So i decided to upgrade my old ASUS Radeon HD 7300 series graphics card which has been used in a work station since 2013.
I got a Asus Radeon R9 270 which should be an easy upgrade (albeit a replacement power supply was also needed).
After the physical upgrade of the cards, the system would not install the correct drivers. This failed on so many levels including the following methods
Windows update - failed
AMD Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.2.2 and the previous edition - failed
AMD Auto Detect - failed
AMD Crimson 17.1.1 and the previous edition - failed
AMD Catalyst - failed
AMD Drivers only various version - failed
ASUS drivers both version. - failed
All of the above leads to the BSOD. The card works under the basic Microsoft driver so why will it not work when using the intended AMD drivers?????
After a bit of research it turns out this is a known issues and has been for some time but there doesn't seem to be a work around or a resolution for the issue.
I have read through all of the how to docs which can be found on the AMD website where AMD explain there are many issues which can cause the BSOD including outdated updates, corrupted registry etc etc. So I went through and auctioned all of AMD recommendations yet I am still at the first hurdle.
I have used AMD Cleanuputility on every driver install attempt
I have flashed the latest BIOS on the graphics card which is correctly detected in BIOS and GPUZ. The card works with Microsoft basic drivers.
Anti-virus and Firewall have been turned off
I have tried install via safe mode
I have tried install without an internet connection
The below screen shot shows a driver has been installed after running Crimson 17.1.1 but I can open any of the installed software as it shows the software to be missing.
Ofcourse as soon I try to update the driver using Crimson, it black screens!!!
So whats the next stage, what I'm I missing, What else can be done???????
BTW the card works. The fans spin, the lights come on every time, it posts with no issues, it shows an image under the basic driver.
Asrock Q77 Vpro
Windows 10 Pro