Here's my situation: 9800GX2 displays strange lines all across the screen no matter what. They are there during post, windows boot, login etc. The card is out of warranty and XFX, in a nutshell, told me tough $#!%. I have come to the conclusion that one, or both of the GPUs got fried. To save everyone time with suggestions, I have already exhausted all options to fix the card. It is dead, I have come to terms with that. My question is, does anyone know if I take apart the unit and run just one half of the card (obviously the one that has the PCIe) would it be detected and function as a single 8800GT card? And by doing so, determining if it is that GPU that is dead.