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Windows 7: GPU detected, can't activate anywhere [reward]

02 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
GPU detected, can't activate anywhere [reward]

EDIT: It got fixed... By my dad he switched the monitor input from the gpu to motherboard and back and then I rebooted... Weird way to fix it but it works! So sorry guys, no-one is getting Half Life 2


So, this happened when I took my GTX 660 to my friend to test if it works on his computer and came back home and plugged the gpu back in my computer. My brother used the computer while I was gone, since the processor has an intel HD 4000 in it. But now, the computer doesn't want to use the GTX 660 .

Here's what I've tried:
-install latest drivers
-Disable Intel HD 4000 in the windows device manager
-Rollback windows to a day where problem didn't occur
-Check BIOS, apparently I can't switch them there
-Check nvidia control panel, nothing there

Since my Asus gtx 660 comes with a gpu tweak utility, I played multiple games and checked gpu usage&tempature, the tempature is stable 30 celsius and usage is always around 15-30% (around idle usage, meaning the computer wasn't using my gtx 660.

This is one really tricky thing. The person who helps me solve this, gets a free copy of Half Life 2 via steam!

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02 Jan 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

are you plugging your monitor into your gpu or still into the motherboard display port?

if its the latter it will always use the intel gpu.

also have you remembered to plug in the 6/8 pin power lead to the gpu. its often overlooked lol.
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02 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
are you plugging your monitor into your gpu or still into the motherboard display port?

if its the latter it will always use the intel gpu.

also have you remembered to plug in the 6/8 pin power lead to the gpu. its often overlooked lol.
I've plugged the monitor to the gpu via HDMI.
And yes, I've plugged in the 6 pin pcie power lead too.
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02 Jan 2014   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Try this method:
Use Driver Sweeper http://www.guru3d.com/content_page/g...r_sweeper.html
then remove the graphics drivers and reboot. After removing the drivers, reboot your computer then install the driver from NVIDIA then follow the steps then see what will happen.
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02 Jan 2014   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoasterMen View Post
Try this method:
Use Driver Sweeper Guru3D - Driver Sweeper
then remove the graphics drivers and reboot. After removing the drivers, reboot your computer then install the driver from NVIDIA then follow the steps then see what will happen.
Well, damn. Didn't work.
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02 Jan 2014   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

in the bios it should come under something like advanced chipset options. just something that may have been overlooked because of its less than accurate title.
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02 Jan 2014   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
in the bios it should come under something like advanced chipset options. just something that may have been overlooked because of its less than accurate title.
The only thing I could find is primary graphics adapter, and it was set to PCI Express
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