Hi, I am having a nightmare time trying to install my graphics card into my new system. The card was working fine in my old Q6600 system but whnever I try to install it onto my new system it crashes/freezes.
I have tried several methods of installing so far;
Built the system including the gfx card, tried to install win8 pro. Installation was hanging at setting up devices 30%. Physically removed card, windows installed fine.
Fitted the card with widows already installed and updated to 8.1 and tried to use driver auto update. System is fine when treating the card as a generic display driver but crashes during catalyst install then will not boot into windows until drivers have been uninstalled(some attempts I had to physically remove th card as well even though I was outputting through the onboard gfx).
Fitted the card and used it as generic adaptor to download and extract but not install catalyst suite. Restarted in safe mode and installed driver through device manager. System crashes whilst booting(win logo shows for a second then screen resizes and goes completely black, can hear a windows "bing" if i hit escape so system is still runnig in background. Again I need to uninstall drivers completely to boot even using a different display adapter.
Started in low res mode and tried to install drivers through device manager. Results in instant black screen and again Pc wont boot until drivers have been removed.
I noticed on later attempts that thers is a vertical band of discolouring a couple of inches wide when using the card as geberic adapter, this persists into the bios settings screen afer restarting.
78780 MSI 2Gb twin Frozr edition
AMD Catalyst Driver Version, and Driver History
Mostly been trying 13-9, no history, problems occur even during win install with default drivers
win 8 and 8.1 pro (64 bit)
Motherboard or System Make & Model
Asrock Z87 Pro 4
Corsair builder 650W
Display Device(s) and Connection(s) Used
Evotel HDTV/monitor used HDMI and VGA cables
Applications and Games
Motherboard BIOS Version
Tried default Asrock bios, ran UEFI auto update this morning after running into issues
System Memory Type & Amount
2 x 4 GB Gskill ripjaws CL9
Booting from 128 Gb SSD, no other hardware unattached.
other than those above I have tried using the other PCIe slot but this had no effect. nor did manually setting the PCIe generation in BIOS
It will be a week before I can test the card in another system as I have moved, likewise I also do not have a spare GFX card here to test the new system(though it is working fine with onboard GFX.
Any help or guidance woud be greatly appreciated!