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Very interesting problem with BFG 8800GTS (g92)

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June 10, 2008 12:28:13 AM

I haven't seen anything like this, ever... in over a dozen years of working with gaming computers.

My card is only "awake" on the second boot from a cold boot.

Let me make that clearer:

1) I boot up the computer after coming from work
2) I start ANY 3D game or application (3DMark06 is a perfect example)
3) I get 15FPS NO MATTER THE SETTINGS. I mean, ultra low to ultra high, I'm capped at 15FPS!
4) Reboot
5) Start any 3D games / apps
6) Get top FPS in anything

I've tried everything to see what the hell is going on before and after the reboot; everything is the SAME... GPU speed, GDDR speed, PCI-E speed, heat, driver settings, CPU speed, DDR2 speed, more heat checking... it's ALL THE DAMN SAME!!! lol

The surrounding hardware is definitely working full speed before and after reboot, and the benchmarks I've ran on every component prove that... it's the friggin video card, it's seriously stuck in "power saving" mode on first cold boot for some weird reason.

I find it more funny than anything, not really a big annoyance since now I just reboot before the OS is even finished, XP loads so damn fast.

Anybody ever hear of this?

Thanks!
Anonymous
June 10, 2008 1:09:46 AM

lol sounds retarded... I have nothing to offer so why am I posting? To let you know that some real pro tech people will be in shortly =D
June 12, 2008 3:48:58 AM

i would tell the manufacturer and tell them this story. then i would rma it. or reflash the bios. that may be a good idea.
June 12, 2008 4:02:58 AM

Maybe its a power supply problem?

I couldn't say for sure nor do I know if this makes sense, but maybe there is a problem with the capacitors charging.
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