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Long story short, here is what happened while using my sig rig:
-Watching YouTube video without eyefinity, and with xfire on
-Video freezes, but sound keeps going; can still move cursor
-Firefox crashes but windows still works, able to send the error report
-Restarted Firefox, reloaded youtube video, and video freezes again after a few seconds with audio still going
-Screen goes black and seconds later the computer restarts without bsod
-Windows fails to load and freezes at loading screen with the frozen MS flag
-Safe mode still works but not able to test any video
-Using dip switches on my R3E, I shut off the PCIE lane for my XFX card and everything worked again
-I then shut off the PCIE lane for my Asus card and turn the XFX card back on and my rig won't boot even after few bios resets (gets stuck at "Count mem")

My Asus card was bought brand new, and I am apparently the 4th owner of the XFX card.. Both cards are water cooled with full cover blocks. Only OCed them occasionally for benches, and always left on default for gaming.

ATM the PCIE for my XFX card is switched off, I don't want drain my whole system without getting any opinions on possible fixes.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks~
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First thing i would try if you dont want to drain the loop just yet is uninstall drivers. Run driver sweeper in safe mode then reinstall drivers.
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First thing i would try if you dont want to drain the loop just yet is uninstall drivers. Run driver sweeper in safe mode then reinstall drivers.
Do not run driversweeper.
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Do not run driversweeper.
Why not?
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Why not?
hurts more than it helps.

and idk why ppl think overwriting files with the new ones isnt enough or something....
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Yes, whatever you do, don't run driver sweeper.
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-Windows fails to load and freezes at loading screen with the frozen MS flag
-Safe mode still works but not able to test any video
-Using dip switches on my R3E, I shut off the PCIE lane for my XFX card and everything worked again
-I then shut off the PCIE lane for my Asus card and turn the XFX card back on and my rig won't boot even after few bios resets (gets stuck at "Count mem")
Happened to me with a 5850.
it was Crossfired with a 5970 and suddently PC freezes at windows splash screen. Once I take the 5850 out PC would boot just fine.

Ended up the 5850 was dead ... Probably fried memory with extensive overclock.
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Yes, whatever you do, don't run driver sweeper.
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Do not run driversweeper.
You know I've heard this a lot, and even searched for some real info on why it's believed by some. I have never had any issues with using DriverSweeper with my ATI cards. My usual way to update drivers is to uninstall the old ones, reboot into safe mode and run DriverSweeper, then boot into regular windows and install the new drivers. I haven't had one issue.

Don't get me wrong; if there is indeed a serious issue with using it, I'll be more than willing to learn, but until then, I don't see the issue with using it.
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You know I've heard this a lot, and even searched for some real info on why it's believed by some. I have never had any issues with using DriverSweeper with my ATI cards. My usual way to update drivers is to uninstall the old ones, reboot into safe mode and run DriverSweeper, then boot into regular windows and install the new drivers. I haven't had one issue.

Don't get me wrong; if there is indeed a serious issue with using it, I'll be more than willing to learn, but until then, I don't see the issue with using it.
I share the same view on the situation, never seen a reason not to use it, I use it on everything.
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Driver cleaners are the cause of most of the weird, inexplicable ATi driver issues. It's probably the main reason some people always have trouble with ATi drivers, since they always use it.

If you haven't experienced any issues, you are lucky. ATi cards have never liked driver/crap cleaner, for as long as I can remember.

Plus there's absolutely no gain from using that, the default driver installer does a perfect job of replacing the old ones. Why use something that might mess up your drivers for no benefit at all?
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