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I bought a 290 from microcenter last night. I was already running an AMD 7750, with the latest drivers, so i just swapped it out with the 290. Windows crashed on the login screen. So, i switched over to integrated graphics, and uninstalled all AMD drivers. Re-installed the 290, worked like a charm. as soon as i reinstalled CCC, windows crashed. I plugged the 7750 back in, and it working fine.

So, just to rule everything out, i re-installed Windows (with the 290 installed). Ran just fine the whole time. After re-install, i ran windows update, watched youtube, media with VLC, and other odds and ends for an hour or so. Perfect. After AMD Driver install, rebooted. Crash. Re-installed the 7750, same PCI-E slot, same power cable, same drivers, etc. Works fine.

Do you think the card is bad? Its just so weird to me that it runs fine until the driver is installed. I tried both 13.11 & 13.12. (Windows 8 64 bit BTW).

Thanks.

*One additional thing i thought of. I did try and switch the BIOS switch to the 2nd position. No change.
Edited by Hatchet - 1/16/14 at 7:06am
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what psu?
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Corsair cx500.
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artifacts, afaik, is caused by not enough voltage. now, the psu might not be giving enough. that is just my guess.
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So, a few things ive thought of, and other have mentioned.

1) I need to update my motherboards BIOS. I believe i am on the shipping version.

2) Im going to try and unplug everything; HDD's, USB devices, fans, DVD drive to try and determine if it is a PSU deficiency issue.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks for the response rdr09. +rep
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Psu...change it
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Originally Posted by Hatchet View Post

So, a few things ive thought of, and other have mentioned.

1) I need to update my motherboards BIOS. I believe i am on the shipping version.

2) Im going to try and unplug everything; HDD's, USB devices, fans, DVD drive to try and determine if it is a PSU deficiency issue.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks for the response rdr09. +rep

Those things you mentioned account for a trivial power draw. an idle dvd drive draws as near as makes no difference no power at all.
 
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went and got a 750 watt psu.
No change at all.

i updated my motherboard bios, and re-flashed the latest 290 BIOS from gigabyte/techpowerup.
No change.

Any other ideas?

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keep the psu Hatchet. what i would do at this point is return the gpu to microcenter. that store is known for hassel-free returns if within the prescribed time limit.
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Yea....i guess that is what im going to have to do.

I was so pleased when i saw this for $399.

Now im stuck between the 770/280x @ $300-330 and the 780 @ $450. sigh......

Thanks again for your help. I think i am just going to hang onto the 750watt psu.
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