Last weekend I bought an Asus GTX 660 TI videocard. And as always it was a challenge to install. Probably that's the reason for success for tablet-pc's.
The card uses two slots in my pc, the same as the card I had. Unfortunately this card uses the full length of the 2nd slot for two fan coolers. Which unfortunately blocks two SATA slots for my harddrives and cd-drom. With some 'tough love' I tried to get the card in, but it kept popping out of the slot, hmpf.
So I decided to ditch the cd-rom. How many times do you use it anyway ? At least once for the setup of my new videocard. So I had to plug and play a little bit with my SATA cables until I had the videocard installed ánd configured.
Another issue was that my monitor did not work with my new card. I switched cables (analog, hdmi), monitors, nothing seemed to work. I almost gave up when I got an idea and looked in the last place you always look, the installation guide. In it I read that this card has an additional powersocket. When you connect it you are rewarded with a green led. When you only put the videocard in you get a red led. And this was what confused me as I though the card had power, put probably not enough.
While enjoying this I had some sizable breaks to think this over as Windows Setup installed 32 updates after the first reboot, 3 updates after the second reboot and a last update after the third reboot.
But now everything is fine. The card does not make much noice. I still have to play around with it and its GPU Tweak utility to give it a boost when necessary.