OP, same thing happened to me.
Mine doesn't do that though, it just freezes after a few minutes.
That's what happens when a card's designed to run at 90 degrees celcius. And after looking at the heat sink/fan on it, it's a pretty crappy design. So no surprise this happened.
My thread on this just a few days ago: http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9538...gt-burned.html
I'm sure we'll be seeing more of these threads soon. The 8800 GT was a VERY popular card with serious heat management problems, and it's about that time where hardware starts deteriorating (in fact, when I got it, I figured it'd probably burn out in about 3 years.. and I got the card almost exactly 3 years ago
By the way, Know that if you do something like stick your card in the oven, then put it back in your computer, you could burn out the rest of your computer. There's so many things that could go wrong with that, it sounds like a really bad idea unless you know 100% what you're doing.Edited by demoship - 3/5/11 at 2:06pm