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460GTX 1GB problems (is it gonna die soon?)

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My 460gtx 1gb is brand new and i connected it to my pc and started it up for the first time. All the fans inside the pc is spinning and hdd and cd/dvd reader is working as well. However, i look at the monitor and it tells me its going to power save mode.

I tried connecting the gpu with both the molex to 6pin connectors (that were included with the gpu) and even tried with the psu connectors that are 6+2pin connectors. Both do not work whatsoever.

Now i know that one of the parts is broken or doa but which one? is it either the gpu thats dead (but the fans still rotate) or the psu wires are shot to hell and won't connect my gpu? the psu is 500w gigabyte brand but i cant tell which one is the culprit.

i really want to buy only 1 and not waste money so what do you guys think?

i really believe it to be the psu because like i said, i tried both the molex connectors that came included with gpu and i also tried the 6+2pin connects from the psu.

HOWEVER, when i use the molex connectors from the psu on my 120mm fans, it works perfectly so i believe the wires are working but when i connect them to the gpu, it doesnt work for **** and the fan still runs tho.
Edited by NewAtThis - 3/23/11 at 11:59pm
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So is the GPU dead? but the fans still rotating and working means its still alive though right?
So i should just get a new psu a better one so it will work?

i think thats the best case scenario but idk i was sure 500w is enough for 460gtx!!
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I recommend you fill out your computer specs in your sig, so what know what you have (gpu, cpu, motherboard).

Also, its kinda hard to tell. A 500W should be ok, depends on the rest of your system.
If the system doesn't shut off, it should mean that the PSU is holding.

If you have the option, put an old gpu in your system and re-test.
If not, take the card to where you bought it from, and tell them your system does not start with it, and ask them to test it. Should be covered by RMA if its bad.
At least something to do before you start buying other stuff.
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Hi NewAtThis. If the graphics card showed some signs of life, power may not be the issue here. It's possible that it could be your display. How do you have your monitor connected to the graphics card? Try a different monitor to see if the same thing happens.

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Does your MB have an error screen? Is your system OC'd?

I had a similar problem when installing a new GPU. I switched out PSU, GPU; monitor still had a blank screen. I don't know if it was a fluke or what but it was my memory (finally looked up the code). I cleared cmos (unplug PSU wire remove battery and hold down power button), restarted with just one stick and went into bios loaded optimal defaults and everything worked. After I got the new drivers installed I shutdown added my other stick and re-entered my OC settings. I have run IBT, Prime and FAH for days with no problems since.
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