will808 Posted February 7, 2006 Posted February 7, 2006 Hi, I've got an intermittent graphics problem, and I'm after some opinions as to whether I need to RMA my card or not - the reason I'm asking is because I've tried everything I can think of; I know the problem isn't the mobo, but I'm starting to wonder if the card is innocent as well. Specs are in my sig. I started out with an Asus A8N SLI Deluxe mobo with the rest of the specs as below. It worked fine for about 2 months, and then I started getting VGA errors on boot - basically the card wasn't being detected. On maybe 1/100 cold boots, the thing would fire up fine. I tried the card in a friends machine and he got on fine with it. So I RMA'd the mobo, got another one, same problem. For reasons I won't detail here, I still suspected the mobo was at fault, so I went for the Lan Party Expert. Great board, but still the same problem. I know the board is ok, because it runs fine with an ATI X550, and apart from the graphics issue, it runs a peach. So, I've got an RMA number for the card. But I'm still not sure it's faulty, and it's got me wondering about voltages and that kind of thing. I'm certain my PSU should handle the card - if I'm wrong I'll be upset, because I replaced the PSU before anything else. Anyway, just for a trial tonight I thought I'd stick the 6800GT in to check it was faulty. And it booted second time. So I'm really at a loss here - the card works seamlessly when the system boots (actually it always boots regardless of VGA errors, but 99% of the time you just can't see it). I went to the Leadtek site tonight because the manual for the card is not available atm. I found a download for a BIOS update but to be honest I was a bit wary since it didn't state what for. I like my new mobo, and don't want to shaft it with a pointelss excercise. So, I'd really appreciate any suggestions regarding: a) Should I rma the card B) Voltages, BIOS set up, Jumper set up - anything stupid I may have missed. If at all possible, I'd like to avoid the RMA, not only because it will take forever to get a replacement, but also because I've got a horrible feeling they'll test it and say it was fine. Oh, and although I'm not exactly loaded at the moment, any experiences with the 7800GT on this board and a similar setup would be appreciated - if it turns out the board and the card don't get on, I'd rather pay the extra than still be in the same boat with a replacement card. Sorry for the long winded post... Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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