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So I bought an artifacting 8800GTS 512 to see what I can do to it, apparently nothing's worked!

I've baked it twice so far. First time at 385F for 10 minutes. Second time a couple days later at 400F for 15 minutes. No dice.

I tried a few different drivers, but every time the screen is blank once it gets past POST. It only works in safe mode, or if the driver is uninstalled at 800x600.

The reason I tried downloading the driver was so I could underclock it and see if I could get rid of the artifacting.

I'm thinking of flashing the BIOS, but I'm at a total loss at how to do so. I downloaded a .bin file, and have nvflash. I can hook up a floppy drive when I get home and run it from there, but would it be worth it?
Edited by manifest3r - 3/4/11 at 6:34pm
 
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I guess i must be missing something. Is it blank or artifacting, you have used both terms. A firmware flash may fix it or kill it completely.
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When it artefacts it means its on the way out...
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You don't need a floppy drive to flash the 8800. There's a NVflash version that work in window ( 64 bit) in CMD prompt. I've flashed my EVGA 8800gt SC to SSC and 9800gt without any hiccup. Look for version NVflash 5.95. This should be a lot easier than hooking up a floppy and you can diagnose your gpu artifacts problems more efficiently.

http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/1824/mirrors.php
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I guess i must be missing something. Is it blank or artifacting, you have used both terms. A firmware flash may fix it or kill it completely.
It artifacts on POST and blanks afterwards if I install a driver. If I don't have a driver installed, it artifacts. I can get into safe more either way, max res is 800x600. I'm freezing it right now, about 30 more minutes in the freezer.

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When it artefacts it means its on the way out...
...and what way is that?

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You don't need a floppy drive to flash the 8800. There's a NVflash version that work in window ( 64 bit) in CMD prompt. I've flashed my EVGA 8800gt SC to SSC and 9800gt without any hiccup. Look for version NVflash 5.95. This should be a lot easier than hooking up a floppy and you can diagnose your gpu artifacts problems more efficiently.

http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/1824/mirrors.php
Awesome. Thanks! That would be a lot easier than digging up an old floppy drive

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Instruction on how to flash is here http://www.erodov.com/forums/bios-mo...0gt/10775.html

Skip the floppy and USB bootable stick.
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Quote:
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It artifacts on POST and blanks afterwards if I install a driver. If I don't have a driver installed, it artifacts. I can get into safe more either way, max res is 800x600. I'm freezing it right now, about 30 more minutes in the freezer.



...and what way is that?



Awesome. Thanks! That would be a lot easier than digging up an old floppy drive

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Before my 6800GT died it artefact a lot and eventually failed.
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Before my 6800GT died it artefact a lot and eventually failed.
what a buzzkill
 
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Sounds like you need my waterblock Not sure what to tell you, I've had some strange things happen with my GTS', they're great cards though, I still have one running next to my 570. What clocks are you at, or are you set to stock? Have you tried reseating the HSF, is it possible that the card is overheating and shutting down?
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I had an eVGA 8800GTS 640mb and it died in the way you described right after its warranty ended. Time for a new card!
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