Urgent Help Needed: Is my new GPU bad?

I purchased a refurb AGP Leadtek 6800GT off newegg a few days ago. After the card arrived, I installed it with ease.

Before we begin, let me dismiss a few easy fixes people might point out or suggest.

1. The card feeds off a 450watt PSU with only one optical drive hooked up to it. NOTHING on my comp is overclocked.

2. I've updated drivers/dx9 over three times.

3. The card shows no signs of overheating -- it idles at 52c.

Screenshots similar to THIS depict what my comp looks like seconds before a crash:



I've tested both Oblivion and 3dmark2006 (the same thing happens in 3dmark06). Each of these events occurs only minutes or seconds into gameplay. I'm almost sure my card is dead and I need to RMA it tomorrow.

Any advice, confirmation, or feedback would be appreciated =).
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    I'm almost sure my card is dead and I need to RMA it tomorrow.


    I would rma it if it was mine.

    Sorry for the bad luck.
  2. refurb card = not good


    newegg will probly send u a new one


    :wink:
  3. Better act fast, Newegg will only accept refurbs 15 days after purchase.
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