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I have an MSI and a Sapphire 7970 CFX setup and I am constantly getting atikmpag.sys BSODs. Could it be because I have 2 different brands of card? It happens with OC settings and stock. Temps are all good. I'm running with the latest set of AMD Drivers (12.3)

Does anyone have any suggestions? I was thinking that it might be due to a voltage requirement difference but it still crashes when I add a little extra voltage to it. I also have ULPS off.

Thinking about trying a clean OS reinstall...

Thank you for all of your help.
post #2 of 16
try different drivers?
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Try to perform clean driver install. Details here [Fixes] Catalyst Drivers Error & OC & Eyefinity & General Issues

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post #4 of 16
Running stock? That driver usually crashes on stress. I had my fit with that problem myself with my 5870s. It was user error, my mem clocks would pass memtest but still crash in xfire. Changed the timing on my ram and ive been good for 6+ months. It might not be your memory but check everything including c1e.
post #5 of 16
I use two different card brands that have very different ASIC 69% and 82%, and am not getting BSODs. I am pushing different voltages to each for my OC too. 1200core/1600mem - 1.218v on one and 1.274v on the other. What could have happened is this: system files may have gotten messed up when you upgraded drivers to the new 12.3 that came out yesterday (I assume that's what you're using)--I have had my Visual C++ system files get messed up before when I was switching drivers a lot. You know, just testing different ones out, etc.. So maybe something similar happened if you changed drivers recently?

I don't want to tell you to do a reinstall, because it can be a lot of work, and if it doesn't fix it I would feel bad. But honestly, this is what I would do in your situation: reinstall windows -> mobo drivers -> Windows Updates -> install 12.3 + cap

Just my experience with the drivers thus far, hope you get it all sorted out. Good luck.

Also, in my opinion, I would steer clear of 3rd party apps like atiman and driver sweeper if you can help it. But that's just my 2cents.gif
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post #6 of 16
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Thank you all for your input. I 'll look at my ram timings. They are new as well and I inputted them all manually. I'll double check just in case. As for a complete reinstall. It's not to bad. I've set up a lot of automation so It'll only be about an hour to be completely up and running again. I'll let you all know what I come up with. Thanks smile.gif
post #7 of 16
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Will having one card with an ASIC of 89 and another of 62 possibly cause instability? (TBH, I am not sure what ASIC really is...)
post #8 of 16
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Well, unfortunately, I reinstalled everything fresh, catalyst 12.3 and Afterburner 2.2.0 beta 15 and I still crash. (atikmpag.sys) I haven't even attempted an OC yet... frown.gif
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by Jason33w View Post

Well, unfortunately, I reinstalled everything fresh, catalyst 12.3 and Afterburner 2.2.0 beta 15 and I still crash. (atikmpag.sys) I haven't even attempted an OC yet... frown.gif

Are these new cards? Have you verified that each card runs well by itself? Just trying to help you rule out possible issues, just in case it is hardware. Sorry to hear that you are still having problems after the reinstall. frown.gif
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post #10 of 16
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Well, I'm installing the 12.4 beta right now. If I still have issues I'll disable CFX and try each card by themselves. Yes they are both brand new. After some research, I've found that I'm not the only person with this issue. Seems like it is simply a driver issue. If I have no drivers installed, I have no crashes. I'll let you know what happens.
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