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Screen goes black after couple of minutes, works fine without drivers


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#1 panthera0404

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Posted 14 November 2014 - 09:41 AM

Im testing friends computer. I can watch movies, but using chrome/opera or playing games screen goes black after couple of minutes. First signs are random flickering, and then completely black. Computer works though because i can hear sounds. Sometimes after couple of minutes screen do comes back.
Computer is connected to the LCD TV via HDMI.
Temperatures are ok, 30-50 C. I put new thermal paste, and still the same thing.
But, when i uninstall GPU drivers, computer works fine.
Win 7 is freshly installed 3 times, installed catalyst drivers, nothing.
GPU is R9 300 series.
 
Can i conclude that GPU is near death?


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#2 bludshot

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Posted 14 November 2014 - 09:17 PM

Can you connect to the tv with vga or dvi?



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Posted 15 November 2014 - 09:56 AM

yup, same thing using DVI or DVI-VGA. if drivers are installed after 5, 6 minutes screen goes black



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Posted 15 November 2014 - 08:35 PM

You could rule out the TV being the problem (some totally weird implausible problem that only happens with the drivers installed) if you test it with another monitor or tv. Doesn't really seem like the graphics card is failing physically, because then why wouldn't it fail with generic drivers?



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Posted 21 November 2014 - 07:01 PM

Maybe is smart to try with some older drivers or some "modified" drivers. That will eliminate or prove driver problem.






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