Solid color after splash screen...has my card failed? (gtx 280 ocx)?

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jayellis25

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Yesterday I installed a new hard drive in my system. I removed my graphics card and did a full restore. After completing the windows install, I reattached my vid card (BFG gtx280 ocx) and loaded windows. Windows installed the card and required a restart. On restart, right after the windows splash screen, the screen went solid red.

At this point, I figured it was driver issue. I turned my system off, removed my vid card and loaded windows. I downloaded the latest drivers for my card from nvidia. I then turned my system off, reattached the card and loaded windows. This time after windows installed the card, I installed the new drivers. On restart this time, same story except the screen looked like a red and blue fractal.

Is this a symptom of a failed graphics card? I removed it and reinstalled my older card (BFG 9800gtx), updated drivers for it, and it runs perfectly fine.

My specs:
AMD 9850
8g ddr2 6400
Seagate Barracuda 160g hdd
Thermaltake TR2-850 psu
 

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I'm having the same problem. I've uninstalled everything nvidia, removed the drivers, tried installing the oldest driver I could fine (Jan 09), still the same.

Put an old pci-e and it works ok. Was thinking it was driver related since this has happened when I updated the video drivers, but rollback didn't help there either.

 

Mousemonkey

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It does look like jayellis25's card has indeed died but that is no reason to hijack his thread, so please start your own.
 
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