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Wondering if something's wrong with my PC... Last 3 games I've tried have all crashed at launch.

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June 17, 2014 8:16:47 AM

I booted up Castlevania LoS Ultimate Edition on my PC yesterday. Crashed at launch. Tried to boot up Rayman Legends and Portal today. Also crashed at launch. Steam and my GPU drivers are the latest.
Specs -
Processor - Intel i5-3570k
HDD - 4TB HDD
Graphics Card - Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X
OS - Windows 8.1
RAM - 16GB
PSU - Corsair HX 1050
MOBO - ASRock Z77 Extreme4
Monitor - 720p Samsung Plasma TV (running @ 1024x768 resolution)
a b 4 Gaming
June 17, 2014 8:25:56 AM

Try updating your graphics drivers, I had the same problem in the past with an AMD card and it was fixed by doing that.
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June 17, 2014 8:38:05 AM

numanator said:
Try updating your graphics drivers, I had the same problem in the past with an AMD card and it was fixed by doing that.

It's on the 14.6 Beta drivers.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 17, 2014 8:40:15 AM

Then roll back to the non-beta :) 

Can't think of anything else it could be.
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June 17, 2014 9:05:00 AM

I'll switch back to 14.4 again. Never had this kind of problem before.
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June 17, 2014 10:37:18 AM

numanator said:
Then roll back to the non-beta :) 

Can't think of anything else it could be.


I rolled back to 14.4 and it's still happening. Worried here. I also tried FEZ which not only was poorly cropped, it had an odd artifacting-like effect whenever I alt-tabbed and resumed back. REEEEALLLY hope my card's not fried or anything, I have MSI Afterburner to check CPU and GPU temps and control the fans.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 17, 2014 10:47:55 AM

Double check the temps though I doubt it would be overheating right from the start. Return everything to stock clocks (if you overclocked anything) and double check that your GPU is firmly seated and has the power connections it needs.

When you uninstalled the beta drivers did you run a driver sweeper or something similar to get rid of any driver fragments left over? That is also something to try.
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June 17, 2014 11:30:32 AM

numanator said:
Double check the temps though I doubt it would be overheating right from the start. Return everything to stock clocks (if you overclocked anything) and double check that your GPU is firmly seated and has the power connections it needs.

When you uninstalled the beta drivers did you run a driver sweeper or something similar to get rid of any driver fragments left over? That is also something to try.


Going to try to use a driver sweeper to fully uninstall the beta drivers, and then I'll reinstall 14.4 again. Really hope my computer's not screwed up too badly. I was just playing Bioshock on it last weekend, too.
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June 17, 2014 12:38:48 PM

numanator said:
Then roll back to the non-beta :) 

Can't think of anything else it could be.


Rolled back and now everything works. Leave it to the drivers to go and screw everything up! :D 
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June 17, 2014 1:07:13 PM

Wait, it still didn't get fixed. It gets to the title screen and crashes.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 17, 2014 1:11:12 PM

Out of curiosity, do you have your CPU overclocked? May want to try bringing everything to its default settings (CPU and GPU) and see if that works.
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June 18, 2014 8:34:49 AM

numanator said:
Out of curiosity, do you have your CPU overclocked? May want to try bringing everything to its default settings (CPU and GPU) and see if that works.


Everything is at stock clocks.
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June 18, 2014 8:34:49 AM

numanator said:
Out of curiosity, do you have your CPU overclocked? May want to try bringing everything to its default settings (CPU and GPU) and see if that works.


Everything is at stock clocks.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 18, 2014 8:55:27 AM

Do you have another computer (or a friends computer) that you can test the GPU on? If it has problems on both computers then its a problem with the card. Is it still in the manufacturers warranty period for RMA?
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