Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Drivers Section' started by asder00, Jun 24, 2014.
You need to get a better cpu and PSU for the r9 290
I guess, if it comes next month.
I've an issue with these last drivers, expecially with 14.6 and 14.6 rc2. During installation, when the screen resizes, i have black screen issue and there is no way to install drivers.
I need to reboot in safe mode, uninstall with DDU or driver fusion (Or both) and reinstall 14.4.
My gpu works perfectly with 14.4 but i don't know why is not working with 14.6.
Is there someone who can help me please?
Sorry for my english and thanks a lot
You should try these:
1 - Try updating your VGA BIOS, it solved most of the crashes on my system (I had A LOT of crashes before). Remember to use the correct BIOS from your manufacturer (exact model).
Right now, my system only crashes if I open many videos on youtube and media player classic simultaneously. I'm on the latest drivers and Win 8.1.
2 - Other thing, avoid having MSI afterburner running all the time. Set your clocks with it and close it. It crashes my system a lot when running in background.
3 - One more, and the most important: Change that PSU for something with at least 620Watts. 550 isn't enough.
Does it fix the Flash Player BSOD on Firefox?
Uh, I don't know about that .. 550W is not too bad, but on top of that, if the PSU wasn't good enought, then the card would not work at all.
But it does work with the 13.12, and it does work when OC with Afterburner.
I can go through all the benchs I want, when using AB, it's all stable, no problem.
So my problem is definitely not PSU related. All problems happen in 2D mode actually, so always when low power is needed.
you NEED to change that power supply
the newer drivers will bring new features and stress you card more
that 290 needs at Least a 750 watt PS
that a10 is a low power cpu but that video card is a major power hog
I say 750w (my opinion) but gigabyte says at least 600watts
so their you go
That has been fixed for months by disabling hardware acceleration for flash player
Works nice in Grid AutoSport, also WildStar performance increase, at my house I used to get 95fps, now 102.
The 14.6 CAT has fixed the BSOD's in Fx at least with the Nightly. Disabling HWA in Flash never prevented BSOD's for me. If you are running 14.6 and still have Flash HWA disabled try enabling it again and see if you still get BSOD's.
Seems good driver so far. First game I am testing. GPU Load 96%+ :banana: Last drivers I had 82-85%.
When 14.4 WHQL came out I was running 2x R9-290x in cfx using 13.11 beta v9.2. I had some problems getting 14.4 installed but it finally took.
Right about when the June 2nd 14.6 RC was released I added water cooling to the R9-290xs. Since then I get black screens after trying to install any 14.xx driver while there are two R9-290xs connected to this one motherboard (ASRock Z87 Extreme4 @ Win7 x64). The drivers will install with one card but not two.
I swapped slots... no change. I took the R9-290xs out of the Extreme4 and put them on a ASRock 990FX Fatal1ty Pro (Win7 x64) board and they work fine in cfx with all drivers (minus the inherent bugs).
I took the two HD 7950s I had on the 990FX board and put them on the Exteme4 and they work fine in cfx with all drivers.
I'm at a loss at why the 7950s will crossfire with all 14.x drivers but the R9-290xs won't cfx on any driver above the 13.11 beta v9.2 on the Z87 Extreme4 board.
I've done most of the logical checks that I can think of including...
1. Using DDU.
2. Disabling AV & AS.
3. Disabling OC.
4. Toggling Gen 1, 2, 3.
5. Security erasing SSD and loading Win x64 from scratch.
6. PS is 1300w and drives the 7950s.
7. Swapped out cables.
8. etc, etc...
I have been able to edit the registry to disable cfx and enable ULPS. This allows the system to boot on this latest 14.x driver. But all this is doing is basically powering down the second R9-290x even though it's in the slot.
Device Manager will show drivers loaded and no conflcts. AIDA shows all the correct data gleened from both cards. GPU-Z and MSI AB shows data on both cards. But as soon as I try to enable cfx, the system freezes and black screens on reboot.
The only difference I can latch onto is that the 7950s are using the cfx bridge vs. the R9-290xs are using the XDMA over PCI-E to communicate with each other.
CPU is i7-4770k on the Extreme4 and FX-8350 on the 990FX.
i think you need to update your bios
Could also try disabling certain power-saving things like ASPM
Maybe I misunderstand the way PSU work .. How can a psu be insufficient if it is totally stable at full load ?
Because the problem happens when the card is not loaded ..
Thank you asder00!
I have re-flashed the BIOS in both R9-290x cards.
The Extreme4 mobo has a dual bios which I have switched over from one to the other while also clearing CMOS.
I've been running the latest mobo BIOS v2.70 but I did try going back to v2.60.
But still no changes.
Thank you for your suggestion!
The mobo BIOS doesn't have any settings related to ASPM but I am switched to ACHI on the Sata. Power Options in Win7 are set to High Performance with LSPM disabled.
Thank you for your suggestion!
Thanks for this info, and thanks to @asder00
SpinTires graphics still broken with these, going back to 14.4