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September 21, 2010 5:20:20 AM

Hello, i just bought myself a gigabyte gtx 460 1gb. When i install the drivers provided my pc goes to BSOD right before login, the driver version is 258.58. A rollback would be useless now because the gtx 460 wont work on any older versions of nvidia drivers. would i have to reformat and reinstall my OS (win 7 ultimate 32-bit). I'm sure this is not a hardware problem. thanks.

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a c 271 U Graphics card
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September 21, 2010 5:31:38 AM

Have you tried newer drivers?
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September 21, 2010 5:35:45 AM

i've tried 258.58, 258.96 and even the 260 BETA ones and they all crash on startup. I just bought this card today and without them it wont work.
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September 21, 2010 5:44:31 AM

So what card did you have before? What are the rest of your specs?
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September 21, 2010 5:50:22 AM

alright, im running a dell xps 420- Q660 quad core with 4 gig of RAM and thermaltake 600W PSU, everything is factory clock. I used to have a nvidia 9800gt which when i tried to upgrade the drivers it would crash the same way now that i remember. I could never upgrade my old gfx cards drivers for the same reason and now i have to due to the new card.
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September 21, 2010 5:54:38 AM

Try pulling 2GB of RAM out, you don't need 4GB with a 32bit OS anyway.
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September 21, 2010 5:58:37 AM

i've read that old drivers can intefere with the new drivers so ill try and clean them out and reinstall newest ones. If that fails, ill try your suggestion.
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September 21, 2010 6:20:50 AM

yeah it still doesnt work. would removing the RAM help?
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a c 271 U Graphics card
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September 21, 2010 6:34:56 AM

A dodgy stick can cause issues as can a dodgy Windows install.
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September 21, 2010 7:05:55 AM

replacing RAM and removing it didnt work :/ 
man this sucks, i know my system can handle the card and the drivers but i just dont know what stopping it.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
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September 21, 2010 7:08:27 AM

Have you tried contacting Dell to ask them why you cannot update drivers on the 9800GT or this new 460?
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September 21, 2010 7:13:32 AM

i will now, ill post back what they say
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October 1, 2010 12:42:48 AM

Sorry for the extreme late reply, but everything was fixed with a re installation of windows 7. Thanks for the help.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
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October 1, 2010 4:23:59 AM

I'm glad you finally got it sorted.
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