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Geforce 660 TI failed? - windows not booting

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November 17, 2013 11:14:34 AM

Hi all,

Firstly this is my first thread so apologies if this is posted in the wrong section.

However, I'm at my wits end and need the help of some experts.

I've had an overclocked system which has been running fine now for 6 months or so. Then today, I'm playing a game and notice the game stutters to the point of locking up. To rectify the problem I had to CTRL / ALT / DEL and start the task manager. When I went back to the game it ran smothly again.

However, 5 mins later and the prolem started again.

I then tried a new game, nd all was good for 20 mintes, but all of a sudden it lagged, then locked up and finally went to a black screen with very thin sporadic white lines. Odd I thought. So I restarted Windows and it gets as far as the Starting Windows page and reboots.

My stsrem:

i5 4670k
Gigabyte 660 TI OC edition (2gig)
Gigabyte Z87 D3HP motherboard
8 gig of 1600mhz DDR3
Windows 7
500gig hard drive
PSU 700w

Actions I've done:

1) ran full virus malware software - nothing found
2) ran windows safety mode - everything works fine this way
3) removed graphics card to reseat - still not booting
4) removed all ram and replaced / swapped modules - still not booting
5) updated drivers for Nvidia in safe mode - still not booting.
6) booted stock profile from BIOS to see if it was an overclocking issue - Still not booting
7) ran msconfig and started only basic star up programs - works in safe mode but wont boot in normal mode

Of course, I'm only making the assumption it's the GPU due to the weird stuttering before it crashed. Of course it could be something else.

Note - the Overclock of the system was done by Scan as I'm not technical enough minded to play with the voltages. It could be this I guess but it has ran smoothly for 6 months.

The graphics card is 10 months old so just about in warranty. I have a 1440p monitor that only houses a DVI-D input. I don't believe the onboard graphics from the chip can output to DVD-D so I can't test this.

Thank you in advance for anyone that can fix this!


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November 18, 2013 5:37:40 AM

So, your pc can only boot in safe mode, right? Did you make any changes in your computer software or hardware recently? If you ask me, I would say it's a software issue, a new program, or driver... Could you please check the windows log files in safe mode? It might has something useful for us.

One more thing that is not clear for me; did you succesfully boot up in safe mode with your gtx 660 ti installed? If yes, than I dare say your geforce vga is working fine.

I'm sorry for the grammar mistakes.
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December 4, 2013 3:14:59 PM

To give you an update, I bought a cheap £25 card and everything is working fine. Does this mean my original card failed?

The retailer has offered me a full refund if this is the case but will charge me for delivery of they find no fault?
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December 7, 2013 3:43:45 PM

Hussar93 said:
I have a few questions, if you don't mind.

Do you have issues like these:
http://logout.hu/dl/upc/2010-08/5690_psod.jpg
http://community-stage.sony.co.uk/legacyfs/online/4235_...
http://pictures.xbox-scene.com/xbox360/gpuglitch/01.jpg

Did you succesfully boot in safe mode with your original vga installed?
Is the new video card has an ATI or NVidia gpu?

I have a few ideas, but i need to know the answers for these questions to help you.


My screen looked like the top photo.

The new card is Nvidia.

It did boot in safe mode on the old card but I have my bios set to automatic in terms of whether to use GPU or integrated graphics on my CPU. I only have it plugged in via the Dual Link port (not VGA).
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December 15, 2013 11:04:01 AM

the_sas_man said:
To give you an update, I bought a cheap £25 card and everything is working fine. Does this mean my original card failed?

The retailer has offered me a full refund if this is the case but will charge me for delivery of they find no fault?


Please forgive me for the late answer.

They will probably charge you for delivery, if you don't bring the item back personally... even if there is a fault. I beleive your gpu is damaged. Let the retailer test the card, if they don't fint a fault, then we keep trying.

Good luck!
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