0 Replies Latest reply on Dec 29, 2017 8:10 AM by cambey

    Radeon R9 280X Crashing on all games


      Hi all,


      Hoping you can give me a hand with this.

      I've recently recieved a secondhand Radeon R9 280x from a family member.


      I have installed it in my spare machine, however been having some issues since install. Running windows 7 64 bit.

      Intel i7 -    3770 CPU @ 3.4ghz

      8gb ram



      Games will simply just stop and black screen until i open task manager and kill the program after 30secs to 5 mins of play.


      set up a log, Graphics card never gets over 60 degrees C,


      Carried out all windows updates, updated bios, used DDU driver uninstaller to remove drivers and re-install - no change.

      Eventually cracked it, carried out full drive reset and re-installed all windows updates overnight.

      Re-installed drivers, Turned all graphics card settings to lowest possible.   - still no change.

      Added more ram, as noticed pc was getting close to memory limit- no change.

      I've reached my wits end with this thing - when it's working the programs look amazing but i cant get more then 5 mins out of any game before i have to restart!


      If someone could give me anywhere to start, or something to give me  a starting point, i would be so appreciative.


      Thanks all