Sudden flickering, now no boot

617arg

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So, suddenly today, while I was working my screen froze and began just flickering. When it was clear this wasn't something that will just unfreeze or stop I shut off the machine (using the power button) and restarted. It made its usual dong but froze right after. I attached a picture of what the screen looks like.

Any clue what's wrong with it? My machine is an early 2008 dual quad core with 8800gt. Thanks for any help.
 

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617arg

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Ah, sheesh..... Just tried restarting and just getting multiple dongs now, even while holding down the shift key. If I remember correctly this (the multiple dongs) is precisely what happened last time I baked my card.....

Can it be baked twice? Guess there's only one way to find out......
 
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derbothaus

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Ah, sheesh..... Just tried restarting and just getting multiple dongs now, even while holding down the shift key. If I remember correctly this (the multiple dongs) is precisely what happened last time I baked my card.....

Can it be baked twice? Guess there's only one way to find out......
Oh man. You already baked it? Why not twice then indeed.
 
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ActionableMango

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I'm surprised you are even asking what is wrong. :rolleyes:

Bake that puppy again. Whether it works or not, I'd order a newer card right now.
 
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617arg

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I'm surprised you are even asking what is wrong. :rolleyes:

Bake that puppy again. Whether it works or not, I'd order a newer card right now.
Yeah, I only asked because the first time this happened the only sign was no screen with the multiple startup dongs. This time it happened while I was using the computer and actually had a frozen/flickering screen, with a startup screen like the one I posted above. When the multiple startup dongs began I kind of figured what the problem is......

Anyway, the card is baking. Hopefully this works again.....
 
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617arg

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Just to update - baking the card worked once again. I managed to get just over a year out of the card since the last time. I'm hoping that new machines will be out before this card dies again.......
 
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