Think my video card died *pics*

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  1. Bitter Moose

    Bitter Moose OT Supporter

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    The computer randomly froze and crashed the other day. You can see in the pictures what the screen now looks like. After the windows loading page it just crashes with a blue screen. My first guess would be that this is the video card? The ram was replaced about 2 months ago. For reference it's an 8800 Ultra.
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  2. SeeVinceRun

    SeeVinceRun Currently In Prison OT Supporter

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    Try another card, or onboard if you have it. Start narrowing down the problem.

    Remove sticks of ram one by one.
    Boot into safe mode if possible
    Update drivers if safe mode works.
     
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    Hate Crime Don't Hate OT Supporter

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    overheated
     
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    I don't have another card or onboard gpu. I already ruled out the ram after reseating both sticks, moving them around, etc. The 8800 Ultra always ran hot as hell. I actually clocked it down to about 630 from 660 just for it to be stable. Anyway, thanks for the help. I guess the most logical thing to do next is just buy another video card? Looking around yesterday it seems like the 5870 is probably the card I want. Good choice?
     
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    SeeVinceRun Currently In Prison OT Supporter

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    Or buy a GPU cooler for way cheaper.
     
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    Lot of problems with older 8800GTX/ultra cards atm, due to the connections between the memory/GPU getting lose due to heat variations. At a dutch forum ppl managed to fix there card by putting it in a pre heated oven of 200C for 10 minutes. make sure the chip is aimed down wards and let it cool properly.

    here in a link of it in english: http://hardforum.com/showpost.php?p=1034145333&postcount=1

    heard from several ppl on a large Dutch tech site I visit that it worked for them
     
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    umm...post the blue screen. Why it crashed is there.
     
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    mine did the same thing when my power supply was dying :dunno:
     

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