Vapor-x R9 290X 8GB / i7 4790k @ 4.6ghz 24 GB ram I cannot figure out what is going on. This is an issue I've been dealing with for about 2 months.. I thought it was related to drivers, so I reverted back to my last good set, not the issue. I thought it was my PSU. replaced it with a new one.. not the issue I keep coming back to thinking this is a driver conflict of some sort.. But I can't figure out what is causing it. Basically what happens is, my PC will do a hard crash when gaming, sometimes watching youtube or using chrome.. I always know when it will happen, because parts of my screen will black out in a flicker, and then it usually is followed up by a crash if I could something or keep doing what I'm doing.. I can play a round of PUBG, no problem, sit in the menu, and when I start my next game, a lot of the time, I'll get a hard freeze when it switches loading screens... The PC will freeze, the sound will buzz and I'm forced to reboot. I've tried dropping my CPU over clock, tested my memory, tried no OC on the gpu, tried not using afterburner. it doesn't seem to matter.. Sometimes its totally usable for a week, and i'll sit down and use it and it freezes when I use it. (again, during full screen youtube sometimes, but more likely during a game, but never at full load, usually when something changes IE : main menu to loading screen or back to game). I did have a problem for a day where it would do the same things just after logging in. after a few DDU's and reinstalls I haven't seen that.. I also started to wonder if my span wall paper was the issue, since one screen is off the intel graphics, and the other is off the GPU, and the GPU is at 75 hz for display... that was a change I made when all this started, so I changed it back to the way it was.. I was able to play a couple rounds of PUBG.. Still had a hard freeze though, but it happened when I hit tab to bring up my inventory.. same type of freeze, everything locks up, buzzing sound. I'm running out of ideas.. I don't want to throw money at this. the card isn't overheating I changed thermal paste in july and it runs no higher than 73 degrees. The fact that I can game with it and the freezes are random, or from silly things like bringing up inventory has me believing something else is going on....... I also have wattman disabled... to add.. I also read Icue had caused problems like this (corsair keyboard/mouse software). i tried removing that and the issue persisted..