- AMD 890GX
- Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron
- DDR3 1866 (OC)/1333/ 1066
driver problems 04/15/2011
This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
the board seems to support a lot of features and runs pretty fast. Fortunately I can use my computer despite problems written in cons section.
I cannot get a driver to work for the onboard video chipset, the ATI radeon HD 4290. I installed every driver on the cd that came with it. Then I installed all drivers that were recommended from their website. Then specifically sought out the driver for the video chipset. None of these drivers are helping, perhaps my mobo is defective. The phone number in their driver utility application goes to Taiwan, my phone cannot call it. All I could do was submit a ticket for help on their website, that was two days ago and I did not even receive confirmation they got it. Seems like they make it hard to get customer support.
When windows launches and the video chipset is enabled, I get a black screen at login time. I actually spent about two weeks trying to understand what was wrong before Microsoft's support figured it out for me.
Fortunately my computer works fine when I disable the video chipset, but I spent a lot of time trying to troubleshoot this, and I'm not getting any help from the manufacturer.
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