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Computer random shut down. Cause by gpu?

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So my friend said that his computer randomly shuts down frequently. Doesn't matter if he's gaming or surfing the web. He said that whenever it shuts down, he has to unplug and replug the 24pin before he can start the computer back up. (whenever he brings me the computer, it never shuts down on me)

So I figure it was the psu. I bought a new 500w seasonic. When I got psu hooked up, there was black and white blocks all over the screen like there was artifacts (i tried to restarting the computer a couple time but the artifacts did not go away). So i left the seasonic there and replace the gtx 460 with my gtx 560 ti and the computer works fine. He has the computer for a week now with no problems. I currently testing the gtx 460 with 3Dmark11, furmark, and evga artifacts scanner. I have no artifacts and I only got one shut down after 4 hours. I do not think it was temperature that was causing a problem because I had him play some SC2 for while and I alt tab in the middle of the game to check hwmonitor. (I cant remember what the temp was at but it wasnt near 80C).

So could there be any problem with this gtx 460?

Computer spec
i5 661
gtx 460
gigabyte mobo
silverstone 700w
can't remember the ram
and nothing is overclock
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Yes, there could be a problem. And probably there is.
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i had a friend's pc that was hard locking when doing pretty much anything that wasn't word processing type shizz.

opened it up and upon touching the video card, it was hot enough that it freaking hurt to touch it.

The case has NO INTAKE FAN ON IT... lultastic... the CPU has a small fan with one of those shrouds that attaches to the side of the case... CPU temps are good.

the video card was getting hot enough to hard lock the machine... once it got some fresh air, all was well.
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Hi CartmanTheTub. I'm afraid it does seem to be the graphics card causing problems if you are seeing artifacts from boot. Only way to tell is to have it installed in a different PC for a quick test.

Harry @ Videocardshop.co.uk.
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Hi CartmanTheTub. I'm afraid it does seem to be the graphics card causing problems if you are seeing artifacts from boot. Only way to tell is to have it installed in a different PC for a quick test.
Harry @ Videocardshop.co.uk.

well i currently do have it installed in a different computer and it does not show any artifacts and seems to be working fine.
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Very odd. Has a different card been tested in the original PC? Any artifacts or not?

Harry @ Videocardshop.co.uk.
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Yes I did put a new gpu in the original PC and it working perfectly.
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