Question about PNY XLR8 NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express Graphics Card
I'm working on a custom built NLE Workstation with an XLR8 card onboard (WinXP Pro SP3.) The card has been working since we built it a few months ago. However, when another tech inadvertantly tried to update the drivers, the display went dead after the display wizard uninstalled the drivers. Upon reboot when the wizard was supposed to automatically reinstall them, we get a warning beep from the motherboard (EVGA nforce 780i SLI) and no 'automatic reinstall.' We then rebooted in Safe Mode the display came up just fine but, it freezes the USB mouse and keyboard so we can't interface with the system. I even dragged out an oldschool p2 mouse and keyboard and it did the same thing. We couldn't figure out any way around it the last time this happened, the only solution was to wipe the drive and start again. Unfortunately, doing so corrupted 4 out of the 5 drives used in the workstation and had to be replaced. I do not want to go through that again! Any ideas? Suggestions? HELP!
If your new video card has a power connector, make sure it is connected to a power plug. If you already did that, it's possible your PC's power supply doesn't have enough power to run all your connected equipment.
To get your old card running, hit F8 repeatedly during boot-up until you get the boot options. Select VGA mode. It should boot up properly then.
Once booted into VGA mode, set your screen resolution to something simple like 1024x768 or 800x600, then reboot.
If that doesn't work, try hitting F5 repeatedly during boot-up to boot into Safe mode. You can then adjust your settings again there.
Posted on Apr 07, 2008
It is a known issue. It is not a fault with the card, but a power saving method used by Nvidia. If the card is not being stressed, or even if it is, it will clock down to it's 2d speeds. This is fine if you are just surfing the web or other light tasks, but can cause chaos if you are gaming or folding at home.
You can force your card to run at it's maximum clocks in 3d mode by using a program called Riva Tuner. There are several good posts on the net on how to use this fix, but I can't seem to link to them as this site will not allow me??
I am using it myself, as I had the same issue with my 2 GTX 260's.
Posted on Dec 25, 2008
please go to the following site and download the driver detective software: http://www.drivershq.com/Drivers/VistaDevices/NVIDIA-GeForce-GPU-SLI-Driver/26280/Drivers.aspx
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Posted on Dec 31, 2008
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