Topic Title: New Sapphire TRI-X R9 290X (OC edition) keeps getting BSOD
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 08/17/2014 01:27 PM
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Flight777
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Two days ago I bought a Sapphire TRI-X R9 290X (OC edition) to replace my GTX680. However, upon first installing the drivers I will get after 2 - 5 min from boot-up a blue screen with error code 0xa0000001. Closer inspection of the logbook and crach dump reveal Kernal power (41) and atikmdag.sys as the main culprit. Since then, I've tried numerous driver versions (all full clean install) to no avail. Furthermore, I even upgraded my PSU, disabled ULPS and clocked back my OCed CPU. Again, nothing helps. If I install my GTX680 back everything works as ever, no BSOD nothing.

However, the odd thing is that the R9 290X does work in my brother's PC (x58 chipset) and a almost identical system of a friend of mine. Something is messing with the drivers/the card in my system. Does anybody have any suggestions how to get this thing to work because it is very frustrating

My specs:

Windows 8.1 64bit
i72600k
Asus Maximus IV Extreme
4x4gb HyperX RAM (total 16gb) @1600mhz
Fractal Design Newton R3 1000W

 

Thanks!

 

Rob

 

 08/17/2014 08:32 PM
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I'm thinking it could be left-over nVidia driver files for your GeForce GTX 680 causing conflicts / errors.

Just to be sure the graphics card is not defective, try the following:

  • Increase the Power Limit in Catalyst Control Center
  • Reduced the performance settings by a small percentage (i.e. 5% - 10%).
  • Monitor the temperatures for the graphics card (GPU temperature, VRM, etc).


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 08/18/2014 12:50 PM
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Originally posted by: Flight777 Two days ago I bought a Sapphire TRI-X R9 290X (OC edition) to replace my GTX680. However, upon first installing the drivers I will get after 2 - 5 min from boot-up a blue screen with error code 0xa0000001. Closer inspection of the logbook and crach dump reveal Kernal power (41) and atikmdag.sys as the main culprit. Since then, I've tried numerous driver versions (all full clean install) to no avail. Furthermore, I even upgraded my PSU, disabled ULPS and clocked back my OCed CPU. Again, nothing helps. If I install my GTX680 back everything works as ever, no BSOD nothing.

 

However, the odd thing is that the R9 290X does work in my brother's PC (x58 chipset) and a almost identical system of a friend of mine. Something is messing with the drivers/the card in my system. Does anybody have any suggestions how to get this thing to work because it is very frustrating

 

My specs:

 

Windows 8.1 64bit i72600k Asus Maximus IV Extreme 4x4gb HyperX RAM (total 16gb) @1600mhz Fractal Design Newton R3 1000W

 

 

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

Rob

 

 

 

switching from green to red is not veryt sucessful at the best of times

you need to install windows fresh if you are going to use the Radeon card.

 



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