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Tri-X R9 290x Display Shrink and Black Screen

Hello everyone!

I recently got my hands on a Sapphire Tri-X R9 290x OC gpu and a new monitor on account of running into issues with my previous gpu and/or monitor (don't know which so replaced both).

The problem is that without the CCC drivers installed my monitor, a 23" AOC i2369Vm, displays correctly and things seem to run fine.

However, when the CCC drivers are installed, my display shrinks and does not use the whole of the AOC display panel; it's like seeing a smaller screen size being display onto a larger screensize. The space is not used.

The second part of my problem occurs when I try running any browsers (IE 10/11, FireFox, Chrome, you name it), my monitor will go completely black as if it is not receiving a signal from the gpu.

I've tried AMDs CCC 14.3 and 13.12 without any luck.

Any help would be appreciated as I have been without my games for about 3 or 4 weeks now!

Specs below!

Sam

System specs:
- OS: Win7 x64 Proffessional with all the latest updates.

- CPU: AMD Phenom II x6 1075T Processor 3.0GHz

- GPU: AMD Sapphire Tri-X R9 290x OC

- M/B: Asus RoG Crosshair IV Formula (BIOS Ver. 08.00.15

- RAM: 16GB (4x4GB) Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz GDDR3

Update:
- Scaling issue sorted.

- Black Screen persisting. Does not seem to be related to any programs in particular.
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  1. What connectors do you have on your monitor? I remember that I had the same issue with one of my old monitors. So I bough an hdmi cable and it worked just fine. I did need to use that shrink display or what ever it was called in the CCC utility after. What cables have you used? you can also look at this guide that will show you have to go full screen with hdmi http://www.roslindesign.com/2012/01/03/displaying-full-screen-with-an-hdmi-cable-and-ati-graphics-cards/
  2. The screen size is a setting in CCC somewhere on a display tab. I think it's on Scaling options tab. It's called Overscan. You will have to move the slider all the way to the right and it will be fine.

    The browser issue, I'm not sure sure. That's weird.
  3. lfkfkfkffs said:
    What connectors do you have on your monitor? I remember that I had the same issue with one of my old monitors. So I bough an hdmi cable and it worked just fine. I did need to use that shrink display or what ever it was called in the CCC utility after. What cables have you used? you can also look at this guide that will show you have to go full screen with hdmi http://www.roslindesign.com/2012/01/03/displaying-full-screen-with-an-hdmi-cable-and-ati-graphics-cards/


    Hi,

    I'm currently using HDMI 1 on the monitor. I'll give that guide a go through to see if that solves the scaling issue. Out of curiosity, the GPU does have two DVI-D sockets, if I had gone DVI-D would that have prevented the scaling issue?

    The monitor itself has 2 HDMI ports (1 and 2), 1 VGA and 1 DisplayPort.

    Sam
  4. Best answer
    Normally for gaming dvi-d is recommend but if your monitor doesn't have one just use hdmi. I would although since I am guessing you are only using a 1920x1080 monitor hdmi is fine. But if you don't have dvi-d on your monitor I would save up for a display port which currently can carry the strongest signal.
  5. Thanks for the advice!

    The scaling of the image on the desktop is sorted. I also don't know why but the black screen issue seems to have vanished. I'll definitely consider getting a DVI-D monitor later on in the year. Is it just a resolution advantage over HDMI?

    Sam
  6. No DVI-d can carry more data through the signal vs HDMI. people always say well my T.V is over 240hz+ but they have special attributes that let them do stuff like that. A lot of companies like monster will advertise super high speed hdmi when it really isn't all that much stronger than the lowest cost of their line up of cords. I think it is more of a marketing scam more than anything. I plugged a $3.99 hdmi cable into my 240hz t.v and it worked just fine. But I would just buy a display port instead of a whole new monitor unless you feel like your monitor is lacking performance.
  7. Thanks for the info. I think the monitor itself is decent, no issues with it so far.

    Although that black screen issue is now persisting regardless of what I'm doing.

    Sam
  8. Uninstall chrome and disable hardware accleration on firefox
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