GPU GeForce 8800 GT Issues

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JvLeger

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Hi my name is Jason. I know the GPU I have is old but I'm a disabled military veteran who cant afford a new one. Im looking for some help trying to figure out the issue im having with it. I thought it was an overheating issue which was causing the GPU to overheat and shut off. I checked the temp and it was at 120F and was running fine. All of a sudden ill hear the ding as if I disconnected something then my monitor goes blank. My computer is still running and I hear all the sounds and everything. I've downloaded the latest drivers and installed them. I also turned up the fan speed to see if that would help. I'm stuck and have no clue what to do. Any help would be wonderful. Ty.
 

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what are you running
video card brand and model
cpu
m/board
ram
power supply
brand
model
wattage

check the listings in the bios for 12v line voltages and temperatures and post them

sounds like it is underpowered or faulty psu
 

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MSI 7512 MOBO
Coolmaster 550W PSU
GeForce 8800 GT Videocard
4 Gigs of DDR2 Ram

It sounded like it just turned off now and I unplug my monitor from it and plug it back in and it came back on. I thought it was an overheating issue but I dont think it is cuz I just turned my computer back on.
 

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I restart my computer after it happens and it never fixes the problem. My monitor still never comes on. I let it sit for awhile and then turn it back on and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesnt. Thats how I figured out its not overheating.
 
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If you're still hearing sounds after the screen has gone off then the computer is obviously still running. A "ding" noise indicates new hardware detected. A possibility is Windows thinks you've plugged in another screen or something and it's switched the monitor to that non-existent screen. Check your connections to your graphics card and screen, and if your graphics card has a 2nd screen output (which I believe that card does), it might be worth trying to plug the screen in there to see if that helps.
 

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Ive tried changing the plugs back and forth to see what happens. I think this 5 yr old GPU is finally going out.
 
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It's a good excuse to upgrade :) As long as you don't buy another graphics card and the problem continues.....

Do you have onboard graphics or a spare graphics card you can use to plug the screen in and see if the problem continues?
 

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what model is the psu,it will have to be one of their quality ones to run the card

check your friends they may have upgraded and have a card to spare
 

JvLeger

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what model is the psu,it will have to be one of their quality ones to run the card

check your friends they may have upgraded and have a card to spare

I dont have many friends out here that game.
 
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Might be worth buying yourself a very basic cheap graphics card then. You can probably get one for about £3 / $5 used off ebay. Might save you a lot more money than if you go and buy a brand new card and find that the fault wasn't in your original 8800GT (though it probably is).

It's very difficult to diagnose a problem when there's a number of parts that could be faulty but you don't have any spare parts available to test it out.
 

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posting it is a coolermaster psu is not of much help you need to post the model

they produce a number of models some ok some not ok
 
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