Possibly a Dead 8800GTS?

I have a 8800GTS G92 and I haven't been up keeping my desktop very well over the past few months but, recently I installed Windows 7 and about 2 weeks later my computer started to blue screen. Occasionally I can get it to boot into Windows but it will blue screen shortly after or will not even load Windows and perpetually reboot itself in a cycle.

I thought it might have been something to do with the OS so I tried reformatting it but I get a blue screen mid install or a just a blank screen.

I'm thinking my Video Card may have taken a dump, but I registered the card with EVGA and my card is an A3 model so I'm going to RMA it. Assuming it's my video card, what card would they replace it with?

Thanks!
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  1. Are you sure it's not your memory or other issue? Try the card in another machine before RMAing it.
  2. Good call! I'll try that. These days, I mostly use my desktop so I've been really lazy about troubleshooting my machine since I'm not in a dying need to use this computer.

    But I was mostly just curious about what card they would give me if it was the Video Card.
  3. pchoi04 said:
    Good call! I'll try that. These days, I mostly use my desktop so I've been really lazy about troubleshooting my machine since I'm not in a dying need to use this computer.

    But I was mostly just curious about what card they would give me if it was the Video Card.

    If it is the card and you do an RMA the 9800GTX+ and GTS250 are closest to it in performance.
  4. My primary 8800 GTS G92 died a week or so ago and it caused lock ups and freezing, not BSOD. I'm not sure if that helps at all.
  5. That doesn't sound particularly like the GPU to me. Kinda sounds more like Memory or Hard disk drive or something. Could even be caused by an unstable OC.
  6. No its the VRAM, its gone, the card also artifacts in heavy load. By downclocking both to 550 MHz on the core, they run stably enough that I get slightly more performance than a single 8800 GTS 512mb, but I don't expect that to last.
  7. Oh sorry AMW1011- I was talking to the OP not you. Lol- shoulda quoted or specified, but I forgot. Sorry ;-)
  8. I'd suggest baking if you can't RMA.
  9. djcoolmasterx said:
    I'd suggest baking if you can't RMA.


    ONLY IF YOU CAN'T RMA.

    But yes he is right, this is a legitimate last resort to get the card working. It will melt the solder, and when cooled reform it into a (hopefully) working connection.
  10. Agreed- ONLY if you CAN'T RMA. Still not sure the OP is having a GPU problem though ;-)
  11. OP should start by running memtest.
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