Hi pretty much the same thing as me, this Is now the 3rd one of these cards I have brought and they both do the same thing but It also looks like thousands of other people are in the same boat with AMD's drivers but In case I am wrong I thought I would ask for help before I go mental...
First of all my specs:
Windows 8.1 (64bit)
8gb Corsair 1600 ram (brand new)
1tb sata hd (brand new)
500g sata hd
850w Corsair RM850 80+ gold (Brand new)
Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 motherboard (6 months old)
Amd FX 6300 3.8mhz Cpu (brand new)
Gigabyte AMD Radeon R9 290X OC
Ok I think the specs are listed and I believe there more than fine to run this card, Also I would like to add I borrowed a Friends 780 Nvidia card and that works fine not a single issue.
Every game or 3D app I try to load locks up/ Freeze the computer and I have to hard reset it to fix the problem but all game crash within seconds... they all sit on the loading screening fine but when there about to place you in the game they all hand and crash with the R9 290X. Also get black screens when the 3D app or game loads in within a millisecond of joining.
Things I have tried so far:
Set my bios to default settings.
put my cpu clocks back to default.
boot in safemood and wiped the old drivers using DDC.
booted back into normal windows with no internet just to be sure.
Reinstalled drivers but only checked: Display, HDMI, Catalyst.
Reinstalled windows 8.1 (complete whip).
Tried underclocking the gpu by around 5% but then I started getting Driver has stopped working but corrects itself.
I have modified the span speeds to the card is even cooler and stays cool.
All my temps are good my case is very well ventilated
I'm at the point of giving up I don't know what else I can do its pointless RMAing the card its happened with 3 different ones so I doubt its the card its self or my system and my friends 780 worked perfect and my old 650ti was fab so much for this been an upgrade it feels like an expensive downgrade xD
Please please please can someone help me figure this out.
Many thanks in advance