GTX 460 Crashes


Nov 11, 2011
Hi all. Firstly sorry about grammar mistakes...

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and i have a MSI GTX 460. My specs: WD Caviar Green 2 TB 7200 RPM HDD, HI-LEVEL 800 mhz 2 GB DDR3 RAM + Zeppelin 1033 mhz 4 GB DDR 3 RAM, Intel Core 2 Quad 8300x4 CPU on Gigabyte G41MT-D3V with Thermaltake TRX 550W PSU.

I have tried 270.61,275.33,280.26,285.62 and with all of them games crashes randomly. There is no %100 reason. For example; wheni start game, when i changed graphic settings, after 10 minutes of playing game etc. game crashes. I'm experienced that with Deus Ex: Human Revolution,Audio Surf, Bulletstorm and Battlefield 3. Also with some games having fps drops/stutters like Bulletstorm (UE 3), Battlefield 3 (Frostbite 2), GTA IV (Rage Engine), Alice Madness Returns(UE 3).

-I have tried both of overclock and downclock for Memory Clock, Core Clock and Shader Clock but nothing changed.
-I have tried changing CPU Voltage a bit but booting is failed and i'm back to optimized defaults.
-I have tried to overclock RAM and CPU (Current Values) nothing changed.
-Temps are at normal values in games. (Idle temp: 44 / Max In-Game: 70 / Average In-Game: 63)
-Tried MSI Kombustor (Runs with 210 FPS on max settings)Ç It was up to 99'C with 3900 RPM fan speed (%100).
-I've run memtest86 with Zeppelin 4 GB RAM + Hi-Level 2 GB RAM gives "Unexpected interrupt, halting CPU" error and stops.
-I've run memtest 86 with Zeppelin 4 GB RAM only gives 6 errors and finishes.
-After overclocked GPU last night i've get "PAGE FAULT IN NON PAGED AREA" bluescreen error with base nvidia driver.
-Also i've added monitoring results which recorded in 5 mins while playing BF 3.

Anyone can suggest any fix with explanation ?

Atahan Bozkurt



Dear Atahanbozkurt,

Crashing might stop, when you give the ventilator 100%. It did in my case. Download msi afterburner and set the ventilator on auto and drag the switch to the right side. Press apply at the bottom of the sreen. The problem could be solved. By the way: It also might help to dustclean your videocard.