Please help me guys, I'm having a problem with a R9 290x black edition running in Thermaltake 730w PSU

I put my new R9 290x black edition to test it. but won't display, when i check the GPU and boards all systems are running, but when i look into my monitor its all clear black, but when i put the dvi/vga/hdmi in my built in processor gpu it working. please help me guys.

DO I NEED TO UPGRADE MY PSU?
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  1. Use your onboard graphics cards and download display driver uninstaller (DDU) then uninstall the current drivers in safe mode and then download them again. One more thing, can you see your Gpu under the adapters category in device manager ?
  2. Pkai92 said:
    Use your onboard graphics cards and download display driver uninstaller (DDU) then uninstall the current drivers in safe mode and then download them again. One more thing, can you see your Gpu under the adapters category in device manager ?


    never tried it but would i need to change may PSU too ? ill show my board specs

    https://www.asus.com/ph/Motherboards/H97PRO_GAMER/
  3. Pkai92 said:
    Use your onboard graphics cards and download display driver uninstaller (DDU) then uninstall the current drivers in safe mode and then download them again. One more thing, can you see your Gpu under the adapters category in device manager ?


    No i can't see my gpu in adapters category bro what should i do?
  4. Pkai92 said:
    Use your onboard graphics cards and download display driver uninstaller (DDU) then uninstall the current drivers in safe mode and then download them again. One more thing, can you see your Gpu under the adapters category in device manager ?


    here is my PSU specs bro http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00001966
  5. Pkai92 said:
    Use your onboard graphics cards and download display driver uninstaller (DDU) then uninstall the current drivers in safe mode and then download them again. One more thing, can you see your Gpu under the adapters category in device manager ?


    sorry this is my complete name of my new GPU its XFX Radeon R9 290x Black edition here is the link
    http://www.pcgameware.co.uk/reviews/graphics-cards/xfx-radeon-r9-290x-dd-black-edition-review/
  6. Make sure that your GPU is seated properly and that your are connecting all the pins it needs from the PSU (Connect the power cable from the PSU to the GPU). Also, make sure that you connect the cable (Vga or Hdmi or whatever) from the monitor to the GPU.
  7. Pkai92 said:
    Make sure that your GPU is seated properly and that your are connecting all the pins it needs from the PSU (Connect the power cable from the PSU to the GPU). Also, make sure that you connect the cable (Vga or Hdmi or whatever) from the monitor to the GPU.


    I ask some of my friends and technicians then I explain what i having a problem. then the main cost is the PSU my PSU is only 730w thermaltake, which is the minimum requirements of the GPU is 750w but the recommended is 850w so i guess i need to change my PSU to 850w
  8. It depends on the rest of your system but my guess is that the GPU doesn't need more than a 730W PSU. Maybe the PSU isn't enough for your whole system.
  9. Pkai92 said:
    It depends on the rest of your system but my guess is that the GPU doesn't need more than a 730W PSU. Maybe the PSU isn't enough for your whole system.


    The minimum requirements of the GPU is 750w and recommended is 850w check this out

    http://xfxforce.com/en-us/products/amd-radeon-r9-200-series/amd-radeon-r9-290x-black-edition-r9-290x-edbd
  10. MERGED QUESTION
    Question from clark11 : "XFX R9 290X Black Edition Running in thermaltake 730w PSU"

    clark11 said:
    Guys could anyone explain why i can't run my XFX R9 290x black edition i've tried to put my GPU and. no display, but checking my system its all good its running even the fan is rotating normally could anyone explain me why or help me out!? here is my RIG

    Motherboard:https://www.asus.com/ph/Motherboards/H97PRO_GAMER/

    GPU:http://xfxforce.com/en-us/products/amd-radeon-r9-200-series/amd-radeon-r9-290x-black-edition-r9-290x-edbd

    PSU: http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00001966


    ShadyHamster said:
    Have you plugged in the two PCI-E power cables?
    Have you plugged your monitor cable into the graphics card?


    clark11 said:
    ShadyHamster said:
    Have you plugged in the two PCI-E power cables?
    Have you plugged your monitor cable into the graphics card?


    yes i've tried it all


    clark11 said:
    ShadyHamster said:
    Have you plugged in the two PCI-E power cables?
    Have you plugged your monitor cable into the graphics card?


    I just Found this Specification requirements from XFX just thinking what if this is the problem check this out minimum requirements is 750w

    http://xfxforce.com/en-us/products/amd-radeon-r9-200-series/amd-radeon-r9-290x-black-edition-r9-290x-edbd


    ShadyHamster said:
    The requirements listed for most graphics cards is just a generalized number to make sure even lower quality PSU's will power it.
    The PSU you have, even though not the highest quality, will have no issues powering the 290x.
    A quality 550w PSU is more then enough for a single 290x system.

    Do you have another graphics card to try in your PC to make sure it's all working fine?
    Is it possible to test the card in another PC? Maybe a friends PC.


    clark11 said:
    ShadyHamster said:
    The requirements listed for most graphics cards is just a generalized number to make sure even lower quality PSU's will power it.
    The PSU you have, even though not the highest quality, will have no issues powering the 290x.
    A quality 550w PSU is more then enough for a single 290x system.

    Do you have another graphics card to try in your PC to make sure it's all working fine?
    Is it possible to test the card in another PC? Maybe a friends PC.


    Yes i have sapphire 260x oc edition and yes its perfectly working fine (only 6pin needed) and yes i also tried with my Friends PC unfortunately we have the same specs and watts of PSU which is 730w thermaltake also, and experiencing same problem. no display at monitor. I ask some of technicians and they said it could be, shortage of power supply because from the 730w + your components will be deducted to my 730w so its mean for the GPU's minimum requirements it could be deducted. and i think thats what i experiencing now. do you think is it possible that this is the problem?


    ShadyHamster said:
    You could try a new PSU, but it sounds like the card is dead if it doesn't work in 2 systems.


    clark11 said:
    ShadyHamster said:
    You could try a new PSU, but it sounds like the card is dead if it doesn't work in 2 systems.


    Because my friends PSU is the same as my PSU must try to another PSU i guess?
  11. Yes but i guess it won't use more than 300W. Anyway, try another PSU (Your friend's PSU or something) and then if it was due to the PSU then buy a new one.
  12. Pkai92 said:
    Yes but i guess it won't use more than 300W. Anyway, try another PSU (Your friend's PSU or something) and then if it was due to the PSU then buy a new one.


    Can you check this out. this is my PSU's information although sounds like 730w but not even modular or something that can boost the power. even it hasnt have a bronze or even gold percentage, only efficiency percentage.

    http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00001966
  13. Are you having any problems recently ? I have the same exact PSU by the way.
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