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8800GT Busted or Driver Issue?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
September 26, 2012 6:10:21 AM

Hi all,

Just today I started getting purple pixels over my screen and it caused a full freeze. I tried to reinstall the later drivers but it did not help.

OS is Windows 7

My mobo is ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard which does not have onboard graphics.

My current card is EVGA 512-P3-N800-TR GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support.



dxdiag - doesn't show a video card
gpu-z - shows my card. temp at 66deg C
hwininfo64 - shows my card.

Device Manger says - Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)

Nvidia Control panel says - you are currently not using a display attached to an NVIDIA GPU

I'm still plugged into my graphics card and i don't what it defaulted to since i have no onboard card. Of course my monitor resolution is messed up and games don't recognize a device.

Any help would be appreciated! On a side note if I get the GIGABYTE GV-R667D3-1GI Radeon HD 6670 1GB DDR3 DVI-D / D-Sub / HDMI CrossFire Ready Graphics Card will this be compatible with my Motherboard?

September 26, 2012 7:24:11 AM

Sounds like the card has indeed started to give up the ghost. There are two ways to be sure:

- Test the card in another PC
- Test a working card in your current PC

Lets start there and then see if a replacement will be required.
September 26, 2012 2:56:10 PM

Thanks, I'll try that out today.

I ordered the card below just in case this one is gone. Hope its compatible.