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Computer Keeps Shutting Off - 260 Gtx And 7900gs Card Problem


I have an evga 780i with a 500 gig hdd and an e6600 with 2gb of gskill ram with a fsp 500 watt psu. I tried it with my 260gtx and the computer turned on and lasted a little bit then shut off, i took card out and tried a 7900gs and did the same thing, now this psu only has a 4pin connector while my mobo has an 8 pin connector for the cpu, is this the problem?

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260 Gtx Crashes Computer

My 6 month old evga 260 gtx crashes my computer shortly after launching games on high resolution, max settings (now i'm no genius but i'm pretty sure this card should handle these settings to an extent without crashing, maybe lower fps but thats all i would expect. )

My custom rig is as follows:

Evga 260 gtx
Asus p5q pro
Corsair 750w
Intel core 2 e8400

4 gig ram (i recently upgraded from faulty ram, the problem with gpu was occurring before, so im guessing it has nothing to do with this. )

Wd cav black 640gb

I do have sufficient ventilation in the case itself. 3 120mm fans, so this shouldn't be an issue. I have downloaded the evga precision tool and gpu-z and increased my fan speed from stock 40% to 100%. Doing this will increase my gaming time and steady temps for a bit but my pc still crashes after a while.gpu-z says on idle my card is at running at ~41c, on load during game it was crashing at ~54c with fan at 40% and at 100% it was crashing somewhere around 60c. Any suggestions?


Posted On: 11-29-2009, 07:12 PM . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Gtx 260 - 9800 Gtx Not Putting Monitors Into Sleep

Well, i built a new rig and with my 4850 when i put vista sp1 to sleep the monitor will go into a standby mode (lights turn from blue to orange). However it seems that if i run either a 9800 gtx or a gtx 260 during sleep the monitor would be still on and stuck with "no signal input, check video cable" and stay on. Even if i halt the box the monitors will still have this message and remain on. I have no problem powering both of them off, but it'll be nice to have it done automatically. Anyone know of any solutions?

Posted On: 09-02-2008, 10:17 PM . View Related Posts . . View 15 Replies .

Use 3 Monitors With Gtx 260

I have two 22" monitors and a 32" tv. Can i plug the 2 monitors into my gtx 260's dvi ports and then plug the tv in using an s-video cable to have tri-display.

Posted On: 01-13-2010, 12:48 AM . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Gtx 260 Problem

I just purchased a new mobo, video card, ram, processor and psu but i'm having a real big problem. Well when i have it hooked up and both 6 pin power connectors in it, after a few minutes of doing anything my pc either locks up or goes to the dreaded blue screen saying irql_not_less_or_equal. I have all of my mobo drivers and video card drivers installed. I got the latest for the gtx 260 straight from nvidias website. Can it be that my psu is faulty and not giving it enough power? The card only takes 500w and i have a 550w. Please if anyone can help me i would greatly appreciate it. Also for some reason on my dxdiag tool it says i only have 3294 ram. How is that possible? I have 4 gigs in. Specs. Mother board - asus p5q-em
Processor - intel core 2 duo e7200 2. 53 ghz
Ram - 4 gigs 2x2 patriot memory 900 mhz pc2-7200 viper series
Psu - 550w cooler master extreme power
200gb sata 7200 rpm hd
And of course my awesome new gtx 260 that i can't even use.


Posted On: 11-12-2008 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

Dual Monitors On A Gtx 260

Im about to buy a new 23'' monitor to run in a ''dual'' config with my 20'', the card obviously had 2x dvi ports, but im not quite sure how it will work. ? Will the monitors have independent desktops. ?, Or will it be a stretched desktop across the two screens. ? (Or is that only possible with sli)

Posted On: 09-15-09 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Multiple Monitors With 260 Gtx

I am an employee at compusa, i recently came across a currency trader who wanted to build a custom machine to support multiple monitors and for it to have some decent speed. The whole build was easy for me. But when it came to graphics he wanted to do monitors goin upwards as so:

3 4
1 2

Obviously he wants the ability to scroll up and diagonally to the top two units. I know radeon is the easy way to go, but he has a preference for nvidia, and i am aware almost all nvidia cards only support monitors set up in a linear fashion as

1 2 3 4

But a coworker had mentioned there was a driver update for the 260 gtx's that enabled the monitor set up on top of one another, can anyone confirm me this. Or link the drivers, as i'm goin crazy looking for them and i can't seem to find them. Is anyone doing this or has seen the driver info that could show me a link?


