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#1 dacosta

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 01:35 AM

Hi all,

I've recently installed a new PSU: Stealth Stream 2 700w.

It seemed to be working fine without any issues so I went ahead and installed a new graphics card: Geforece GTX 460 SE

My system specs are: Vista 32 bit. 4gb ram. Processor AMD dual core 4450e 2.30ghz.

Installation seemed to go fine and the graphics card appears to be in and working properly according to device manager.

However, when I try and load RIFT (which worked fine with my old graphics card on the very lowest graphics setting) the game plays ok on its lowest setting but the second I try and ramp up the graphics the screen goes black. It used to restart but I've unchecked that option so I could see what was happening, and it literally goes black and locks.

Temperature climbs fairly rapidly when I've asked for higher graphics settings, climbed to 89 very quickly - it's difficult to catch it before it all goes black and freezes on me.

Would high temp cause it to do this?

Any suggestions?

Edited by dacosta, 15 May 2011 - 01:43 AM.


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Posted 15 May 2011 - 01:54 AM

What kind of case do you have?

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 01:58 AM

just the standard hp pavillion case. :)

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 02:02 AM

You will need a bigger case with more air flow.

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 02:05 AM

for the moment i can remove the panel and see if that helps. is a black screen a common sign of overheating?

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 02:19 AM

It can be, and removing the side panel will have no effect, and can make things worse.

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 03:48 AM

cool tx, we had a look inside and a loose cable had jammed the fan! so hopefully all sorted now; seems to be a bit more stable - i'm gradually cranking up the graphics. fingers crossed it's sorted!

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 07:53 AM

Id still get a bigger case. The 400 series of cards run HOT.

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 07:58 AM

how much of a job is it to change to a bigger case? total novice here - changing the graphics card for me was a steep learning curve! :)

so far the pc has been on a few hours without any errors - temp seems to be a constant 66 - will see what happens after a few hours of gaming later.

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 08:00 AM

Its not that difficult, can you post all your system devices?

Power Supply, Motherboard, and stuff like that.




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