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Old 11-04-2005, 11:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Everytime I play a game, I can play it about 5-10 minutes, then my screen just artifacts over and my GPU shuts down. Is my 6800GT fried? Or is there anything I can do about this?
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Old 11-04-2005, 11:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like some overheating problems, did you overclock it? Call up the company and have them send you another one.
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Old 11-05-2005, 12:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'd suggest you stop trying to play games and wait for your aftermarket cooling since that beotch is hitting 90C+

all your doing to it everytime you go to play it is hurt it each time....if it still does it after the aftermarket heatsink then you might have to RMA
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try underclocking it in the meantime
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Old 11-05-2005, 01:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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check the temps in display propeties and post back.
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Old 11-05-2005, 01:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Its idleing around 66*C.....

I don't see how this could be a problem on stock cooling and stock speeds. It should come equipped to handle the temps on stock speeds.
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yeah, but you said yourself that your room is hotter than hell.
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Old 11-05-2005, 01:57 AM   #8 (permalink)
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it could be the VRAM also, not just the core.
also check that the cooler has been put on right. maybe use some AS5
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it could be the VRAM also, not just the core.
also check that the cooler has been put on right. maybe use some AS5
I already did the AS5 thing....runs a tad cooler, but still way too hot...
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looks like you might need an aftermarket cooler then.
there's some descent ones like the Thermalright V1, Arctic Silencer 5, Zalman VF700-Cu and Thermaltake Extreme Giant 3

BTW how come you didn't get an eVGA anyway? you could have used the step-up program to get the 7800
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