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Geforce 8600 gts drivers crash and recover moments later

My geforce 8600 gts started giving me trouble few day ago when i was playing World in Conflict. First it crashed while i was playing with my screen gone blank. After restart, i managed to continue playing but after a while the same thing happened. Then I tried Far Cry 2 and as before graphics got meshed and game crashed. Until then in Vista everything was fine.

I decided to install the newest drivers for my motherboard and graphic card but that caused a total meltdown of the system, I could be just a few minutes in Windows Vista and then I couldn't click or access anything- even shutdown was greyed out.

So i was forced to format the Windows partition and start over. Now i succesfully installed the latest drivers and tried out Red Alert 3 demo to see if the problem is still there. And it was, first meshes and color blobs and then it crashes.

I had other bussines to take care off so I left the computer for several hours shut down. When I returned I turned it on and now graphic card couldnt handle even the Vista Aero theme and it repeatedly crashed and recovered until I turned Aero off.

My main question is, is this a hardware problem or drivers one?. Before the problem occured I didnt change them. Also because the problem is escalating it doesnt seem to be a software glitch. Main thing I noticed is that every 3d aplication gives trouble to the computer and sooner of later it crashes to desktop.

Please Help, thank you in advance.

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  • wlf_hwl Jan 08, 2009

    Thank you for your quick response Morriss, i suspected that something like that happened- and your answer cleared some things about my previous graphic card problems. This one was bought in a package preinstalled and worked for me about 1.5 years. My warranty hasnt expired yet so I'm hoping they will replace it without me having to carry the entire computer to them.Anyway I disabled the card in the device manager so I could see the solution online. Is there some danger from using the computer this way because I would like to do some work before I send it to repair.

  • wlf_hwl Jan 09, 2009

    thank you again...

  • unweakened Jan 28, 2009

    see i have the same sort of problem, i have only installed world of warcraft so far because everytime i start to play it gets into the game and about 2-3 minutes later it freezes and it turns the screen off. as far as i can see there is nothing wrong with the card melting problem, apparently someone told me that there have been problems with the 64 bit drivers they have made for it???? dunno how true that is but i hate vista completly and thought i'd buy a brand new hard drive and give it a try considering it's only the fill gap OS they made for inbetween xp and windows 7, and so far it has made me hate it even more. i hope it's just the drivers that are faulty and not the card coz i'd rather not pay out for a new card seeing as i have jsut weighed out for a new monitor.

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Sorry for the bad news, but you've seem to have witnessed a graphic card meltdown...

During games, cards get quite melting hot! If there's a little problem or inefficiency in the card cooling system (Active Fan or Passive Airflow) Your card will simply melt a few little contacts, enough to produce what you saw or even worse!. (Basically just in the graphic 3D render portion of the board, thats why you could still see windows some times but Aero (3D) started glitching later).

If you wish, you can verify this at your own risk opening up your case and placing your finger on the free corner of your card and bending/arching it a little to the sides when windows or your games are running... It may restore contact at the melted away points for a few seconds for you to see, but won't repair it, you'll maybe see how images get better or worse with the bending, proving the meltdown situation.

Return your card if you can or buy a new one, before the crashes mess up your windows. Buy a new one from a good manufacturer and clad with an elaborated cooling system, if you plan to run 3D heavy games, stay away from the weird branded, cheapest or heavily discounted cards are usually the ones most prone to fail this way. If you go ATI, buy ATI made cards. If you go NVidia, buy BFG for example.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

  • Mauricio Garcia
    Mauricio Garcia Jan 08, 2009

    Go ahead, the card itself won't damage your PC in anyway, nor it will burn more than it already did once disabled. It's your option to remove the card or keep it in once you find out what the warranty requires you to do.

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