Posted On: 08-05-2010 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

How To Set Up 3 Monitors On Gtx 260?

I have a gtx 260, and have a 19" and a 17" monitor and have yet another 17" under my bed. I really love having two monitors and wish i had another one (lol). Ive seen it done but can't figure out how, since i only have 2 dvi outputs on my card, and sli can't even run 2 monitors.

Posted On: 01-18-2010 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Nvidia Gtx 260 Problem

I just purchased an upgraded video card (nvidia gtx 260) for my custom built system and it has given me nothing but trouble. At first whenever the video card would start rendering some graphics (everything from nvidia logo in the control panel, to warcraft) the computer would blue screen. I had the bright idea that it was my psu since it was just meeting the wattage requirements but not the amps for the 12v rail. Long story short i get my new psu and install it, and to my blood curdling amazement it was still blue screening. So i went after the next culprit my operating system/drivers setup. Xp-64 bit has given me so many driver problems before it is hard to believe that i didn't reach this conclusion first. So i install my windows 7 beta on another hard drive and proceeded accordingly and everything was working just fine. So i decided that i would play some warcraft but i had to re-download the client to this hard drive which takes a few hours. So, i go to bed for the night and when i come back to the computer in the morning the computer is not on and it will not start back up. I thought it was the psu so i plugged in my spare and ruled that out. I swapped the video card with the old one and the computer booted up no problem. So i then put the new video card in and forget to plugin the two required pci-e 6pins and viola it worked. So here is the problem: the nvidia gtx 260 is causing my computer to not boot(the led fans light up for about 1 sec). However, whenever i have the two pci-e 6 pins detached it boots. So is this a problem with my motherboard or with the video card?

I am leaning towards rma'ing the video card and starting from there, i appreciate any advice you can give me.


Posted On: April 22nd 2009 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Evga Nvidia Gtx 260 Not Working

I just got all my stuff for my computer build. Everything seems to turn on (cpu, hdd, psu, mobo) except for the video card. I can feel the video card heat up but the fan does not spin. Also, the dvd drive does not open. But when i unplug the dvd drive from the motherboard and still how power going to it, it opens fine. I tried the same thing with the video card but it still did not spin. My other dilemma is that my motherboard does not have an on-board video card. So once the video card gets going, i have no way of getting anything on the screen until i install the video card, correct? Or should i be able to get something without installing the driver?

Here's the specs:

Motherboard: asus p7p55d
Video card: evga nvidia gtx 260
Ram: 8 gb ocz gold
Processor: intel i7 quad
Psu: 750w antec


Posted On: 10-24-2009, 09:47 AM . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Gtx 260 + 2 Monitors + Plasma Tv Hdmi

So last night i bought a hdmi cord to reach my plasma tv so i can play movies and games from my pc. I have a asus board ( http://www.Newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=n82e16813131323) and it has a hdmi onboard. My question is can i draw power from my gtx206 card to make games play better on my tv. Right now when i play games through hdmi on my tv it runs extremely chunky but when i go into my nvidia panel is says i'm linked up sli? I'm new to it all so i'm not even sure if its possible. Os : vista64
Mobo : asus m3n72-d
Gpu: gtx260
Psu:
Ram: 8 gig dual channel ddr


Posted On: May 22 2009 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Gtx 260 Blue Screen Of Death

Anyway when i play gta iv: after a minute it begins to show weird artifacts, also the textures seem to have problems and then. Bluescreen of death! Oh no. Installed the newest drivers (instead of the ones from the cd) and it was bsod. Then installed the nvidia gtaiv optimized drivers, bsod. Then some-one mentioned if you underclock it with 5mhz it works fine. So i installed ntune from nvidia. But when you go to preferences and you have to accept the license agreement: blue screen of death before it does anything. I don't even see new options or whatever. What to do people? I saw this coming more regularly. If people need more specs i'll look 'm up. Even got a pic of my pc case from the inside but i suppose that wouldn't be much help. I did not overclock anything, installed all the latest drivers, everything is legal, and didn't do anything weird. I bought this whole pc system. Yesterday.system specs:

Intel core i7 920 @ 2. 67 ghz
Nvidia geforce gtx 260 vid card
6gb ddr3 1600 ram
Motherboard: msi x59 platinum
Vista 64 + sp1


Posted On: Feb 15 2009 . View Related Posts . . View 40 Replies .

