Problems with geforce gts 450 1gb

Asus Engts 450 directcu/di/1gd5 geforce...
September 19, 2012 at 19:35:18
Specs: Windows 7, i5 3.1ghz duo 4gb 10600
Every time I reboot my computer, something in the settings of the gpu turns off, so I only get basic graphics. The only solution to the problem I found so far is to reinstall the driver every time I boot up again, but that becomes a bit tiresome in the long run, so now I'm asking for help here.

I used the gpu in my old computer (pentium p4 3ghz, 3 gb ram, old 300gb ide/ata system hdd with a 320 gb sata backup hdd, windows xp) where it almost didn't work at all, but turned something off. Can't exactly remember what it was. After I got a new computer (3.1 ghz intel core i5 duo, 4gb ram, 320gb sata system hdd and 2tb sata secondary hdd asus mb)I installed it in that and made another computer out of the old hardware and a geforce gt 520 and a 1tb hdd which works fine. I have siw installed to give any necessary information if needed.

Is there a way to make it work.

My new computer also rejects more than 4gb ram even though I run 64bit win7.

Both sticks of 4gb ram works, but the mb will only accept one at a time. MB ASUS p8h61 evo. Home build.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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September 20, 2012 at 04:43:35
Look here:
Look at Specifications/Memory information and then Memory/Device support tab and download your Memory Support List and see if your memory is on the support list.
If the memory is not on the support list then it may not be fully supported and that is your problem. It is possible that by manually setting your memory in your BIOS it might work (will require knowledge of all manual memory settings), but it is better to stay with what is supported.

Are you getting the correct driver? You should only use drivers for it downloaded from and get the latest stable driver version for your system.
Did you set your BIOS to use PCIe graphics? If your system is not clear on whether it is using onboard/on chip graphics or PCIe graphics than that is probably why you need to reset it every time. Go to Download tab (above link), select your operating system, and download your manual There will be information on setting it there. There is the possibility that if the reused card gave you a problem before, there may be an issue with the card that is not the problem, but set that aside until you have eliminated other possibilities.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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September 20, 2012 at 06:16:25
The GT 520 is a low end HTPC card with a max power consumption of approx 29W. The GTS 450 is a gaming card consuming approx 106W, meaning a decent power supply capable of handling the extra load is required. Please post the make/model of your power supply.

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October 4, 2012 at 01:32:06
Memory: I have had my suspicions that it might be the case. I'll look into it. Sorry for the late reply. Been busy.

Graphics: Yes I got the latest correct Nvidia driver. I updated it after it did the same thing with the driver that came with the MB. I know a bit about computers, though I do run into problems now and then.

My MB doesn't have build in graphics card. I'll try to look into it in the BIOS anyway. Thanks


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October 4, 2012 at 01:34:55
Power supply is:
Cooler Master GX - 550W
It might not be the best one. I bought it for the other computer, but had to use it for this one because the one I had (550w as well, thermaltake) had problems fitting in.

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October 4, 2012 at 05:32:27
The power supply is not the best being that it has two 12Volt rails rather than one but it should be enough.
I still do not understand why the driver is not staying unless you are booting to 'Last Good Configuration' or a System Restore which would roll back the driver to what ever was there before.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
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October 4, 2012 at 12:12:01
Yeah me neither. I know it's not the best, but I I thought it would be ok.

Not booting to last good config. I thought of that as well and tried to make a new "check point", but it stayed the same unfortunately.

I'm at my wits end here. With the memory not taking either, I'm thinking it might be a faulty motherboard.

Anyway...Thanks for trying.

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