I just built a brand new system about a month ago. Last week I added the finishing touch, a brand new EVGA 460 SE FERMI. I installed the latest drivers, restarted my system and was browsing the internet for 5 mins when all of a sudden my screen froze. A little error popped up in the bottom of my screen saying there was a display issue and then my system froze, the screen flashed and then it restarted. Then it proceeded to get to the login screen where it would then restart again and again. I turned everything off, unplugged everything and plugged it back in to make sure the card was in correctly. I turned the system on and it freaked out again, this time it went to the blue screen of death then restarted itself where it just went back to the never ending loop of restarting.
AMD Phenom X4 Black Edition 3.4 GHZ
EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE Fermi 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5
MSI 880GM-P51 Motherboard
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 RPM Internal Drive
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GM 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
OCZ ModXStream Pro 500 watt PSU
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
I thought it may be a compatibility issue so I tried the card in my roommates computer. Once he installed the drivers and reset his system it loaded up to his login screen and just froze, and then his display just went dark.
Also, my roommate has a Gigabyte 768MB GeForce 460 and I tried it in my computer and it worked great.
Roommates System Specs:
ASUS 800 Series
G.Skill 4GB 1333 1066
600W Power Supply
AMD Phenom X4 Black Edition 3 GHZ
Get a 600W power supply. I too had a 500W with EVGA GTX 460 SE and tried it with 500W power supply. My PC did not even boot. I later bought a 600W power supply and it works wonders. IF you plan to overclock get a 700W.
Intel i3 - 530 2.93Ghz
Intel DH55TC mobo
Corsair Vengeance 4GB x 2 DDR3 1600Mhz
iBall Sprinter 600W Power Supply
EVGA GTX 460 SE 1GB GDDR5
WD 500GB 7200rpm
Corsair Carbide Serie 500R cabinet