I got an R9 290 royalAce yesterday and after installing it I get the following strange screen on startup:
This happens before the BIOS post and is very short duration. It doesn’t hang or hinder startup speed at all from what I can tell, but I never had this issue before. Computer continues startup normally after (post, windows, desktop). I’ve not played much for games on it yet, but I did do a furmark test to see if it was going to crash after having the issue and the temps topped out at 70 degrees with no instability. I am also not seeing any strange PC behaviour yet outside of this screen, which does not appear to be random and looks the same every time.
I am running 3 monitors presently but have also tried with a single monitor attached and still had the issue. I’ve tried DVI, HDMI and displayport (using an active DVI to DP adapter that I’ve always used with my old card)
ga-z68x-ud3h-b3 motherboard (using the PCI-E 2.0×16 slot and the other PCI-E slot is empty)
Corsair TX750 PSU (80 Bronze)
Club3D R9 290 royalAce
Windows 10 preview
I have recently reformatted and have not overclocked my system at all.
is there an issue with the card? My first thought aside from a card issue was a PSU issue, but I am not having any erratic behaviour and do not have any system instability even under load tests, as well I know these cards (and 290X) have been run on the exact same PSU without issue.
I am going to do BIOS and chipset driver reinstalls tonight to see if that solves the issue, but wanted to get this up now in case this has been seen before (I’ve not seen a screen look like this before and can’t find the same from googling).
I did also remove the AMD drivers/catalyst control center entirely and reinstall using the latest drivers.
I will update this post later tonight after having done driver updates with whether or not the screen issue is gone, but I appreciate any input on other things I can look into.