I have an 8800 gts 640mb that I paid around £300 for a few years back in my intel quad core pc running vista home premium. I neglected a scheduled clean of my rig for a few months and the thing got clogged with dust and was running poor.
I cleaned it out as I normally do but since then I was unable to get the pc to start, it gets to the welcome screen, pauses a while with only half the screen loaded and the blue screens.
I was able to boot up in safe mode but that's all, I have tried every restore point on my pc and have even restored it to factory but still the same problem persists.
My friend let me try his new gforce 9500GT 1gb, I installed it and the factory reset I tried earlier completed without a hitch, with this card my pc ran smoothly.
When i reinstalled my old card I was surprised to see the pc boot up properly but as soon as I restarted after instaling the latest drivers for my 8800GTS the problem returned and my pc seems no better than a paper weight.....
Have I ruined my beloved 8800GTS 640mb? Is it possible to have cards repaired?
I was convinced it was a driver issue because I can boot up in safe mode... I don't want to buy another costly graphics card because all my gaming is now done on my PS3, if I do replace it would the card my buddy let me try (gforce 9500GT 1gb) be a candidate for a replacement of similar performance standards?
Microwave wouldn't work as they heat food by exciting the water molecules within it.
I used a conventional fan assisted oven.
Btw my graphics card is still going strong, I was worried that this fix would only be temporary but those fears have been put to rest.