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Well I bought a nice and shiny brand new Gigabyte GTS 450 on the 4th of November and a few days ago I noticed that my FAH GPU was having problems.
I started troubleshooting and also see that in my desktop taskbar (Windows 7) the small icons on the right every now and then would turn to a black box on one or two of them.
Well yesterday I got the dreaded black screen flash and then the notice that the video driver had crashed and recovered.
After a little more looking around at things it is the video card going out.
Bites as it is only 2 months old. So I guess for the first time ever, I will learn about RMA for a part!

Anyone else having trouble with a 450 card? Guess I'm curious as to how they are holding up for other folks as well.
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post #2 of 9
Mine has been folding more or less 24/7 since end of Nov. I even have it OC'd a bit, works like a champ so far. Also an EVGA card

Were you getting abnormal temps?
Edited by Faster_is_better - 1/13/11 at 1:56pm
post #3 of 9
i have two evga gts 450 folding since november almost no stop. havent had any problems yet
post #4 of 9
Actually your graphics card might be okay, it's probably your motherboard. I have the same board and I had lots of random freezes, graphics driver crashes, and occasional artifacting when I had a Core 2 Quad. I downgraded to a spare Core 2 Duo chip and all those issues went away. EVGA's 680i SLI board doesn't seem to get along well with Core 2 Quads.
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Nope, always ran nice and cool. I have never seen it go over 45 even OC'd a little.
Yea I bought it to fold with and it has run fine till just a few days ago.
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Well it acts goofy in another machine as well so I can't blame the motherboard or this system.

I put my GTX 260 back in this machine and it is running fine and folding away as I type this.
Edited by Beeiilll - 1/13/11 at 2:00pm
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post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by Beeiilll View Post
Well it acts goofy in another machine as well so I can't blame the motherboard or this system.
Ah, in that case it probably is your GPU's fault. RMA time!
post #8 of 9
are you sure your cards arent just overclocked too much? My gpu;s black screen and nvidia driver stops working when i have them overclcoked too high...try up the volt or lower the overclock.
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are you sure your cards arent just overclocked too much? My gpu;s black screen and nvidia driver stops working when i have them overclcoked too high...try up the volt or lower the overclock.
No OC on the 450. I had OC'd it for a bit when I first got it, but then took it back to standard.
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