Solved Computer keeps crashing after Graphics card upgrade

February 16, 2014 at 14:25:23
Specs: Windows 7 64 bit service pack 1, AMD FX 6100 6 core 3.3ghz/ 8gb
Recently I have upgraded from an AMD HD5450, to an AMD Radeon R7 260X OC from Asus. It has worked fine with graphical improvements in every game, however ever since upgrading my computer has begun to crash seemingly at random, with no prewarning. The screen simply goes blank, VGA signal lost, and then the sounds looping continuously forcing the computer to be switched off via the power button.
I had also bought a new corsair 600w powersupply to replace the older one however I dont believe that's the problem as Im unsure as to any issues it could cause.

I must also note I don't know if I had deleted old drivers or if i even needed to as I'm still using AMD however I cant find the catalyst software anymore so it may have deleted itself when the new graphics cards was installed.

Anybody with any advice please help


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February 16, 2014 at 19:56:04
Ah, I see. still, you might want to make sure everything is at normal temps, as poor ventilation could be the source of your problem.


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February 16, 2014 at 15:52:51
Do you have CCleaner? If not, download/install the Slim version from the link below. Run the Cleaner 1st & remove everything it finds. Then run the Registry scan & fix all issues. Once that's done click on Tools > Startup & run thru the list of startup entries - disable or delete anything you don't need loading at startup. Click each tab - Windows, Internet Explorer, Scheduled Tasks, etc. & disable or delete anything you don't need. After that's done, go back to Tools > Uninstall & uninstall the old Catalyst software. When you've completed all the above, reboot, let Windows load generic VGA drivers, then install the latest AMD Catalyst drivers. You might wanna download them in advance & have them ready to go.

AMD Catalystâ„¢ Display Driver version 13.12

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#2
February 16, 2014 at 17:17:14
"AMD Radeon R7 260X OC"

Does this mean you are overclocking your GPU? Do you happen to be overclocking anything else? Often this can cause heat build up, which can lead to data loss and crashes. I would suggest trying to reset your BIOS settings for things like RAM back to their defaults, and see if this helps.


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#3
February 16, 2014 at 18:49:45
The card is factory overclocked, possibly one of these:

http://www.legitreviews.com/sapphir...


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February 16, 2014 at 19:56:04
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Ah, I see. still, you might want to make sure everything is at normal temps, as poor ventilation could be the source of your problem.

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