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GTX 560 Ti Blue Screen of Death

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December 24, 2011 4:04:05 PM

I recently bought a GTX 560 Ti and I have installed the most recent drivers.
Still whenever I play a "heavy" game such as Skyrim, MW3, etc... a blue screen tends to appear within the first 5 minutes of gaming. A lot of people blame the PSU but mine is a NOX URANO 600W. Since the minimum requirements for the graphics card are 500W I don't belive the problem is due to the PSU, still I do consider it. Any help would be appreciated.
December 24, 2011 4:40:23 PM

I recently bought a GTX 560 Ti and when I play games I get blues screen in the first 2 minutes of gaming. A lot of people blame the PSU but mine is a capable NOX URANO 600W. Please help.
a c 291 U Graphics card
December 24, 2011 5:23:53 PM

Did you plug TWO 6 pin connectors from your PSU directly into your GTX 560 Ti? You'd be surprised how many people forget to do it and think that the card will get power from the motherboard.

According to google, your power supply has 43A on 12V rail, so it should be enough.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
December 24, 2011 5:25:18 PM

Please don't multipost.
December 24, 2011 6:10:59 PM

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Did you plug TWO 6 pin connectors from your PSU directly into your GTX 560 Ti? You'd be surprised how many people forget to do it and think that the card will get power from the motherboard.

According to google, your power supply has 43A on 12V rail, so it should be enough.

Yes I did. The SLI one and the PCI one as well. Thank you for your help. And happy Newton's aniversary
December 24, 2011 6:44:15 PM

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SLI one? :o 

Could you place take a photo of it? You don't need to plug SLI bridge.. You need to plug two PCIe connectors, that's how my GTX 560 Ti looks:
http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/4194/dsc01693u.jpg

Thank's for the info. Still I'm pretty sure my PSU does not have two of those..
a b U Graphics card
December 24, 2011 7:02:37 PM

All power connectors connected properly? Extra 6-pin x2 inserted?
a c 291 U Graphics card
December 24, 2011 7:13:36 PM

What is your PSU?
December 24, 2011 9:02:49 PM

Power Supply Unit
December 24, 2011 9:03:48 PM

well I changed the sli with another cable and instead of 2 minutes it goes up to 30 so that helped. still not a solution
December 24, 2011 9:09:31 PM

I got a PCI connected and also a 6 pin one with a double bifurcation with two 4 pin ones on the tips. Hope that was not too confusing but that's the best I can explain. One guy told me he had 2 PCI connected and it worked just fine, but my PSU only has one...
a b U Graphics card
December 24, 2011 9:20:22 PM

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According to google, your power supply has 43A on 12V rail, so it should be enough.

You need to read the label more carefully
12V1 = 21a
12V2 = 22a
Combined output = 456 watts ( 38 amps ) , should still be enough
a b U Graphics card
December 24, 2011 9:21:59 PM

If you're talking about 6-pin connector with an extra 2-pin, the 560 Ti has two such headers and both should be connected.

Are these what you mean?



December 24, 2011 9:45:54 PM

Yeah the problem is that the one with the 2-pin attached to it says SLI not PCI
a b U Graphics card
December 24, 2011 9:53:17 PM

It doesn't matter what is says; both 6-pin headers must be connected. Either from the PSU or, like in your case, with a molex-to-6-pin adapter.
December 24, 2011 9:57:45 PM

ok. anything else should be connected?
a b U Graphics card
December 24, 2011 10:01:26 PM

manuelviana said:
ok. anything else should be connected?


Well, provided that you have your motherboard 20/24-pin main ATX power and 4/8-pin CPU power connectors hooked up, everything should be good!

Just looked up your PSU and it DOES have two PCI-E connectors like the ones I linked on the picture above... better use those and not the molex-to-6-pin converters.
December 24, 2011 10:21:22 PM

It looks the same but one says PCI and the other one says SLI
December 24, 2011 10:25:09 PM

well now that you mention it I am noticing a blue tipped cable which says CP it's near the one which ways PC. Should that one be connected?
December 24, 2011 10:33:36 PM

even with both of the PCI and SLI pins connected I sill get blue screen
a b U Graphics card
December 24, 2011 10:35:29 PM

Blue tipped cable which says CP? Pics or I'm not clear what it is :)  Is it coming from the PSU, the case or what?
December 24, 2011 10:42:11 PM

