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6800GT borked?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Spirit7, 3 Jun 2006.

  1. Spirit7


    Joined: 7 Dec 2004

    Posts: 563

    Location: London (uni); Paris (Home)

    Hi all, I hope you can help me with this problem...

    I'm running a 6800 GT on an Asus A8V mobo, 1gb geil value, A64 3200+...been working swimmingly for over a year and a bit...suddenly when I started playing HL2 episode 1 today, the screen goes black and it hard crashes. Then refuses to boot, and my mobo says there's a VGA error. So I remove the 6800GT (quite hot), leave it to cool, try again - same error message. I tried it in another computer and it doesn't work, but my 9800 pro boots fine in this.

    Anyone have any ideas as to the problem? And if so....would it be better in this situation to just spend £270ish and buy a new PCI-E mobo and 7900GT, as opposed to buying a 7800GS AGP? Thanks...

  2. LoadsaMoney


    Joined: 8 Jul 2003

    Posts: 29,873

    Location: In a house

    Yes if your willing to do that, then id say definately go for the PCI-E motherboard, but id also go for the x1800 XT 256mb instead of the 7900 GT, as its faster, and cheaper. :)

    Does sound like its given up the ghost though, if it doesn't work in another machine. :(
    Last edited: 3 Jun 2006
  3. senorstealth


    Joined: 16 May 2006

    Posts: 276

    Location: down the pub

    Definately sounds as though it's dead mate :( And I agree with LoadsaMoney in that you should make the move to PCI-E now while you might still be able to sell your old AGP stuff second hand to re-coup SOME of your expenditures ;)
  4. BurntCarcus


    Joined: 16 Oct 2003

    Posts: 243

    Location: Belfast Norn Iron

    I have one of these cards also and have noticed an increase in these failing. Would it be worth my while putting a new cooler on it as its sitting warmer now than before. 64 on desktop 90 full load even with 2 80mm fans blowing round it.
  5. Roll


    Joined: 20 Apr 2004

    Posts: 2,721

    Wouldn't there be any possibility of doing an RMA on your card?

    I know that some manufacturers (eg. XFX, BFG) give their cards two or three year or sometimes even lifetime warranties.

    What make card do you have?
  6. Spirit7


    Joined: 7 Dec 2004

    Posts: 563

    Location: London (uni); Paris (Home)

    It's a Leadtek A400....

    Haven't thought about the RMA, got it almost 2 years ago now so didn't think it'd be possible...

  7. Roll


    Joined: 20 Apr 2004

    Posts: 2,721

    I think Leadtek might have a two year warranty.

    It could be worth a try to see what they say: