I recently got a new computer and it only crashes when I enable the 2nd graphics card. Otherwise it runs just fine. Any ideas on how it can stop it crashing?
It either crashes 5 seconds after enabling it from the device manager or 5 seconds after I hit the boot screen (if I had the 2nd card enabled at boot). When it crashes, the 2 monitors on the 2nd card go black and "inactive", and the windows GUI locks. I can normally move the mouse around for maybe 5seconds before it stops working as well.
Main card is a Gefore GTX 275 and the 2nd is a 8400GS, not using it for sli or hybrid sli, just need 2 graphics cards to run 4 monitors.
EDIT In swapping around the graphics cards to try that to see if a graphics card was dead, I found eventually that putting them both back as they were initially, the computer booted again! I'm guessing resocketing them fixed a bad connection somewhere.
Computer has been running just fine for maybe 30mins now. So seems to be fixed