PSU. I can't get a picture of it but it is a 4 pin blue cable. There are two of the the PC one which is connected and de CP on which is not. Both of the cables come from the same "main" cable
December 24, 2011 10:51:55 PM

what am I missing than?
a b U Graphics card
December 24, 2011 10:58:57 PM

Umm, those look like the CPU power cables! Plug them in, there must be either an 8-pin (then plug both) or a 4-pin (then only one will fit) header somewhere next to the CPU (on the motherboard).
December 24, 2011 11:01:21 PM

there is only one which is only a 4 pin plug. But that one is occupied by the PC one. Should I unplug it and plugh the CP one?
a b U Graphics card
December 24, 2011 11:04:42 PM

manuelviana said:
there is only one which is only a 4 pin plug. But that one is occupied by the PC one. Should I unplug it and plugh the CP one?


What's a PC plug? How many pins? What colour are the wires on it?

Okay, I'm starting to get confused. Let's list all the important plugs:

1) ATX power - the wide 20-pin plug with an additional 4-pin next to it, must go in the same slot if there're 24 pins, if there're 20, leave the extra 4-pin hanging



2) Graphics card power - 2 6-pins that I linked earlier, you said you connected them

3) CPU power - must get one of the blue 4-pin ones in there, only one of them will fit due to the geometry of the plug.
December 24, 2011 11:42:56 PM

yeah everything seems to be in order. Anything else that may cause blue screen? Maby it is a factory defection?
a b U Graphics card
December 24, 2011 11:53:48 PM

manuelviana said:
yeah everything seems to be in order. Anything else that may cause blue screen? Maby it is a factory defection?


You STILL get blue screens?! :heink:  Can you take a pic of your build and post it here, maybe check for some other cable issues...

Hell, maybe it IS the PSU... still unlikely, though. What about your RAM? Try cleaning it (use soft eraser on the contacts).
December 24, 2011 11:57:52 PM

I bought the PSU today... 8 of the 12 gb of ram are also recent. the pc was format yesterday
a c 271 U Graphics card
December 24, 2011 11:59:12 PM

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  • GTX 560 Ti Blue Screen
    December 25, 2011 12:10:20 AM

    Apparently updating the graphics card BIOS can be the solution. But I don't know how to do that.
    ENGTX560Ti448DC2/2DIS/1280MD5
    This is the graphics card full name and it is made by Asus.
    Please help
    a b U Graphics card
    December 25, 2011 12:12:08 AM

    manuelviana said:
    Thank's for the info. Still I'm pretty sure my PSU does not have two of those..


    Sure does, I looked it up.
    a b U Graphics card
    December 25, 2011 12:13:31 AM

    manuelviana said:
    Apparently updating the graphics card BIOS can be the solution. But I don't know how to do that.
    ENGTX560Ti448DC2/2DIS/1280MD5
    This is the graphics card full name and it is made by Asus.
    Please help


    So it's the new 448-core 560 Ti, huh? Interesting. Updating the vBIOS is a rather radical solution... and since the cards just came out, I don't think there's even a newer BIOS available!
    December 25, 2011 12:18:50 AM

    From what I have seen is Asus there isn't. They say
    Dear Valued Customer,
    Thank you for contacting ASUS Customer Service.
    We don't have such newer BIOS for this model. For your request, I have passed it to the relevant personnel.
    Please wait patiently. If we get any update, we will release it in our website.
    I don't know what else to do. I guess monday I'll contact the guys from which I bought the graphics card. I hear a lot of people complaining about this. I don't know why would they release an unstable graphics card. Any other ideas occur to you?
    December 25, 2011 10:13:18 AM

    Here are some pics.
    The first one as you can see is the power cable that goes from the PSU to the graphics card. As you can see one of the red pins says SLI and the other says PCI.
    http://lh3.ggpht.com/QM-t7AULLl_CoUhbhaWzhyOVD7TKcExSRv...
    This onei think it must be connected to the motherboard next to the CPU. I have the CP one connected
    https://lh3.ggpht.com/Y_L9Tt8EJ943CP1EeDu6OPCcwILPMKK2X...
    https://lh3.ggpht.com/UR8auMJWRlZEG9vrCOkzFm0xqV1gJBAHD...
    Last but not least here is an overview of the computer. Maby you can spot something wrong?
    https://lh4.ggpht.com/VpwarGNcfdWKU0lbhl_OlGqPg8En77M4d...
    !