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Problem with Gigabyte Nvidia 9800 GT 512MB

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September 10, 2009 6:26:57 AM

hello.
I got problems with my Gigabyte Nvidia 9800GT 512MB. When i use maximal graphics in games( Sims3, Lineage2, etc) it work's fine like 20 minutes and than the screen gets all messy ( like digital coded TV channels) and the system reboots.
Reinstalled graphic drivers from original disk, reinstalled drivers that i downloaded from nvidia, sent it to service ( seller) and they sent me another Card , but it has the same problem.

Please , need a hint.

Am runing XP SP3, e8400 processor, 8GB DDR2 ( well max 4 in XP).
T.Y.
September 10, 2009 6:31:40 AM

What do you have for a power supply? Sounds like it can't handle the constant load.
September 10, 2009 6:33:13 AM

varzel said:
hello.
I got problems with my Gigabyte Nvidia 9800GT 512MB. When i use maximal graphics in games( Sims3, Lineage2, etc) it work's fine like 20 minutes and than the screen gets all messy ( like digital coded TV channels) and the system reboots.
Reinstalled graphic drivers from original disk, reinstalled drivers that i downloaded from nvidia, sent it to service ( seller) and they sent me another Card , but it has the same problem.

Please , need a hint.

Am runing XP SP3, e8400 processor, 8GB DDR2 ( well max 4 in XP).
T.Y.

o yes and a DX 10 for XP.
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September 10, 2009 6:33:54 AM

600w
September 10, 2009 6:34:34 AM

Do you know the brand?
September 10, 2009 6:35:21 AM

i bought it from the same dealer ( he told me to buy it when i sent the card into service)
September 10, 2009 6:39:08 AM

i think it is a "Spire" or a "Delux"
September 10, 2009 6:40:00 AM

right now am at the office i will provide much more usefull data when i get back home.
September 10, 2009 6:47:20 AM

Alright sounds good.
a b Î Nvidia
September 10, 2009 6:53:55 AM

other possible problem is overheating.....since the game crash after 20 minutes of playing.....
September 10, 2009 6:59:12 AM

Good point. I've never had overheating problems personally so I always forget about it.
September 10, 2009 5:44:07 PM

Yeah a 600w PSU, even if it is an off brand should be fine for a 9800gt... i would run a temp monitor.
September 11, 2009 5:45:32 AM

checked out my power suply it says "Spire" 600w but mada up some math and multiplyed the current with the voltage of each power outlet( 12v, 5v, 3v) and the final result was 420w :(  so they r a bit lying about the performance so let's say i got a "true" 420w power suply.... ( doubt that's true thow, u can never now what they lie on them stickers)
September 11, 2009 5:50:55 AM

overheating... well i played same games with a lower need of grafics ( the detail were not set at max but a bit lower) and played without a problem for like 8 hours , checked the video card with my palm and it wasn't hot ( the memory chips were ok the cooler was ok , some watage resistors were a bit hot but i guess that's the way they have to be since they r positioned near the power socket.... i supose there is allot of current going throu them so they shood be hot......
- Nothing hot in paricular ( after 8 hours of playing with medium video performance )
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