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Windows 7: Black flickering! GTX 460

12 Oct 2010   #1

Win 7 64bit
Black flickering! GTX 460

I just bought a POV GTX 460 1GB graphics card and I've noticed that it began flickering black for about 1 second and then kinda resumes (sound warps) in heroes of newerth.

Now to fill you in on some history.

I had a ATI Gigabyte 4850 and it was kinda old and dusty. It would freeze when things got graphically demanding and after like 10 seconds sometimes would resume back to the game. And before it would it would turn black then the image would reappear. It would also crash my machine, the drivers were a mess and I am pretty sure it was overheating. It did this especially when I tried to multi-task while in games.

Today I reformatted, bought my new graphics card and started to play some games. When this flickering occurred I had been playing itunes, had a video open in VLC and was alt tabbing to browser a couple times. I could never do this and I have 8GB ram so I was totally enjoying this multi task fest when I started noticing the above. I also had a faulty Corsair 750W PSU awhile ago at the time of this ATI card. So it's about 4 months or so old so there shouldn't be a problem there. I have a Gigabyte EP43-US3L motherboard after my last mother board (was much better) failed.

It's only the first day but it kinda worries me.

Any ideas? I installed the latest drivers from the Nvidia website.

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12 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux

It could be overheating
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12 Oct 2010   #3

Win 7 64bit

Is that normal for a brand new graphics card? I have an Antec 900 and so there are quite a lot of fans, so I don't see anything I can really do.
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12 Oct 2010   #4

Win 7 64bit

Score: 2446 points

Submitted by Chooseyant on October 13 2010, 3:09 am

App Version: Geeks3D_FurMark_v1.8.2_Build_Apr 16 2010_at_10:36:37

Main graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
Number of Active GPUs: 1
GPU Clock: 675 MHz
Memory Clock: 1800 MHz
Shader Clock: 1350 MHz
Graphics Drivers: 7-9-2010 - nvoglv64
GPU Temperatures (start/end):38C / 62C

Bench Duration: 60 ms
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
MSAA samples: 32
Window Mode: fullscreen

CPU: IntelR CoreTM2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz
CPU Speed: 2666 MHz
Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit build 7600 No Service Pack
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12 Oct 2010   #5
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

It isn't overheating on FurMark.
38C is higher than mine at idle a little. Mine runs 30-33C. Close enough.

Mine using AVP benchmark gets up to 57-58C so your top temp. is normal.

Actually mine would be almost identical with your screen resolution.
So your good there.

My only suggestion would be to go to Crash and Debugging and fill out a BSOD report. They show more than BSOD's in the dump files.

Follow this link below and repost or move the thread to the Crash/Debugging section.

The reason for this is it may be something effecting the video card not necessarily the card.
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12 Oct 2010   #6

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

Since you had a faulty video card AND a faulty psu, did you have a power surge that affected your pc? If so, it may have affected your mobo as well.
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12 Oct 2010   #7
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

I have a Gigabyte EP43-US3L motherboard after my last mother board (was much better) failed.

I see you changed the board.

Follow the BSOD I posted and hopefully find out what hardware or drivers are messing up.
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13 Oct 2010   #8

Win 7 64bit

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13 Oct 2010   #9


MSI gtx 460 a lot better and cooler.
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