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October 4, 2011 5:40:22 AM

i have nvidia 9800gt card for about 2.5 years with Corsair 450 vx psu.had also installed driver 270 version and it was running fine for a couple of months.
But today all of a sudden while entering into any game the display gets clumpsy and system freezes so has to be manually restarted
I am able to play videos and others.only while entering games trouble starts.
I have done a few things 1.downgraded my driver to182.06 and fan speed100.still problem exists.pls help




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a b U Graphics card
October 4, 2011 6:01:37 AM

have you added any other hardware to your computer recently?

do you have access to another graphics card to try, or can you try your card in another computer?
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October 4, 2011 9:22:55 AM

Nope.No hardware added recently.Byt had read a lot like my issue in the net.There are so many people experiencing it and no proper fix.From reading the posts its clear the card is not responsible.Because i have been playing even crysis 2 at hardcore graphics.Nothing happened.But now this headache issue has satrted .

FYI...
I am able to HD definition movies and my computer is fast while playing videos.Kindly help
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a c 173 U Graphics card
October 4, 2011 2:45:36 PM

Have you maintained the card over these two and a half years such as cleaning the card? If not it may already be to late if you have allowed the card to roast. If you want to try to save it remove the cooler. Clean the base of the cooler and the gpu core of the old stock compound. Remove the plastic face plate and then clean the caked up dust from the block. Also clean the fan then put every thing back together.

If you want a low cost upgrade then a GTS 450 or a 5770 will do.
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a c 106 U Graphics card
October 4, 2011 4:26:11 PM

Sounds like the 9800GT is dying. Blow it out with compressed air to make sure it's not just overheating and check to be sure the fan is working properly.
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October 5, 2011 6:45:53 AM

hi kindly suggest a high upgrade cost is not a problem
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October 6, 2011 5:05:51 AM

Hi

I think my 9800 gt is dying :(  .SO i would like to repalce it with high end card.Budget not a constrain.

My specs are:

Intel pentium D 2.8GHz processor
2 Gb ram
PSU:Corsair 450

Kindly help
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a c 376 U Graphics card
October 6, 2011 5:19:00 AM

The 9800GT is about the best card you should bother with on a Pentium D.
If budget really isn't an issue then you should build yourself a new system.
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October 6, 2011 5:41:20 AM

Can i upgrade to HD 6850 or GTX 560
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October 6, 2011 5:44:08 AM

if anything your processor is holding back that card.
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a c 172 U Graphics card
October 6, 2011 6:09:07 AM

dont bother upgrading, your current pentium D was already bottlenecking the crap out of your 9800. You could actually downgrade to a gt240 and you wont notice any performance difference because your CPU is holding it back.
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October 6, 2011 8:48:43 AM

What processor to change to accomodate a high end card?
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a c 106 U Graphics card
October 6, 2011 4:54:03 PM

Without replacing your PSU I'd say a single 6850 as it's the most powerful card that will run on one PCI-E 6-pin connector. While that PSU should be able to handle a reasonable system with a 6950 or GTX 560 Ti you would have to use an adapter in place of the second connector.
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a c 106 U Graphics card
October 6, 2011 4:55:02 PM

What are the rest of your specs?
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October 6, 2011 5:33:34 PM

Have you properly cleaned out the old drivers? i.e. gone into safe mode, used the nvidia driver clean up tool (sorry can't remember proper name) and any other associated files? I had a similar issue with a 9800gtx which turned out to actually be a bad ram module. Can you try removing whatever ram you have a slot at a time, try rearranging them.

I have also heard 'a friend of a friend' had an issue with a 9800 and a full re-install if windows (x64) appeared to have solved the issue.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
October 6, 2011 6:15:14 PM


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What processor to change to accomodate a high end card?

We would need to know the brand/model of your motherboard to be certain but a lot of the old Pentium D systems can't support anything better. If you don't know what motherboard you have use CPU-Z.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html
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a c 172 U Graphics card
October 7, 2011 1:58:55 AM

what makes you sure the 9800gt you have is dying anyway?? it would be a better option to spend the money on a cpu/motherboard upgrade.
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October 7, 2011 5:45:52 AM

Whenever i enter a game it just freezes and display gets clumpsy and which in turn require manual restart.But am able to play videos and do other operations in the system.Only while entering games i face this issue.So i think its better to replace the card
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October 7, 2011 5:48:40 AM

I have ASUS P5KPL-AM motherboard
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October 7, 2011 9:05:06 AM

megamanx00 said:
What are the rest of your specs?

