I'm building a new mining rig right now and I just installed Windows 7 x64 Home Premium on the Hard Drive.
I installed the Chipset Driver, the USB Controller Driver, and the LAN Driver. That is everything installed on the computer.
I didn't experience any problems, until I installed the 13.11 Beta v9.5 Drivers from AMD and restarted the computer to activate the drivers.
That installer installed two possible drivers for me to choose from besides the default one:
I can select and install either of them. When I restart my computer, I can log in normally and use the computer until it looks like the driver gets stuck in a loop and crashes the computer and I get a blue screen.
If I switch back to using the default VGA drivers that come with windows and I experience no blue screens at all.
Here is the error report from the blue screen:
Problem signature: Problem Event Name: BlueScreen OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3 Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem: BCCode: 100000ea BCP1: FFFFFA8005BB9B60 BCP2: 0000000000000000 BCP3: 0000000000000000 BCP4: 0000000000000000 OS Version: 6_1_7600 Service Pack: 0_0 Product: 768_1
Files that help describe the problem: C:\Windows\Minidump\121113-22666-01.dmp C:\Users\Kuplack\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-40809-0.sysdata.xml
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- CPU: AMD Athlon X3
- Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z
- Video Card: Gigabyte R9 280X 3GB
- RAM: 1 stick of 4GB 1600 Mhz
- Hard Drive: 1TB
What can I do to fix this? Is there a more stable driver out there? Is something wrong with my video card or Windows version?
If it makes a difference the reason I'm using Windows is because I spent 3 days trying to work out similar problems I was having in Xubuntu and Ubuntu. I tried 32-bit, 64-bit, 13.10, and 12.04 LTS for both distros and always had problems. So I decided to switch to Windows and I'm still having problems.
Update: For now I think I'm going to try out an older driver, maybe 13.10.