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Graphics URGENT:Counterfeit?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Ryu_ookami, 28 Oct 2018.

  1. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    Hi, am I right in thinking this isn't what I was supposed to have received I was meant to get an

    Nvidia GTX 1050 TI (4GB) Card

    however when trying to play some games recently It jumps to 80+ degrees and a 100% fan load and then crashes to a black screen (windows doesn't crash and no BSOD)

    The Bios reports it as being an Nvidia GTX 1050 TI (4GB) Card

    and GPU-Z reports it as being a Nvidia GTX 1050 TI (4GB) Card

    but I'm not convinced so I removed the fans to check, I've taken pictures of the bare card.

    So am I right is it a counterfeit card.

    for some reason I'm having trouble adding an image so I've added a direct link to the image.

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    http://i63.tinypic.com/wase2p.jpg
     
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  2. Goatee

    Goatee Active Member

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    Can you clean the TIM off the chip and take a decent picture of it?
     
  3. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    The SLI connector is a dead giveaway that it can't be a 1050TI.
     
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  4. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    not at the moment as I'm still using it as its the only one I have available.


    I've just updated GPU-Z and its now reporting it as a fake nvidia gtx 1050 ti

    the sticker on the back of the card says Nvidia gtx 1050 ti as well so it can't even be classed as a error..
     
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  5. Goatee

    Goatee Active Member

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    My guess is a 550ti flashed to look like a 1050ti....
     
  6. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    I just got ebay to ring me and boy did I get lucky I'm obviously outside the 30 day money back scheme but I'm within the 180 days to open a paypal case just if I'd left it until the 1st of next month I'd be outside the 180 days so I'm just waiting until 9am so I can ring Paypal.
     
  7. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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  8. Anfield

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    It does look like that at first glance, memory layout is a perfect match, pcb size matches, blue pcb was very common back when it was a current card (Gigabyte, MSI, Galaxy, Sparkle, Leadtek and ECS (plus some others I've missed) all did at least one 550TI with a blue PCB), VRM is around the right level of anaemic for a 550TI as well.

    There is also this french ebay auction:
    https://www.ebay.fr/itm/112931872849
    If you scroll down to the spec table it is listed as a 550TI and as a 1050TI, which is interesting since on ebay UK there is a 100% identical looking card being advertised as a 1050TI:
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GTX-1050...phics-Card-for-NVIDIA-GeForce-UK/163329241341

    While it is obviously a different one than the OP has due to the black PCB it does hint at 550TIs being sold as 1050TIs being an established practice.

    Just an FYI: The 1050TI does not support SLI, if they are for different PCs or whatever not a problem, just don't want you to burn money.
     
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  9. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    So the 1050Ti has VGA?
     
  10. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    yeah ones for my pc and ones for the other half we are trying to stick to having the same specs in our system apparently its to stop me claiming that she only won whatever we are playing because she had a faster system lol
     
  11. Vault-Tec

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  12. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    Other than being an 8gb card rather than a 4GB card can you tell me why its a better deal?? remember i know next to nothing about gfx cards.
     
  13. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    10 - 20% better performance, plus three free games.
     
  14. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    I'd like the free games etc but all the reviews I'm reading are saying that the Radeon has heating issues and my system is air cooled so I'll stick with overclockers for the 1050 ti as from them its 20 quid cheaper :)
     
  15. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    Nevermind, while I've been dithering back and forth the other halfs just brought two just wait until she goes shopping next time and is trying to decide.
     
  16. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Heating issues? that's a decent cooler I reckon. It's a faster card dude, but your money your choice.
     
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  17. modd1uk

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    That's where my money would go ^
     
  18. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    Likewise. Not sure where you read that AMD has “heating issues.”

    How much did you pay for the card on eBay? That should’ve been the first obvious giveaway. The performance should’ve been the next. You should be able to download the latest GPUZ and it’ll tell you that it’s a fake. That’s easily found these days.
     
  19. adidan

    adidan Avatar is nearly back in season.

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    He's already answered that in post #12 - he needs one for each of two PCs, not two in SLI for the same PC.

    Again, he's confirmed (post #4) that GPU-Z shows it to be a fake.

    :)
     
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