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Two GPU's fried 1. VisionTek r9 290 2. Diamond 7870 GHZ Edition .. both out of warranty, suspect Crimson driver bug, devastating.

Question asked by latene on Apr 17, 2016
Latest reply on Apr 22, 2016 by defectivebydesign

Both GPU's were running BF4 when my computer shut down. The 290 produced an obvious burn smell from the power connectors so I wiped my drivers and used onboard video for a month. I retrieved my old Diamond 7870 and installed fresh drivers, of course, it ran flawlessly until suddenly my PC shut off and now will not recognize the GPU (no signal).


I would most likely have been running the previous (bugged?) Crimson drivers when the r9 290 failed but I was running the latest version (non-whql-64bit-radeon-software-crimson-16.4.1-win10-win8.1-win7-apr4) when just last night the 7870 failed.


Win 10 64bit


Intel Core i5-3550 @ 3.3ghz

Antec High Current Gamer M 750 Watt PSU

4 X 4GB Kingston HyperX 1600mhz RAM

Hitachi DeskStar 320GB 7200RPM HD)