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8800gt freezing system

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February 23, 2013 2:15:47 AM

A friend of mine gave me his old 8800gt and I've had problems with it. I know that the temps on those cards are high so I have no real problem with that, However I get random lock ups with strange triangle like squiggly lines all over the screen. I have a 500 watt power supply so I don't think that is a problem.


Any help would be really appreciated, I don't want to go back to my 9500gt.....

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February 23, 2013 2:36:11 AM

the GPU could be going caput
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February 23, 2013 3:18:36 AM

Could be no telling how long my friend had it. my idle temps are usually around the late 50's up to 80 on full load. But as I said before 8800's are known for heat.
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February 23, 2013 3:56:43 AM

Yea just look on youtube, NVIDIA made a marketing video showing off the blow dryer effect :D 
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February 23, 2013 4:43:51 AM

Hah, seen it.

Still looking for solutions though, if anybody has any.
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February 23, 2013 5:04:55 AM

It might be too late for that card, but you could try to find a cooling solution for this card if one still exists...
Otherwise start looking for a bargain GTX650ti or HD7850...
JQ
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February 23, 2013 5:35:44 AM

Hah my rig is from 2006, i'm just trying to squeeze as much as a can out of what I have.
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February 23, 2013 5:41:13 AM

Bro.. you have squeezed all you can get out of it I'd say.. 7 year old desktop is.. yea.....
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