2 Replies Latest reply on May 26, 2017 8:20 AM by onitkun

    Random issues with my RX 470 (video signal loss, artifacts & crashing)

    onitkun

      Hi guys, so here's the deal. As you can see from the title it's a quite complex problem. I installed this RX470 when battlefield 1 beta came out. In the past two months I've suffered an escalation of various problems, starting from the monitor losign signal and the pc crashing after a couple seconds, then sometimes random square-ish multicolor artifacts came in and just right after the pc crashed, both of these happened randomly from time to time, 90% of the times while watching stuff on streaming sites like youtube. I've had a different and much more annoying issue these past few days, I had the latest non-whql drivers installed and I wanted to test the card so I installed 3D mark, it wouldn't start the tests unless I reinstalled the drivers cause it sensed some random errors. I installed the whql drivers and tried again. As the test started, the pc crashed, and when it got back up, it gave me the same error as before on 3D mark. In addition to that, trying to play Mount & Blade warband or Rising Storm Vietnam it gave me errors related to the absence of a video card or proper drivers. Reinstalling the drivers seemed to help at the time but I just tried to clean uninstall & reinstall the drivers and the games and 3D mark won't start at all, even on a drivers' fresh install. Sys info as follows:

       

      i5-2500K on a P8H67 mobo set on performance

      16 gbs crappy Kingston DDR3 ram (6 months life, tested with memtest and fine)

      XFX Radeon 470

      Windows 10 OS

      all stuff installed on a Samsung SSD840 EVO, 250gb