Damaged 6800 Ultra?

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by rendez2k, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. rendez2k

    rendez2k Member

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    My 1yr old PoV 6800 Ultra has started acting a little strange in recent weeks by displaying random 'sparkles' and the odd bit of corruption here and there. The card is not and never has been overclocked and nothing much has changed on the system. The issues also start from when the PC is cold. Somedays, I don't even notice them that much! Is the card on its way out already? Is it worth under-clocking the card? I also thought about checking the power connectors going to the card. All help appreciated!

    Edit: Extra bit of info... using the 77.77 drivers, fast writes enabled, 400mhz clock, 1.10mhz memory clock freqency.
     
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  2. dominant1

    dominant1 Ancient Guru

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    If you had bought a BFG model you would have a lifetime warranty to use to rma that card, is that card still under warranty? If so Rma it, who knows you may get a 7800 gtx replacement @ no extra charge.......just a suggestion.
     
  3. rendez2k

    rendez2k Member

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    Its a Point Of View card - I think I will contact them and see what they say.
     
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  4. Drunken Shooter

    Drunken Shooter Ancient Guru

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    Sound like your ram is over heating or damaged. Try to contact the company and get an RMA other wise I can walk you through removing the cooler and reapplying thearmal paste.
     

  5. TLan

    TLan Member

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    Reseat your card and power cable

    Top three reasons for artifacts on a 6800.

    Overheating
    Power issues
    overclocking.

    Most of the time its a power issue.

    If all checks out then you might have fried your video ram .

    then its time to RMA it
     
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  6. akaotikpnoy

    akaotikpnoy Master Guru

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    PNY VERTO 6800 ULTRA Drivers:67.03
    Today I reapplied AS5 and cleaned out the fan on my Ultra. As soon as I reinstalled it and fired up my system, I got a long beep along with messed up graphics during loading. So I re-seated the video card and reconnected the power to it and "wala," working.
     

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