Topic Title: XFX R9 290 Black screening
Topic Summary: Constant BSOD'ing
Created On: 12/04/2013 08:42 PM
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 12/04/2013 08:42 PM
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It has been a long 2 days of headaches with this card. It would black screen even when just sitting on the desktop. I installed the latest drivers and did the usual driver sweep, reinstall, check compatability, and google fixes with no luck. I tried turning off the catalyst overdrive and it helped a little, but still the problem persisted. Returning the card is a pain since I bought it online and I know the card is a power house and am trying to make exchanging or returning a last resort.

Graphics Card
XFX R9 290

AMD Catalyst Driver Version, and Driver History

Operating System
Windows 8.1 64

Motherboard or System Make & Model
AMD 760G

Power Supply

Rosewill RBR1000-M

Display Device(s) and Connection(s) Used
Display port (seems when I use HDMI it works but it is very grainy and not as responsive)

Applications and Games

Desktop black screening, crashes in Battlefield 4 and even Counter strike GO.

CPU Details
AMD FX-8320

 12/07/2013 12:13 PM
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I replied with this message on a different topic:

"It's the card.  I had a 100% stable system before installing my XFX R9 290.  Ever since it's install, I have had constant BSOD/Rolling Random Restarts.

I tried everything, testing every componite I had, and even put my CPU under a stress test.  They all checked out perfect condition.  

I even went as far as fresh installing windows 7 and MULTIPLE driver installs.  Granted, spent many hours trying to troubleshoot my problem.  

Last resort, I pulled out my r9 290 and installed my old HD 6950 to see if it would return the system to normal.  

All better, even with the 9.5 Beta driver!  

I just RMA'd my r9 290 to newegg to see if a replacement will fix my problem.  If it does not, I am going to demand a refund.  

(Note:  I was also experiencing below average fps for EVERYTHING with the card.  Bf4, Heaven 4.0, Assassins Creed 4, etc.)"

I would recommend RMAing the card immeditally to the dealer you bought it from.  I have read many people have solved their problems this way. 

 12/07/2013 09:28 PM
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If it's black screening on the desktop, you need to RMA it. Same thing happened to me. My replacement card works fine. 

As I said in another thread, I think there's a batch of bad cards out there, and you and I just got unlucky. Hopefully your replacement works flawlessly like mine does. 

The card itself is great...awesome performance at high resolutions (1440p) with all settings maxed for many games. 

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