120 bucks right? because the link you showed is not 50 bucks
There was a deal on them forever for $50.... I guess it's over now.
    
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That deal switches back and forth from $50 to over $100 ever so often.
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