The specs are

Intel pentium d 2.8 ghz
2 gb ram
corsair 450 vx
asus motherboard asus pk5pl-am
9800gt




Since while i run any game system freezes with colours becoming strangely pixated and requires a manual restart .Hence i think my card is gone and o need a best card for replacement.


Thanks for ur reply
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October 7, 2011 9:07:39 AM

paulio2 said:
Have you properly cleaned out the old drivers? i.e. gone into safe mode, used the nvidia driver clean up tool (sorry can't remember proper name) and any other associated files? I had a similar issue with a 9800gtx which turned out to actually be a bad ram module. Can you try removing whatever ram you have a slot at a time, try rearranging them.

I have also heard 'a friend of a friend' had an issue with a 9800 and a full re-install if windows (x64) appeared to have solved the issue.


I just uninstalled from control panel and installed the driver 182.06 which was given to me along with the card.But still problem exists.I have a single 2 gb ram.I have windows 7 32 bit.

Kindly help
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a c 376 U Graphics card
October 8, 2011 2:39:54 AM

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I have ASUS P5KPL-AM motherboard

Fortunately you motherboard can handle Core 2 processors with a BIOS update. I would recommend getting something cheap like this E5700 and overclocking it a bit if at all possible;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
There are also quadcores you could use but they tend to be more expensive than they are worth new. You could look for a used Q6600 on ebay for around $100 but it's stock speed is pretty low so only do so if you are able/willing to overclock it up to 3ghz+.
As for what card you should get then it would depend on your monitor's resolution so tell us that.
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a c 106 U Graphics card
October 8, 2011 4:12:54 AM

A Pentium D. Blah. In that case going by your symptoms I'm going to say your GPU died of heat since the Pentium D was a room heater and the 9800GT ain't no cool customer either.

Anyway If you just want to replace the video card then get a Radeon 5670 or nVidia GT 440. There isn't a point in going with more powerful cards for gaming with that old Pentium D CPU. For a decent upgrade though I'd say get a 45nm C2Duo (update your BIOS first) and get a Radeon 6850. That board is also good over overclocking but do make sure you have good case ventilation and a decent CPU cooler first.
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October 8, 2011 8:10:15 AM

But i could see a lot of forums like this all over the net regarding 9800 gt problem i am facing now.I am able to play hd movies with my card only while playing games the problem occurs.So is it related to any driver file or my card is out
How to find out if my card has died.any method or softwares for testing the condition of the card
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October 8, 2011 8:12:17 AM

i have samsung 17 inch crt monitor.Resolution is 1024*768
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a c 172 U Graphics card
October 8, 2011 11:20:49 AM

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Whenever i enter a game it just freezes and display gets clumpsy and which in turn require manual restart.But am able to play videos and do other operations in the system.Only while entering games i face this issue.So i think its better to replace the card

maybe you just need to clean the dust from your card's heatsink/fan because its overheating.
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a c 172 U Graphics card
October 8, 2011 11:25:24 AM

it sounds like its overheating under stress. you already have another thread regarding this topic. you need to get a temperature monitoring program like HWmonitor. Check the GPU temps under load, i bet that is the issue. You will need to clean the dust from the heatsink/fan and possibly re-seat the heatsink with new thermal compound. then if you get it going you can spend the money on a cpu/motherboard upgrade because your CPU is bottlenecking the crap out of your 9800gt.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
October 8, 2011 12:13:22 PM

@homeboy2, start your own thread.
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October 8, 2011 12:18:11 PM

when i open the nvidia system tools for monitoring the temperature it reads 65 and leaving the nvidia system tools open for few seconds the computer freezes and manual restart is required
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a c 271 U Graphics card
October 8, 2011 1:22:58 PM

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  • Best replacement for 9800 gt
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    October 10, 2011 11:30:53 AM

    How to check if the card is actually dead.Any software to show that card has failed.Kindly clarify

    Thanks for ur replies
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