Topic Title: R9 290 Faulty?
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 11/16/2013 08:13 AM
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partTimeCrazy
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I just got an Saphire R9 290 but when I am watching a video (using VLC) and also browsing in Firefox, the browser tends to hang for 10 - 15 seconds. Is there a problem with the card or could it be something else?

I have a 750W Corsair powersupply which should be enough, right?

Also if it helps, I have
Windows 8.1
AMD FX 8350 CPU
32GB RAM

Any help appreciated!

 11/16/2013 11:06 AM
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Turn off hardware accelerated flash , and see what happens.



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 11/17/2013 01:03 PM
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kray28
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R9 290 here as well...

How will turning HW accelerated flash prevent a crash when watching a video in VLC?....which btw also happened to me. 

Crashes/BSoDs/Reboots/Screen momentarily blinking black happen almost at anytime, randomly and without warning. 

 11/17/2013 02:56 PM
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partTimeCrazy
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tried turning off flash hardware accelaration and firefox hardware accelaration and the problem is still there. only seems to be when i have split screen vlc and browser. same happens with chrome!

 12/16/2014 11:46 AM
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rain_walker_cz
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Hi,

Have you been able to resolve the issue? Got a R9 290 a few days ago and I have seen crashes, most frequently in VLC, but also in 2D. I wonder if this is likely a hardware or a software issue.

 12/18/2014 07:15 AM
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AMD_BSOD
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Originally posted by: rain_walker_cz Hi,

 

Have you been able to resolve the issue? Got a R9 290 a few days ago and I have seen crashes, most frequently in VLC, but also in 2D. I wonder if this is likely a hardware or a software issue.

 

 

This is a major bug of AMD graphiccards. You will not get rid of it. You have to live with it. But yes the graphiccard is faulty.

 12/20/2014 10:01 AM
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Originally posted by: partTimeCrazy tried turning off flash hardware accelaration and firefox hardware accelaration and the problem is still there. only seems to be when i have split screen vlc and browser. same happens with chrome!

 

You don't have to disable hardware acceleration for the entire browser...just the flash..here is how to do it.

You will have problems trying to play 3D and 2D applications at the same time.



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