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GTX 460 doesn't work in the x16 slot?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by enosoma, Sep 5, 2011.

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  1. enosoma

    enosoma Thread Starter

    Aug 6, 2011
    Here's the deal:

    I built myself a new computer. I was having problems with the video (i.e. the PC would turn on, but the monitor would not; "display driver has stopped responding but has recovered").

    About half of the time when my card is plugged into my PCI-E x16 slot, the PC will freeze while starting up, or while just browsing in the BIOS menu.

    The card works fine when I seat it in the PCI-E x4 slot.

    Basically, I'm trying to figure out if I should RMA the motherboard or the graphics card.

    I tried running Memtest86, I completed 3 passes with no errors.

    I do not have another PC that I can test the graphics card in, nor do I have another graphics card that I can try to put in the x16 slot.

    What do you guys think? Is it a faulty PCI slot on the motherboard, or is the graphics card shot?
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