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eVGA 8800GTS 320MB Boot Issue - graphical glitches

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June 7, 2007 6:11:04 AM

I just recently bought an eVGA GeForce 8800GTS 320MB to replace my GeForce 6800, but I'm having trouble booting into Vista. When I try and boot normally, I receive artifacts on my screen. I thought this was a driver problem and could be fixed by going into Safe Mode. However, when I try and boot into Safe Mode, all I receive is a blank screen, or sometimes, a screen filled with a bunch of artifacts. I'm running on an ASUS P5LD2 motherboard, and I have tried several different BIOS versions but they all render the same result.

Here is a video I just recorded of the issue. Please excuse the poor quality, its from my phone:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=TvQKZ_nDnmQ

System specs:
ASUS P5LD2 motherboard
Intel P4 550 3.4GHz @ 3.91GHz / 1117MHz FSB
eVGA GeForce 8800GTS 320MB
3GB Samsung DDR2 PC4200 @ 558MHz
2 x Maxtor 250GB SATA RAID0/1 (300GB/80GB)
Ultra X2 550W Modular PSU
Thermaltake BigWater 745 Liquid Cooling System
Windows Vista Ultimate Signature Edition (32-bit)
June 7, 2007 6:31:21 AM

you boot fine into vista with the old card right? if yes, try to rma the video card, most likely you got a DOA.
June 7, 2007 7:14:24 AM

yeah everything works fine with my old card. i'm almost positive that i'm gonna have to RMA it, but i just wanted to be sure before i do.
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June 7, 2007 5:33:10 PM

Make sure you removed all traces of the old drivers. I would recommend getting a copy of DCPro and removing all video drivers from the system and reloading drivers for the 8800.
June 7, 2007 11:26:30 PM

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Make sure you removed all traces of the old drivers. I would recommend getting a copy of DCPro and removing all video drivers from the system and reloading drivers for the 8800.


i don't think that will be necessary. i reformatted two weeks ago and had forceware 158.22 installed, and i haven't changed it since.
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