Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Freezing, Black Screens, and BSODs

  1. #21


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I have a GT 630 around, though that's not really comparable to the 290X. I can give it a go regardless if you'd like?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #22


    Posts : 2,480
    Windows 10 Pro x64


    Just try it. But make sure you wipe out the drivers with Drivers - Clean Left over Files after Uninstalling - Windows 7 Help Forums
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #23


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Ok. I've tried some more things including using the GT 630.

    While the 290X will black screen in Unigine Valley within about 10 minutes, the GT 630 ran it happily for 4 hours, albeit at much lower settings.

    I certainly looks like an issue with the 290X, so I've sent an email to VTX3D's support. Let's see what they say.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #24


    Posts : 2,480
    Windows 10 Pro x64


    Hopefully, we've successfully pinpointed the issue. Keep me informed.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #25


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I'm having a friend try my 290X in his system, while I try his GTX 970.

    The 970 runs perfectly fine, so it looks like it could be an issue with the 290X. I'll have to wait until I hear back from my friend.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #26


    Posts : 2,480
    Windows 10 Pro x64


    As I suspected.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Freezing, Black Screens, and BSODs
Related Threads
Hello everyone! I got a problem with my new computer. I got random black screen then reboot/freeze error code 0x0000116. All my drivers are up to date, my bios too. Here are my dump file and my dxdiag. Thank you for your time! ^^ PS: My components temperature never goes higher then 50...
Solved Random freezes ( black screens ). in BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Hello everyone! I'm having problems with my newly built computer, i build this badboy 3 days ago but it has lots and lots of problems :/. Whenever i play a video game it crashes after around 10 minutes of gameplay, i can hear the speakers buzzing when it crashes and it won't throw me any error (...
Hello, So on my computer, something strange happens when I uninstall UxStyle. It has broken my Windows install once and it has done it again. The first time, I kept on doing system restores to see what was the problem that made that black screen. After trial and error, I narrowed it down to...
Solved Computer freezing, and black screens of death in BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Not sure what is going on right now. My computer was fine this morning before I left for work. My wife said it was working fine this morning, and then she left it for a while and when it came back, she was getting blank screens. When I took a look, it was blank. I did a hard shutdown and...
Since yesterday, my graphics card has been starting to go to black screens and emit loud fan noises. I suspect it may be due to a recent update regarding something about WDDM 1.3 since that too was installed yesterday. I have managed to play The Sims 3 at max settings today without the problem,...
Random Crashes and black screens in BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Hello, I am now to these forums and am my wits end. The computer that I have now, I have had for about a year now, the problem that I am having is that during any game play, and it does it in all games, it will randomly crash, by that I mean the screen will go black, the video card fan will ramp up...
Using 2 screens in General Support
Hi. Am trying to run 2 monitors in Win 8 and whilst it recognises them, whenever I try and move say Chrome onto one then watch a video on the other it just closes Chrome then plays the video! And as you can't resize windows at all (that I can work out!) I can only do 1 thing at a time which is...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook