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June 23, 2014 8:56:21 AM

Hello everyone,

Here's my issue: I've been using the same Radeon HD7xxx video card for many years and it recently failed. I tried a slurry of cleanup and install processes to try to get the card back to life, but all failed (ran cleanup utility, manually wiped drivers, etc.). I bought a new card (SAPPHIRE 100364L Radeon R9 270X 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card) and had the same exact issues. Video still "works" just like the old card, so I can still use the PC at limited capacity, but I'm having the same exact driver failure issue. Motherboard is an ASUS M3A79 T-Deluxe with quad core AMD processor. It has 4 PCI-E 2.0 slots. 3,0 is backwards compatible so I don't think it's related to that. A friend suggested updating the BIOS to make sure it supports that card, and while the BIOS update worked fine, I still get the same driver failure upon boot.

Could this be an issue with a corrupt OS (Win7 64bit with all recent updates installed).

Even with the old Radeon HD7XXX the drivers were randomly unstable causing a BSOD, but never total driver failure. Would a re-format help? I might just buy a new MB and call it a day, but I'd like to get more mileage out of my current rig.

Thanks in advance!

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June 23, 2014 11:18:35 AM

jimbophoto said:
Hello everyone,

Here's my issue: I've been using the same Radeon HD7xxx video card for many years and it recently failed. I tried a slurry of cleanup and install processes to try to get the card back to life, but all failed (ran cleanup utility, manually wiped drivers, etc.). I bought a new card (SAPPHIRE 100364L Radeon R9 270X 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card) and had the same exact issues. Video still "works" just like the old card, so I can still use the PC at limited capacity, but I'm having the same exact driver failure issue. Motherboard is an ASUS M3A79 T-Deluxe with quad core AMD processor. It has 4 PCI-E 2.0 slots. 3,0 is backwards compatible so I don't think it's related to that. A friend suggested updating the BIOS to make sure it supports that card, and while the BIOS update worked fine, I still get the same driver failure upon boot.

Could this be an issue with a corrupt OS (Win7 64bit with all recent updates installed).

Even with the old Radeon HD7XXX the drivers were randomly unstable causing a BSOD, but never total driver failure. Would a re-format help? I might just buy a new MB and call it a day, but I'd like to get more mileage out of my current rig.

Thanks in advance!


A format might help - at the least it would help prove whether the problem is hardware or software related.
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June 24, 2014 5:09:09 AM



A format might help - at the least it would help prove whether the problem is hardware or software related.[/quotemsg]

Thank you for the reply! The reformat and reinstall of the OS fixed the problem. Not sure what was actually wrong, but the video card driver was the first thing I installed, and everything seems fine now!
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June 24, 2014 7:24:59 AM

Awesome
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