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Weird GPU Issue. Black screen on cooling down.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by PureEnergy, 8 Mar 2018.

  1. PureEnergy


    Joined: 8 Mar 2018

    Posts: 2

    Hey, guys got this really weird problem where I can play games for hours and bake my card no problem, but as soon as I stop playing. As the card is cooling down it will just turn off the display and won't come back. Rebooting the pc fixes it (although sometimes it will go off again a few times after booting)

    I'll be honest I'm starting to suspect the motherboard as I had issues with a PCI network card(Still do really) where it seemed to be the card at fault but then I tried a few and all of them had the same issue(ended up wiggling it a little and it worked, haven't touched it since)

    Any ideas?
  2. postmanfw


    Joined: 7 May 2006

    Posts: 3,084

    Location: Fort William

    Welcome to the forums :)

    Is the gpu overclocked at all?
  3. PureEnergy


    Joined: 8 Mar 2018

    Posts: 2

    Hey :)

    I believe it's clocked from factory. It's a Sapphire R9 290 tri-x.

    Also, the motherboard is an Asus m5a99x evo v1.0.

    EDIT: Yes, overclocked by Sapphire.
    Last edited: 8 Mar 2018
  4. Habakkuk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Feb 2017

    Posts: 1,015

    This sounds like a OS issue rather than a hardware issue - can you boot windows & play a game from another hard drive?
  5. P4Clock

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    Joined: 6 Feb 2010

    Posts: 6,143

    Location: Barnsley

    First thing you do is a full driver pull and fresh install. any aftermarket programs like "MSI afterburner" or what ever remove them all.
    i have had a few 290's with the black screen problem, but normally its mid game as the card heats up.

    "This normally is the card on its way out - if it is the heat problem"