Cant Get Multiple Monitors In Sli With Two Gtx 260

I have a asus p5n - e -sli mb and i have 2 evga gtx 260 running in sli. I have a 2 monitor setup . I have the 197, 45 drivers installed. I cannot get both monitors to work in sli configuration. They will work when i turn sli off but the control panel does not give the option when in sli.

Posted On: May 18 2010 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Play Starcraft 2 With Geforce Gtx 260

Can i play starcraft 2 with a geforce gtx 260 and a i7 core intel processor and a hp pavilion elite hpe pc? I am running it with all the graphics maxed out on an older core2 quad processor and a gtx275 with flawless frame rates. So, i would say absolutely your machine should be able to handle it.

Posted On: 1 month ago . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Crashes And Blue Screen Since Gtx 260 Install

This has been happening a lot. Especially in crysis, but not exclusively just with that game. The bios has not been flashed since i first built this rig so i think it might need an update. Is it likely it might help with the problems i've been having? A 600w psu should be more than enough. I've checked the temps i'm getting with the card and they're more than within the 'acceptable' range. I've also updated the drivers.

Posted On: 20-02-2009 . View Related Posts . . View 25 Replies .

Ati Radeon Hd 5770 Vs Nvidia Gtx 260

This is the exact specs description of the two cards in two different desktops i'm choosing between, so which would you recommend out of these two cards? (To run games and multimedia work). Radeon hd 5770

* 1 gb memory

* I/o ports: hdmi, displayport connector and 2 dvi (and vga using included dvi-to-vga adapter)

* This card occupies a single pci express x16 slot, and covers the adjacent slot. Or

Nvidia geforce gtx 260 (double bracket)

* 1. 8 gb memory

* I/o ports: hdmi (through dongle only). 2 dvi-i (single-link and dual-link) - (and vga using included dvi-to-vga adapter)

Both are running on pretty much identical setups of:

Core-i7-860 (l) 2. 8 ghz (95w)
Socket lga1156
Chipset: intel h57 express

Motherboard:
Manufacturer: msi
Motherboard name: ms-7613
Hp/compaq motherboard name: iona-gl8e

Power supply
460w
Ram
8gb ddr3

I read the gtx runs faster, but the radeon runs cooler and less power, apparently, and the gtx runs on directx 10 and the radeon is on dx 11, if that makes a difference in the future etc.


Posted On: 1 month ago . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Power Supply For Xfx Nvidia Gtx 260

What power supply should i use for my xfx nvidia gtx 260? My computer is currently a core 2 quad (q8200) @ 2. 33 ghz. I just got a xfx nvidea graphics card gtx 260 for it and i it needs 2 power connectors or something?

So i'm wondering if theres any good power supply with 2 power connectors (i still donno what that is on the power supply specifications table) with it? Also if you could explain how to pick a better power supply in the future for me you'll have my sincere thanks. Notes: i'd prefer not to have a coolmax as i've heard even though they are cheap, that they break easily. I also heard that even if a power supply says 600w or 700w or even 800w (overkills) they not even perform as good as a 500 or even a 550 w power supply because of the 12v rails or something. So if anyone can recommend a (not too cheap but not too expensive) power supply that you know for sure has 2 power connectors or something like that that will fit my gtx 260, i'd be happy.


Posted On: 2 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Would Gtx 260 Core 216 Be Bottlenecked By Pci E 1.0 X16 ?

Would a gtx 260 core 216 be bottlenecked by pcie 1. 0 x16? I've already looked around a various forums along with reading a tom's hardware post, but those all seem to be old and for older cards. So what i'm really looking for is anybody with experience with this. I know on paper i shouldn't have a problem but i'm curious if any one is using a similar setup, i.e. Pcie 2. 0 x16 card in pcie 1. 0 x16 slot. Lastly my system specs are cpu: amd athlon ii x4 60 @~3. 0ghz ram: 4gb ddr3 g. Skill 1333 mobo: asus m4n68t-m am3 gpu: gtx 260 216 and my resolution is 1280 x 1024 to about 1280 x 1024.

Posted On: 2 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Nvidia Geforce Gtx 260 Or Ati Radeon Hd 5770?

Whats a better graphics card? Nvidia geforce gtx 260 " 896mb or ati radeon hd 5770 - 1gb?

