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Computer Crashes while Gaming Due to Asus Amd Radeon R9 280X 3GB 384Bit GDDR5

Question asked by korhag on Jun 7, 2015
Latest reply on Jun 7, 2015 by korhag

Hello All,


Here is my computer.


G.Skill RipjawsX 16GB(2x8GB) 1600MHz DDR3 Ram

Cooler Master Hyper 212X ?ntel 2011/1366/1156/1155/775 AMD FM1/AM Competible CPU Fan

Asus Amd Radeon R9 280X 3GB 384Bit GDDR5 (DX11.2) PCI-E 3.0 Graphics Card

Intel Core i7 4790K 4GHz 8MB Cache LGA 1150 Processor

Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB 7200RPM + 8GB Hybrid SSD Sata 3.0 64Mb 3.5" Hard Disk

Cooler Master B 600W %85 Efficent Active PFC 120mm Fan Power Supply

Zalman Z3-PLUS(BL) USB3.0 Midi Tower

MSI Z97 GAMING 5 Intel Z97 3300MHz(OC) DDR3 LGA1150 ATX Motherboard

Philips 243V5LHAB/00 23.6" 5ms (Analog+DVI+HDMI) Full HD Led


My problem is while I'm gaming the computer crashes and I need to shut down/reset after that. I think it is GPU related because, the screen froze with some brown/red/stripes bur for example I can keep talking via with Skype. So I guess this means CPU works fine at that time only GPU having problems because I don't get any visuals. And it is almost random. Sometimes it doesn't do that for 2-3 hours sometimes in 1 hour.


Click to see the PROBLEM


Anyway I read and tried a few things. But none of them completely solved my problem. And I'm not sure if I did it right.


The one I believed to be helpful was changing the Clock settings of the GPU. And I have some questions about this.



For Graphics Card Info


Catalyst Control Center


As you can see, with both Trixx and AMD Cataylst Control Center I see the same values for my downgraded clock settings (My Set Values are: 800/1500, Default is 1070/1600). But When I check the the GPU-Z it shows the maximum values as 1070/1600.


So I believe this is where my problem lies. I would be grateful if anyone can help me about how I can change and force my Graphic Card to obey the Downgraded Clock settings or any other solution for this problem.


I didn't overclocked it. As contrary I tried to underclock from its default settings to get rid of this problem. But it seems I can't change the default settings. Because as you can see GPU-Z it still says the current settings = default settings on contradiction to both TRIXX and Cataylst Control Center.


And I can still play games with ultra settings until it crashes. So I don't believe it is fried. Not yet at least :) .


I hope someone can help me. I don't know much about how to overclock or underclock and it seems I can't change my default settings (which is 1070/1600). I see some guy solved his problem by changing it to 1000/1500 but even I change it from CCC and Trixx it seems GPU-Z insist the settings is still 1070/1600. So I believe this is where the problem lies. If only I can find a way to change this settings for certain.


Please let me know if I can provide any other information to help you to understand or help me about this.


Thanks in advance to everybody.