I just installed my new EVGA 8800 GT 512mb. Everything installed fine and I restarted my computer.
I decided to test out my uber graphics card, so I loaded up Gears of War. Played so smooth with great settings... for about 3 minutes. Then the screen's colors went crazy and my computer froze. I've heard a lot about how often Gears crashes for some people, so I decided to try a different game. So I restarted and this time loaded up Half Life 2 Episode 2. I turned my settings up and marveled at the smooth framerate for about 5 seconds. The same glitch happened (I hadn't even left the menu screen yet). I've monitored my GPU temperature and it hasn't gone over 57C, so it's not a temp problem. Also someone on another forum said the card might not be getting enough power from the power supply... But obviously it is if it's able to run games, even if just for a short time. Anyone know what the problem could be?