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Problem with 9800GTX+

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 6, 2009 10:40:47 AM

Hey Guys, i've been havin trouble with my BFG 9800GTX + OC

All Drivers were installed fine, (I deleted the current drivers, then re-installed them) Including the motherboard drivers.

The problem I have is occassionally the screen seems 2 pixelate and smear, and then the monitor says "No Signal Input".

My System is:

Windows Vista x64 Bit Service Pack 1
4gb Corsair RedTracers DD2 800mhz (Two 2024 Sticks)
Seagate 250gb SATA 2 HDD
MSI K9N SLI Platinum
PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower 650 Watt, 4 12V Rails.

Everything is plugged into the card, two PCI-E 6pin Power cables going straight into the PSU.

Really not sure whats wrong? any idea guys?

More about : problem 9800gtx

January 6, 2009 11:04:22 AM

Lower the overclock.
Check the termperatures of the card with GPU-Z.
I think the card is going bad.
January 6, 2009 12:12:24 PM

Going bad?? ahhh lol. I hope not its brand new, i got it yesterday!
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January 6, 2009 12:40:28 PM

Get Rivatuner, and try upping the fan speed to 50%+.
January 6, 2009 12:59:57 PM

turni14 said:
Going bad?? ahhh lol. I hope not its brand new, i got it yesterday!
I would RMA it or return it to the store. You got a HOSS of a power supply. It should work just fine out of the box.
January 6, 2009 2:15:07 PM

I have bought a few video cards defective on arrival or bad after one day of operation.
January 6, 2009 4:48:58 PM

A HOSS power supply?
January 8, 2009 1:22:05 PM

So nobody has any other ideas what could be wrong? I mean the temps look ok, idle its only 36 degrees according to Speedfan. i've take it out and plugged it back in again after blowing dust out the slots.
a b Î Nvidia
January 8, 2009 2:45:03 PM

If out of the box its not running properly on all games, RMA.

I just bought a GTX 260 and it has some issues if I touched the clock. I took the cooler off and put some good paste on it and the temps really didn't change but it must transfer heat better because I don't have the issues.

If at the factory settings it has issues, it could be bad. I'd RMA to be safe. Unless you want to try and regoop it if you have paste. if you don't just mail it back.