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MSI N660TI-2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: While it worked, the card performed very well and is reasonably priced.

Cons: There is a widespread error where the screen goes black and an error message pops up saying "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered..." Looking into fixes I find people with this problem dating back to mid 2012, and currently there seems to be no solution. Rolling back to old drivers doesn't fix the issue. I tried multiple versions dating back to August of 2012. My PSU is plenty powerful (750W), I've monitored GPU temperatures and it will still error even at low temps (~30C).

Nvidia posted this on their support forums https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/389688/geforce-drivers/nvidia-statement-on-tdr-errors-display-driver-nvlddmkm-stopped-/ essentially saying "it's window's fault and it could be caused by anything" i.e. you're out of luck. There are lots of proposed fixes, up to and including a full reinstall of Windows, but plenty of people still have the issue.

I'm going to keep looking for a solution. I'll post it if I find something that works, but if I can't find one then I'll have to RMA the card.

Other Thoughts: Card worked perfectly for several days then this error started.

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SAPPHIRE 100269HDMI Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Very good price for the power

Cons: -Large, just make sure you have room in your case and it shouldn't be an issue.
-HDMI port does not display properly. It doesn't fill all the pixels on the screen, leaving a black border all around as well as slight changes in color. This has been an issue I have seen happening with other people, and I have spent the past week trying to hunt down a solution. No one seems to have one yet. It seems like it is only an issue when you are running Windows 7 64 bit, but this is not confirmed.

Other Thoughts: Beware if you are planning on running a monitor/television through the hdmi port

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Craig R.'s Profile

Display Name: Craig R.

Date Joined: 11/08/09

  • Reviews: 2
  • Helpfulness: 0
  • First Review: 12/02/09
  • Last Review: 02/24/13
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