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Today I received a new R9 290x to replace my 560Ti but also encountered a few problems. I was able to swap the cards without a problem. The PC booted up fine besides the wrong resolution and I quickly installed the latest drivers. I uninstalled my Nvidia drivers and the computer was working great throughout a few reboots. I decided that I would overclock my i5 2500k to really push my computer to the max by following a guide online but it didn't turn out so well. From what I can recall, I matched everything correct to what was shown on the tutorial. The PC would boot, the BIOs screen would flash, the Windows 8 logo would show up for a few seconds and the screen would then go back. I've tried reseting the CMOS multiple times and again I have the battery laying out of the mobo right now. I'm clueless on what to do and even thought the CPU was broken but the monitor inside the BIOs show temperatures on all four cores along with the clock speed. Please help me, I am stumped on what to do.
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What's the make and model of your motherboard? I had a similar issue with a gigabyte z87x-ud5 th board. Wasn't from overclocking though. It was my monitor not being plugged into the right hdmi port.
You may want to try to see if you can boot into safe mode.
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What's the make and model of your motherboard? I had a similar issue with a gigabyte z87x-ud5 th board. Wasn't from overclocking though. It was my monitor not being plugged into the right hdmi port.
You may want to try to see if you can boot into safe mode.

I don't know the exact model, but I'm sure that it's a GIGABYTE Z77 board. I can boot into safe mode fine; I'm in it right now. It's odd because the GPU/PC was acting flawlessly the first few reboots. I should also note I'm on Windows 8.1 64 Bit.
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Good. I recommend that you uninstall your amd video card software and drivers again. Do this by following this guide here:
http://www.overclock.net/t/651378/how-to-install-drivers-and-use-driver-sweeper
By the way, since you had a Nvidia card, make sure you uninstall those drivers, and the software it installed too. In the guide provided by the link above, they call the program driver sweeper. It is know called driver fusion. 1. Go to add and remove programs and uninstall your drivers. Reboot. 2.Then install driver fusion, reboot into safe mode with networking (I have found that regular safe mode won't work with windows 8.1 with driver fusion). 3. Run it, and let it find and delete any left over amd and NVidia files. You may have to reboot twice for amd and NVidia files (program will tell you too). Once this is done, boot into normal mode and install amd drivers.
Then enjoy graphics card;)
Let me know if this works.
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Good. I recommend that you uninstall your amd video card software and drivers again. Do this by following this guide here:
http://www.overclock.net/t/651378/how-to-install-drivers-and-use-driver-sweeper
By the way, since you had a Nvidia card, make sure you uninstall those drivers, and the software it installed too. In the guide provided by the link above, they call the program driver sweeper. It is know called driver fusion. 1. Go to add and remove programs and uninstall your drivers. Reboot. 2.Then install driver fusion, reboot into safe mode with networking (I have found that regular safe mode won't work with windows 8.1 with driver fusion). 3. Run it, and let it find and delete any left over amd and NVidia files. You may have to reboot twice for amd and NVidia files (program will tell you too). Once this is done, boot into normal mode and install amd drivers.
Then enjoy graphics card;)
Let me know if this works.

That did not work. I still have the same problem.
post #6 of 6
You may want to check you bios for onboard gpu. For trouble shooting purposes try disabling it, so that your discrete gpu (r9 290x) is working. Also, this may sound silly but make sure display cable is plugged into you new graphics card, not your motherboard.
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