PC issues running a GTX 1060 along with Radeon R7 GPU.

Jan 19, 2019
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Hi all, I have been having this ongoing quirk with my desktop gaming computer for quite some time. I have a Radeon R7 GPU with integrated graphics that I could use for light gaming. It works flawlessly with games that aren't too graphically intense. I experience no CTD, no PC reboots, No pixelation whatsoever. However, I wanted to upgrade PC to play newer games and my friend gave me his old GTX 750 graphics card. It worked for a good little minute then I started getting PC crashes, reboots, and purple/green pixelations during game play, therefore I could no longer use it. I figured it was just the graphics card itself.

Well later on down the road, I had my computer upgraded to a newer GTX 1060 graphics card. Again, same scenario, worked fine for a little minute then started experiencing the same issues. Except this time, PC will crash and reboot while on desktop screen or just simply browsing the web. I've even received the dreadful blue screen a couple of times. The only way I was able to resolve this was to plug my DVI cable back into my Radeon on board GPU. Issue free, problem solved.

Now, i've looked on multiple forums about issues similar to the ones given and 7 out of 10 of them mentioned that you need to upgrade to a different power supply with the appropriate wattage. However, my PSU outputs 750 wattage which is sufficient enough to run a GTX 1060...

Does anyone have any suggestions about handling this issue? Do I just need to get a new PSU? Any help would be much appreciated :)


PS: the Radeon R7 is practically new (3 years old at most). I'll post my system specs if needed.

Thank you!

 

norcalsc

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wow, ok so you aren't utilizing the GPU at all. ok first, look at your PSU and see if it has cables coming from it that are 6+2 labeled VGA or PCIe. that is what you need to power the 1060, so before you remove anything download DDU, and save it where you can find it. Now boot into safe mode and run DDU for AMD and Nvidia drivers. then you will install the 1060, plugging in the cable (6pin) from power supply. then plug your monitor into the GPU and boot up. you should get a display on the generic win 10 driver alone. at this point you will download geforce experience and auto update GPU driver. DONE.......

ddu tutorialhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxiLwLCxmkk
geforce experiencehttps://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/geforce-experience/
 

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