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Windows 7: GTX 660 not recognized in x16 only in x8 slot

05 Apr 2013   #21
RaviR

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thank you for all the help so far Dude. I will check the CPU soon, hopefully that helps


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07 Apr 2013   #22
RaviR

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Haven't seen anyone replied to this thread as yet. I checked the CPU and heatsink and they both seem fine. Still haven't tried the card in another system so..guess i'm stuck at x8 then.
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08 Apr 2013   #23
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Testing it in another system and trying another card in the top slot is the only way to know for sure.
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08 Apr 2013   #24
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Just checking: after you make a change to the UEFI settings (BIOS) you are then going to the EXIT tab and choosing "Save Changes & Exit", correct?
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08 Apr 2013   #25
TVeblen

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The part of the UEFI that you show in your screenshots is for setting the speed of the PCIe slots. The options should be Auto, Gen1, Gen2, and Gen3. For a 660 that setting should be Auto or Gen3.

To Enable/Disable the onboard graphics that setting should be under Onboard Devices Configuration under the Advanced Tab.

Warning: be sure you have read and know how to reset the UEFI/BIOS from the button on the motherboard before doing this. If you disable the onboard graphics and the card still does not work you will get nothing but black. You will not be able to see the UEFI settings to change them back.
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08 Apr 2013   #26
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Since you got both of these, the mobo and card, at the same time, it is a little difficult to tell which one could be faulty. If changing the settings in the BIOS and drivers etc don't work, then it could be either component. I couldn't find anything on how to test the GPU other than testing it in another rig. If you have a PC shop nearby, they might have a bench machine they could stick it in to see if it shows up at 16x

Otherwise, there is something you can test for the pci-e slot with a multimeter/voltmeter, or get a pci-e slot tester (just search google and you can find them. not sure if you can get one in Trinidad) :
Desktop Mainboard Motherboard PCI-E PCI Express PCIE Slot Tester

Motherboard PCI-E PCI Express 16X Slot Test Card Tester on eBay!


For a little more money and it might be more readily available, you could purchase a really cheap x16 card and see if it boots properly in that slot. If it boots, that would rule out bios issues. if it doesn't boot, then it's not the card, it would be settings, drivers or the pcie slot: $26 for a Gforce 210 MSI N210-512D2 GeForce 210 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Newegg.com


Also, if you have the card in the x16 slot, do you hear any beeps on POST?
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08 Apr 2013   #27
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
Since you got both of these, the mobo and card, at the same time, it is a little difficult to tell which one could be faulty. If changing the settings in the BIOS and drivers etc don't work, then it could be either component. I couldn't find anything on how to test the GPU other than testing it in another rig. If you have a PC shop nearby, they might have a bench machine they could stick it in to see if it shows up at 16x

Otherwise, there is something you can test for the pci-e slot with a multimeter/voltmeter, or get a pci-e slot tester (just search google and you can find them. not sure if you can get one in Trinidad) :
Desktop Mainboard Motherboard PCI-E PCI Express PCIE Slot Tester

Motherboard PCI-E PCI Express 16X Slot Test Card Tester on eBay!




For a little more money and it might be more readily available, you could purchase a really cheap x16 card and see if it boots properly in that slot. If it boots, that would rule out bios issues. if it doesn't boot, then it's not the card, it would be settings, drivers or the pcie slot: $26 for a Gforce 210 MSI N210-512D2 GeForce 210 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Newegg.com


Also, if you have the card in the x16 slot, do you hear any beeps on POST?
Good links Thorsen, and then he can use the 210 as a dedicated PhysX card
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09 Apr 2013   #28
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post

Good links Thorsen, and then he can use the 210 as a dedicated PhysX card

Thanks, and yes that too. although I have not set this up, I have heard there are modified drivers for this setup.
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12 Apr 2013   #29
RaviR

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thank you guys for the suggestions, I am currently away from home but as soon as i get back i want to test the card on another system. But from what I have seen so far, as far as games go the card has been performing exceptional running everything at high or ultra settings. What's the main difference between the x8 and x16 slot and would it really affect visual performance?
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13 Apr 2013   #30
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Does it run perfectly fine in the 2nd slot for your needs? Use Fraps and see, if the frame rate is always 30+ in max settings in all the games you care about, you are golden.

Then I would just let it ride in that slot, end of story and check ASUS occasionally for motherboard BIOS update notes.

The 660 was likely not out when that motherboard was in the testing stages, so issues like this, not a shocker at all.
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