Topic Title: R9-290 x-fire BSOD
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Created On: 04/11/2014 09:48 PM
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 04/11/2014 09:48 PM
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I brought 2 Asus r9-290s and tried to crossfire them. I'm getting BSOD with varying error causes quite regularly while using the cards under medium to heavy load, neither have been over-clocked. PC just freezes or goes BSOD.

Ive memory tested my machine - ok(no GRAM test performed), clean installed drivers - no change,  clean installed windows - no change, Application log reports kernal-ing errors.

I am just now attempting to run them as X-fire disabled to see how I go, not feeling confident. Is there a high rate of manifacture faults on these cards? and how would I go about identifying which one of the 2 has a hardware fault.

I'm fairly certain I have enough power and cooling is well covered(only air and original blocks)

Please any help would be much appreciated, system specs are as follows-

win 7 ult 64bit - OS

crosshair V formula - mobo

phenom x6 black amd - CPU

G-skill ripjaws 8gb - Ram

Samsung SSD

Coolermaster 1000 pro gold edition PSU

There are 2 mechanical disks just used as data storage, an optical drive and 6 chase fans. that is it

Im starting to think that one or both of thesee cards are faulty but I dont really wanna go down that road. Please help

 04/11/2014 10:56 PM
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The load suggests the PSU might be ubable to deliver the load needed

the R9 290s are real power pigs

I like uppity Corsair power supplies as they have a single rail and enough cable to deal with power pigs



 04/13/2014 02:45 AM
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1000W gold should be sufficient.

Monitor ALL temperatures.  Increase airflow.

Disable CoolnQuiet.

Be sure to connect the 4 pin EZ_PLUG power plugs on the mobo!





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