I am quite new to these forums, infact I've never posted here before, unfortunately it's not a great post to start things off with either. I've been running 2X MSI Radeon 6970's in Crossfire for 2-3 years now, I decided the other day even though they do run BF4 ok it's time to upgrade.
I decided to invest a large portion of my money into an Asus R9 290 after doing some light homework etc.... As the 780 was a bit to much for me with benchmarks and reviews i'd been seeing.
I unpackaged the R9 290 and installed it, the card ran fine on desktop, but very quickly when I tried putting it through it's paces the monitor would shut down and i'd just get a black screen.... Nothing at all... needing a reboot everytime. Ermmm, I read that it is mainly driver related at this time due to Elpida memory, instead of Hynix? Not sure what a moderators views are on that or other members on the forum?
Basically, I'd like some advise and answers before tomorrow, the card is repackaged and going back to the shop tomorrow and I will be asked to purchase an Asus GTX 780.... Unless anyone can supply me with a valid reason as to why the flagship cards with no real updates are doing this I can't keep my money and support in AMD anymore.
My system specs.
Asus Maximus Hero V motherboard
16 Gig Corsair Vengeance DDR3
WD 1TB Caviar Black HDD
Corsair TX850watt PSU
Happy to answer any other questions if need be?
Is there a fix before I leave AMD?