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GeForce 8800gt, new build problems

By Winters
May 29, 2008
  1. Hey. I've just built up a new system: -

    geforce 8800gt
    2gb ram
    windows vista ultimate
    600w psu
    duo core processor


    Basically im having major problems with the gfx card (well im assuming its that).
    Whenever im going onto games such as call of duty 4 or world of warcraft, i'm having lots of flickering on the screen, even at one point call of duty 4 went so fuzzy i couldnt see anything and had to turn off my PC. When i'm not playing games, it leaves horizontal marks across the screen for a while!

    It also flickers black then displays a message: - (not the exact words) Video card did not display correctly and has successfully recovered.

    I've updated the drivers from the site and this is a newly purchased gfx card. Could it be faulty or is it anything to do with any settings anywhere?
     
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,452   +227

    Is the auxiliary power connector on the end of the graphics card plugged into the power supply?
     
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Are the drivers the correct drivers for VISTA? They are different than those utilized by WXP
     
  4. Winters

    Winters TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It is yes. Double checked that its firmly into the slot, hooked upto the psu etc... still having the same problems :(

    Im not 100% about the drivers. How can i check for sure they are right? Or is there somewhere you can direct me to download them?

    Thanks
     
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,452   +227

    What site are you referring to? For the lastest Nvidia graphics driver, I would go here: Nvidia XP 32bit driver.

    This is for the 32 bit version of Vista. If you have the 64 bit version, get the driver appropriate for that one.
     
  6. wii-ste

    wii-ste TS Rookie Posts: 197

    i had that problem a lot with C&C3 on my 8600GT, new drivers seem to have pretty much cleared up the problem - i think a new one was released this month
     
  7. drawz

    drawz TS Rookie Posts: 31

    what size powersupply do u have?
     
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