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Out of the box this card gave my computer the blue screen of death/crashes.
Reviewed in the United States on October 17, 2020
This product gave me a headache, a blue screen of death, lost about 5 hours of time trouble shooting, and forced me to reinstall Windows after deleting everything. Do not buy. I followed the instructions, like any other PCIe card and installed it. The first problem started when the drivers were apparently blocked. After that the computer blue screened and would not get past the user login screen. I constantly got the blue screens: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED and DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION. A problem with Netwtw08.sys a system file that has to do with the intel proset wireless drivers. Even upon using safe mode to uninstall the drivers the issue still remained for some reason. So I ended up trying to do a refresh of the system, first using the option that kept my files. It was a no go and I still had the issue, tried to doing a hard reset (after backing up my data in safe mode) by formatting the drive and it still gave me the blue screen. After that I created a Windows 10 usb media creation tool in hopes of reinstalling windows using the usb. After going through the process, my computer would not even post correctly and said that the windows 10 installation failed. And that basically for some reason the computer cannot boot. Lastly, and well this is probably what I should’ve done first is to remove and disconnect the wifi card all together. I did that and went through the process of reformatting my c drive and reinstalling windows and well bingo. It worked and welp now I have to reinstall everything which is gonna be a major waste of time, but at least I can say u have a fresh install of windows now. Out of the box this card crashes my computer.
Here are my some of my general specs for reference:
- ASUS Tuf x570 gaming plus (wifi)
- AMD 3800XT
- ASUS gtx 1080 Strix
- 64 gb of g.skill ddr4 ram