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I picked up an used MSI 8800 Ultra really cheap just in the hopes that it was functional. Unfortunately there are some issues with the display that I haven't seen before. Maybe someone on here has an idea.

Throughout the boot process there are lines on the screen, not going from top to bottom, but broken. A couple inches long each, but covering most of the screen. Windows will also display in what appears to be 8 bit color and a very low resolution. Also within Device Manager there is the yellow "yield" sign icon marking that the card has an issue.

I uninstalled the drivers for my 460 using Driver Sweeper prior to installing the correct and current drivers for the 8800 Ultra.

Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 12
This sounds like a HW fault, my old GTX 275 had the same issue and I had to RMA it in the end...
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post #3 of 12
Bake it.
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Similar thing happened to my old laptop:



I donated it to charity (It wasn't worth repairing)
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Bake it.
What do you mean?

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Similar thing happened to my old laptop:



I donated it to charity (It wasn't worth repairing)
Yeah that's similar to what I am seeing, but it a much lower color depth.
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What do you mean?


Check out this thread: http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...-oven-fix.html

But in short you strip down the card and bake it in an oven at around 200°C for about 10 minutes. That way you reflow the solder in your card. If the crack in solder caused the fault in your GPU this will fix it but only do this if you have no warranty....
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Check out this thread: http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...-oven-fix.html

But in short you strip down the card and bake it in an oven at around 200°C for about 10 minutes. That way you reflow the solder in your card. If the crack in solder caused the fault in your GPU this will fix it but only do this if you have no warranty....
I had no idea that could be done. I'll give it a shot. Thanks!
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I have the exact same problem on an 8800 gts i think it is
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post #9 of 12
Bake it for sure!

I got a GTX 480 here thats the same
I always see more Nvidia cards than AMD like this,but bake it may work for a while longer.
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post #10 of 12
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I had no idea that could be done. I'll give it a shot. Thanks!
Yep. Guess I coulda explained more in my first post lol. But yeah. Basically it melts your solder down, and when it cools the solder reforms. Helps w/ cracked solder that can cause problems. Alot of people have had success with this.
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