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PCI-E 6800GT Gone Nuts


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comanighttrain

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Hey guys...

I installed a 6800GT in my uncles in december. It worked great untill about a month or so ago when everything just went crazy. At boot all the letters were totally scrambled, as well as having seemingly random letters all over the shop. I know the mobo was faulty so i replaced that but nothing changed.

The problems seemingly only started after Everquest 2 was installed (Coincidental?), before that it worked fine. The card has never been overclocked as far as i know (namely because my uncle doesnt know what overclocking is).

I ran PC-Check and the CPU, Mobo and memory are fine, i also ran Memtest after to check again.

Does anyone know what might be causing the problem?
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austin_o

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You could try removing (from add/remove programs) the suspect "Everquest 2" you mentioned and see if that fixes the problem.
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i tried that, formatted the system, but the problem effects the system before windows boots up. In Windows it says the device cannot start and the screen is distorted.

Its a real pickle.
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I suspect the graphics card is bad and needs to be replaced.
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I had this problem twice, after spilling water on an old FX5200, and overclocking an FX5200 from 250MHz core to 480MHz core... As I was chucking them out anyway :whistling:.

^_^ what Austin_O said.
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oh god...its still under limited warrenty but god knows where the boxes are etc....and i bet these guys will fight to the death before they replace this thing.
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