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    Thread Stuck in Device Driver?

    GA-z97MX Mobo I7-4790k
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    Thread Stuck in Device Driver?

    This is an upgrade from 7 to 10, IIRC. I hadn't thought much about trying to do a clean install, but that's not a bad idea.
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    Thread Stuck in Device Driver?

    I have a Radeon 290x, and my machine periodically throws a BSOD with "Thread Stuck in device driver" as the message. All the stuff I've been able to find online points to a driver issue, but this has been happening for at least the past year's worth of Radeon drivers. It doesn't happen in games...
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    R9 290 Black screen as soon as the driver loads

    Have done so, hopefully we can work it out.
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    R9 290 Black screen as soon as the driver loads

    Yep. Bought it here on the forums, hopefully will work out OK. Thanks for the advice, folks!
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    R9 290 Black screen as soon as the driver loads

    At idle, VRM1=35c, VRM2=40c, but now I"m getting little flashing lines on the screen just moving the mouse around in Windows, so I"m starting to think I have a bad card.
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    R9 290 Black screen as soon as the driver loads

    How can I check those? It does "feel" like it's a heat-related problem. but after having afterburner run the fans wide open, not sure what else I could do to make it cooler.
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    R9 290 Black screen as soon as the driver loads

    A little more info: As I mentioned before, I"m not doing any overclocking or anything, just stock speeds, etc. I loaded Afterburner so I could get a view of what the temps were doing. Playing the first demo in 3dmark, I start getting artifacts about 30-45 seconds in, and it black screens after...
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    R9 290 Black screen as soon as the driver loads

    Well, putting it in the other slot let me load the drivers, but it still doesn't work properly: I have tried the 14.4 WHQL, the 14.7 Beta and, most recently, the 13.12. Of the bunch, the 13.12 let me get the farthest, but I still artifacts, some kind of whining noise, and eventual...
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    R9 290 Black screen as soon as the driver loads

    Looks like moving to another slot may have solved the problem, but I don't know why.
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    R9 290 Black screen as soon as the driver loads

    Works fine with MS generic display driver, but as soon I the Radeon driver tries to load during the install, the screen goes black and the GPU fan goes to 100%. Any ideas? I'm running a Corsair RM850 PSU, which should be good enough for a single 290, based on what I have read. Prior to...
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    Suggestions on a decent headset/mic, maybe wireless.

    Took a look at the G930's they don't look bad. The going price seems to be about $100 or so, which isn't too bad at all. Do you have these? I'm wondering how the battery holds up, longer term. I use my headphones a lot. Thanks for the pointer!
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    Suggestions on a decent headset/mic, maybe wireless.

    I'm looking for a decent headset w/mic for gaming/Teamspeak/VOIP. While I would like them to sound "good", audiophile-level fidelity is not a priority. In the past, I've used the cheaper (<$150) Sennheiser sets, and been pretty happy with them. I would like to go wireless, but I'm not sure...
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    Alienware M18X is here...@&^%!@&$%

    If you want to go with something close to the "base" specs on the M18x, you're better off with the Toshiba Qosimo It's only 1799, has 1TB of HD and 8GB RAM. The same config in the MX18 would cost something like 2200.
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    Gaming Laptop 17" or More

    Right now, I don't think there is a really good choice out there in that range. Looking at NewEgg, the only thing with a newest generation GPU and a SandyBridge processor is that Acer, and it had GDDR3 for video memory, which kind of limits the performance. This one, I mean...
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