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He has a GTX 460 and its giving him a big problem. The monitor goes completely black or a hard lock up where he has to restart the computer. But it works perfectly in the PCI 4X slot not the 16X. He wants to fix it, but if he can’t he’s looking for the best card under $200 that’s ATI.

Looking for some suggestions thanks!
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He has a GTX 460 and its giving him a big problem. The monitor goes completely black or a hard lock up where he has to restart the computer. But it works perfectly in the PCI 4X slot not the 16X. He wants to fix it, but if he can’t he’s looking for the best card under $200 that’s ATI.
Looking for some suggestions thanks!

Are you sure it's not the PCIe slot?

Anyway for a card I would shoot for a 6950 or a 6870.
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He tested it with another card, it was completely stabled...

yeah we're thinking buying 6870.
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He tested it with another card, it was completely stabled...
yeah we're thinking buying 6870.

Is he against going used for a 6950? It really would be a big improvement.
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He has a GTX 460 and its giving him a big problem. The monitor goes completely black or a hard lock up where he has to restart the computer. But it works perfectly in the PCI 4X slot not the 16X. He wants to fix it, but if he can’t he’s looking for the best card under $200 that’s ATI.
Looking for some suggestions thanks!

Just curious, does it only lock up while in game or is it constant (like when the PC is on)? Asking b/c I had the same issue with my MSI HD 6850 but it only happened twice in a 24 hour period in 1 particular game and my 30 day return is til today (so I can exchange it).
 
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Just curious, does it only lock up while in game or is it constant (like when the PC is on)? Asking b/c I had the same issue with my MSI HD 6850 but it only happened twice in a 24 hour period in 1 particular game and my 30 day return is til today (so I can exchange it).

Dude. Exchange that. Even one time is still evidence there is a problem.
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Just curious, does it only lock up while in game or is it constant (like when the PC is on)? Asking b/c I had the same issue with my MSI HD 6850 but it only happened twice in a 24 hour period in 1 particular game and my 30 day return is til today (so I can exchange it).

yeah, if you're still within your return day, it's well worth the effort to take it there and exchange it, that's not something you want to tempt
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