I setup my machine after a short move. Launch steam or discord it crashed. I made sure nothing loaded on the next boot, can open anything. If I use discord crash, steam, crash or AMD radeon it crashes. I ran AVG, Bitdefender, verified windows nothing was found. I've run CHKDSK it completed the process and rebooted into the same problems. So I reinstalled windows.
Update: I just noticed I am not running SP2 I am presently getting those updates installed. (PC boots normally. Without a graphics driver) I apologize for overlooking that.
Reinstalled Windows 7 64 bit Home twice, first time around I installed the newest drivers from AMD. Restart as it prompted me too. BSOD, Couldn't uninstall it without an error, and DDU cause something else? Anyway reinstalled the OS again. I chose to install an older version of AMD 19.4.1 It prompts me to restart, BSOD. I'm back in safemode to run the DDU shuffle. Then I can launch normally without a problem, as I am typing to you currently. This is a normal boot without AMD Drivers, I have steam and Discord open. I never crashed in my BIOS, I can open and install and run any application, but if I install anything form the AMD drivers, Auto detection or specific definitions instantaneous issues.
What I've Done:
Checked all the components, CPU;s cooling unit H100iGTX is secure , Graphic cards (R9 290X Crossfired - NZXT to H55 for cooling) are as snug as they can be, all SATA connections I unplugged and re-plugged one at a time to make sure it was set. PSU connections are fine, PSU is tested no pin issues or voltage problems. RAM is seated securely.
I'm at a complete loss for what I can do here, any insight would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your time
Time of this report: 8/7/2019, 12:51:50
Machine name: UNIT-IV-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110408-1631)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
System Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
BIOS: BIOS Date: 06/03/16 10:42:50 Ver: 05.0000B
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5820K CPU @ 3.30GHz (12 CPUs), ~3.3GHz
Memory: 16384MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 16308MB RAM
Page File: 2652MB used, 29959MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 64bit Unicode
Thank you for your response.
I have updated the OS completely. Everything is accounted for nothing else to install from windows. I then installed the latest drivers. It crashed upon restarting. I went into safe mode /w networking and used DDU. I did this shuffle 2 more times, with the older drivers and allowing the auto detect. Every time I was prompted to restart for the driver installation it BSOD'd when I got to the logon screen. Which I chose to DDU in safe mode to be able to use the machine without a drive in a normal boot as I am right now.
Since my last post I've been able to use the machine without drivers. I think It has something to do with a conflict with windows 7 updates for a specific driver: Advanced Micro Devices - MEDIA. I found from another post a mean to get all the definitions for Windows 7 without needing to check relaunch and recheck for updates.
I am now stable with AMD drivers 19.5.1 I am using this version as this is the last time recall not having an issue. I gained issues doing a fresh install in safe mode to update to the latest driver set. I guess this machine is fine for now till I move away from the AMD cards. r9 290x was a nice card and a nice experiment. I believe this card or both of them have run their course.
From what I've gathered is that the Master r9 290x when in game is ranging from 0-100% GPU usage. I've been using GPU-Z and Global WattMan I discovered that the Average GPU Usage was steadily increasing during the play session of any game. You'll find that when I close the game it drops as expected to nominal readings. I have seen some FPS drops when the machine his about an average of 55% Average Activity. I am currently using the Crossfire default settings with chill On and set to a target of 64fps.
I assume this means these cards are on their way out anyway. If you have a moment, let me know what you think.
Thanks again for the information.