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Graphics Card- Gigabyte r9 290x GV-R929XD5-4GD-B-GAAMD

Catalyst Driver Version, and Driver History-13.11 Beta9.2

Operating System- 64-bit Win 7

Issue Details When starting up computer the display freezes after a short time. This problem occurs even if no apps are open and the screen is just the desktop. In addition this issue happened when I was clean installing windows with the display plugged into the R9 290x. No issues present when using internal graphics (INTEL HD). This is really frustrating seeing as I was really looking forward to using this "awesome" "titan killer" of a card...

Motherboard l Asus MAXIMUS VI IMPACT
Power Supply: Corsair AX860i

CPU Details- Intel i7-4770k

Motherboard BIOS Version ASUS BIOS 0804

RAM: DDR3 GSKILL F3-2133C10D-16GXM

Additional Hardware- ssd boot drive. wifi pci card and dedicated sound card.

Additional Details- issue continues even during windows install
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Any help would be muchly appreciated.
post #2 of 9
The card is a titan killer. However i have no idea what wrong with it.
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yeah it is bizzare. Start up is all good, then it suddenly freezes up out of the blue. The strangest thing is the fact that it crashed during windows install... wth.gif
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Originally Posted by ragzz View Post

yeah it is bizzare. Start up is all good, then it suddenly freezes up out of the blue. The strangest thing is the fact that it crashed during windows install... wth.gif
yeah its odd.. hope its not a faulty card you got frown.gif
just wait a bit for someone that can help
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Silly question...is the card installed in the slot correctly? Are both power leads secure?

Was the card ok before you installed the latest drivers?
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post #6 of 9
Do you have another computer you could test the card on?

If you do try conecting the GPU into another computer to see if there are still problems with it.
post #7 of 9
try a diffferent display connection with adapter if needed.
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Don't worry everyone! I fixed it.... I installed newest drivers from asus for my motherboard. thumb.gif I feel a bit silly haha.
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lol dude! the drivers are the first thing!! Good you got it sorted! Enjoy!
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