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Just got my daily black screen with nothing open except GPU Tweak + Windows 7 Desktop.

 

Just thought i'd share my happiness with everybody from my laptop instead of my $4-5k and growing PC :mad:

 

In 3D i have memory at stock (5GHz), core at 1050, core V at 1300mV, power +150

In 2D i have the same with core at 1000 instead of 1050. Both fan curves leaning towards high rpm's with 2 120 fans pointing straight at the card.

 

Overdrive disabled, 13.12 WHQL (or 13.25??) ASUS bios flashed, Powercolor reference card. Nothing installed except CCC & GPU Tweak.

 

Anybody have any insight? I really wanna put this AC Block + Backplate on, but not if i'm gonna have to take it off again. I feel like i'm missing something. I can game in AC IV til i get sick of it, quit to desktop, then 30min's later the display driver just stops. Or it can happen 20 minutes into gaming. Or just turning on my PC and waiting for Blackness, it'll happen before i tire of waiting for it....

 

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Originally Posted by kpoeticg View Post

Just got my daily black screen with nothing open except GPU Tweak + Windows 7 Desktop.

Just thought i'd share my happiness with everybody from my laptop instead of my $4-5k and growing PC mad.gif

In 3D i have memory at stock (5GHz), core at 1050, core V at 1300mV, power +150
In 2D i have the same with core at 1000 instead of 1050. Both fan curves leaning towards high rpm's with 2 120 fans pointing straight at the card.

Overdrive disabled, 13.12 WHQL (or 13.25??) ASUS bios flashed, Powercolor reference card. Nothing installed except CCC & GPU Tweak.

Anybody have any insight? I really wanna put this AC Block + Backplate on, but not if i'm gonna have to take it off again. I feel like i'm missing something. I can game in AC IV til i get sick of it, quit to desktop, then 30min's later the display driver just stops. Or it can happen 20 minutes into gaming. Or just turning on my PC and waiting for Blackness, it'll happen before i tire of waiting for it....

/rant

myself and Mercy told you what you need to do last week but it is just a recommendation. do not put the block.
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Flash back to stock bios, uninstall GPU tweak. Did you disable ULPS? Driver cleaner and reinstall 13.2 - have you reseated the card in the pcix slot? Could be some dust in there, I've had that happen before.

Sounds like a software issue.
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Can someone explain to me why I'm seeing dips to 40 fps in Tomb Raider with not-really-maxed-out (TressFX off, AA turned down to FXAA) settings when there are videos of people playing with similar rigs with average 80 fps? I'm looking at this video in particular http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTfkpr0Tbe0

My rig is in the sig.

What am I doing wrong?
post #17745 of 43923
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myself and Mercy told you what you need to do last week but it is just a recommendation. do not put the block.

 

You mean the RMA?

Newegg pulled a fast one on me if you remember and gave me a VERY limited return window. So i would have to send it to Powercolor or AMD. Which would you recommend? I just can very easily see them having my card for 2 weeks and then sending it back to me because it "Powers On and shows display just fine"

Do you think they'll actually replace it for me?

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Flash back to stock bios, uninstall GPU tweak. Did you disable ULPS? Driver cleaner and reinstall 13.2 - have you reseated the card in the pcix slot? Could be some dust in there, I've had that happen before.

Sounds like a software issue.

 

I've flashed every bios on there except the PT1 & PT3. I stayed on the Asus because the voltage unlock seems to help a bit. Still get a cpl black screens a day though.

I didn't disable ULPS because i only have the 1 card so far. I plan on a Triple 290x build, but only have the one so far. I've definitely used DDU more times than i can count, and also reseated the card AND the cooler =\

 

Edit: Also, thanx for helping guys. I know I've brought this up multiple times in multiple threads recently. 


Edited by kpoeticg - 2/25/14 at 5:41am
    
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You mean the RMA?
Newegg pulled a fast one on me if you remember and gave me a VERY limited return window. So i would have to send it to Powercolor or AMD. Which would you recommend? I just can very easily see them having my card for 2 weeks and then sending it back to me because it "Powers On and shows display just fine"
Do you think they'll actually replace it for me?

I've flashed every bios on there except the PT1 & PT3. I stayed on the Asus because the voltage unlock seems to help a bit. Still get a cpl black screens a day though.
I didn't disable ULPS because i only have the 1 card so far. I plan on a Triple 290x build, but only have the one so far. I've definitely used DDU more times than i can count, and also reseated the card AND the cooler =\

Edit: Also, thanx for helping guys. I know I've brought this up multiple times in multiple threads recently. 

k, send it back to powercolor but take good pictures of it in all sides. you have no choice.

i only use Egg as a search function. i buy from super biiz or provantage.
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Cool, i'll definitely take good pics. I just hope they actually do something about it. Googleing the issue has brought me across a cpl threads where manufacturers just sent the card back stating that there's nothing wrong with it. 

 

I used to always stick up for Newegg on here because i always used them for my main components. This (+ a cpl other recent transactions) has soured me to them. Gonna have to join Amazon Prime. Does SuperBiiz and Provantage have good reputations for return policies and warranties?

    
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Cool, i'll definitely take good pics. I just hope they actually do something about it. Googleing the issue has brought me across a cpl threads where manufacturers just sent the card back stating that there's nothing wrong with it. 

I used to always stick up for Newegg on here because i always used them for my main components. This (+ a cpl other recent transactions) has soured me to them. Gonna have to join Amazon Prime. Does SuperBiiz and Provantage have good reputations for return policies and warranties?

like i said, you have no choice. these two sellers are better than egg. provantage bend over backwards to help in my last purchase. i don't get taxed, too.
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SuperBiiz usually seems to have fair prices for 290x's also. Maybe i'll just grab my other 2 cards to keep my pc running in the meantime. Gonna have to check out Provantage. Never really browsed them before. It's really attractive when companies don't play games with return policies. The whole reason i chose Powercolor to begin with is because they don't void warranties for watercooling. Hopefully they handle this black screen issue professionally. I'll be sure and post feedback in here about how everything goes :thumb:

    
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Good luck @kpoeticg! I hope they solved the problem. I would be mad too if mine got daily black screen.
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