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Alright, weird question...i just recently picked up a GTX 460, as my 275s have been good to me but I needed an upgrade...so it sat for a copule weeks in the box 'cause i was on vacation, got back yesterday and took it out of the box. took out both my 275s and plugged in the 460, and my display went to a 1280x1024. Weird i think, so i went ahead and updated my video drivers to the 280.26, then rebooted and still went straight to 1280x1024x. So i rebooted again, double checked the start-up screen and it recognized my card as a 460. Windows screen pops up in 1280x1024, check GPU-Z which doesn't see anything, everything is blank in GPU-Z. so this is where i get confused. My drivers are a clean install, the card is recognized by BIOS, and I'm getting it to display. So I'm fairly certain the card isn't dead (otherwise would not have a display), but I can't get GPU-Z or EVGA precision to recognize that I even have a video card installed. Thoughts?
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maximum resolution option was 1280x1024
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reinstall drivers in safe mode

move the 460 to another pcie slot.
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You should of uninstalled the drivers before putting in the new GPU.....

Also I hope you are ready for a drop in performance coming from SLI 275s to a single GTX460...
 
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You should of uninstalled the drivers before putting in the new GPU.....

Also I hope you are ready for a drop in performance coming from SLI 275s to a single GTX460...
i always uninstall drivers before installing the updated ones, that's something i've learned from watching other people's problems on here before...so i'm going to uninstall them again and try installing them in safe mode i guess...also, i was pretty sure that a single 460 would be better than 275s...if not, no biggie as the 460 didn't break my bank, but i was pretty sure it would do better than a pair of 275s...
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Try some older drivers if you still have problems... Afraid dual 275s will slaughter a single 460... Sell those 275s and get another 460.
 
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i always uninstall drivers before installing the updated ones, that's something i've learned from watching other people's problems on here before...so i'm going to uninstall them again and try installing them in safe mode i guess...also, i was pretty sure that a single 460 would be better than 275s...if not, no biggie as the 460 didn't break my bank, but i was pretty sure it would do better than a pair of 275s...
A pair of 275's will be roughly the same as a 480 in performance. Grab another 460, and you'll be way ahead of the game, though.
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