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My 460 gtx card has ben rma'd and second card crashes too, looking for suggestio

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March 28, 2012 6:20:44 PM

Hello,
i am on my 2nd evga 460 gtx 1 gb card and computer crashes several times daily, sometimes including bsod. i have tried all of evga suggestions which have not helped. last thing i checked for them was power voltage in 600w system and it is fine. computer never crashes when 460 gtx is not installed. I do not play games on computer and only upgraded graphics for use of blue ray and watching online videos.

i have a 6120f hp, 8 gb ram, intel dual core E6300 2.8 GHz, and also use a 510 watt avr backup system for continuous clean current.
a c 147 Î Nvidia
March 29, 2012 12:11:05 AM

What make and model is your PSU?
March 29, 2012 12:41:57 AM

Exactly - GTX460 is fairly power hungry and giving your PSU a hard time. On a different note... I was having problems with my 460 - could not get the fans to go past 40% and would overheat and give black screen or BSOD. After I flashed a new gpu bios it worked fine.
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March 29, 2012 4:56:17 PM

rolli59 said:
What make and model is your PSU?


my psu is a Thermaltake tr2 600w, which i understand now isn't considered the best brand. but the recommended power supply for the 460 is 450w and my friend who installed the gpu for me knows computers and didn't object to the Thermaltake brand.
a c 147 Î Nvidia
March 30, 2012 12:03:33 AM

thurgood said:
my psu is a Thermaltake tr2 600w, which i understand now isn't considered the best brand. but the recommended power supply for the 460 is 450w and my friend who installed the gpu for me knows computers and didn't object to the Thermaltake brand.

It should be enough but is it the new 80+ certified one (decent reviews) or the older one with bad reviews!
March 30, 2012 12:20:50 AM

rolli59 said:
It should be enough but is it the new 80+ certified one (decent reviews) or the older one with bad reviews!


It might be the older one. I purchased my psu last March when a friend installed the graphics card. How can I tell if it is the newer version?
a c 147 Î Nvidia
March 30, 2012 12:55:56 AM

Apart from when the GPU is installed! Hard to tell but looks like it might be lacking on power. Either that or the second card you got is faulty!
March 30, 2012 1:09:54 AM

rolli59 said:
Apart from when the GPU is installed! Hard to tell but looks like it might be lacking on power. Either that or the second card you got is faulty!



since I only have the one 460gtx installed and never play games, but only watch online videos, should my psu not be able to handle the 460? the 460 instructions indicate the minimum power is 450w, not 600w which is what i have. thanks.
a c 147 Î Nvidia
March 30, 2012 1:11:38 AM

Yes it should if it can deliver its rated output!
March 30, 2012 1:16:53 AM

rolli59 said:
Yes it should if it can deliver its rated output!


thanks for your help.
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