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Computer freeze when overclocking GPU

Last response: in Overclocking
September 27, 2011 2:36:23 AM

I've trying to pus my GTX 460 Hawks (SLI) recently but have found after about 810mHz during Heaven Demo the computer just freezes. Nothing pops up or crashes and I have to do a cold reboot. I thought it might be a PSU issue with only 750w but I saw an entry of someone pushing their CPU and GPUs on a 750w PSU. Is this really a problem of low power or can I fix it by upping the voltage on the cards?
a b U Graphics card
a c 280 K Overclocking
September 27, 2011 1:23:32 PM

Hi and welcome to Tom's forum.

Your problems are because the GPU isn't stable at those clocks, you need add more voltage to the CPU and try again for stability.
a b U Graphics card
a b K Overclocking
September 27, 2011 3:07:57 PM

Providing you have a reasonable PSU, 750w is MORE THAN ENOUGH for 460+cpu, you could probably even push SLI on that.

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October 3, 2011 6:35:25 AM

low little bit mhz...
October 3, 2011 2:14:33 PM

Even 550w is enough for you. The problem is that you are overwhelming your GPU and it shuts off to prevent permanent damage. How are the temps on the GPU? Are you cooling it well?