Answer:- it depends upon what you mean by "better". The gtx 260 is more powerful and gets higher frame rates in games. It also has physx support for the few games that support it. However it's an older design that doesn't support dx11, and requires more power. In most games, the radeon 5770 is slightly slower than ati's older radeon 4870, while the gtx 260 is slightly faster than the 4870. In call of duty the 5770 actually edges the 4870. However, to run a gtx 260 or radeon 4870 you need at a minimum 550w power supply with two (not just one) pci-e power connectors, while the radeon 5770 only requires a 450w power supply with a single power connector. So a lot of people can use the 5770 without having to upgrade their power supplies. Also, to run those older cards in sli or crossfire requires a psu with 4 power connectors! Also the radeon 5770 has the eyefinity feature for connecting a 3rd monitor. http://www.Bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2009/10/13/amd-ati-radeon-hd-5770-review/9

http://www.Legionhardware.com/articles_pages/ati_radeon_hd_5770_crossfire_performance, 5.html

http://www.Techspot.com/review/209-ati-radeon-hd-5770/page8.html

So the gtx 260 wins on pure performance in current games, but for features and future upgrade-ability, the 5770 is a better choice.


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Frame Rate Issues On M2n-sli Deluxe And Gtx 260

I have a strange issue. What happens is that my computer despite running the same video card has these strange slow downs. For example, his computer ran mass effect 1 with 4x msaa at nearly 60 fps everywhere with no problems at all. No visible lag or stuttering and apparently good minimum frames. Very smooth. I specifically tested walking through the middle of the citadel and got the above fps via fraps (55-60). Now on my computer, i play the same scene with 2x msaa and get 35-40 fps via fraps. It does not seem smooth at all. It appears like my guy runs forward quickly and smoothly for a few seconds then it slows down, then it speeds back up, then it slows down, alternating between the two very quickly. I originally wrote it off to his superior cpu for gaming (oc'd at 3. 6). But i just bought bf:bc2 and installed it on his computer. We ran it at all settings high, no hbao and 4x msaa with very smooth gameplay, i didn't actually record the fraps. But it was really nice, no slow downs or anything. On my computer i ran it at 1x msaa and it was really choppy, not even from server lag or connection problems it was choppy all the time like its a graphics thing. I read that bfbc2 is supposed to use a quadcore, so i expected to get at least the same fps as him or +/- a small amount, but its just terrible. I am using the latest drivers from nvidia, just downloaded them today in anticipation of bfbc2. I am entirely confounded as to why my computer is getting such *** fps. I suspect its a motherboard issue of some kind because im using a new cpu in an old board (with the newest bios as of august 2009). Does anyone have any idea of what might be causing this?

(Ps i dont have any software like antivirus or anything running in the background)

My current system is a:
M2n-sli deluxe (nvidia 570 chipset)
Amd phenom ii x4 940 @ 3. 2
4 gb g. Skill ddr2-800
Windows 7 professional 32bit on vertex 30gb as boot drive
500gb wd caviar blue
Pny gtx 260 (192 shader version)

I built my brother this computer a little over a year ago:

Asus p5q pro
E8400 @ 3. 6
4gb g. Skill ddr2-1066
Vista 32bit home premium
500 gb wd caviar blue
Evga gtx 260 (192 shader version)

We are both running 1680x1050 22" lcds with 60hz refresh.


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Computer Shutting Down

A couple weeks ago, i decided to upgrade my pc case. I got an nzxt trinity case with 400w psu, and upgraded to 2gb of new ram at the same time. Prior to doing this, my computer was working fine, and i frequently played battlefield 2 for hours on end with no problem. I moved all the hardware over to the new case, and put the temperature probe in between the cpu and the heatsink and installed the new ram. I did noticed that when i mounted the atx mobo, it needed to flex a bit when i was screwing it down. It seemed like the case had a bit of an "oil can" effect on it, causing the mobo to flex about 1/8" in height when tightened down. I don't know if that could be a problem but thought it was worth mentioning. So, after getting everything set up, i had problems with the computer shutting down while playing bf2, and even while doing things like photo editing. I then found out that putting the temp probe between the cpu and heatsink was a bad idea, so i moved it. I continued to have problems with the pc shutting off. So then i thought it was either the ram or the psu, so i put the old ram back in problem continued. So, yesterday i bought a brand new antec psu and got it installed today. I got everything hooked up, plugged in, started it up and did my test - played bf2. It lasted about 4 minutes until the pc shut off. I double checked the heatsink on the cpu and it is seating firmly. So, i've put the old ram back in, and put in a different psu, problem persists. I have plenty of cooling, 120mm fan in the front, 120mm fan in the rear, 80mm fan on the side, 80mm fan on the cpu, and after the shutdown, just to check, i was able to touch the heatsink on the cpu and it was just moderately warm. What the *** is going on?

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