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Old October 13, 2011, 04:52 PM
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I recognize those symptoms -- 8800 GTS, though it's not really card-specific. Solved them with a session of card baking, 200C for 7-10 minutes. Reflows the solder, restoring connections loosened over time by heat cycling. If I catch it early I can usually get through the rest of the day by running my card at minimum possible settings courtesy of EVGA Precision, but do eventually have to bake it. Done it a few times, a baking usually lasts six months -- but my card's always had heat issues and even when new wouldn't run over 82C without crashing. Your results are likely to be better.

Unless of course you're looking for an excuse to upgrade...
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