To get things rolling, making it clear that this is my second GPU and I already had the original card RMA'd. I'm having nearly the exact same problems as I was having originally.
I was studying statistics and listening to music one night when all of a sudden I got a grinding noise through my headphones and my screen froze(wasn't doing anything too intense). I couldn't shut down my computer by holding down the power button and had to pull the cord from the PSU directly. Now, whenever I start up the PC with the GTX 460 my monitor says "No response from DVI" and I can't do anything. So now I put in my old ATi video card in the mean time, and have to use my computer in safe mode with networking because the internet doesn't work when I boot up normally - if someone could help me fix that too that'd be cool, but it's not the long term problem here. It probably has something to do with the fact that I couldn't uninstall the nVidia card and its drivers before I installed the ATi card. Although I have, as far as I know, removed all the old nVidia drivers with control panel and Driver Sweeper & installed the ATi ones correctly.
Anyway, I ran into this thread: http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=187401
So I know other people are having somewhat? similar problems. Thing is, nobody says anything about biostar boards, so I don't know if mine is compatible or not. I also made my own thread here if you want to read it for more detail: http://forums.nvidia...5 but nobody ever wrote back.
I'll leave you with my specs:
Mobo: BIOSTAR Group TA790XE
RAM: 4.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 400MHz (5-5-5-16)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache http://www.newegg.co...tion&cm_mmc=AFC
GPU: Zotac GTX 460 ZT-40403-10P http://www.zotacusa....-40403-10p.html
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 http://www.newegg.co...ID=3463938&SID=
PSU: Corsair HX520W http://www.newegg.co...ID=3463938&SID=
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
Thanks in advance,