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8800Ultra Dead?

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Whenever I start NFS Shift I get weird red artefacts in diagonal lines across the screen before the game locks and I get a BSOD.

This doesn't happen with every game though, less so with less demanding ones.

I've updated to the latest beta drivers from the latest WHQL ones and its made no difference.

I've installed Rivatuner and the card isn't running hot at the moment but I have no idea if it did overheat before.

The card isn't overclocked either and I've taken it out, cleaned it and re-seated it.

Time for a new card? Or could it be Win7 x64? (Even though it has worked fine for a couple of weeks before this)
 
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Doing it all the way from POST now. Voltages on the PSU seem fine

Time for a new card :/ Only lasted 2 years and a couple of months :/
 
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Leadtek. I checked and its only got a 2 year warranty.

There seem to be A LOT of people with dead cards on here as of late!!!

Got myself a 4890 to replace it from the MM now :D
 
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I know were talking 2-3 year old cards here but there does seem to be alot of 8 series cards going kaput recently.

Grats on the 4890, nice little performance increase there :)
 
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Same story with my 8800 Ultra a few months back. Sent it back to eVGA in Germany and they shipped me a new GTX 260.
 
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