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Probems with X260 in my 1.0 slot

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November 2, 2009 2:05:15 AM

I just replaced my GTX 7600 with a EVGA GTX X260. Thats were the problems start. I did not get a new motherboard so my X260 isn't in a 2.0 slot.

The problem is that when i'm playing games it gives the appearance of overheating. It will have color distortion and colored boxes will pop up. The card isnt over heating, it runs between 59-67 degrees Celsius. The problem is fixed by simply alt tabbing out of the game and when I reopen the game its fine again. I think its because the card is still trying to put out max frames and graphics quality without losing frames, but the slot can't handle it.

If you have any ideas please let me know.

I'm not sure if my Mobo is pcie 1.0 or 1.1.
The board is an Asus P5LD2.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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November 4, 2009 4:49:15 AM

I think you also need to change your mobo; your older current one is causing bottlenecks for your 260.
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November 4, 2009 8:22:54 AM

r_manic said:
I think you also need to change your mobo; your older current one is causing bottlenecks for your 260.

The Pci-e 1.1 is NOT a bottleneck for the GTX260. In fact even the GTX295 on Pci-e 1.1 is NOT a bottleneck.
A friend of mine have a GTX295 on a Pci-e 1.1 with out any bottleneck, he get 22000 Vantage score, (crysis, 1920x1200, veryhigh, 40fps avg),( farcry2, 1920x1200, 4xaa, Ultrahigh, 80fps avg), (cryiostasis, 1920x1200, max setting, 50fps avg) as you can see the Pci-e 1.1 is NOT a bottleneck even for the GTX295 let alone the GTX260.
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November 5, 2009 10:21:55 PM

That's good to know. I'm thinking its just a bad card then. I reinstalled my drivers and driver sweeped twice, so I'm think i need to send mine in for a new one.
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November 9, 2009 3:47:40 PM

I found out how to fix this issue just in case there are others out there that are having a similar issue.

I formatted my hard drives. I believe its just frees up the tangle of uninstalling and installing new things.

Not sure, but this may help your problem too.
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