Re: Wondering if my 6600GT has packed up.
Of course it's software related, you obviously did somthing to software when you recompiled Gentoo. Unfortunatly Linux is not like your old electronic toy where you could fix it by just taking things apart and puting it back together again. :P
This is probably a question for a Gentoo expert. I use Fedora Core, and my good old 5700 ultra is doing just fine on it. I have OCed its core from 475 to 520 on many ocasions (back on windows). It just cant be set to that fequency
on boot or else it will crash.