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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2011 2:29:29 AM

i think my graphic card(gtx 460) is causing my BSOD. it happens after the starting up screen and then sometimes i get a black screen or the BSOD and then it restarts. strangely its temp are at ideal temps(33C - 35C). i need a solution need quick answer..

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a c 1430 U Graphics card
September 24, 2011 1:33:09 PM

It is not necessarily your GPU, it is important to get the BSOD code to troubleshoot.
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2011 1:56:21 PM

rolli59 said:
It is not necessarily your GPU, it is important to get the BSOD code to troubleshoot.

i was like stop x000000000116 or something like that and i look up in other forums and they said something about the either a hardware failure or driver i think
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a c 1430 U Graphics card
September 24, 2011 1:58:46 PM

Best thing at the moment is to start by updating drivers and see if that eliminates the errors.
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2011 5:44:40 PM

rolli59 said:
Best thing at the moment is to start by updating drivers and see if that eliminates the errors.

i have updated my drivers and dust out my case. still getting the blue screen
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2011 6:41:06 PM

rolli59 said:
Have you run memtest http://www.memtest86.com/download.html or any other hardware testing programs?

i have it but what does it exactly do? does it look for errors and tries to fix it?
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a c 1430 U Graphics card
September 24, 2011 8:05:07 PM

It will check your memory but not fix it, memory is the biggest single culprit for BSOD´s
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2011 8:45:48 PM

rolli59 said:
It will check your memory but not fix it, memory is the biggest single culprit for BSOD´s

well i just finished the check and found nothing wrong. any other solution?does reinstalling the gpu driver do anything?o.o
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a c 1430 U Graphics card
September 24, 2011 8:47:33 PM

Possibly
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a c 149 U Graphics card
September 24, 2011 8:50:35 PM

try running memtest86. faulty RAM also leads to BSOD
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2011 8:51:00 PM

and i think i also saw the error message stop x00000000d1 i think?
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2011 9:08:40 PM

"what if" the reinstalling doesnt work would i jus assume the hardware itself is "damaged" in someway?
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a c 1430 U Graphics card
September 24, 2011 10:22:12 PM

If you know for sure what hardware is causing it then presume it damaged if drivers will not fix it.
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a c 173 U Graphics card
September 24, 2011 10:46:54 PM

I know the gtx 460 very well and they have a reputation for failure after a few months of use. If the whole card isn't cool it won't last even if the core were to be cool. RMA this card and save your self the headache.
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a b U Graphics card
September 25, 2011 4:01:31 AM

the thing is i didnt buy and the guy who got it for me barely answers to my PM
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a c 1430 U Graphics card
September 25, 2011 12:01:14 PM

So basically you are saying this is a new card and you started having these issues?
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a b U Graphics card
September 25, 2011 1:24:06 PM

kinda well i currently have it for a good few months now. i need a way to prolong its life and keep it working
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a c 1430 U Graphics card
September 25, 2011 1:27:19 PM

If it is broken you can not prolong its life! RMA is the solution that is the reason to buy things with warranty!
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a b U Graphics card
September 25, 2011 4:38:02 PM

rolli59 said:
If it is broken you can not prolong its life! RMA is the solution that is the reason to buy things with warranty!

well its not exactly broken but if there is a way to prolong its life i will find it o.o
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a c 173 U Graphics card
September 26, 2011 1:58:37 PM

Well I got a few suggestion but need to know what brand it is so that I can look it up. If it is reference it will be very easy to work with but if like msi or some other brand only a little more difficult but still easy. RMA this card now and when you get the new one then add some vram heatinks to the mostfets in the power vrm. Doing that can extend life for a couple of years.
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a b U Graphics card
September 27, 2011 1:51:19 AM

nforce4max said:
Well I got a few suggestion but need to know what brand it is so that I can look it up. If it is reference it will be very easy to work with but if like msi or some other brand only a little more difficult but still easy. RMA this card now and when you get the new one then add some vram heatinks to the mostfets in the power vrm. Doing that can extend life for a couple of years.

its a nvidia gtx 460
brand: gigabyte
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a b U Graphics card
September 27, 2011 1:55:07 AM

nforce4max said:
Well I got a few suggestion but need to know what brand it is so that I can look it up. If it is reference it will be very easy to work with but if like msi or some other brand only a little more difficult but still easy. RMA this card now and when you get the new one then add some vram heatinks to the mostfets in the power vrm. Doing that can extend life for a couple of years.

