I have tried every beta driver for the past 3 months to no avail. on 2 PC's X58 and X79 both crash after reboot. Does not matter if its a fresh install of Windows 8.1 or a Safemode Removal of Drivers, Both exhibit same results. Black screen , then corrups purple blocks on all monitors, then crash reboot.
The system runs fine on 14.4 after a clean install. However even on a fresh Windows 8.1 install all screens start to flicker and the system crashes about 3 seconds after log in. the screens will go black, then eventually show a grid of bright colors on all monitors just before auto rebooting.
Asus Direct CU-II OC R9 290X
Only over clock was from GPU Tweak (Since Uninstalled) from 1050 to 1070
i run both cards at 80% fan speed all the time to keep temps low
AMD Catalyst Driver Version, and Driver History
14.4 Currently Only Working Driver
14.5, 14.6, 14.7 all versions failed to install, after clean uninstall from safe mode. as well as fresh windows 8.1pro install still crashes.
-Windows 8.1 Pro x64
-Install Windows 8.1 Clean from TechNet
-Disable AMD Update in Windows Update
Run All Windows Updates to Current
- Install Drivers mobo etc
- Install AMD 14.7 Drivers (check to Unblock EXE before running as admin)
- install has warnings, when i view list, none are listed.
- Reboot PC, Enable Eyefinity on 3 Identical Asus 1080P monitors
Connectors Usedre"> DVI - HDMI, DVI - HDMI, [DP-DVI](adapter)-DVI-HDMI(cable)
Once eyefinity is enabled the screens start to tear in the middle while moving windows, then a few moments later all screens go black and the system crashes, but shows a corrupt massivly screen just before crashing.
Motherboard or System Make & Model
2 Computers Tested
PC 1 -
Mushkin 2400DDR3 @ 1600mhz (to meet cpu reqs)
P6T Deluxe V2
I7 920 4.0
Raid Max RX-1000AE
Display Device(s) and Connection(s) Used
- Asus R9 290X Direct CU II OC Crossfire
- DVI-HDMI, DVI-HDMI, DP-DVI + DVI-HDMI Cable
- Asus 24inch 1080 P monitors All Exact Same
Applications and Games
WINDOWS 8.1 Wont Load
PC1 - Xeon 2620 V2
PC2 - Intel I7 920 D0 @ 4.0ghz Stable for 4 Years
Motherboard BIOS Version
- Newest Bios on Both Systems
System Memory Type & Amount
- PC1 32GB Mushkin 2400
PC2 - 12GB Crusial DDR3 1600
-PC1 - SSD RAID0 256GB Samsung EVO x2
PC2 - SSD Raid0 120GB Samsung EVO x2
- Both PC's Test and Run flawlessly. No issues what so ever. The first rig was an X58 with CF5770's that i replaced with the CF R9 290x;s
Immediatly upon installing the cards the graphics when it ran ran fast but crashed all the time. Now with all latest beta drivers windows crashes almost immediatly on both systems with the R9's installed.
tried forcing driver install from installation package. Crashes during device manager driver install.