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i have nvidia 9800gt card for about 2.5 years with Corsair 450 vx psu.had also installed driver 270 version and it was running fine for a couple of months.
But today all of a sudden while entering into any game the display gets clumpsy and system freezes so has to be manually restarted
I am able to play videos and others.only while entering games trouble starts.
I have done a few things 1.downgraded my driver to182.06 and fan speed100.still problem exists.pls help




 

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Nope.No hardware added recently.Byt had read a lot like my issue in the net.There are so many people experiencing it and no proper fix.From reading the posts its clear the card is not responsible.Because i have been playing even crysis 2 at hardcore graphics.Nothing happened.But now this headache issue has satrted .

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I am able to HD definition movies and my computer is fast while playing videos.Kindly help
 
Have you maintained the card over these two and a half years such as cleaning the card? If not it may already be to late if you have allowed the card to roast. If you want to try to save it remove the cooler. Clean the base of the cooler and the gpu core of the old stock compound. Remove the plastic face plate and then clean the caked up dust from the block. Also clean the fan then put every thing back together.

If you want a low cost upgrade then a GTS 450 or a 5770 will do.
 

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Hi

I think my 9800 gt is dying :( .SO i would like to repalce it with high end card.Budget not a constrain.

My specs are:

Intel pentium D 2.8GHz processor
2 Gb ram
PSU:Corsair 450

Kindly help
 
Without replacing your PSU I'd say a single 6850 as it's the most powerful card that will run on one PCI-E 6-pin connector. While that PSU should be able to handle a reasonable system with a 6950 or GTX 560 Ti you would have to use an adapter in place of the second connector.
 

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Have you properly cleaned out the old drivers? i.e. gone into safe mode, used the nvidia driver clean up tool (sorry can't remember proper name) and any other associated files? I had a similar issue with a 9800gtx which turned out to actually be a bad ram module. Can you try removing whatever ram you have a slot at a time, try rearranging them.

I have also heard 'a friend of a friend' had an issue with a 9800 and a full re-install if windows (x64) appeared to have solved the issue.
 

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Whenever i enter a game it just freezes and display gets clumpsy and which in turn require manual restart.But am able to play videos and do other operations in the system.Only while entering games i face this issue.So i think its better to replace the card
 

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The specs are

Intel pentium d 2.8 ghz
2 gb ram
corsair 450 vx
asus motherboard asus pk5pl-am
9800gt




Since while i run any game system freezes with colours becoming strangely pixated and requires a manual restart .Hence i think my card is gone and o need a best card for replacement.


Thanks for ur reply
 

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I just uninstalled from control panel and installed the driver 182.06 which was given to me along with the card.But still problem exists.I have a single 2 gb ram.I have windows 7 32 bit.

Kindly help
 
I have ASUS P5KPL-AM motherboard
Fortunately you motherboard can handle Core 2 processors with a BIOS update. I would recommend getting something cheap like this E5700 and overclocking it a bit if at all possible;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116381
There are also quadcores you could use but they tend to be more expensive than they are worth new. You could look for a used Q6600 on ebay for around $100 but it's stock speed is pretty low so only do so if you are able/willing to overclock it up to 3ghz+.
As for what card you should get then it would depend on your monitor's resolution so tell us that.
 
A Pentium D. Blah. In that case going by your symptoms I'm going to say your GPU died of heat since the Pentium D was a room heater and the 9800GT ain't no cool customer either.

Anyway If you just want to replace the video card then get a Radeon 5670 or nVidia GT 440. There isn't a point in going with more powerful cards for gaming with that old Pentium D CPU. For a decent upgrade though I'd say get a 45nm C2Duo (update your BIOS first) and get a Radeon 6850. That board is also good over overclocking but do make sure you have good case ventilation and a decent CPU cooler first.
 

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But i could see a lot of forums like this all over the net regarding 9800 gt problem i am facing now.I am able to play hd movies with my card only while playing games the problem occurs.So is it related to any driver file or my card is out
How to find out if my card has died.any method or softwares for testing the condition of the card