Quote: Originally Posted by Nikhilvoid
Only the VDDC Current seems to be high at 61.0 A.
iirc, the VDDC Current is the entire AMPs that the card is drawing - your PSU has a single 12v rail @ 72A, so all that looks to be within spec.
I have noticed, however, that the fans do spin up occasionally outside of windows.
Hmm. Some cards will ramp up once on a cold boot, but sporadic ramping is usually a sign of a H/W problem.
I once had a problem where Windows would not complete to load and the speakers would pop, the fans would go to max rpm, and the system would crash. I fixed that by doing a system restore.
If you can remember, how far into the Windows loading did it get?
It's towards the end of Windows loading that the generic driver hands over to the Cat driver. ie Did the card choose that moment to crap itself, or was it during driver handover etc
Unfortunately it's a bit inconclusive due to the chicken/egg nature of the situation.
Yesterday the problem got much worse and I was crashing during minimizing windows. It would not even BSOD. It would simply freeze and the sound would continue (only media player and not games). I would have to manually restart.
I uninstalled the drivers and installed them again and now the problem is limited to CTDing when the GPU usage goes above 30-40%. It does not crash when at 29%.
The whole screen goes grey now, the sound continues for a bit, and then I CTD or BSOD.
If it were just a CTD I'd be pointing the finger at software, and BSODs/ hard freezes/grey screens can be caused by drivers; but it can also be indicative of faulty h/w. As you are learning
Similar - but not enough info to categorically state one way or the other if it's the same as yours
Also, Catalyst install does not work so I am manually installing all of the drivers (including the sound ones).
Now that sounds like software. Catalyst install failures, especially after Driver cleaning tools can sometimes have an adverse effect.
Quote: Originally Posted by Nikhilvoid
2. I reinstalled Windows in a new drive. Crashed as soon as I installed the AMD drivers.
Did you install all the mobo chipset drivers before trying to install the drivers? (Have you installed the chipset drivers?)
Was it just the driver you installed, or the CAT suite?
I also ran Seatools and LinX and MemTest. No errors.
Yeah, I don't think it's HDD, CPU or even motherboard based.
The fact that the previous card ran fine (heat aside) would also tend to rule out the PSU as well.
When you disabled the the onboard sound etc, did you also disable the integrated GPU?
Since you flashed the BIOS, it resets to defaults which would most likely re-enable it. Check Device Manager>Display Adapters - if you see two entries; your card and the integrated; disable the integrated GPU in the BIOS. If this enabled, it could be part of the CAT installation failures/root of the problem. If you've already disabled it again, then scratch that from the equation.
(This could also be why your 3rd slot is not working now. The BIOS update 'may' have changed the 3rd slot to x1 ie x16/x16/x1 instead of x16/x8/x8 etc)
Tbh, I'm reluctant to emphatically state 'your cards a dud - send it back' , only to have you go through the process and still
have the same issues with a 3rd card if it turns out it is software related.
Quick reiteration of things to check/double/triple check (it's easy to overlook simple things when frustrated
- Re-seat card. Ensure it's firmly secured and not 'bowed' (card sagging towards rear)
- Ensure mobo chipset drivers are installed (look for any yellow triangles in Device Manager)
- Triple check the PCI-E plugs are firmly secured
- Check device manager/BIOS that the integrated GPU is disabled (Advanced>Chipset>Onboard GPU>[disabled])
- Advanced>Chipset>Primary Display Adapter>[PCI-E]
- Advanced>PCIpnp>Plug n Play OS [yes]
- Advanced>Onboard Device Configuration>HD Audio [disabled]
- Advanced>Onboard Device Configuration>Hdmi Audio [disabled]
And last resort:
- Format/fresh install OS again with all BIOS settings above in place.
(You can just create a small ~30GB partition, don't activate it since it's just a testbed OS to try and eliminate software from the equation)
- Install all chipset drivers etc first - install the CATALYST suite last.
- Cross fingers while you have drink