Sounds like the 2nd one is having some serious issues. What kind of warranty is the card? What brand? Should be able to get it replaced.
Originally Posted by raikky
or did something to it and now its not working!
i was running a single 8800 gtx for a couple of months and was nice and i thought i had money so ill get another one. so until yesterday i was running 2 8800gtx in sli. one day before, i turned on my pc, and played crysis and basically when i get to the game menu, my computer screen just went all fuzzy blurred and froze. i didnt get BSOD.
i noticed after i reboot, my monitor goes off for 2 seconds every 15 - 30 seconds. i try running any thing other than internet and the computer just freezes up. i took out one gtx card and just run single. work fine, could play crysis, run 3dmark06 anything really. i took it out, and put the 2nd gtx in. and damn, windows laods up in 4bit colour with the lowest possible resolution. i tried delting all drivers reinstalling them using drivercleaner too and nothing.
anyone had a problem like this ? and know if there could be damage to my gtx.
i overclocked my first gtx, never had problems. when in sli i didnt overclock.
Originally Posted by ritchwell
I had the same thing happen to my evga 8800 gts a few months ago, it only lasted a little over a year. Luckily it has a lifetime warranty, so i rma the card and got a new one in about 2 weeks. The funny thing i really could not wait and got a visiontec 4870 when it first came out. So the 8800 is still in its package box...lol
Originally Posted by Du-z
i don't think it is sufficient really. I thought a 8800GTX needed 30 Amps on each rail, this has 20 and its not a brand name so they could be cheating
just so you know raikky a rail is each one of the 12V1, 12V2 ect. also 64 amps with only one rail is better that 80amps distributed through 4 rails.