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Graphics card nvidia 8800gts has code 43 error, so device will not work, new drivers will not fix the problem, any ideas please help!

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  • richjnev Oct 13, 2010

    Thanks for quick reply I will look at the bios, do not have time right now to inspect graphics card, I'll get back to you latter when I've done all the options you suggested.



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Error code 43 is almost always fatal. If you still have a warranty please replace it. You might also try to install a set of the 180. Series display drivers just make sure you do a clean install. One of the member's has a thread on the correct way to remove and install. Also make sure your graphics card has no dust build-up on the heat sink and fan and that it does spin. If you're experiencing graphical anomalies in the BIOS before you ever reach Windows or the Nvidia driver then you certainly can't expect that a new driver will fix it. Are you actually seeing the wrong letters in the BIOS or graphical artefacts? Seeing the wrong letters might indicate a problem with the motherboard whereas artefacts almost certainly point to the card. Can you give further details?

Also, as mentioned above you'll want to do a detailed physical inspection of the card (even removing the shell) and make sure that nothing is loose, capacitors leaking or bulging, minimal dust, freely spinning fan, etc.

Do get back to us for any further query and do not forget to accept it.

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