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I've been out of the tech game for awhile, but I think my GPU might have crashed.

I was playing BFBC2 fine the other day, and the day after that it kept continually crashing about 2-5mins into gameplay. Then after trying for a fourth time, my comp crashed and there were arranged blue dots on the first bios screen. Then the next screen that normally has the boxes and says "verifying .. etc" had tons of money signs and a few random digits covering the screen. Then I see the windows loading bar and it goes black and won't start up.

So I restarted entered safe mode and deleted the display driver. Then I restarted and it let me into a normal boot, but with messed up resolution etc obviously. So I tried to install the newest driver and it ended up doing the same thing.

I have a 8800GTS 512

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post #2 of 8
card is bad, memory chips probably arent making solid contact. could try performing a reflow on it
i did this with a bfg 8800gtx and it fixed it.
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Well one of the things that concerned me was that after I uninstalled the video driver, there was still arranged blue dots on the bios start up. Can that happen?

And if I have to upgrade, is my comp considered "Fairly outdated" nowadays? Worth upgrading the gpu only?

Specs in sig.

Thank you.
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like I said you could probably just reflow the card (remelt the solder)there are some good guides available. i ran my 8800gtx at i believe 275 F in the oven for 10 min with the heatsink and everything else OFF(edit). your sig is fairly outdated but definitely not useless would make a good folding rig. you could also try overclocking your processor too
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I see you own an EVGA, it should have a life warranty I believe, why don't you RMA it and get a new, free, better card from them?
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post #6 of 8
reflow, or rma time, or get a new card are about the only options you have.
post #7 of 8
RMA, you'll probably get back a 450 or maybe even a 460.

If you didn't register the card, turn on the oven.
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Thanks guys. I didn't know evga had a lifetime warranty so I never registered it, but now I do.

Also, I did a reflow on the card and it worked great. No issues thus far. Posting from sig rig now.

Reps.

-Bodom
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