Originally Posted by RAMChYLD
I just swapped out the pair of GTX260s on my most powerful rig for a pair of GTS450s. Can't afford a better option and I really need the machine running immediately.
The 260s started giving me hell lately. Once the machine had been running for a few hours, the rig would freeze. Screen would go black and fill up with weird green patterns. And once I power cycle the thing (the case does not have a reset button), it would no longer boot unless I unplugged it and left it alone for a few hours, after which the machine would boot again and the process will repeat itself again once it's been running for a few hours.
A friend suggested that the PSU is not churning out enough juice. A shop I asked suggested that it's been overheating. I can't see how it overheats tho, said case has a bunch of fans inside to ventilate the thing, and the PSU's a Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850w, which I believe delivers enough punch to drive these cards.
Nice! Post benchmark results as soon as you can!
BTW, the first rig in your sig has no onboard video.