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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-13-2015, 07:09 PM - Thread Starter
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When I turn my computer the monitor will display the post screen and then the windows loading screen, when the "windows fly toward you". After that it will proceed into windows normally or the monitors just go black. It seems to be about a 50/50 split. The computer is my sig rig and is starting to get older. The 6870 are newer but still a few years old at this point.

I installed a couple of kingston ssd about two months ago. My windows install is on one of the ssd drives. This problem started a few days ago.

I have sense removed one of the 6870's from my system, no more crossfire. I have tried them both alone and the problem continues.

I am not sure what to do, I am wondering if my motherboard might simply be failing. The motherboard and processor were first installed in Nov. of 2009.

Any other ideas?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-13-2015, 10:46 PM
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I've only seen that happen when the monitors range is exceeded. Frequency or pixel wise. Which connector are you using? Have you tried lowering the pixels a notch to see if it still happens? or better yet, I don't suppose you have a different monitor you can try?
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I'm running a DVI connector. I actually have duel monitors hooked up. Tried running only one but no change. I've been running the two of these monitors for a couple of years now.

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Well that does indeed seem to rule out the monitors and the graphics cards I would think. So I'm thinking PSU first, then MB... But have you reverted back to older drivers of for graphics cards, checked windows updates installed sense the problem started.
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Well I think that it is something with the windows install on that ssd drive. I have my old WD black drives that I was using before the ssd drives. The windows install was never wiped on them. I have plugged the WD blacks back in and everything is working %100 as far as I can tell. I will look at the windows updates but I'm pretty sure those were fine. I have not tried an older video driver but I don't know if that is going to help. I can't even seem to get the system to get into windows now with of the ssd drive. So I either have a bad hard drive or my installation went to poop. I think i'm just going to try and reinstall windows on the drive and see what happens.

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