Got it yesterday from newegg and did a clean install with Vista Ultimate x64. It works in VGA mode and safe mode but when I install the drivers and reboot, the screen goes black a few seconds after vista starts loading. Later I installed XP and when I load the drivers for XP the screen just goes black, no reboot.
I don't know if it's an incompatibility, bad drivers, insuficient power from my PSU or a defective card but I would like to find out before I RMA it. Drivers for xp and vista64 were both version 169.02 from Nvidia.com
Specs Q6600@3.3Ghz stable 1.32v 4x1GB of DDR2 667@730Mhz stable 1.9v Gigabyte p35-ds3r motherboard Ultra 600w Psu, Max 38 amps on 2 12v rails(18a and 20a) 2x 7200Rpm sataII drives
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hey im having the exact same problems, but with a different set up. here is some info i found. maybe it will help you.
X3 what's happen??? All games give me a black screen 1 mt or 30 mts, 8800GT XXX Alpha Dog, no heat issues no power issues, i have a Corsair 520HX and normal temps, NVidia open you eyes, oh man i hate this GPU.