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Alex780

Help please! Weird black screen with r9 290

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi guys! I recently got my new r9 290 from sapphire and I'm having quite a weird issue. The first time I booted my computer with the new card, it couldn't post. I tried to read the led screen on my motherboard but it didn't mean anything precise (like graphics initialization or something like that). I also tried connecting my dvi to another port, then tried with the hdmi and then I got a signal but it was just a plain faded purple screen.

 

I removed the gpu from my pc and tried with the igpu from my 4670k and there was no problem. So the issue doesn't come from my screen. I also noticed that my mobo switched automatically from uefi to legacy bios. I decided to slap the r9 290 back in my system because who knows... lol. And surprisingly my pc posted. Now it seems to work fine, after 1 hour of intensive gaming, but only in windows. Before entering windows, my screen is black. I don't even get a signal. So I can't change my bios settings anymore if I want to. For those who wonder, I have a msi z87 gd65 motherboard. Any help is appreciated! Thanks!

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@Alex780 This guy is having a similar problem with his sapphire 290 GPU.......http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/115122-problem-connecting-monitor/

 

 
I think i found a fix to your problem. Go here.....http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/115122-problem-connecting-monitor/  and scroll down to UEFI BIOS support and read what they put up. Now if you did your motherboard BIOS update and you still having this problem i would contact Sapphire.

A water-cooled mid-tier gaming PC.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

@Alex780 This guy is having a similar problem with his sapphire 290 GPU.......http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/115122-problem-connecting-monitor/

I think i found a fix to your problem. Go here.....http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/115122-problem-connecting-monitor/ and scroll down to UEFI BIOS support and read what they put up. Now if you did your motherboard BIOS update and you still having this problem i would contact Sapphire.

My primary video source is set to pci-e and I have the latest bios for my mobo so I'm going to contact both msi and sapphire.
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My primary video source is set to pci-e and I have the latest bios for my mobo so I'm going to contact both msi and sapphire.

Best approach.


A water-cooled mid-tier gaming PC.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Asrock 970 extreme 3.... why?

just to know if you had the same motherboard as I have. I thought it could be a compatibility problem.
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