2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 26, 2015 8:06 AM by exilis

    AMD Radeon R7 270 Failing


      I recently switched Graphics Cards from an NVidia GeForce GTX 270 to AMD Radeon R7 270. I've installed the AMD Catalyst Driver from the Official AMD site, but every now and again the driver will fail, deforming the opened applications and spreading the colours into shapes filling my screen and forcing me to reboot. This has happened quite a few times so far, I'm not sure whether or not it's the Graphics Card, Driver or Motherboard. This normally happens when in using an Internet Browser, Have tried using Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer (For some reason) and Opera. All have crashed, Applications and Games seem to hold fine for a while, then after an hour or 2 it dies.


      Attached in an Image of what my screens look like when the Graphics give.


      Spec List: System

      Motherboard: XFX nForce 780i 3-Way SLI

      RAM: 6GB

      CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU  Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4CPUs), ~2.4GHz

      BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG

      Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit (10.0, Build 10240)

      Page File: 2424MB used, 4742MB available

      DirectX Version: 12


      Device Spec:

      Name: AMD Radeon R7 200 Series

      Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

      Chip Type: AMD Radeon Graphics Processor (0x6613)

      DAC Type: Internal DAC(400MHz)

      Device Type: Full Dispay Device

      Approx. Total Memory: 5100MB

      Current Display Mode (Screen 1): 1680x1050 (32bit) (60Hz)

      Current Display Mode (Screen 2): 1440x900 (32bit) (60Hz)

        • Re: AMD Radeon R7 270 Failing

          Are you sure you have an R7 270 ? I cannot find that product listed anywhere - although I do find a R9 270 series product.


          Who is the manufacturer of the product ? Do you have a website link to the product specs ?

            • Re: AMD Radeon R7 270 Failing

              The component I have in question was named in the Device Manager as AMD Radeon R7 270 but has changed to AMD Radeon R7 200 Series. The Manufacturer is box standard AMD, nothing like Sapphire or GigaByte. I've been trying to find the product specs myself but all I've found so far are links to the Catalyst Driver, not the actual graphics card.


              If you want to look into this in a bit more detail you can look at the Hardware ID's obtained from my Device Manager: