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Black screen in the morning after GPU upgrade


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Since I upgraded my i5-GPU to a HD7770 my monitor won't wake up as it were after leaving my system running over night. I had a look in event viewer and didn't see anything except the forced restarts I've been forced to do. Not entirely sure what to look for though. Any ideas on what I should try next?

My system:
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68
CPU: Intel i5-2500k
GPU: AMD Radeon HD7770
RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance LP White
Storage: Samsung 830, WD Green 3TB, DVD-RW
Add-on cards: E-mu 0404 PCI sound card
USB peripherals: Keyboard, mouse, WLan, Webcam, printer, TV tuner, SD card reader

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System One

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Uninstall the Driver and device in Device Manager. Then reinstall the driver from amd.com for the GPU. Also click on show Hidden devices, to make sure there are no traces of the previous driver install for the old GPU still left behind.

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Mint 17.2
    Computer type
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satellite C850D-st3nx1
    AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Crucial M500 240GB SSD
    Logitech M525
    Internet Speed
    45/6 - ATT U-Verse
    Google Chrome
    None needed. It is Linux.
    Other Info
    Arris NVG589 Gateway; Router - Cisco RV320; Switch - Netgear GS108 8-Port Switch & Trendnet TEG-S50g 5-Port Switch; Access Points - Engenius ECB350, Trendnet TEW-638APB; NAS - Lenovo ix2-4; Printer - Brother HL-2280DW; Air Print Server - Lantronix XPrintServer

    A/V UPS - Tripp-Lite Smart 1500LCD 1500 Va/900 W.


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up your backlight using F keys ,this issue tripped me out until I found out...

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8.1 64 bits Ent- Pro
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel 3000-Radeo hd 6370- Nvidia Ge540

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