0 Replies Latest reply on Mar 18, 2017 1:59 AM by fersloth

    RX460 multiple issues


      Hello everyone, recently I've bought an SSD (SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB) and a new graphics card: Gigabyte RX460 2GB. Both were acquired 1~2 weeks ago. Before that I had a GT220. So, specs first:



      PSU: 500W 80+

      MOBO: ASUS P7P55D LE

      RAMS: 2x2GB DDR3 1333MHz Kingston (Soon upgrading it to 2x4GB DD3 1333MHz)

      CPU: i3 530 @ 2.93 Ghz (default)

      HDDS: Old Samsumg 1TB HDD, brand new SSD mentioned above

      OS: Win7 Ultimate S1 64 bit



      What's happening?



      With the RX460 attached, multiple issues all across the board:


      Can't even reinstall any windows properly (screen just freezes during installation) sometimes I wont even be able to delete partitions.

      Sometimes the screen  will randomly start freezing and my ssd active time just get to 100% and I cant even use it from there.

      I get very frequent BSOD's with KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR

      I get ramdomly messages with AMD display driver has stopped working

      Sometimes, after rebooting I would get "A disk read error ocurred / Press ctrl alt del to restart" - which would be solved after 3-4 tries


      I'm almost pulling my hair off cause this is really frustrating. The 100% disk activity is due to System (as displayed on perfmon.exe /res). From there stuff just starts lagging, mouse starts jumping and everything get in a Not responding state, which leads to a BSOD.


      What I've tried so far:


      Change TdrDelay on registry - didn't solve

      Change to Win 8, Win 8.1, Win 10  - didn't solve

      Reinstall drivers  - didn't solve

      sfcscan  - didn't solve

      Swap ram sticks over the slots, alone or together  - didn't solve

      Memtest86, over 2~ hours of test, 0 errors - didn't solve

      Installing ALL available windows updates - didn't solve

      Update BIOS to latest version  - didn't solve

      Test multiple ram voltages  - didn't solve

      Install OS on AHCI or IDE  - didn't solve

      Swap SATA cables and ports  - didn't solve

      Checking with chkdsk /r /f  - didn't solve

      Overheating is out of question, I monitored that closely with Riva and HWinfo, card never went above 50C


      So, what did in a certain way gave me some light:


      When I was getting multiple BSODs, like, 3 mins in and BSOD, booting in safe mode, in which would set me back to Standard intel vga adapter I had no problems at all, it did run perfectly to it's limitations, what I get from it, is that it is a driver issue, but more than it  -explained below-

      Swapping back to GT220 and drivers woud give me no issues at all too, I'm highlighting this because, mind-boggling enough, I had to set my GT220 on to reinstall Windows (I cannot do it with the RX460 attached)

      Rolling back to driver version 17.2.1 gave me a 3-day peace period, then it all started happening again, like a nightmare.


      If anyone can tell me anything that could work I really really appreciate it, thanks!


      What is really mind boggling to me is that, why do I keep having troubles with the card even at the Windows setup after I format the OS partitions?. Why I can have 3-4 days with no problems at all and then, randomly stuff starts to cramble?  Why do I only get Disk read errors when I have the RX460 on?


      This situation deeply saddens me, I simply don't know what to do anymore.