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Evga 8800GT SC Black screen

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  • EVGA
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  • Windows XP
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Last response: in Graphics Cards
December 7, 2007 10:41:49 PM

Evga 8800gt superclocked edition 512-P3-N802-A1

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

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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December 9, 2007 2:06:40 AM

Well I guess it is DOA then.
December 15, 2007 6:48:31 PM

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. :fou: