Upon logging into Windows or Linux I may have a few minutes or a few seconds, at which point the display will freeze and never recover.
I can see the activity lights blinking and hear my hard drive spinning along as if everything's fine.
I have two power supplies that I have tried using with it, one a Corsair 750W and the other a Corsair gs600W. Both have sufficient power for the video card as labeled on box and video card's box.
This video card was bought new at Fry's and I am outside of the return period so I would like to attempt fixing it before trying other methods. It worked for a few weeks at the very least before I started getting this problem. I have played Starcraft 2 at maximum detail, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 at maximum detail, as well as several other games that require a good bit of hardware to perform well.
However, if I remove the driver completely under any OS or run safe mode, there is no issue whatsoever.
Here is my setup:
I was running Windows 7 x32 Ultimate, now running Ubuntu 10.10 with Nvidia drivers
PSU: Corsair gs600W MoBo: Asus p7p55d pro Graphics: Nvidia gtx470 (1280mb ddr5) pci-e interface RAM: g.skill Ripjaws DDR3 sdram 2x2G = 4 gigs
If other information is needed, please let me know :)