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GTX 460 issues

post #1 of 6
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This is probably going to be a long post, please bare with me and try to help me out.

Ive recently been getting issues with my drivers crashing, my screens go blank and then flash back on with the following tooltip appearing:


More recently when the above issue happens, the screens have been going off again and not coming back on, just flashing their 'No Signal' messages meaning I have to reboot the machine. This used to work, it'd take me back to Windows so I can continue use until the drivers crash again.

But now when I boot my machine, I can see the POST screen and the Windows boot logo, but when it gets to the logon screen it doesn't do anything, the monitors just say 'No Signal' again.

I'm using the onboard graphics at the moment, and I have tried deleting the Nvidia drivers and reinstalling the card, it worked temporarily. I even reverted back to older drivers, 314.22.

I have also tried a 9800GTX which works just fine, so am I right in assuming my GTX 460 is knackered?
post #2 of 6
Is the card overclocked at all?
If so revert to stock clocks and see if that fixes it.

If it isn't overclocked, download MSI Afterburner and bump the voltage up by a very small amount, perhaps it is just degrading due to age?
post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by McMogg View Post

Is the card overclocked at all?
If so revert to stock clocks and see if that fixes it.

If it isn't overclocked, download MSI Afterburner and bump the voltage up by a very small amount, perhaps it is just degrading due to age?

Its not overclocked, never has been as far as I know. It's a cheap refurb I bought off Scan.co.uk and ive had it less than a year, so im not sure how old the card actually is. I always run EVGA Precision to make sure the fan spins up when needed, it's been rather well looked after by me.

Unfortunately I can't get into Windows while that GPU is in anymore, so bumping the voltage doesn't seem to be an option. I was just worried it was an issue with the drivers or Windows 8 and didn't want to end up sending the card back to Scan when there is no problem with it, but when I think about it more, it seems more obvious it is an issue with the card.
post #4 of 6
It does sound like the card has a physical issue.
Do Scan offer a certain 'warranty' with refurb cards?
If I were you, I'd send it sooner rather than later (if you wait to find out about any non-physical issues).
I'd rather have Scan send it back and say there must be a software fault than wait and let the warranty expire.
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by McMogg View Post

It does sound like the card has a physical issue.
Do Scan offer a certain 'warranty' with refurb cards?
If I were you, I'd send it sooner rather than later (if you wait to find out about any non-physical issues).
I'd rather have Scan send it back and say there must be a software fault than wait and let the warranty expire.

I've sent them a returns query, see what happens next.

Im sure ive tried everything to get the card working correctly, but it definitely seems to be the issue here.

Thank you for your help smile.gif I needed someone to back my thoughts up that it's the card.
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
I decided to give the card another try and record a video of what happens:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc86ZF0quUo

If you watch that you can see I got into Windows for a little this time, so you can see me just doing random crap for a while, and then at around 2:20 into the video you can see the crash and me reboot the machine.
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