Originally Posted by mfknjadagr8
Any of you 290 guys had the black screen hardlock issue? Did you fix it? I've been reading a lot of posts about it and some people think it's due to the clocks fluctuating (uldp)...some people are saying it's like an over power limit issue... I've also read the theory that default fan curve can't keep up under fast heat changes....I've had it twice so far but I haven't disabled uldp yet and I haven't done the few good ideas from the 290 club for the overclocking bits but I plan to this afternoon...both of my cards are locked and both have elpdia memory but I'm hopeful I can get it sorted...
I've had black screen locks when overclocking the VRAM without adding voltage.....
Went away as soon as I gave it a nudge to +50mv, and went stable all the way up to 1500.
Honestly, I do get blackish/greenish dead wakes like once every 2 or 3 weeks after sitting asleep for hours..... even when not overclocking. I think it's drivers, cause I'm using this 14.9 garbage, and haven't updated yet.
The card works flawlessly other than the black screen every couple weeks, and it always starts right up.
It only makes me nervous when my wife has been working on some homework all day, and doesn't save it, and then walks away for a few hours.
I am always scared that I am going to click the mouse and get that deadly black/green screen, and she is going to lose a paper or something.... I see myself not getting any "special attention
" for weeks if this were to happen...