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It's in the video. It's core/memory fluctuation causing whole screen flicker which causes the driver to crash and explorer desktop crashes. Btw what driver are you on? The two drivers I use are rc11 aka 11.12 special and 12.9 beta.

I'm on 12.8 with cap 3. I did a search on RC11 driver and looks to be an improvement driver for graphic effects in game. Can this help with stability?
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I actually did notice explorer would crash.. could this be my problem?
what is rc11 aka 11.12 special? rolleyes.gif I don't know what this is.


It could be. I disabled Powerplay as a workaround for it.

RC11

http://benchmark3d.com/amd-catalyst-8-921-2-rc11-for-hd7900
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Installed new drivers with RC11 as will 12.8 and 12.9 (different installs with RC11 on each) and no success. Going to try to check for back voltage on the dvi cables to video cards tonight and report back (read I could check even when computer was off with video cards out)
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I can tell you right now that RC11 and 12.8 would lockup with vsync on in borderlands 2.
As for flickering. I get it in RC11 and only RC11. Disabling gpu acceleration in flash helped me out. So far nor crashes in 12.9 in explorer or anything
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blah i stopped thinking about it. it hurts my head just trying to diagnose this stuff. i'd be wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy more angry if borderlands didn't work at all. it actually runs smooth on one video card atleast. i read everywhere and on the asus forums, it seems to be a pretty damning thing, this trifire/quad fire stuff. you see those guys doing everything i'm doing and reaching to the same conclusion.. FAIL with tri-fire )or quad) in eyefinity.

TSM is a boss and his stuff works amazing.
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OP, I am using RC11 and still have occasion crash. I still can't pin point the exact cause but it came down to 2. I.e., Afterburner, Flash and Chrome. If I removed them one by one didn't solve the random crash but reformating without installing Chrome, Flash driver and Afterburner fixed it.

I have come to conclusion IF I was able to complete WEI without hard lockup, it will run everything fine. So I doubt it's hardware issue but combination of several drivers with Microsoft.
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I would go with afterburner being a big part of this. I used to run it religiously but games started crashing or dropping to 10fps on my eyefinity setup.
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I would go with afterburner being a big part of this. I used to run it religiously but games started crashing or dropping to 10fps on my eyefinity setup.

Yeah? Should I just use catalyst for the fan control?
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Yeah? Should I just use catalyst for the fan control?

I have the Ghz edition bios and let it on auto. Before I did that, I had it set to a constant 40% and never hit more than 80C.
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Soooooo I traded the three 7970's and bought three EVGA 680 GTX 4gb and everything works perfect. No tweaks, no weird files to download, and finally, glorious 3 video card performance. rolleyes.gif
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