Graphic card error, GeForce GTX 460?

I have a problem with my graphic card drivers.

I have GeForce GTX 460 with 306.97 drivers installed.

Every once in a while my screen in going black for about 10 seconds and then I have a tray bubble with information that my driver turned off and restarted again.

Do you know what is going on and what can I do about it?

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  • 7 years ago
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    it could be a number of issues with gpu ram,gpu,vrm,etc. but this can usually be resolved by undeclocking your graphics card and (or) changing driver versions.

    first I would try the newest drivers

    windows 8,7,vista [64bit]

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/win8-win7-winvista-64...

    windows 8,7,vista [32bit

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/win8-win7-winvista-32...

    for underclocking download any overclocking utlility msi afterburner,EVGA precision,etc

    I'd go with msi afterburner due to simple layout but most utilities are based on rivatuner so they do the same things.

    http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm

    then download this

    http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/2181l/GPU-Z.0...

    open techpowerup's GPU-Z and look 3/4 of the way to the bottom of the window where it says "Bandwidth."it should be one of,or very close to,one the following

    115.2 GB/s

    96.2 GB/s

    86.4 GB/s

    108.8 GB/s

    use this page to figure out which version of the gtx 460 you have.

    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/gefor...

    the bandwidth will only be slightly more than,never less, than what it's rated at.

    then if any of the values are clocked higher than they should be the core-clock,or the memory, clock it to exactly those clocks listed for the version you have using Afterburner,or whatever program you decided to use.

    if it is clocked at exactly what nvidia says it needs to be clocked at, just lower the core-clock by 25mhz and the memory clock by 50mhz.

    if this doesn't work then go into afterburner and click on the value box to the right of Core Voltage (mV)

    add 12 or 13 to the value currently entered and press apply.

    also monitor your temperatures for the pcb and the gpu to make sure neither is going too high.you can do this ingame with msi afterburner on-screen display server.

    just press on settings in afterburner at the bottom.select the monitoring tab.click on gpu temperature and click on the check mark by it if it isn't a bright white color and at the bottom of the window click to add a tick-mark show in on-screen display.

    then open on screen display server

    make sure show onscreen display is on

    make sure application detection level is on low,medium,or high not on none.

    some manufactures overclock the graphics card some very insignificant amount that is stable with a large number,lets say 99.5%,of graphics cards.the others need either A more voltage to run at those speeds,or B to not run at those speeds.

  • barile
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    As long as your motherboard has a PCI-E slot then any photograph card with a PCI-E interface will work. Now the other element you need to keep in mind is your power provide. If it's a low end say 200w, then it generally is not going to work as it is going to need extra vigour connectors from the power provide to the video card itself.

  • 7 years ago

    Check if there is an update for ur driver in the geforce or degrade the version that u just installed.Try another older version of the driver. :)

  • 7 years ago

    you graphic card is fully compatible with your driver. this problem is because of ur graphic card hardware. it need repairing or replacement .

    Source(s): self answered. .
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