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9800 GT problem

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August 15, 2010 9:16:13 PM

Hello,

Well, basically this is what is happening:





This started about 2 weeks ago in the middle of a Call of duty 4 game. A simple PC reboot was good enough to start playing again; but later, it started to get more often. Now, I am getting it everytime. Even when the PC restarts. These are my configurations:

Processor: Intel® Core(tm)2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory: 4GB DDR3 1333 RAM
Hard Drive: 500 GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2255wm Series 24''
Operating System: Windows Vista x32 bits.
Motherboard : Intel Extreme Series DP45SG

I tried to update drives but it didn't work. Any other suggestions?

Regards,

Alex.

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a b Î Nvidia
August 15, 2010 9:18:47 PM

Broken links....
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August 15, 2010 9:25:19 PM

Sorry about that, fixed!
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a b Î Nvidia
August 15, 2010 9:41:11 PM

That is typical of draw errors even though the card is working at the driver level meaning both driver and the gpu core are working fine but the VRAM is shot. You will have to replace the card or RMA (return) if you are fortunate to have any warranty. This is common when one or more of the vram chips become faulty and the data it stores becomes corrupted. When one goes bad it bricks the whole card.
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August 15, 2010 9:53:02 PM

Allright. Any suggestions for a good and cheap graphic card?
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a b Î Nvidia
August 15, 2010 11:20:51 PM

A second hand GTS 250 of either vram size since they often go dirt cheap which is what I am going to do next month. In the US on eBay they go for as little as $60-80 which is really cheap compared to retail. Also the 4850 can be had around $100 used. If the need to go cheaper still then you may get lucky on another 9800gt for $40-60.
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