AMD FX 6300 Asrock 980DE3/U3S3 DDR3 8Gs Asus R290 Direct Cu II Corsair CX750
Having issues with black screening, I've tried all the drivers and not installing amd catalyst,updateing bios on card and board.Im using a 8x2 and a 6x2 from my psu but the 8x2 is an adapter, just wondering if anyone with the same card might be able to help me out
I would personaly send that Asus 290 DCII back and ask for a refund, or a change it for a Sapphire 290 Tri X OC. The Asus DCII is well known of having overheating issues, so im not realy surprised that you have issues with the card. Because the cooling is realy bad.
I have the Tri-X R9-290 OC. I had the same issues the first few weeks i had the card. I dont get black screens anymore, but my computer does freeze from time to time just even opening an overclock software like Afterburner.
I think it's geniuely a hardware issue with the Hawaii Chips. Cause i've heard alot about these black-screen issues, with the 290 from most of the vendors. From what i'm aware it's a hit and a miss with the R9-290. Like myself, i had to add a tiny bit of voltage, to even minorly fiddle with the clockspeeds. Which really shouldnt be the case.
And i've also owned the 270X, i've never had issues with that card at all.
I've tried that aswell i just used the adapter to see if it would help and when i booted i didn't crash for like 20 mins, but that didn't last long ended up crashing ever 2 mins after boot like i was before.
does your computer freeze or does it bluescreen, if it bluescreen what is it telling you? is there another psu you can use? pretty much at this point you kinda have to indepently verify that every part can work in another system, but the easiest thing to do is return the graphics card if you think that's the problem. good luck man.