68 months ago
I got a new MSI R9 290 2-3 weeks ago, and i'm still having driver issues (my pc worked fine for 2 months before install). My computer restarts randomly while doing anything- browsing internet, games, word processing, system idle. This is my first graphics card, but I've used AMD's clean uninstall utility to remove all traces of AMD, and also I've reset my computer from a system image dated before the install, to install the fresh drivers, and it still has problems. I've tried at least 4 different driver packages multiple times from AMD, including the Beta, but none have worked. Recently, during FurMark, my gpu suddenly drops framerate, and the temperature drops too for a second, then regains itself. I'm pretty sure its not my power supply, a CX600M, and nothing is above its normal temperatures according to FurMark, HWMonitor, and MSI Afterburner when it was installed. Also, I've uninstalled anything Realtek on my computer, and played with every setting in bios to ensure my mobo graphics were off--- Nothing Works!!! I even messed with having audio turned on or muted. Right now, the backup Microsoft graphics adapter works more reliably (but doesn't let me play games). Thanks for listening to my probs, help me PCPartPicker Wizards!!!
Edit: I've RMA'd it and the new one works perfectly, Thanks for your help!