Driver Issues R9 M290X

Discussion created by sp1rit on Feb 9, 2019
Latest reply on Feb 10, 2019 by vollterr

I have Alienware 18

X2 R9 M290X ( also known as HD 8970?)

Intel i7 4810mq

Windows 10 64 bit

16 Gigs of Ram


I have recently tried to install the latest graphics drivers, it installs half way and the screen goes black. I can still hear background noise. I have to reset my computer, goes into safemode, etc. Eventually I end up reformatting. I have done this about 5 times, the most recent one today. use 18.3.4 driver but radeon settings wont work


I have looked online for solutions and have tried all of them. I even tried Gurus driver uninstall, no such luck. Windows does not automatically update the drivers for me when I ask it to do so. I've tried automatic driver install from AMD- even manually installing (I tired R9 2xx series, even HD 8970) no luck. Can someone help?


Thank you very much! I really want this laptop to work properly!