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Hi all --

Just installed my MSI Radeon 6970 Lightning to run in Crossfire with my Powercolor LCS 6990.

However, whenever I boot, it gives me a BSOD immediately after the windows logo (meaning I can't get into windows, so any solutions that involve me getting into windows with two cards are non-starters).

Lists Atikmdag.sys.

The 6990 is stably overclocked to 950/1400. As the 6970 is a fresh install, it's presumably at stock.

i5-2500k OC'd to 4.7 ghz
p8p67 ws revolution motherboard
8 gb G.SKILL Sniper 1600
CoolerMaster 1000w PSU

I'm at work right now, so looking to compile a bunch of solutions to try when I get home.

First two things I'm going to try:

- Make sure the Crossfire cable is the right way (I actually didn't know there was a right way and a wrong way, so there's a 50% chance this is wrong)

- See if the system boots without the crossfire cable.

Any other solution proposals would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
Edited by Cwolfer - 8/18/11 at 8:45am
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I didn't think you could do Trifire with a 6970 and a 6990, but maybe i'm wrong.
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I didn't think you could do Trifire with a 6970 and a 6990, but maybe i'm wrong.
You can. http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...trifire_review
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cwolfer View Post

Oh, I didn't know that. I don't know what's wrong then.
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Heading home from work soon. Anyone?
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See what happens maybe when you bring the 6990 back to stock clocks? It may help. OCing that much GPU power if a bit overkill (yes I know no such thing) but I would start with everything stock and bump up small increments from there if you get it working.
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post #7 of 64
Remove 6970. Uninstall the drivers using the setup.exe, then go to control panel and uninstall any AMD vid card apps/drivers. Reboot, let windows install default drivers for 6990. Once it looks good shutdown and install 6970. Let us know if you get bsod.
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boot into safe mode with both cards or in normal mode with just the 6990. Uninstall all graphics drivers and run Ccleaner to clear any fragments out. reboot into normal mode with both cards and reinstall the drivers.
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Originally Posted by Techprimus View Post
See what happens maybe when you bring the 6990 back to stock clocks? It may help. OCing that much GPU power if a bit overkill (yes I know no such thing) but I would start with everything stock and bump up small increments from there if you get it working.
I will try this (as well as all of the other suggestions).

To be fair, the card is WCd and is completely stable by itself.

Thanks guys, and keep em coming if you got em.

Though it may be premature, strongly considering RMAing this mobo, selling the new one, and buying a gigabyte ud7. Between this and my left 2 ram slots not working...since when did mobos become so plug-and-play unfriendly?
Edited by Cwolfer - 8/18/11 at 2:16pm
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1. Remove 6970
2. Boot into windows
3. Uninstall drivers
4. Shut down
5. Reinstall 6970
6. Boot up

BOOTS FINE AT THIS POINT

7. Install drivers using setup.exe ATI utility

BSOD during installation and no longer starts up (BSOD on every boot)
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