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Geforce GT 8800 OC is Bugged...

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I always liked card from Nvidia but everyone I have ever had was bugged and the Geforce GT 8800 OC is no exception. It's awesome but there seems to be a small bug... It goes crazy for about 5 seconds in vista randomly while I'm playing a game then the screen will go black. Everything goes back to normal and vista reports that the driver had a error and reset. Does anyone know what the problem is?

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Make sure you have the latest drivers.
Yeah Nvidia drivers crashed quite a bit with my 8800 vidcard when I first started using it. I even read that Microsoft was blaming Nvidia for it's poor acceptance due to the fact that like 30% of crashes were caused by Nvidia?
Anyways, I haven't had a crash on Vista for quite a long time now so maybe they finally fixed it.

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Everything goes back to normal and vista reports that the driver had a error and reset. Does anyone know what the problem is?


Maybe its the driver.

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Or maybe you got the problem I have. I got an EVGA OC:ed card. If I play Crysis with it, it overheats and goes all weird and freezes at some point. I should return it, as it doesn't handle the OC correctly. A friend with the same card lowered the clocks.

/MindWipe

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Or maybe you got the problem I have. I got an EVGA OC:ed card. If I play Crysis with it, it overheats and goes all weird and freezes at some point. I should return it, as it doesn't handle the OC correctly. A friend with the same card lowered the clocks.

/MindWipe

Same card (8800GT, EVGA, OC) here.

Does the fan speed up while you're playing? There used to be a bug which kept the fan speed at 29% with overheating as consequence. Normally they should have fixed that by now, but you never now.
I need RivaTuner to keep track of the temperature and change the fan speed accordingly. There's also the possibility of upgrading the GPU's BIOS.

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Got a OC 8800 GTS here, yeah its not a GT, but I thought I would respond. I used to have a problem with either my computer's or my card's fan going ape **** and my computer rebooting after installing it (up from a 8500 which was out performed by my 7600 but thats another story). 2 bios updates and a new driver fixed it (don't know what did it though..sorry) and its been running perfect ever since. Hope you find a solution, spending good money on something just to make it crash your **** makes a imgelling go CRAZY, as I am sure you too!

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I've got an Asus 8800 GTS TOP (also factory-OCed). The fan speed does increase when the card gets hot, but apparently, not enough. For example, Assassin's Creed manages to die rather quickly.

What I did was install nVidia's nTune and manually set the fan speed to 60% before starting the game (that's about the point before the fan starts getting louder exponentially). Ran the game at 60° C with no crashes.

I wish they had something like a target temperature or a fan speed gain I could tweak. It's rather inconvenient switching forth and back between manual fan control and automatic fan control each time I start the game.

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