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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Is Wearing Me Down

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August 3, 2013 8:59:40 AM

I've been having issues with this machine for months now. In addition to the GFX card I've replace the motherboard, PSU & CPU (it sounds foolish now, but it made sense at the time :-P).

Every time I start the computer it will POST and when it gets to the loading Windows screen (where it shows the pulsating windows) it will at some point sometimes flash a lot of green pixels and immediatly power cycle. If I let it go again it will do the same thing. I have to hard-power it off and try again. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. I'd say roughly 3 shutoffs before it will work, though it seems random.

Once it works the machine seems to function okay.

Any ideas? I've already RMA the GFX card and they said they couldn't find any issues with it. What could this be!?

My current setup:

GPU: GeForce GTX 650 Ti: bit.ly/12FKs24
Motherbaord: Asrock: bit.ly/14fjyRR
CPU: Phenom II 965 Black Edition 3.4 ghz: http://bit.ly/2Azbt6
RAM: 4GB DDR2 800: bit.ly/16rKX7g
PSU: Corsair CX600: http://bit.ly/rsqzJm
Windows 7 Pro 64 bit (fresh install as of last night)

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August 3, 2013 9:11:47 AM

Your mobo link is shot
I want to check the ram, if ddr3 is supported.
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August 3, 2013 9:18:56 AM

I should also note that if I take out the graphics card and run the machine using the onbaord graphics card, it works PERFECTLY fine.

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August 3, 2013 9:20:07 AM

ur6beersaway said:
Your mobo link is shot
I want to check the ram, if ddr3 is supported.


What is a Mobo link?
DDR3 is not supported.
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August 3, 2013 9:30:00 AM

My guess; You need to flash the bios to one that supports your card if there is one, or use a NEW motherboard, not 4 yrs old. There is nothing wrong with the gpu, but it is not supported by the considerably older motherboard. I am running an older asrock hydrid board and have similar compatibility issues with later gpu's.
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August 3, 2013 9:34:44 AM

ccondardo said:
ur6beersaway said:
Your mobo link is shot
I want to check the ram, if ddr3 is supported.


What is a Mobo link?
DDR3 is not supported.


This does nothing=Motherbaord: Asrock: bit.ly/14fjyRR
I would like to know your board model, But chris000 nailed my thoughts & is probably right.
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August 3, 2013 9:37:45 AM

In fact , I am CERTAIN of it.. If you trade you 650 ti for the best 460 you can get you may lose a smidge of performance, but it will run. Borrow one to check it out.
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August 3, 2013 10:30:12 AM

ur6beersaway said:
ccondardo said:
ur6beersaway said:
Your mobo link is shot
I want to check the ram, if ddr3 is supported.


What is a Mobo link?
DDR3 is not supported.


This does nothing=Motherbaord: Asrock: bit.ly/14fjyRR
I would like to know your board model, But chris000 nailed my thoughts & is probably right.


The motherboard is ASRock A785GM-LE AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
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August 3, 2013 10:35:07 AM

Presler said:
A bad system or cpu or gpu fan is causing the system to vibrate and hence become unstable. One or mor eof your pc fans may need to be serviced or replaced. Just make sure that your pc is free of vibrations in the first place.


O/P has changed the cpu, the board and the psu, and you think its a wobbly
case fan? I think any loose card / board connections would have been righted incidentally by now. I bet you a round of beers I am right and he needs a modern board, or an older card. All will be revealed if he borrows an older gpu!
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August 3, 2013 10:37:27 AM

chriss000 said:
Presler said:
A bad system or cpu or gpu fan is causing the system to vibrate and hence become unstable. One or mor eof your pc fans may need to be serviced or replaced. Just make sure that your pc is free of vibrations in the first place.


O/P has changed the cpu, the board and the psu, and you think its a wobbly
case fan? I think any loose card / board connections would have been righted incidentally by now. I bet you a round of beers I am right and he needs a modern board, or an older card. All will be revealed if he borrows an older gpu!


I agree it is not likely a fan. I've replicated the problem outside of the case. Chriss000's suggestion DOES make sense, however when I called Gigabyte their technical support confirmed to me that it shouldn't be incompatible. I'm included to take your work over theirs, but any reason why they'd say its compatible?
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August 3, 2013 10:53:46 AM

ccondardo said:
chriss000 said:
Presler said:
A bad system or cpu or gpu fan is causing the system to vibrate and hence become unstable. One or mor eof your pc fans may need to be serviced or replaced. Just make sure that your pc is free of vibrations in the first place.


O/P has changed the cpu, the board and the psu, and you think its a wobbly
case fan? I think any loose card / board connections would have been righted incidentally by now. I bet you a round of beers I am right and he needs a modern board, or an older card. All will be revealed if he borrows an older gpu!


I agree it is not likely a fan. I've replicated the problem outside of the case. Chriss000's suggestion DOES make sense, however when I called Gigabyte their technical support confirmed to me that it shouldn't be incompatible. I'm included to take your work over theirs, but any reason why they'd say its compatible?


There is an assumption of compatibility amongst providers that if a mother board is new it must be o.k.because of industry standards but certain hybrid boards use older chipsets. For instance, you replaced the board. Was it with new? If so, you used one that takes your old ram so you neednt replace it. This board probably has an older chipset, or at least, doesnt support your card on its current bios. Like I said, I am writing this on a hybrid asrock board that will run ddr ram, ddr2 ram, agp graphics cards, pci-e graphics cards , and it will take cpu's up to a Q6600, but if I stick any new card in in it it will fart and beep and give similar issues to what you have. The chipset is too older tech.
In fact, like yours, the problem is probably pci-e path bandwidth oriented, .
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August 3, 2013 10:59:49 AM

Unless you are certain older boards have a bios update for newer gear, buy peripherals that are same gen to avoid problems. If you go to a pc mechanics class, (i didnt) The golden rule is new pc's will run old parts but old pc's wont always run New parts; always check before you buy.
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August 3, 2013 1:12:22 PM

ccondardo said:
ur6beersaway said:
ccondardo said:
ur6beersaway said:
Your mobo link is shot
I want to check the ram, if ddr3 is supported.


What is a Mobo link?
DDR3 is not supported.


This does nothing=Motherbaord: Asrock: bit.ly/14fjyRR
I would like to know your board model, But chris000 nailed my thoughts & is probably right.


The motherboard is ASRock A785GM-LE AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard


You are using this+http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/64633 7/30/13
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