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Games crashing/redscreening new video card msi r9 390x

So I upgraded from my old r9 270x to the new r9 390x from msi. install went great and it booted up just fine and is working but whenever I try to play any game it stops working. ive tried two games so far far cry 4 and metro last light redux. far cry for will freeze and then windows will tell me that the amd display driver has stopped working and has recovered but the game will not resume. metro last light will freeze the whole system and redscreened once. I have run heaven benchmark at ultra with tessellation and aa on and it is able to complete the benchmark with no problems. no artifacts, no black lines no freezing nothing. i have not overclocked the card at all and am running the fans at higher speeds to keep the system and card cool but even when i minimize the fans the issue persists. i am positive that my psu is not at fault here as i have seen on both pcpartpicker and multiple sites like memory express and newegg that the minimum recommended psu wattage is around 500 watts. as well my ram is good. i have had problems with overheating before but i had the stock cooler on the cpu and once i got the hyper 212 evo that stopped. as well i have been using speedfan to monitor temps and even playing at high settings on both metro and far cry the gpu only gets to 58 degrees celsious and the cpu is around 56 degrees here are my specs..

amd fx 8350
coolermaster hyper 212 evo with 2 fans

16gb of corsair vengeance lp @ 1600 MHz

Seagate 1tb hdd

msi r9 390x gaming 8g

thermaltake toughpowergrand 80+ gold certified psu @ 650watts

zalman z9 plus midtower case( it has 4 case fans in it.)

i have compeletly uninstalled all the amd drivers and reinstalled the latest version but that did not help. what do you guys think?
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  1. Best answer
    Try this...
    • Download DDU (click DDU logo below to get to DDU download page)
    • Download the latest AMD video drivers (click AMD logo below to get to download page)
    • Run DDU. When it asks to go into Safe Mode, select yes. In Safe Mode, select the top choice (recommended).
    • Install the latest AMD drivers.
    • Restart your system.
    http://i58.tinypic.com/2ym87jo.jpghttp://i62.tinypic.com/ve2ohg.jpg
  2. so I tried the ddu solution and that did not work. I had been using Seagate tools to test my harddrive and though it said it was good I was getting suspicious so I ran chkdsk / scan and sure enough there were errors. I repaired the drive and played far cry 4 for over an hour no crashes... I think we are done here. thank you soo much mark for your help
  3. MarkW said:
    Try this...
    • Download DDU (click DDU logo below to get to DDU download page)
    • Download the latest AMD video drivers (click AMD logo below to get to download page)
    • Run DDU. When it asks to go into Safe Mode, select yes. In Safe Mode, select the top choice (recommended).
    • Install the latest AMD drivers.
    • Restart your system.
    http://i58.tinypic.com/2ym87jo.jpghttp://i62.tinypic.com/ve2ohg.jpg



    thanks for your help mark. found out it was my hard drive after all
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