Hey guys, I have a GTX 460 graphics card and although its old has been able to handle any game I throw at it. Recently(ish) the driver was crashing a lot and occasionally would BSoD on me. I made sure the correct and most up to date drivers were installed, I did a fresh install of windows, I tried reseating the card numerous times. Never went away. I figured OK, it must be my graphics card.
Long story short, I bought a Twin Frozr GTX 660 and installed it this week. No BSoD or driver crashes for a few days. On my third or fourth day of running it the driver crashes shortly after windows loads up and I go to open something. It has yet to blue screen, but as this is a brand new card with the most up to date drivers, this concerns me. This leads me to believe that my original problem was not with the graphics card, but most likely lies with the mother board. I can still return my card to Newegg for around another 25 days. Is my reasoning sound? What do you guys advise?
P.S.- The graphics cards both were FACTORY overclocked but I have not touched the settings. I have also monitored the GPU temperature on both and its never high.
On another note, any idea why the GTX 460 is performing the exact same as the GTX 660 in Rift? Same spot, same settings, different cards= same fps. From what I read the 660 "should" be 90% better in terms of fps.
I've got an i5 2300, ASUS 1155 MB, 8 gig of ram + 2 from card, and a 700 watt PS.