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Anonymous
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November 9, 2008 5:45:16 PM

Chaintech 8800GT

I've bought a Chaintech 8800GT around a half a year ago and it has been causing problems ever since.
Everytime when I am playing a game, my game freeses, my screen turns black and I get a 'No Signal Input' error, it mostly crashes while playing games as Call of Duty and World of Warcraft and I have tried the following things to solve the problem.

- Check the temps, were around 60 degrees
- Checked the power, 600W seems enough
- Reinstalled windows and/or Drivers
- Changed up to 3 different sound cards
- Checked the eventvwr tool which gave me 6005 and 6009.
- Changed motherboard (Gigabyte to Asus p5k)

Is anyone familiar with this problem? I really need some help since i'm going to pick up competitive gaming again when CoD5 is released.

My PC's specs.

Asus P5K
500, 80, 80GB HD.
2GB OCZ 800MHZ CL4-3-3-15
600W OCZ
Audigy 4
E6750 @ 2,67GHZ
Antec 900 Case

Yours faithfully,
Jim de Ronde

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November 9, 2008 5:55:17 PM

probably a power supply problem. what are your temps on that card?
Anonymous
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November 9, 2008 6:12:36 PM

I've checked the temps,
Ingame they are 47-48.
By the way, I've already sent it back once and I got a 'new one'.
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November 9, 2008 6:26:15 PM

If you have another graphics card that you could swap in (maybe an old 6800 GT or something), give it a shot. If it is a PSU problem, you'd most likely have the same error. 600 W is far more than enough to power that card, but if you had a faulty PSU you would still get these errors.

Also, if you have another machine you could swap the 8800 GT into, try doing that. If it's a problem with the card, you'd get the exact same error. It looks like you've done all of the right things on your end (updated drivers, etc.), so it's very likely a hardware failure.
Anonymous
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a b Ý World of Warcraft
November 9, 2008 6:29:55 PM

Well, I recently sold my ax850pro, it worked fine, never crashed.
I don't have a other system, so that's a pitty.
November 9, 2008 6:38:24 PM

Try testing your RAM with memtest86+, its a long shot, but worth a try
Anonymous
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November 9, 2008 6:41:36 PM

I've tried that around 4months ago, Ran it once and didn't give any errors.
Might wanna consider running it again, I'll comment tomorrow.
November 9, 2008 7:17:34 PM

This is why I buy eVGA and XFX.
Anonymous
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November 9, 2008 7:32:30 PM

Some guy on a LAN stronly recommended me this card, so that's why i've bought it in the first place. And maybe you're right, next time i wont buy chaintech anymore, i'd rather spend some more money on a decent card.

That doesn't mean that I dont want to fix this problem so, i'm looking for people that can help me :D 
November 10, 2008 1:54:38 PM

you should get eVGA or xfx or bfg . .
Anonymous
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November 10, 2008 4:33:09 PM

That's not helping me.
Bump with things that can solve my problem.
November 10, 2008 6:00:49 PM

Well ownrr I think your motherboard has pci-e 1.0 slots, correct me if I'm wrong.
As I've pointed out in another thread I've recently started, I was planning on buying a 8800GT or 9800GT, but then I've found many reports of x800GT cards failing on systems based on a pci-e 1.0 board. Don't take my word for that, I don't want to spread false rumours (two users on these forum have confirmed to me that they've been running this card on a pci-e1.0 system for months now without any problem...), but you may want to make some research on this matter.
Anonymous
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November 10, 2008 7:14:55 PM

I don't have a x800GT.. I have a 8800GT and the Asus P5K should just be fine as it's one of the best motherboards ever made (as some say).
November 10, 2008 7:32:10 PM

Maybe the card is bad.Have you tried another card?
November 10, 2008 7:49:29 PM

Oops sorry ownrr but I'm afraid I've forgot the most important detail before posting.
I can assure you I've found a long list of people having the same problem as yours; I may give you a link to an Italian forum that is full of such posts, if you're willing to use babelfish. Anyway, the point is that 90% of people having issues have an Asus mobo; I would also go as far as saying that 100% of them have a system based on an Intel cpu. Most people who don't have problems (including the two in this forum) have an AMD based system, so this is strong evidence.
I'm afraid I don't have anything else to add, except that you may want to check this:
http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=52905

Oh, and when I wrote "x800GT" I meant "8800GT or 9800GT".... :) 
Anonymous
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November 11, 2008 4:53:07 AM

hmm, well. for some kind of reason I can not change my fan speed in Riva Tuner, when I put it higher it doesn't react. perhaps this is Chaintech's problem, you cant change the fan speed.
Anonymous
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November 11, 2008 2:27:19 PM

Ok, so when it's a heat problem, I'm ****.
For some kind of silly reason Chaintech blocked my ability to change the fan speed, I read something about a VGA bios flash, I downloaded the .bin, But I dont know how I could actually load it into my VGA bios, you might wanna helpe me figure this out or help me change it in windows.
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