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Does the 6970 work by itself?

Edit: Why are you using the 'ATI setup utility'? <- I am guessing this is your problem

Can you not just reinstall drivers by running CCC setup once downloaded? 11.8 WHQL works fine for me and gave me a good boost in performance.
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Does the 6970 work by itself?

Edit: Why are you using the 'ATI setup utility'? <- I am guessing this is your problem

Can you not just reinstall drivers by running CCC setup once downloaded? 11.8 WHQL works fine for me and gave me a good boost in performance.
I just used the same thing used to install the drivers (C:\\ATI\\Support\\Folder\\Setup). That's just the Catalyst Install Manager.
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OK, so, this is weird.

After the BSOD, I let windows do its repairs.

It booted up with no drivers after the repair (with both cards still in and powered on).

Installed drivers and made it successfully through install. Both cards are still powered on.

Now it gets a little interesting and beyond my limited knowledge:

Device manager detects 3 HD Radeon 6900 series (it's reading the 6990 as two cards, presumably) display drivers. However, one of them still has the yellow triangle next to it, even after driver installation.

In addition, CCC does not give me the option to crossfire, nor does it give me a dropdown menu in AMD Overdrive.

Under Hardware in the CCC, it shows "Primary Adapter: HD 6900 Series" and "Disabled Adapter: HD 6900 Series." Both seem to be from the HD 6990 (based on the clock speeds).

...Any ideas?

Edit: On the 6970 itself, LEDs 11-14 are red. The rest are green.

Edit 2: When I right click the yellow triangled 6900 in device manager and install drivers, it says they're up to date. Device status, however, says: Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)
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Uninstalling in device manager and then doing detect hardware, it detects the VGA Controller and proceeds to supposedly successfully install drivers. However, it's still Code 43'd.

GPU-Z detects all 3 cards successfully.
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I think a last resort is a clean install of the operating system, too many BSOD can corrupt the OS. Worth a shot IMO.

Also, are you using the lastest AMD drivers?

(C:\\ATI\\Support\\Folder\\Setup) _> I am also betting that there is a problem with this directory. This was created from the 6990 install right? If it was a new fresh install, there would be no pre installed ATI directories. Remove all ATI folders and reinstall from a newly downloaded 11.8 WHQL.
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I think a last resort is a clean install of the operating system, too many BSOD can corrupt the OS. Worth a shot IMO.
Not BSODing anymore.

Cards being detected.

Just not letting me use it.
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What wait? Why uninstall driver? No, no need!

Have you tried ONLY the hd6970 on the system?

Remove hd6990 and put only hd6970, if you get bsod than the problem is with the new hd6970.

If it works fine, than the problem lies else where, have you tested each pci-e16x slot on the mobo?
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What wait? Why uninstall driver? No, no need!

Have you tried ONLY the hd6970 on the system?

Remove hd6990 and put only hd6970, if you get bsod than the problem is with the new hd6970.

If it works fine, than the problem lies else where, have you tested each pci-e16x slot on the mobo?
See above. The BSODs have stopped, and windows and GPU-Z detect the GPU. GPU-Z recognizes it as Cayman (6970), and windows recognizes it as a VGA Device, but it gives me Code 43.
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Not BSODing anymore.

Cards being detected.

Just not letting me use it.
OK, then it does sound like problem with CCC. If the cards being detected then the drivers for it appear to be working.

Did you put the 6990 back to default clocks before installing the drivers? Also did you have any GPU monitoring programs open when installing? such as MSI Ab, Trixx etc?
    
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OK, then it does sound like problem with CCC. If the cards being detected then the drivers for it appear to be working.

Did you put the 6990 back to default clocks before installing the drivers? Also did you have any GPU monitoring programs open when installing? such as MSI Ab, Trixx etc?
While installing? Nope. Just have GPU-Z installed but it was closed at the time.

The card is kinda sorta being detected? It shows in Windows, but with the error mentioned above. It shows in GPU-Z.

Not in CCC.
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