4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 10, 2017 8:03 AM by ray_m

    R9 380 slow on certain boots (any OS)

    acidfaiya

      System:

      MSI RADEON R9 380 Gaming G2 BIOS TV314MH.201

      Intel Core i5 4460

      Gigabtye GAH97MHD3

      Crucial 2x8GB DDR3

      Cooler Master VS V450S

       

      Screens (tested with both separately):

      Philips BDM4065UC (3840*2048)

      BenQ G2400WD (1920*1200)

       

      OS (issue happens on all):

      Windows 7

      Arch Linux

       

      Issue:

      Usually when I boot up my system it goes really slow. The windows bootloader screen takes a few seconds to appear on the screen (loading from top to bottom). I usually reboot at this point which somehow makes it a bit faster again, but if I start up windows it will be unbearably slow. Trying to draw a selection box on the desktop freezes the system for multiple seconds. Starting a 3d game will work, but it will have incredibly low fps and the system will feel generally unstable.

       

      Rebooting the system a few times and only going into Windows when the bootloader screen loads instantly, gives me a workable system. But I still get weird ~5 second periods of low fps in games like Overwatch and Street Fighter 5. These games crash weirdly sometimes.

       

      I know this isn't a Windows issue either, because I dual boot into Arch Linux. If I boot into Linux when the bootloader is fast, I rarely have problems. But if I just boot into Linux straight away I also get low fps in games and stuttering video.

       

      I know this is a graphics card problem, because if I use the internal GPU from the i5 instead, I get a blazingly fast system every time. I also know this isn't a power supply problem, because starting something graphically intense doesn't cause extra problems. It's also not a problem with either OS or drivers, because even the bootloader screens en bios screens are slow on certain boots.

       

      Is there any fix for this? Are there any more tests I should do to find out if this card is faulty? Thanks