View Full Version : Geforce 6800 Crashs

07-18-04, 05:00 PM
I bought my MSI6800Ultra yesterday.
But when i want to run a game (ex : Joint Op, 3d Mark 2003, Unreal 2k4...) i can play just 2 minutes and after my computer freeze durung 30sec and i have serious bad qualité of display..
But not in all games

My computer :

P4 2.8@3.4
512 PC3200 Corsair
Asus P4C800DE
MSI NX6800Ultra256
Thermaltake Butterfly 480W
=>2 molex connectors are plugged on the card
Direct X 9.0b
Drivers 61.36 / 61.72 / 61.21...
Pls Help Me

Windows XP new install

2 molex ok

Cooling ok => 72degres at full

Drivers 61.72 whql
All drivers installed (chipset 875p)

07-18-04, 05:12 PM
Are the molex connectors CONNECTED to anything other then the vid card? The Primary molex on the 6800 MUST have nothing else on that line.

07-18-04, 05:29 PM
i plugged the 6800ultra on a power supply cable..alone...

07-18-04, 06:58 PM
Some people reported unstable Geforce if CPU overclocked , just for a test try returning it to Stock.

07-18-04, 07:15 PM
hiya, registered on these forums just to help you guys out :)

i,ve seen a lot of people with this problem, including myself, but i think i have found the answer.

ITS THE RAM!!!!!!!

I stripped my videocard apart trying to solve this problem, and when I saw this crappy foam stuff transferring the heat from my ram to the aluminum I whipped out the as5 and have never seen this problem since. THAT IS ALL I CHANGED, NO OTHER SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE CHANGES!!! not sure if that voids the warranty, but I think its worth getting your video card to work :beer:

07-18-04, 07:26 PM
Is that crap foam stuff like really soft (like cream), because my 6800 ultra has this stuff seeping from the left side under the heatsink.

07-18-04, 07:31 PM
not really creamy, more like playdough or something, and it had fabric strand running through it, its really fun to play with now that its out of my vc :)

07-18-04, 07:45 PM
actually your right, it is like playdough (white), i might try your idea and try to remove it.

07-18-04, 07:58 PM
that sounds like the stuff, what brand (vc) do you have?

07-18-04, 08:01 PM
S-media (generic) geforce 6800 ultra, exactly like the reference model.

07-18-04, 08:20 PM
replace that immediately, even if you aren't o/c ing it

07-19-04, 01:50 AM
turn on vsync.

Works for me and my leadtek 6800 NU.... Annoying problem but I can live with it

07-19-04, 02:19 AM
csnake, where did you get your S-Media card from?

I live in Australia and I have one of the S-Media 6800U's.

07-19-04, 04:02 AM
lowdog, got it from Auspcmarket.com.au last week, guess you got it there as well?