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Hardware Issue

Postby nfarnzy » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:16 pm

Hi Everyone

Today I bought me a Gigabyte gtx 660Ti 3gb and it was a no go. I did uninstall of the old drivers and then installed card and nothing. I
have a x650w Seasonic PSU. I got the 6in and 8pin PCI connector plugged in. I have Win 7pro 64. My old video card is a Palit gtx560Ti 2gb
and it runs perfect. I wanted a new card to replace the aging 560Ti. If anyone has any ideas of what is going on with the new 660Ti. please
let me know. Thank you!
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Re: Hardware Issue

Postby DIREWOLF75 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:33 pm

nfarnzy wrote:Hi Everyone

Today I bought me a Gigabyte gtx 660Ti 3gb and it was a no go. I did uninstall of the old drivers and then installed card and nothing. I
have a x650w Seasonic PSU. I got the 6in and 8pin PCI connector plugged in. I have Win 7pro 64. My old video card is a Palit gtx560Ti 2gb
and it runs perfect. I wanted a new card to replace the aging 560Ti. If anyone has any ideas of what is going on with the new 660Ti. please
let me know. Thank you!

Does the system even boot with the new card?

Doublecheck cables an extra time, just in case a power cable was obstinate.

If still nothing, then you may want to try the card in another system. To find out if it works at all.
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Re: Hardware Issue

Postby nfarnzy » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:45 pm

System does not boot with the new card.. I get no signal. I was even looking to see if the fans on the card spin and nothing. I am gonna take it to
Fry's and see if it will work for them. They have tested out prior hardware for me. I dont get it tho why it wont work. I tried different things to get
it to work and nothing has helped. Celt, or Hammer do either of you have any ideas to try?
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Re: Hardware Issue

Postby Fuzz » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:26 pm

You could try it in your other mobo slot.
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Re: Hardware Issue

Postby Sauron_Daz » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:16 am

There is an off chance the card is broken..
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Re: Hardware Issue

Postby nfarnzy » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:30 am

Sauron.., that is what I am thinking the card is broken.. I tried a few different things and it was a no go. So only thing left is to have it tested to see
if it will work in another system.
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Re: Hardware Issue

Postby Hammer_Time » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:07 am

Sounds like you got a DOA card... very rare but it does happen... assuming your power supply is okay ( must be since it powers up your GTX 560 Ti card no sweat ) , and you have the power connectors hooked up nice and tight to the card, that pretty much leaves a dead card as the only possibility here...sorry to hear that...see what Frys says about your card...
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Re: Hardware Issue

Postby DIREWOLF75 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:39 am

Yeah, if it wont even boot, in a system where a similar card ran fine, sounds like a broken card... :(
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Re: Hardware Issue

Postby nfarnzy » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:19 am

I had it tested out from Frys.. dead card so I know it didnt have to do with anything of my own. That is the first time I have bought some electronic item
that it came in DOA. Just does not happen often. I was gonna ask since I am here now, Is the MSI 660Ti a good card?.. Gigabyte I dont want the one from
them again. I know you would get that from any manufacturer. shrugs. I didnt get that fortunate this time.
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Re: Hardware Issue

Postby DIREWOLF75 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:38 pm

nfarnzy wrote:I had it tested out from Frys.. dead card so I know it didnt have to do with anything of my own. That is the first time I have bought some electronic item
that it came in DOA. Just does not happen often. I was gonna ask since I am here now, Is the MSI 660Ti a good card?.. Gigabyte I dont want the one from
them again. I know you would get that from any manufacturer. shrugs. I didnt get that fortunate this time.

Personally it´s now a long time since i vowed not to buy MSI again.
My last two gfx cards are ASUS and Gigabyte. The former one was very good, the latter is superb.

