- R9 280X 3GB. It's at my work right now so can't check exact details until tomorrow morning.
- Brand new out the box, so no overclocking even possible without boot.
AMD Catalyst Driver Version, and Driver History
- Installed latest AMD driver version last week (14.4 I think?). Previous card is an HD 6980 and was working perfectly before trying new card. Uninstalled all AMD drivers as of now as instructed by AMD tech help.
- 64-bit Windows 7. Don't have another OS to test card on.
- Uninstalled all previous drivers as instructed. Powered down machine. Secured new R9 280X into motherboard, fitted the correct power cables. Start up machine. BIOS screen flashes as per usual (can enter BIOS as well). BUT, then the screen goes black (not blank), with only a 0_ at the bottom right side of the screen. The wierd thing is, I can still hear windows booting up in the background while the screen holds on this error/whatever it is. I can't get past this. So I can't install the drivers etc. AAHHHH!!!! (I've been at this problem for a week now, hence the pained AAAAHHH!!!!)
Motherboard or System Make & Model
- Intel DP67BG
- Gigabyte 550W
Display Device(s) and Connection(s) Used
- A standard LG 24inch connected by a HDMI cable. Not sure of other specifics?
Applications and Games
- l wish I could run applications or games Can't get past boot!
- Intel i7 2600K 3.4 GHz (and never overclocked a GPU or CPU in my life).
Motherboard BIOS Version
- I was advised by AMD tech support to update my BIOS to latest revised version. After visiting the Intel website, it seemed that my BIOS was last revised in 2012, which is the version I downloaded and updated to (using the Windows executable method). The specific details I'll have to look up on my PC at work tomorrow. But yeah, even after the BIOS update, didn't help.
System Memory Type & Amount
- 16GB.. (DDR3 I think?)
- 3 HDD: 120Gbyte, 1TB, 3TB. No other hardware other than my external sound card.
- I have contacted both Intel and AMD support, but after 7 days of constant testing I'm at a new low point. I spent the last of my savings buying a R9 280X because I love the AMD range and was so keen for an upgrade.
After a lot of searching, it seems like it something to do with the R9 280X's compatability with a few motherboards? I know there are others that have had the same problem but can't seem to find anyone that has any answers.
My wife would kill me if I had to buy a new motherboard. I just can't see why thiscard can work on older motherboards and not on mine
If there's anyone out there with a potential solution, I would be forever indebted. There's hardly anything more sad than keeping a new GPU in a box on the shelf while currently playing games at 25 FPS.