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Peoples are either getting younger or have forgot that you could OC every processor before the K series ever appear.... Not because your CPU is not tagged as K tht you can't OC it. Of course the low range i3 are somewhat locked but it's not the case to all of them...

Not what i mean't. Just having a K makes the processor sound a lot better. The 3930k sounds better than a 3930 and a 3820k sounds better than a 3820, "Just Sayin.thumb.gif
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OK. So problem came back the moment I enabled VSYNC on 3 cards on 3 monitors playing borderlands 2. I'm reading everywhere on the RIVE forums this is a driver issue or cables back feeding voltage to video cards... (which i tested and that is not the case) FYI everyone :/

3 7970's on 3 monitors in eyefinity freezes on some games mad.gif
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OK. So problem came back the moment I enabled VSYNC on 3 cards on 3 monitors playing borderlands 2. I'm reading everywhere on the RIVE forums this is a driver issue or cables back feeding voltage to video cards... (which i tested and that is not the case) FYI everyone :/

3 7970's on 3 monitors in eyefinity freezes on some games mad.gif

 

First thing is see if you can pin point crashing to an exact scenario that you can repeat without fail.  This will help immensely with troubleshooting.

 

Just for fun, go in to windows sound properties and completely disable all playback devices to eliminate this being an audio driver issue.

 

Also try disabling any devices in BIOS that you don't use (extra SATA controller, USB3 controller, eSATA port, etc.)

 

Now try to crash it, if it still crashes, start trying different combinations of your GPU's.  Even try downclocking them in CCC to see if that makes a difference.

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Wow that must have sucked I would have just thrown my pc out the window biggrin.gif

But it keeps locking up could it be a HDD issue I've had trouble like the in the past.
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so disabling vsync doesn't do any good?

also i should say i'm incredibly jealous of your setup ehehe. Oh man... What game would I even play with that kind of beast?
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First thing is see if you can pin point crashing to an exact scenario that you can repeat without fail.  This will help immensely with troubleshooting.

Just for fun, go in to windows sound properties and completely disable all playback devices to eliminate this being an audio driver issue.

Also try disabling any devices in BIOS that you don't use (extra SATA controller, USB3 controller, eSATA port, etc.)

Now try to crash it, if it still crashes, start trying different combinations of your GPU's.  Even try downclocking them in CCC to see if that makes a difference.

I haven't tried disabling the audio so I'll try that. +rep

My problem is I've done quite a bit already including ruling out hard drives, cd drives, extra usb devices, different keyboards, overclock settings (set default values - even up'd vcore just to make sure). I went from an x58 board to x79 because of all this (for other reasons as well) - same issue on both boards. I haven't ruled out my triple monitor setup either but I dont have the resouces to really check. I've done individual monitors in tri-fire as well. It's only in eyefinity in triple monitor setup.

When I turn VSYNC off, it works - but framerates are really poor (25-50 fps)

It's really tough going back to single monitor after being spoiled on three smile.gif
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Oh I need to add that a single 7970 runs borderlands 2 *perfectly* tongue.gif (VSYNC ON) thumb.gif
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Have you tried different versions of the Crossfire Application Profiles for?

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Yes. No cap, cap 1, cap 2, cap 3. Rolling back drivers to earlier versions (tried 12.3 and 12.7), re-installing windows with drivers and windows updates to re-installing windows with drivers no windows updates. Different power supplies to different harddrives (vertex 3 and my samsung 830 to even my spinpoint running windows).

This has literally taken a month - trying something new every day.
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Ah welcome to my personal nightmare biggrin.gif cause I have the exact same problem as you.
Here's the links to the issue:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1295809/eyefinity-quad-fire-7970-ccc-12-8-12-x-crash-galore-what-to-do/320
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?21534-AMD-Response-to-Trifire-Eyefinity-issue-on-the-Rampage-IV/page2

And from there you can get...some more links biggrin.gif:D:D

It's a driver issue, It seems that X79 chipset does not play well with crossfire ; trifire and quadfire with 7970s and eyefinity. X58 chipset, according to forums is also under "attack" of poor driver support prly.


I've tested my cards on P67 system in tri-fire and eyefinity, they work greeeaat there, rock solid. I've checked and change everything except the CPU ( two x79 mobos, two sets of ram, 3hdds, drivers, windows installs, 2 PSUs, cables, adapters etc, tested each card separatly, and checked all cards on my bro's P67 system). No dice.

I also contacted AMD and wrote them what I did to troubleshoot, and I got this back:
Quote:
Response and Service Request History:

Could the conclusion not be that Intel needs to resolve compatibility issues with Crossfire on the X79 chipset? Have you contacted Intel? Food for thought, I suppose.

Truely, the troubleshooting you have done is very thorough and accurate. It is very commendable and respected. It does, however, leave me with really nothing more to say or do for you in the way of troubleshooting. I would agree, you have narrowed down the root cause. I am not an engineer or driver developer, so I pesonally am not sure who is either responsible, or who could actually fix or 'work-around' the problem. I would think that it is something that AMD could do, though.

I would certainly encourage you to use the Catalyst Issue Reporting Form if you have not already. The more reports submitted the better, and I can sincerely say the reports are getting visibility with the correct people at AMD.

www.amd.com/report


I hope this helps you, and I do hope this issue is resolved in the future for you.

In order to update this service request, please respond, leaving the service request reference intact.

Best regards,

Marc
AMD Global Customer Care

Some people got their systems working with eyefinity and all. IDK what voodoo magic they did, what driver they've updated or whatnot, but I couldn't get the damn thing working.

So welcome to the "lucky camp". tongue.gif
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