Black screens on 2D tasks! Asus 290X DC2OC

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  1. mikapote

    mikapote New Member

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    Hey everyone,

    I recently updated my drivers to enjoy better perfs on GTA5. From 14.4 to 15.x (15.5, 15.6, I tried both). Here is what happened:

    1) My old DVI to HDMI cable suddenly wasn't able to transfer the signal anymore. I had to use a newer cable to get the signal back. Yeah, strange. It's working again if I go back to 14.4, so it's really related to the driver update. This is more for your information, the real problem is the second one ->

    2) Most importantly: I now have black screens / freezing (driver crash, need for a hard reboot) within a couple of minutes, but only if I'm on the desktop, doing 2D tasks.
    There is no problem if I quickly start a game at boot up, and play for hours!! My computer is totally unusable right now.

    So please guys, help me! :bawl:

    Windows 8.1, 64bits
    Asus 290X DC2 OC
    Intel Core i7 4790K
    Asrock Z97 Extreme6
    Kingston HyperX Fury Black (16Gb)
    Corsair Professional Series AX860 (860W)
     
  2. sammarbella

    sammarbella Ancient Guru

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    If you don't have problem in 3D and it only appears in 2D maybe ULPS is the culprit, try disabling it.
     
  3. mikapote

    mikapote New Member

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    I've disabled ULPS, and until now... no black screen.
    But I've only tested the system for a few minutes. I'll give some news here after some more testing!

    Thanks sammarbella! :)
     

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