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Well first let me start off to say why this is an issue... I currently don't need the card that im referring to which is an older GTX460 but im building my sister a gaming rig from some older parts and since I have this 460 lying around id love to use it! Well thats where the problem presents itself..


I bought this GPU quite a long time ago and it is beyond of warranty. When I purchased it I was less responsible than I am with my current hardware, the old system I had would occasionally BSOD on certain games and never out of a 3d application. I was a WoW head at the time and it ran great so I didnt really give it to much thought. Later after WoW recovery lol, I was trying to play games like BF3, Mass Effect 2, Tribes Ascend, and others. They would all BSOD after a certain amount of time, usually a 0x124 which from what I understand is normally a hardware issue of some kind.


Well after switching to my x79 system with a 580sc I obviously was not having the same issues and never really knew if it was my PSU or GPU that was making BSOD on the old rig but I didn't much care as I was on to bigger and better things smile.gif Then for the purpose of some benchmarks I thought id try the 460 as dedicated Phsyx which ultimately led to BSOD in multiple games again. After trying just the 460 on the new hardware by itself it would be a guaranteed BSOD. Well I really don't need the 460 for my current hardware like I stated before. I also stated I was building my sister a rig and would like to use this 460 if at possible. Any suggestions for recovery of this GPU or possible options?

Here is the exact model that I own.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130565

Thanks for any help
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What driver did you used?
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This has been going on before 320. and before even 307 It would have been around the time alot of the newer dx11 drivers were first debuting.
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Are you sure it's GPU related ? Most of the BSOD errors I get like that come from CPU overclocking instability. GPU instability shows up more often as driver crashes or artifacting in my limited experience.

Run everything at stock settings and see if BSOD issues continue... then look into power feed.

For what it's worth: Newer Intel CPUs are kind of counterintuitive when it comes to overclocking. I found more value in something like Intel burn test that cycles the CPU between active and sleep many times more valuable at judging stability in games, etc vs something that keeps churning like Prime. I kept wondering why my games were crashing after a Prime-derived overclock and I found that many short cycles of intel burn test would show me that when the CPU was downclocking/line load was dipping was probably when I was crashing.
Edited by ChefJoe - 6/15/13 at 2:10pm
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Are you sure it's GPU related ? Most of the BSOD errors I get like that come from CPU overclocking instability. GPU instability shows up more often as driver crashes or artifacting in my limited experience.

Run everything at stock settings and see if BSOD issues continue... then look into power feed.

For what it's worth: Newer Intel CPUs are kind of counterintuitive when it comes to overclocking. I found more value in something like Intel burn test that cycles the CPU between active and sleep many times more valuable at judging stability in games, etc vs something that keeps churning like Prime. I kept wondering why my games were crashing after a Prime-derived overclock and I found that many short cycles of intel burn test would show me that when the CPU was downclocking/line load was dipping was probably when I was crashing.

I wish this was the case, but alas this would have been during a time when I was running everything at stock and the reason im sure its the old GPU is because after replacing one part at a time the BSOD continued until I replaced the GPU. Then on completely new hardware I went back to see if it was the 460 causing the BSOD and running it as dedicated Physx caused BSOD as well as using it as the primary GPU. This was on all new hardware from everything down to the case lol!
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