0 Replies Latest reply on Jan 17, 2016 3:38 PM by rortiz53

    AMD R9 290x black screen after update


      I don't know why mods deleted my previous question?



      I've had my r9 290 for a while, and it's ok until it comes time to update. I haven't updated it since I got it because of this one issue. When I update the driver, my monitor goes completely black, however I can still hear anything that may have been running prior to the screen going black. I've been playing games that didn't really need that good of a driver, but now I am. My fps has been astonishingly low. I've spent roughly around $1300 on this computer. The only problem is updating the graphics card. I know that will be the solution to my fps problems. I can see that other people have had the same issue with this card as well.



      My specs:

      Operating System

                  Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


                  Intel Core i5 4570 @ 3.20GHz    35 °C

                  Haswell 22nm Technology


                  8.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (9-10-9-26)


                  Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. B85M-DS3H (SOCKET 0)    28 °C


                  2269W (1920x1080@60Hz)

                  4096MB ATI AMD Radeon R9 200 Series (XFX Pine Group)    37 °C


                  931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-00BN5A0 (SATA)    24 °C

              Optical Drives

                  TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-224DB


                  Realtek High Definition Audio

              Power Supply

                  Thermaltake 850W Bronze Supply

      The game I'm trying to play is Blade and Soul. I get around 30 fps on max graphics, nothing changes when I set it any lower either. The game should be looking and performing a lot better than it does.