Tried both the 13.301.1001 and 14.2 Beta drivers. Tried both the conventional Catalyst installation method as well as going to device manager and updating the driver manually by pointing to the inf files.
Using either method of installation, the conclusion of the installation of the AMD Catalyst drivers causes the computer to lock up. Video output ceases once the lockup occurs. Monitor reports no signal upon lockup.
I have to do a hard shutdown by flipping off the switch at the back of my PSU, in order to restart. Upon booting back into Windows 8.1, the display adapter has reverted back to the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter.
Would appreciate any suggestions.
Things I've tried:
-Updating to latest motherboard BIOS
-Reducing RAM speed to 1600
OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit
Motherboard: MSI A78M-E45 (Latest BIOS v25.2)
RAM: ADATA XPG V2 Series 8GB 2x4GB DDR3 2400 Gold