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Black screens on 2D tasks! Asus 290X DC2OC

Question asked by mikapote on Jul 3, 2015
Latest reply on Oct 15, 2015 by mrdave

Hey,

 

I recently updated my drivers to enjoy better perfs on GTA5. From 14.4 to 15.x (15.5, 15.6, I tried both). Here is what happened:

 

1) My old DVI to HDMI cable suddenly wasn't able to transfer the signal anymore. I had to use a newer cable to get the signal back. Yeah, strange. It's working again if I go back to 14.4, so it's really related to the driver update. This is more for your information, the real problem is the second one ->

 

2) Most importantly: I now have black screens / freezing (driver crash, need for a hard reboot) within a couple of minutes, but only if I'm on the desktop, doing 2D tasks.

There is no problem if I quickly start a game at boot up, and play for hours!! My computer is totally unusable right now.

 

So please AMD, help me!

 

  • Windows 8.1, 64bits
  • Asus 290X DC2 OC
  • Intel Core i7 4790K
  • Asrock Z97 Extreme6
  • Kingston HyperX Fury Black (16Gb)
  • Corsair Professional Series AX860 (860W)

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