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Display Drivers have stopped working - R9 390 Nitro on Windows 10

Question asked by tavington on Oct 10, 2015
Latest reply on Oct 12, 2015 by goodplay

Hello,

 

Intel i5 4690K

Sapphire R9 390 Nitro

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

8GB RAM

Asus Z97-P

EVGA 600W+ Hardlined

 

Games like Mount and Blade: Warband (DX9), DayZ (DX9) and Europa Universalis 4 (DX9) all run without any problems.

Games like Company of Heroes 2 (DX11), Battlefront (DX11) and the Witcher 3 (DX11) all crash at random intervals. The screen will freeze on the current frame, the sounds continue like usual and hotkeys still trigger actions (which you can't see). After a couple of seconds the game will crash and a 'Display drivers have stopped working' message will pop up.

 

Things that have been tried;

- Lowering in-game settings; still crashes.

- Decrease clock, increase power limit; still crashes.

- Install 15.7.1 after a complete DDU wipe; still crashes.

- Install 15.9.1 after a complete DDU wipe; still crashes.

- Run in compatibility mode for w7, w8(.1); still crashes.

- Windowed mode, still crashes.

 

I very much doubt it's the power supply as it can easily go through a Furmark benchmark or any of the DX9 games mentioned above. Plus, 600w with a good 12v rail is enough for a single 390.

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