can you show me where the mostfets is?
or at least instructions o.o
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a c 173 U Graphics card
September 27, 2011 10:42:21 PM

Dito then we both have the same card if it is the OC version. It does have a cooler unlike most but the fans have such poor airflow that is doesn't help much except at idle. I would suggest that you rma that card anyway but to mod it like I have done mine you will need stuff that isn't made anymore. I did make some chances from this old video though. I removed the stock fans and face plate and added two new fans with a total of 124CFM.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwbLWweakRY

To do that mod you need

Drill
pci-e to agp bridge cooler
two bolts with matching nuts that can replace the push pins
two or more thermal pads that are thick enough to keep anything for shorting.

After this mod the power vrm actually runs a little cooler than the vram. It is a non permanent mod so if you ever decided to sell the card or had to ship it back no one would know. I get 900mhz on mine on the core but don't bother with the vram.

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a b U Graphics card
September 27, 2011 11:59:58 PM

nforce4max said:
Dito then we both have the same card if it is the OC version. It does have a cooler unlike most but the fans have such poor airflow that is doesn't help much except at idle. I would suggest that you rma that card anyway but to mod it like I have done mine you will need stuff that isn't made anymore. I did make some chances from this old video though. I removed the stock fans and face plate and added two new fans with a total of 124CFM.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwbLWweakRY

To do that mod you need

Drill
pci-e to agp bridge cooler
two bolts with matching nuts that can replace the push pins
two or more thermal pads that are thick enough to keep anything for shorting.

After this mod the power vrm actually runs a little cooler than the vram. It is a non permanent mod so if you ever decided to sell the card or had to ship it back no one would know. I get 900mhz on mine on the core but don't bother with the vram.

i saw the video i noticed there was thermal paste applied is there a chance that i have to reapply it again?
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a c 173 U Graphics card
September 28, 2011 1:41:48 AM

Reapply is always the best choice in the end and after years of diy new thermal compound always is the best way to go.
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a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2011 2:04:04 PM

can avg 2012 have something to do wit this? i dont know why i think so but can it be related? o.o
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a c 173 U Graphics card
September 29, 2011 4:36:12 PM

avg sucks and hated it for a long time because it has always been slow no matter the rig. Bogs down a quad core rig like it does a pentium 3. Comodo is good and pared with a few others offers a lot of protection.
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a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2011 6:46:44 PM

so i should jus swtich to comodo?
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a b U Graphics card
September 30, 2011 4:45:26 AM

my gtx has reached to 50C o.o
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a c 1430 U Graphics card
September 30, 2011 10:55:03 AM

lookerup said:
my gtx has reached to 50C o.o

So 50's is fine!
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a b U Graphics card
September 30, 2011 12:01:11 PM

rolli59 said:
So 50's is fine!

my usual is 30 - 35C and to me tats strange cause it jus jumped 20C
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a b U Graphics card
September 30, 2011 1:42:42 PM

wut this mean? i recieve error message stop 0x000000116 and i went into safe mode and disabled the nvidia services and restart and it worked? is it some kinda driver error? im really confused rite now
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a b U Graphics card
October 1, 2011 7:01:14 PM

i think i noe wuts wrong wit my display i think it has to do something with the update for nvidia from 2.56 to 2.8? the display automatically jus screws up when updated to 2.8...so i downgraded to 2.56
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a c 1430 U Graphics card
October 1, 2011 8:18:50 PM

So if we go back to the beginning did your problems start when you updated the drivers?
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October 1, 2011 8:23:54 PM

most of my recent BSOD were caused by a faulty OCZ Vertex 3 drive. it could be your drive.

I also got a some BSOD due to my GPU, but I had that from the get go. i'm in the process of RMA for it right now.
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a b U Graphics card
October 1, 2011 11:07:58 PM

rolli59 said:
So if we go back to the beginning did your problems start when you updated the drivers?

well sorta it "seizes" most of the time. i dont get blue screens after the starting windows screen
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a b U Graphics card
October 2, 2011 4:01:59 AM

how do i rma my video card?
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a c 1430 U Graphics card
October 2, 2011 1:07:30 PM

Contact your manufacturers support at their website or call them on the phone (number listed on website)
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a b U Graphics card
October 2, 2011 6:47:12 PM

i mite switch video card read some reviews on gigabytes gtx and mite go ati raedon hd 6850. i need to know a good brand for the 6850 if im gonna replace the gtx.
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