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Bsod with new 9800 gx2

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February 12, 2010 6:18:25 PM

So, I just got my new 9800 gx2 all set up, went into windows and installed the latest driver. upon rebooting, just as windows is about to start up, I get a bsod involving "irql not less or equal". When I boot into safe mode and change the driver, I no longer get the bsod. Is it a driver problem, or something else?

CPU: amd athlon 64 x2 6000+
RAM: 3g DDR2
PSU: x-power 585w
Mobo: Gigabyte M61VME s2
OS: Windows 7 32 bit

Could anyone enlighten me? Also, let me know if this is the right forum.

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February 22, 2010 2:50:21 PM

bump? maybe not the right forum?
a c 168 Î Nvidia
February 22, 2010 2:54:30 PM

Have you tried running one stick of RAM at a time?, rule that out first then start thinking power. What driver version are you using?
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February 28, 2010 9:20:12 PM

Mousemonkey said:
Have you tried running one stick of RAM at a time?, rule that out first then start thinking power. What driver version are you using?


I've been using the latest 9 series driver from the nvidia site.
I think I've ruled out power due to having upgraded to a 900w and still having the problem. I've tried using one of the RAM sticks alone, guess I'll try the other and see what happens.

I can start into safe mode fine, It's just when I try using the new driver that problems arise.
a c 168 Î Nvidia
February 28, 2010 9:26:18 PM

When you say the 'latest' would that be the 196.21 or 196.34?
February 28, 2010 9:33:14 PM

Mousemonkey said:
When you say the 'latest' would that be the 196.21 or 196.34?

192.21... so there's a newer one.

Anyway, tried the other stick of RAM. Still getting the crash.
February 28, 2010 11:28:53 PM

Waht? New 9800GX2? I thought that was EOl'd a while ago, in favor of the gtx 295.
March 1, 2010 2:37:41 PM

builderbobftw said:
Waht? New 9800GX2? I thought that was EOl'd a while ago, in favor of the gtx 295.

What I mean by "new" is that I just got it. mainly to indicate that the bsod happened after I tried to install it.
March 1, 2010 8:46:30 PM

Where did you get a 9800GX2? Of Ebay, or Craiglsist?
March 1, 2010 10:05:43 PM

builderbobftw said:
Where did you get a 9800GX2? Of Ebay, or Craiglsist?

Ebay
a c 168 Î Nvidia
March 1, 2010 10:11:39 PM

theeyeclops said:
Ebay

What's the chances that you have bought a second hand POS that has been OC'd to death?
March 1, 2010 11:13:44 PM

Mousemonkey said:
What's the chances that you have bought a second hand POS that has been OC'd to death?


I suppose it's a possibility... would that produce symptoms like the ones i'm experiencing?
If that's the case, I'm out of luck, cuz it's too late to return it to him.
a c 168 Î Nvidia
March 1, 2010 11:23:33 PM

If the card has been fried then it can and will chuck up all kinds of error's, that's probably why it was put up on Ebay in the first place and why I recommend that people never buy anything from such sites.
March 1, 2010 11:30:41 PM

Mousemonkey said:
If the card has been fried then it can and will chuck up all kinds of error's, that's probably why it was put up on Ebay in the first place and why I recommend that people never buy anything from such sites.


Well, I guess I'll try it on a new windows install, but other than that, I'm stumped. If it does turn out that the card's no good, guess the best thing I got outta this is a lesson learned. Thanks anyway fellas!
March 1, 2010 11:53:26 PM

Mousemonkey said:
If the card has been fried then it can and will chuck up all kinds of error's, that's probably why it was put up on Ebay in the first place and why I recommend that people never buy anything from such sites.


Also, if I have to replace it, any suggestions for a similarly powered/priced card? Are the lower end 200 series any good?
(I payed about 200$ for the gx2)
a c 168 Î Nvidia
March 1, 2010 11:57:13 PM

theeyeclops said:
Also, if I have to replace it, any suggestions for a similarly powered/priced card? Are the lower end 200 series any good?

The closest in performance is the GTX260 the lower end 200's don't come close.
March 2, 2010 6:13:51 PM

theeyeclops said:
Also, if I have to replace it, any suggestions for a similarly powered/priced card? Are the lower end 200 series any good?
(I payed about 200$ for the gx2)


LOL, the 9800GX2 is 150$ on ebay. You got ripped of, and you got a dead card. File a Paypall/Ebay claim. Also, the gtx 260 isn't as good as a 9800gx2. The card that is a better match is a gtx 280/275.

9800gx2>4870 1gb>Gtx 260

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=xpt/Marketing...
March 2, 2010 8:26:24 PM

builderbobftw said:
LOL, the 9800GX2 is 150$ on ebay. You got ripped of, and you got a dead card. File a Paypall/Ebay claim. Also, the gtx 260 isn't as good as a 9800gx2. The card that is a better match is a gtx 280/275.

9800gx2>4870 1gb>Gtx 260

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=xpt/Marketing...


I guess I'll try, but I don't know how far I'll get due to it being so long since the purchase.
March 2, 2010 8:34:56 PM

theeyeclops said:
I guess I'll try, but I don't know how far I'll get due to it being so long since the purchase.


I think its like 60 days or something like that. I'm an Ebay seller, ( Old P4 dell Dimension replacment boards frommachines i part out), and Paypall favors the BUYER. One time i sold a board, guy files paypall cliam, ships it back to me, i get a brick in the mail. Paypall gives guy his money back, then the guy leaves me a negitive. And sellers can't leave negs :( 
March 3, 2010 10:21:19 PM

builderbobftw said:
I think its like 60 days or something like that. I'm an Ebay seller, ( Old P4 dell Dimension replacment boards frommachines i part out), and Paypall favors the BUYER. One time i sold a board, guy files paypall cliam, ships it back to me, i get a brick in the mail. Paypall gives guy his money back, then the guy leaves me a negitive. And sellers can't leave negs :( 


Darn. Turns out it's 45 days. And I left a semi-threatening message for the seller, too.
March 4, 2010 4:35:03 PM

NP. If you bought his GTX 280, It would be good for everyone.
March 9, 2010 8:23:33 PM

builderbobftw said:
Sorry about that. By the way, a guy in a diffrent thread on this site might by selling his GTX 280 for like 200$, if you care.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/281857-31-corsair-gtx...


I might be interested in that card but that link locks my browser up- I get message to the effect that a scrpt is running that will make my browser run slow which eventually results in an "Application Not Responding" message. Does the link work for you?
May 7, 2010 8:49:35 PM

I guess I will be looking into getting a new card as well.

I got my 9800 GX2 for free from a guy I didn't know that well, but I have not reason to not trust. It's possible that he broke it before he gave it to me and he forgot about that, as I have never really gotten it to work.

It's just so odd to me that Windows 7 (1) will recognize it and (2) it will install and (3) older drivers seem to work fine with it, but anything after version 185 is BSOD. I have not gotten any CUDA to work with it which is my primary purpsose: CUDA development.

I am going to see what Best Buy has and probably go with whatever they have.
a b Î Nvidia
May 7, 2010 10:19:03 PM

Mousemonkey said:
If the card has been fried then it can and will chuck up all kinds of error's, that's probably why it was put up on Ebay in the first place and why I recommend that people never buy anything from such sites.

Don't you think that's a bit much? Ebay does have a feedback system for a reason. As long as you buy from someone with a lot of consistently good feedback there's nothing to worry about.
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