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Broken 8800 gtx

Hello, yesterday my SPARKLE 8800 gtx stopped working, there were artifacts upon the bios screen when first booting up, and they continued all the way to my login screen, and from there it blue screened, and re-booted. This continued until i removed my card drivers, were i was then able to reach my desktop but the artifacts remained. I have since installed a second card which ran perfectly and so leads me to believe my card is broken.

I purchased this card on 02/05/07 from micro direct in the uk, and when contacted they informed me that their 1 year warranty had expired, and that I should contact SPARKLE to inquire into whether or not they give a lifetime or extended warranty like other card manufacturers.

Is that the case? am I able to have my £400 card repaired or replaced?

Thankyou for any help you can provide

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Might be the memory became bad. I think the card could not be repaired anymore especially graphics card and shoulde be replaced or RMA if ever the warranty is still their.

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