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Massive rage stemmin from Lack of working GPU

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September 27, 2010 2:24:35 AM

Hey guys.
I built a system and reformatted the HDD and such. All was good!
However, I then tried to play a game. It's not specific which, because I've tried SEVERAL (across several gaming platforms, as well as some non-tied games).
So, when I try to play a game, the display driver crashed! I then tried to reload drivers, sweeping the old. I tried turning the fan speed up! I then ran a GPU stress test (both evga's and a furmark) for 30 minutes. Came back.
Driver still crashes.
Did I just get screwed with my card? Or another piece of hardware?

Intel core i5-760 (stock)
4GB G. Skill DDR3 1333Mhz
Gigabyte P55-USB3
EVGA Nvidia 9800GT 512MB.

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a b U Graphics card
September 27, 2010 5:38:47 PM

I'm assuming you're using the most updated drivers available from Nvidia, or are you using the ones that came on the disc?

What's your power supply like?
September 27, 2010 7:35:56 PM

Ah good sir, I forgot to mention the PSU. A corsair TX750W is what my system uses.
Yes, indeed. Most updated drivers.
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a b U Graphics card
September 27, 2010 8:32:56 PM

Hey Midean,

Try driversweeper, removing all traces of your current drivers and use the ones on the Disc.

Just curious to see if that makes any difference. If not, I'd wager you have a bad card.
September 27, 2010 10:30:23 PM

Alas, I did that at EVGA's request.
After contacting them (and due to this being my second RMA in less than a year), they'll be sending me a new (upgraded!) Video card.
Happy am I.
a b U Graphics card
September 27, 2010 10:42:55 PM

Very cool! What did you have originally and what are they sending now?
September 28, 2010 2:40:52 AM

The defective card(s) were 9800GT's. I'm not quite sure what they're sending (they don't even know) but it will be greater to the value of the 9800 when I first purchased it (which was about 155 dollars).
a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2010 12:43:37 AM

Yeah when my 9800GX2 SSC from EVGA burned out, they sent me a GTX 285, free 35% performance increase and less heat, woot!

Good luck with your new cards!
October 6, 2010 12:59:25 AM

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a c 332 U Graphics card
October 6, 2010 8:49:33 AM

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