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Solved XFX 7950 (possibly) causing black screens + loud fan noise


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#1
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, but the problem kept recurring after that. Even with non-intensive activities like watching YouTube brought my desktop to a screaming halt, literally.

What do you think is causing all of this?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    PC Specialist
    CPU
    AMD FX-8350 @ 4.00 GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus M5A97 R2.0
    Memory
    16GB Kingston HyperX Genesis @ 1600MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX Radeon 7950 3GB Core Edition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG M2780D
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    Primary: 120GB Kingston HyperX (SSD)
    Secondary: 2TB Western Digital 20EZRX
    PSU
    Corsair TX750M
    Case
    PC Specialist Trailbreaker 7206B
    Cooling
    Corsair H60 Hydro
    Keyboard
    Logitech K260
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    Logitech M210
    Internet Speed
    BT Infinity (fibre optic) @75Mb/s
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    WiFi: Qualcomm Atheros AR938x
USA

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118
#2

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom build
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X 4 965 BE
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4
    Memory
    G-Skill 8 GB PC 8500
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD XFX HD Radeon 6790D
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2l Samsung SyncMaster S20B300
    Screen Resolution
    1600 X 900
    Hard Drives
    Seagate Barracuda 320 GB w/OS
    Seagate Barracuda 1 TB data storage
    PSU
    Ultra X4 750 watt fully modular
    Case
    Thermaltake OverSeer RX 1 fulltower
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper212 120mm
    Keyboard
    Logitech G510
    Mouse
    Razor DeathAdder 3.5
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#3
That's what I suspected and I think it's what's causing all this. However, I can't seem to find it under 'Installed Updates' despite it being in the update history...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    PC Specialist
    CPU
    AMD FX-8350 @ 4.00 GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus M5A97 R2.0
    Memory
    16GB Kingston HyperX Genesis @ 1600MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX Radeon 7950 3GB Core Edition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG M2780D
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    Primary: 120GB Kingston HyperX (SSD)
    Secondary: 2TB Western Digital 20EZRX
    PSU
    Corsair TX750M
    Case
    PC Specialist Trailbreaker 7206B
    Cooling
    Corsair H60 Hydro
    Keyboard
    Logitech K260
    Mouse
    Logitech M210
    Internet Speed
    BT Infinity (fibre optic) @75Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 28
    Antivirus
    Norton 360
    Other Info
    WiFi: Qualcomm Atheros AR938x
USA

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118
#4
Next best option is to use "system restore", if turned on, you cant revert your system back to a date in time before the the update.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom build
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X 4 965 BE
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4
    Memory
    G-Skill 8 GB PC 8500
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD XFX HD Radeon 6790D
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2l Samsung SyncMaster S20B300
    Screen Resolution
    1600 X 900
    Hard Drives
    Seagate Barracuda 320 GB w/OS
    Seagate Barracuda 1 TB data storage
    PSU
    Ultra X4 750 watt fully modular
    Case
    Thermaltake OverSeer RX 1 fulltower
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper212 120mm
    Keyboard
    Logitech G510
    Mouse
    Razor DeathAdder 3.5
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27
#5
Done that, and my system hasn't crashed so far watching YouTube. If Sims 3 works, then I my problem should be solved.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    PC Specialist
    CPU
    AMD FX-8350 @ 4.00 GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus M5A97 R2.0
    Memory
    16GB Kingston HyperX Genesis @ 1600MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX Radeon 7950 3GB Core Edition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG M2780D
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    Primary: 120GB Kingston HyperX (SSD)
    Secondary: 2TB Western Digital 20EZRX
    PSU
    Corsair TX750M
    Case
    PC Specialist Trailbreaker 7206B
    Cooling
    Corsair H60 Hydro
    Keyboard
    Logitech K260
    Mouse
    Logitech M210
    Internet Speed
    BT Infinity (fibre optic) @75Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 28
    Antivirus
    Norton 360
    Other Info
    WiFi: Qualcomm Atheros AR938x
USA

Posts
118
#6
Hey hey....glad to hear it.

Next time you get MS updates, just make sure to go through them all carefully and check the one's you need and hide the ones you don't.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom build
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X 4 965 BE
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4
    Memory
    G-Skill 8 GB PC 8500
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD XFX HD Radeon 6790D
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2l Samsung SyncMaster S20B300
    Screen Resolution
    1600 X 900
    Hard Drives
    Seagate Barracuda 320 GB w/OS
    Seagate Barracuda 1 TB data storage
    PSU
    Ultra X4 750 watt fully modular
    Case
    Thermaltake OverSeer RX 1 fulltower
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper212 120mm
    Keyboard
    Logitech G510
    Mouse
    Razor DeathAdder 3.5