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What is defect? The motherboard?

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Hi guys,

I had some problems with my GTX 460. Before I sent it in for RMA, I bought a new one to be sure the card was faulty. It was.

While I waited to get it back from RMA, I played some games on the new GTX 460. Once the computer was booted, everything worked flawlessly, but from time to time I could not start it. The fans would speed up to 100% and I would not get the system to POST. If I shut it down on the case or the PSU, turned it on, shut it down and so on - for a couple of times - it would boot again. It's been like that for some weeks. But since yesterday, I cannot even get it to boot no more. No matter if I turn it on an off 30 times, boot it while its cold, try to drain its power, remove the CMOS battery. I had it boot once yesterday, but that was pure luck. I tried attaching a speaker to the motherboard and the ASUS M4N98TD EVO bios gave me one long beep and four short (actually its three short, a small break and one short again). According to the manual, this could either be a GFX error (one long and three short) or a "hardware component failure" (one long an four short).

Lucky as I am, I got the "old" GTX 460 back from RMA today. With that card I have exactly the same problem, although the fan on it does not speed up to 100% (perhaps the old card has a different bios or something). The speaker gives me the same error message.

Once the system is running, it is perfectly stable. The "old" problem, which led me to return the first GTX 460, was completely different and unrelated (something about driver crashes).

Both RAM, PSU, motherboard and the GTX 460's are new. The oldest parts are from september. The PSU is a 650 watt quality PSU and I have seen it pull more than 430 watts from the wall.

Best regards.
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Do you have an extra PSU to test to see if it is bad PSU.
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Originally Posted by dixson01974 View Post
Do you have an extra PSU to test to see if it is bad PSU.
No, but I doubt its a bad PSU. Once booted up, the system runs smoothly and allows me to game on for hours and hours, and the PSU is from september.
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I5 2500K @ 4600mhz ASUS P8Z68-V PRO EVGA GTX 460 1GB SC (SLI) @ 810mhz 4GB PC-12800 Mushkin Redline CL6 @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
3x 1TB SpinPoint F1 + 1x 1TB SpinPoint F3 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Panasonic G10 50" Logitech K340 
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XFX XXX Edition 650W Thermaltake DH-103 Logitech M510 Icemat 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
3x 1TB SpinPoint F1 + 1x 1TB SpinPoint F3 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Panasonic G10 50" Logitech K340 
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Though I haven't been in the market for a long time I will give my thoughts on the issue.

I would suggest trying to check the cmos it's self. Even though it is rare for those to go bad it does happen. This would cause it not to post and would even explain why it would turn on randomly.

I had an old P3 system that would do the same thing and once I replaced the cmos it would boot up every time.
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