Since it´s NVidia, check out Leadtek. Never had a bad call with them.
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Re: Hardware Issue

Postby nfarnzy » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:45 pm

Gigabyte getting returned to Amazon . getting a different one from them now. Getting it tomorrow! I personally like the 3gb Cards. I was considering the
gtx 670 but then I read what Hammer wrote about the differences between the 670 vs the 660Ti and it was negligible so I went with the 660Ti
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Re: Hardware Issue

Postby Hammer_Time » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:19 pm

Yeah, 5% ( average difference in 3DMark11 ) between a 660Ti and a 670 is not worth the extra $100 or so in price difference imho...

So I guess you ordered the MSi brand this time? That has a good cooler on it and you should be happy with it!

Sure hope it does not arrive DOA on ya!! :shock: :cry: :wink:
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Re: Hardware Issue

Postby nfarnzy » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:20 pm

I am hopeing that it wont be DOA. That just doesnt happen often. I do hope the MSI will be a good card and serve me well for a while
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Re: Hardware Issue

Postby Sauron_Daz » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:43 am

nfarnzy wrote:I had it tested out from Frys.. dead card so I know it didnt have to do with anything of my own. That is the first time I have bought some electronic item that it came in DOA.


Couldn't have been anything else.
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Re: Hardware Issue

Postby Sauron_Daz » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:44 am

nfarnzy wrote:I am hopeing that it wont be DOA. That just doesnt happen often. I do hope the MSI will be a good card and serve me well for a while


Not my favorite brand, but they make good cards generally.
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Re: Hardware Issue

Postby Hammer_Time » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:30 am

X-bit labs liked their sample of MSi GTX 660 Ti:

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/graphi ... html#sect0

MSI N660Ti PE 2GD5/OC TwinFrozr IV is a product we can’t find anything wrong with. It is a high-quality device with expensive components, an efficient cooler, overclocked GPU and eye-catching exterior design. The dust removal feature is quite unique. If MSI card were just a little quieter, faster and cooler, it would rival the Gigabyte or even the ASUS card easily. We would definitely recommend it for purchasing, if you can’t get any of the leading products.


http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/graphi ... html#sect0

We can see a 5+2+1 power system (GPU+memory+PLL) here.
These are heavy-duty Military Class III components: tantalum-core Hi-c capacitors, Super Ferrite Chokes and Dark Solid capacitors. MSI suggests that the high-quality components will help an overclocker get the very best from the GK104 chip.
The card is specified to have a GPU clock rate of 1020 MHz boosted to 1098 MHz, but our monitoring tools showed that it peaked to 1176 MHz. So, we’ve got some good factory overclocking here. The amount (2 GB) and frequency (6008 MHz) of the onboard memory are perfectly standard and we see the same Hynix chips once again.

In our overclockability test the MSI card was stable after our increasing its GPU and memory frequencies by 90 and 1160 MHz, respectively.

Thus, the MSI N660Ti PE 2GD5/OC is second among the eight cards in this review in terms of overclocking potential. Its peak stable frequencies were 1110/1188/7168 MHz.


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Re: Hardware Issue

Postby nfarnzy » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:24 pm

I got my MSI card today. It runs get this 20c cooler than the gtx 560Ti. I am sort of having a hard time seeing that it really does. not used to that much of a drop
in temp like that. The 560Ti ran about 50c with a room temp 70f, The 660Ti is at 30c with a room temp 70f.. so that is alot of difference.. even with the fan on the
660ti running at 40% compared to the 560Ti fan at 50%.. If you have anything that would confirm those temps for me . so I know it is reporting correctly. It would be
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Re: Hardware Issue

Postby Sauron_Daz » Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:29 am

The 660 uses less power, and the cooler on the MSI may be better then the one on the Palit..
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Re: Hardware Issue

Postby nfarnzy » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:52 am

I have 3 different temp programs.. they all say the same thing. It shocked me that the card was 20c cooler.. never would have thought the card would
run that much cooler. I like it.. the cooler the better.. I dont like cards running Hot
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Re: Hardware Issue

Postby Sauron_Daz » Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:10 am

Same for me.
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