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660 Ti Artifacts

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August 24, 2012 3:06:22 PM

Hello,

I bought an EVGA GeForce 660 Ti yesterday and when I installed it and the latest drivers I started getting artifacts when the card was being stressed. Launching a game covers the entire screen with artifacts and it then goes black shortly after.

My specs:
CPU: Intel I7 920
PSU: Corsair HX850
Mobo: Asus P6t
Memory: Corsair Dominator 6GB Triple Channel

I'd like to know what the possible causes are before I start the RMA procedure, as I don't want to return a working card and have to pay shipping both ways.

Thanks for the help.

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a c 290 U Graphics card
August 24, 2012 3:08:23 PM

It might be a faulty cable or graphics card, but that's very easy to check. Take a screenshot of the artifacts, and transfer it to another machine (like your cell phone). If the artifacts aren't there on the screenshot, it means it's not graphics card fault. It there are still artifacts there, it must be the card.
August 24, 2012 3:11:39 PM

Thanks for the help, I will try that in a few minutes. Oh and I'm running a GTX 275 on the same setup just fine.
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August 24, 2012 3:53:58 PM

Seems like I can't do that, the Windows startup animation gets corrupted and then the monitor just turns off. Is it weird that it only does that with proper drivers installed using proper resolution?
a c 290 U Graphics card
August 24, 2012 4:07:41 PM

It means the graphics card is faulty. Just return it and they will get you a new one. If it was cable or monitor, it wouldn't interfere with computer work.
August 24, 2012 4:11:16 PM

I was thinking the PSU could be at fault, but then wouldn't that show when running a 275?
a c 290 U Graphics card
August 24, 2012 4:12:03 PM

Exactly, GTX 275 needs much more energy than GTX 660 Ti.
August 24, 2012 4:51:52 PM

Well, thank you Sunius, I'll be returning the card.
a c 290 U Graphics card
August 24, 2012 5:11:34 PM

Glad I helped ;) .
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