Jump to content

Anyone know why this is happening?

DietzDiet
 Share

Go to solution Solved by mariushm,

If you're super lucky, it's just heatsink clogged with cat hair dust and other crap, basically overheating the card. 

 

But that's rare... i'd bet it's probably something more complicated like some surface mount ceramic capacitors on the back of the pcb knocked off, and without those the gpu is unstable under load. Or some stuff in the power delivery is going bad once it gets hot. 

 

As for power consumption, it has 2 pci-e 6 pin connectors so what do you think?  The GTX 660TI cards peak at around 145w from 12v, so a 200w power supply won't be able to power it AND power a motherboard, a cpu and other things at same time. 

 

Not worth buying anything with less than 4 GB VRAM these days.

This link has a gtx 660 ti and it doesnt work, the person said "PC posts with graphics card installed, drivers install, but crashes under load." what happened to it? What do u guys think? Is it smth with the drivers? Maybe i can snatch it and fix it for $20 and will it also be compatible with a 200 watt psu?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

If you're super lucky, it's just heatsink clogged with cat hair dust and other crap, basically overheating the card. 

 

But that's rare... i'd bet it's probably something more complicated like some surface mount ceramic capacitors on the back of the pcb knocked off, and without those the gpu is unstable under load. Or some stuff in the power delivery is going bad once it gets hot. 

 

As for power consumption, it has 2 pci-e 6 pin connectors so what do you think?  The GTX 660TI cards peak at around 145w from 12v, so a 200w power supply won't be able to power it AND power a motherboard, a cpu and other things at same time. 

 

Not worth buying anything with less than 4 GB VRAM these days.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share


×