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i think i damaged my vcard :(

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Sp1k3

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i have a geforce fx 5200 and i think i ****ed it up ocing it to high. I used rivatuner and changed the mem and the core speeds to 315core/415mem from default 250/331. and after my computer running fine with those clock speeds, then playing a game that crashed my computer :mad: :cry: i realized that they were to damn high. in which i reverted back to default. and now i am seeing little flickers on the screen like the screen will sizzle for a sec then stop. and i was wondering if it was my monitor or the vcard. my monitor is as old as the vcard since i bought them at the same time. about 9months-1year ago. and i was just thinking about getting i my new computer a 9800pro and flashing it to xt.
 
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yes i have restarted many times. and im scared thats its perminetly damaged :(. and ill have to buy a new one. even though this card isnt taht great but still its better than my stock pos 16mb vcard.
 
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anyone please help me? :bang head is there a program i can dl to see if i have a damaged vcard or can someone tell me if i did over do it and its going to break all hell loose :bday:
 
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nope. and it only seems to happen sometimes. and it hasnt happened for a while. just seems to happen ocassionally. i think i oced it to high a couple of times and computer crashed while playing games. it took me a few guesses to figure out why my computer was crashing but i figured it out 2-3 crashs later :cry: i guess the reason it took me a while to figure out why it was crashing cause for one i wasnt even on the computer when it crashed (my bro was) and second i just thought he had done something dumb. and it was running good till i was watching my bro try to play a game with the clocks at 315/415. in which i have been told was extreme for that card. so i guess its the vcard. i was hoping that it was just the vcard. not the monitor
 

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Wow, I use the exact same card. You put it through flaming hoops. Geez, give it some credit, it's a 60 buck card, not a 9800 Pro :eek:

Are you sure it's not magnetism. Are you on a power line with something that guzzles a lot of power? I was in a computer lab, where whenever you turned on a monitor, the whole computer lab's screens jiggled. (I abused this sooooo many times :D)
 
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haha that would be so funny. but thats not the power doing that. the monitor has magnets in it. but yes i pushed it through some pretty small hoops if you know what i mean :D. and im probally gonna get the 9800 pro or the 9700 pro (price issues)
 
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do you really think i could rma this? its about 7-9 months old?

i guess nvidia would never know the difference :rolleyes: :)
 

Drec

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did u OC it on stock cooling? i got the same card and it runs HOT! i mean blazin and thats w/o OCing it...i burn my finger on the heatsink bad..its a hot card..but 50 bucks you cant beat it. :attn:

you can rma it to nvidia??? i dont think so they didnt manufacture it.
 
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well. i have a nice blower on that baby. so it could handle plentty. i think the blower pushs a good 25cfm. it pulls the air away from the core and then blows out the pci slot
 

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You don't know how many times I overclocked my old fx5200 hoping it would die but it never did and I ended up selling it. Which one do you have a 64bit or 128bit and have you looked in the refurbished video cards in newegg maybe you'll find a good deal on a 9800pro, i've seen one go for $170.
 

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All the more reason to buy a better card :)

But i mean, for me, i had the 5200 for a year and then it just started to die on me. Its a bad card. Its common for this card to start to die so don't worry. Buy a new card that you'll be 10x happier with like a 9800 Pro or something.
 
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im thinking about calling nvidia today and trying to get an RMA. anyone ever rma with nvidia?
 
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how does this case number bit work? the guy just gave me a case number and said that they would call me back.