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Screen flickering until blackscreen when playing games - Sapphire Tri-X R9 290X OC

Question asked by oibafxbruh on Apr 25, 2020
Latest reply on Apr 27, 2020 by noko



I have got this problem over a year now and I tried everything I could think of.

I got two Sapphire Tri-X R9 290X OC in AMD Crossfire mode.


Fixes I tried:

- New powersupply (from 700W to 1000W)

- Updated BIOS

- Updated all drivers

- EventVwr (nothing weird, only critical error as soon as I switch of the power when I get a blackscreen)

- Use stabile voltage for VRAM

- Use stabile frequency for GPU

- installed A LOT of new fans to the PC (overheating won't be the problem)

- and more...


The PC runs perfectly when not playing games or running GPU intense operations (it crashes in Blender 2.8 too for example- only when I am in realtime rendering mode!). There is also never a bluescreen. Most of the times I can even play the games for a few minutes until the problems occur. I don't think that overheating is a problem tho, since my GPU's maximum temperature before crashing is about 70°C.


Current GPU driver:

(downloaded and updated with Radeon Software)


My System:

Resolution: 2560x1080@60Hz

Motherboard: MSI Z97 Gaming 5 (MSI MS-7917)

BIOS: V1.13B0

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4GHz

GPU: 2x AMD Radeon R9 200 Series (Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X OC)

RAM: 16GB DDR3 (idk the frequency)

Power Supply: be quiet! Straight Power 11 1000W (brand new)

OS: Win7 Home Premium 64-bit

System runs on a 2TB SSD


I would really appreciate help since I have this problem for a very long time now. If there is any information missing you need to know, just let me know!


Thank you very much in advance.