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Old 10-05-2011, 07:14 PM   #1
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Default This is my 2nd 8800 GTS to burn up! Please help me decide on another video card.

I had this [BFG Tech] Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS that burned up about 5 months ago. I bought a XFX Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS as a replacement and about an hour ago while I was playing a game it froze with blue lines diagnally on the screen. I shut off the computer and blew everything out in the computer but it is done now. I don't know what the problem seems to be. I really don't think they are frying because of the temperature because the room my desktop is in never gets warmer than like 75 degrees. I have:

ASUS INTER P5E X38 775 motherboard
C2Q Q6600 2.40G 775 8M R Intel CPU
(2) 2G OCZ Gold Edition XTC Ram

Is there a better video card than the Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS that will work for my computer (Because I seem to have horrible luck with them) but also a card that is better that be around $100?

Thank you guys very much in advance!
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:02 AM   #2
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Default Re: This is my 2nd 8800 GTS to burn up! Please help me decide on another video card.

there are many cards that are better, this is one..
GIGABYTE GV-N440D3-1GI GeForce GT 440 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

or if you want to stay with ATI.. and this will be a better card than the first one I listed.
XFX HD-667X-ZAF3 Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

I know they don't look as impressive as the 8800's, but they are much better.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:57 AM   #3
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Default Re: This is my 2nd 8800 GTS to burn up! Please help me decide on another video card.

I had similar problems with my 8800gtx untill I found this:

[H]ard|Forum - View Single Post - Holy crap, it worked! Dead video card resurrected!

I gave it ago and to my amazement it actually worked and I got another 8 months of hardcore gaming out of my 8800gtx untill I upgraded. give it ago I know its a 8800gts whihc might be slightly different but what do you have to lose? let us know if you try I would be interested to know if it works on your card as well
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Default Re: This is my 2nd 8800 GTS to burn up! Please help me decide on another video card.

Thank you both for the reply.

Detox, could you maybe explain what I am looking for on these cards? A friend gave me this link of these two cards side by side but I don't know what I am looking at. How good are they compared to the ones you mentioned? Video Card Comparison - GPUReview.com

Fisher, I guess I will go ahead and try it. I can only use the [BFG Tech] one because it is the only one I have left lol. The XFX one made me so mad that it did this even after I just bought it, I destroyed it on my garage floor lol. But the XFX one was like fried. It didn't even boot up or anything after it's crash. The [BFG Tech] one if I can remember would still display picture, but it was so bad it was unusable. I will begin this right now.

I would imagine 385F is too hot but I guess we will see what happens...
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Fisher, baking was unsuccessful for me.
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damn1 that is a shame but I did have some good images in my head of your smashing up your graphics card on your garage floor
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Yes, smashing it was one very satisfying feeling lol.

After reading all over this forums I think this might be my best bet for a new card. Is this good for the price? I don't really know what i am looking for in a card but I think this one will out perform my old one by a long shot:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121419
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I can tell you that it will out perform your old one but in terms of price Im not sure as Im from the UK.
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Oh ok. Well atleast it will our perform. I hope it works with my motherboard because I just ordered it lol!
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you'll be fine with that card. as for price and such, its all relative really.
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