Nvidia 8800 GT Producing vertical distorted lines
Posted on 2011-02-28
I have a XFX Nvidia 8800 GT Alpha Dog graphics card installed on my DELL Desktop PC.
Everything was fine until today morning when i turned the PC on.
The monitor produced horizontal strips of distorted images starting during boot running parallel to each other and continued even after windows was loaded.
The control panel displays a yellow exclamation with a Code 10 error (device could not be started).
The graphics card is installed on a PCIe 2.0 slot on the motherboard. I replaced the graphics card with an old Nvidia 7300 LE and everything was back to normal. Switched it back to 8800 GT and the issue was reproduced. It looks like a Hardware issue to me.
Can somebody come up with any possible solution so that i can save a few bucks on a New one which looks more than probable to me now.