Hi guys from AMD forrum, my name is Lucas and i'm from Brazil. I just bought a Gigabyte R9 290X WF3 and i'm experience a issue that i could not resolve. I bought this card in another country and people said to me that gigabyte do not have international warranty, so if i can't make it work, will be a lot of money to the junk. I really don't have no on else to ask. Can you guys please lend me your wisdom?
First of all my PC spec is:
Windows 8.1 Pro
i5 3570k (working on stock)
asus P8h77-V LE
8GB rams DDR3-1333
Gigabyte R9 290X Windforce3.
Thermaltake smart 550w 80plus bronze, model SP-550p.
Monitor Samsung SyncMaster TA550(LED Full HD)
I first installed the GPU in my computer with a i3 3240, the GPU worked just fine for about 2 weeks, then i upgraded my CPU to a i5 3570k, and worked as well for something about 3-4 days. In this time i notice that my PC wasn't going to sleep, and i discovery that was some software issue from the Windows Media Player that was blocking, after solve that i manage to put my PC to sleep normally (S3 mode), that's when all the problems began, when I went to wake up my PC the catalyst crash, sometimes leading to a black screen and resetting the system, sometimes get noise on the screen and after a wile i receive this message "Display driver has stopped responding and has recovery". The weirdest thing is that even after a system reboot the noise still was there until the driver could recovery. The PC Reached a point where the windows was not starting anymore, so i used the DDU in safe mode to uninstall all the graphic cards(With the onboard video the system was fully function). So i formatted my system and try to re-install everything, but the catalyst won't install, i'ts crash and reboot in the middle of the install, i changed the cable that was a DVI-D <-> HDMI to a HDMI <-> HDMI and manage to install the catalyst, but the crashes and noise problems was still happening. =\
Here is a print from the Bug (this is a directly URL from a Facebook picture*):
Some people told me that my power supply isn't enough to handle this GPU, I'm praying this isn't the problem because i'm really short on cash for more upgrades =\
But if this is true, how much watts do i need to handle this configs? This Corsair ATX 700W CMPSU-700G-WW can handle? Maybe this will be my only viable option to buy.
Well this is my story. I would appreciated any help, and i truly apologize for this wall of text, and really sorry about my English, i'ts not my primary language and i'm not good at it.
Big hugs from Brazil! XD