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Graphics URGENT:Counterfeit?

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

  1. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    I only glanced at the thread as was in a rush - thought it best to post even though I thought there would be a reason, just in case.

    Not a fan of people wasting money, but yeah, should really only look when I have time :)
     
  2. SuperHans123

    SuperHans123 Well-Known Member

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    Just installed one of these in my system yesterday. Pisses on a 1050ti
    Even the 4GB version eats it.
     
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  3. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Yup close to the 1060.
     
  4. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    I too failed to read it properly....:D
     
  5. Alsomething

    Alsomething New Member

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    You need to remove the TIM to read whats on the chip and so you can re-apply new TIM to refit the heatsink. If you don't clean it and apply new TIM you will mostly likely get over heating issues. What device is reporting in device manager? Which drivers did you install manually or do you let windows do it automatically?
     
  6. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    Already confirmed to be a fake 1050 Ti and likely just a 550 Ti in its place, fella. :D
     
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  7. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    From most of the customer reviews on amazon not the greatest place I know but I've normally gone with Nvidia so thats what the GF brought while I was hMMMING AND AHHHING

    I paid 102.98 for 2 of them, yes I know, well I know now, especially as I've just brought 2 proper ones and they cost me 343.98 for the 2

    seeing as the new ones turning up today I decided to try and benchmark the fake. fake mark.jpg
     
  8. SuperHans123

    SuperHans123 Well-Known Member

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    You know the old adage, 'If it looks too good to be true, it probably is'
     
  9. veato

    veato I should be working

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    There are numerous listings right now for these suspiciously cheap 1050TIs. They really need reporting.
     
  10. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    There are hundreds of them here too. Anything from 1050s right through the 1080 lines.
     
  11. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Flash a 550ti bios back onto it and use it for a htpc.
     
  12. modd1uk

    modd1uk Well-Known Member

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    I heard the bit-tech saying was " If it looks too good to be true, GaryP will do you out of 50p ".
     
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  13. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    Only accept Brexit 50p's now, unfortunately...
     
  14. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    Just to confuse matters further, Ebay is being flooded with ex-cyber cafe GTX 1050 2GB, 1050ti 3GB and 1050ti 4GB cards from China, where there are a bunch of region exclusive models. Those cards 'are' genuine but are all so thoroughly thrashed they maye as well be fake.
     
  15. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    I'm going to buy one to go with my £9 - 128GB Micro SD card: https://www.amazon.co.uk/SanCard-Micro-Class6-MicroSDHC-Smartphone-128gb/dp/B0787GPY69/
    It must be real since it comes from a reputable brand like SanCard...

    It is bad how easily obvious fakes are sold on reputable sites. To an extent it doesn't matter to most people here, because you can take a punt and check it out for yourself. If (when) it is fake you might even get a free odd bit of tech to play with, on on very rare occasions a silly bargain. However they must be making money somewhere along the line by screwing people, and they're using Amazon/eBay's sense of familiarity and security (ymmv) to help them do it.

    Sometimes I even see obviously fake cards turn up on Amazon Warehouse Deals, which means they've probably be sent back for obvious reasons and now Amazon are effectively reselling them themselves clearly without actually checking them or dealing with the issue.
     
  16. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    well after being told by paypal to send the olds ones back I rang them and got though to an advisor who as it turns out is a gamer, I explained the issue with the cards being counterfeit and the cost of sending them back and now I've got a full refund and I don't have to send them back. :) so its a win for me :)
     
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  17. Sentinel-R1

    Sentinel-R1 Chaircrew

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    If they've refunded you without wanting to investigate, it must be quite a common thing - as pointed out above.

    Glad you've recovered your dosh and are up and running.
     
  18. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    okay so the counterfeit cards saga continues for curiosity's sake I've removed the thermal paste (what there was of it) and cleaned the chip so I can see whats written on it which is as follows (its in caps because that's how it appears on the card)

    The first card

    NVIDIA
    12C18163 1202A1
    s taiwan
    PFN614.MO1
    GF116-400-A1

    The second card

    NVIDIA
    12C78008 1226A1
    S TAIWAN
    PHY1255.MO1
    GF116-400-A1

    Problem being I have no idea how you use those numbers to identify the cards.

    Edit:
    Okay googling the last row of numbers returns that both cards are

    Nvidia geforce 550 ti's.
     
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  19. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Flash them with legitimate 550ti bios and re-purpose them.
     
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  20. Goatee

    Goatee Well-Known Member

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    What do I win? :)
     
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