Help getting BSOD - Video Card (I think)

Problem - upon start up get a series of black flashes with a system icon that says "Recovered from graphic card failure etc etc" into BSOD. Sometimes when I restart, it'll go straight to BSOD. It'll keep BSODing almost immediately as soon as I get back to the startup screen.

I tried updating the driver, it still BSOD, so currently I removed the driver altogether and am the vga mode thing, and it's been stable

Is it pretty set that I need a new graphics card now? If so, what can my computer support. The forums picked this out for me in 2011.

CORSAIR CX series CX430 430W ATX12V - POWER
GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-Bit - VIDEO
Xigmatek ASGARD II B/S CPC-T45UD-U01 Black / Silver 0.8 mm SECC / Aluminum and Aluminum Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower - CASE
Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge Quad-Core 3.3GHz - PROCESSOR
DVD Player
2 regular (non SSD) HDDs
ASRock H61M-GE LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) RAM

Website says my current GFX requires 450W. I'm at 430. The midsized - enthusiast cards on TomsHardware says 500W min - this means I can't go for any of them without getting a bigger power supply?

Yeah, that sounds like a dead card. Sorry.

The midsized - enthusiast cards on TomsHardware says 500W min - this means I can't go for any of them without getting a bigger power supply?

Naw, you're fine. As long as you're not overclocking, you can put any 200 watt card into that system. The rest of your system will pull about 130-150 watts total, leaving you close to 300 available. I'm sure that's why we pointed you at that supply. If you were overclocking, you'd want 500 to 550, but the regular 2500 doesn't do that. (you had to buy the 2500K, and then manually overclock it.)

As far as what to buy: that depends on whether you want to match your current performance, or buy something that costs about the same as what you spent on the 460. ($250ish). I'd have to look, but I suspect a $150 card today would be comparable to what you have.

Mooosicle, before you buy any new parts, just in case, spend $15 on a PSU tester.

Moosicle if you buy another card how much are you looking to spend? Jeff-66 has been trying to sale a geforce 580 for a little while now.

http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/node/9...

He's asking $110 and it would be a significant upgrade over the 460. If you wanting to spend more and get a better card let us know what your budget is and we can point you in the right direction.