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18.3.4 driver broke my 290x planned obsolescence?

Question asked by jack3 on Apr 23, 2018
Latest reply on Apr 29, 2018 by plumboby

Never had a single issue with the card, installed the 18.3.4 driver a last week and all of a sudden when playing bf1 i get an error message, graphics card unavailable and the screen was flicking. I googled the error and someone said it was a driver issues. I uninstalled the new driver and revert back to standard driver and one of the fans on the amd 290x is sounding like it is dying. I cleaned it off any dust and put it back in and it is still sounding like it is dying. Why does this happen all of a sudden like that? In the lead up to this issue, I noticed my fan working overload after the driver update, constantly on, even when I was not using any graphics.


Big fail, you think I am spending £500 for a card that is exactly the same spec I paid £250 for 3 years ago?