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need help confirming video card failure

Evga Evga e-geforce 8800 gtx 768mb pci-e...
February 27, 2010 at 14:34:29
Specs: Windows 7 x64, Barton 2500+ / 1GB D
From a bit of research I think the video RAM is
failing. This card is 2.5 years old. Screenshots
taken with a camera..

Blue Screen:

I called the support line and they advised it
was out of warranty and had some concern
that I was only getting 11.88V on the 12V line
(but allowable down to 11.6V)

Thanks for any help! Really looking to confirm
the card is bad..

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February 27, 2010 at 14:54:17
A 1% voltage variance is nothing to be concerned about.

If you have removed, cleaned the contacts and re-seated the graphics card then I would be looking to replace it if that does not resolve the problem. Since the screenshots show the problem during bootup and bluescreen it is obviously not a driver issue.

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February 27, 2010 at 15:25:01
1st pic: why is it that you're not concerned about the memory running at the wrong speed or the CMOS checksum error?

2nd pic: indicates a problem with the nvidia graphics driver.

Voltages are allowed a 5% +/- tolerance. 11.88v for the +12v rail is well within the tolerance range (11.4v - 12.6v).

Fix your BIOS settings, disable the floppy drive (since you apparently don't have one), change the RAM speed to 533MHz, then boot into safe mode & uninstall the nvidia driver. Reboot & install the latest available driver supported by your video card.

If that doesn't do it, the card is most likely bad. Are you saying the card is out of warranty?

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February 27, 2010 at 16:40:04
Thanks for the responses.

The bios errors were showing up because I just reset it.
Sadly I didn't register the product within 30 day to get a lifetime warranty and it defaulted to 1 year.

As Richard59 I doubt it's a driver issue because the
symptoms start before windows starts.

One strange issue I found was that I can only get the screen
to come up when using another monitor with an adapter for
the VGA cable (but with red lines, and will only boot into safe
mode). Any monitor with a dvi cable doesn't get a signal.

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