Nvidia 8800GTX Stopped working properly

Bfg technologies / Nvidia 8800gtx 768mb
September 14, 2010 at 00:41:36
Specs: Windows 7, i5 dual 3.2, 4gb DDR3
Hi, I just built a new system but kept my old 768MB 8800GTX card. The new system is a P55 chpset Gigabyte MOBO SKT1156, Core i5 (dual core 3.2). It was working fine for weeks but then I uninstalled some CODEC packs (TVersity codec pack & K-Lite Codec pack).
When I rebooted, there was crap all over the screen. I could see the MOBO splash screen but there were little white lines all over it ..... then, the Windows 7 Start up screen (with the 4 moving lights) appeared perfectly ... and then windows starts in some 8-colour mode in VGA res. I opened the PC and saw that I had accidentally put the GFX card in the PCI-e X4 slot instead of the X16 slot .... I have changed it but no joy. I think this might explain why I noticed some strange video problems whilst playing Red Alert 3 (which my set up shld have easily handled). Is it possible I have fried my card by putting it in the wrong slot? I even reinstalled Windows (needed to anyway) and the screen was in 8 colour VGA during installation and still is.) Any ideas? (sorry for long post!)

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September 14, 2010 at 01:11:34
why did un-install k lite codec pack? (media player classic found in k lite is the one of best player). windows 7 should install generic driver for 8800gtx. Have u try install latest driver for your v-card?

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September 14, 2010 at 01:21:19
Hi, yes i did try reinstalling the latest drivers but no joy...

the reason I uninstalled the codec packs was because I was having trouble streaming hi-def videos to my PS3 (large .mkv files, converted with MKV2VOB into PS3 friendly MPEG2 files). I had achieved this before over my wireless N network. I was able to stream a 20gb file (so, pretty high bitrate) perfectly on my old PC. However, on this one, it was stuttering. I read up on the problem and found some advice that suggested uninstalling all codec packs to ensure no conflicts ... and then install a different pack (think it was CCC pack or something) .....

ironically, whilst trying to fix my current problem, I've had time to reflect and I've come to the conclusion that I wasn't suffering from conflicting codecs in the first place ... if that WAS the case, I don't think I'd have got a picture at all ... stuttering or otherwise! :(

Thanks for coming back btw :)

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September 14, 2010 at 02:35:19
running 8800gtx on pci-e x4 slot should not cause any physical problems. I think your card is start dying, do u still have the old system? If yes try the video card there.

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September 14, 2010 at 02:50:40
no i dont have the old system anymore!

I'm going to try my old 6600 in it when I get it back off my friend!!!! if that works .. .time to buy a new card! :(

Thanks m8!

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