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Hi all... I'm having problems but Ill start from the beginning so you can all get the full picture...

The system in question is my sig rig... However I had a HIS ATi 4890 in it before all this began...

When i had my old graphics card I used to hibernate vista all the time, I dont know the exact name for the type of hibernation just the one that turns off all but the ram I think and the computer gets to desktop about 10 seconds after you click the mouse or push enter on the keyboard...

So everything was fine...

Then I purchased the 2 6850's in the sig... I uninstalled the old drivers, started in safe mode, did driver cleaner... And then installed new drivers for the new cards... That went fine...

Booted into Windows no problems etc... However I put the computer on hibernate and it didnt resume... It just powered on (all fans lit up, computers made noise HDD etc...) the monitor light was blue (as in is getting a signal) but screen remained black...

Only way to solve this was to reset the computer in which case it loaded windows...

So I thought to myself maybe Vista didnt like the massive hardware change and I needed a format reinstall anyway... So I formated my C: drive and reinstalled Vista over the weekend thinking that this generally solves most problems...

However... It has since happened twice again.... All updates are installed, first it happened during updating but I thought maybe the updates did it... But it is completely updated now and did it last night...

The funny thing is that I can hibernate it... Wait a minute and then resume no problem at all... I did this maybe ten times as a test worked every time... So I thought the problem was solved... However I hibernated my computer last night and got up this morning and well... It did it again...

I'm at a loss... If its a windows problem then surely a reinstall would have fixed it?

What else could be causing this? The only change in hardware was the graphics cards... But I can game in them fine and they dont miss a beat...

Any help would be greatly appreciated?
 

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Instead of using Hibernation, why aren't you just choosing Shut Down? Hibernation is more compatible with laptops than it is with custom-built systems like ours. Don't get me wrong, I know that doing this means that you can leave the system off when you're not using it and then be up and running in a matter of about 10 seconds, but how long does your system take to boot up fresh?

Actually, are you choosing "Hibernate"? Or, what are you choosing exactly?
 

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I think its called s3?

After extensive research it might be a driver problem. Im gonna try a older version of Ati drives and see if that helps.
 

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So then are you choosing Sleep from the Start menu?
 

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I click the main button... Im pretty sure its called s3 hibernation, its the one where only the ram.
What main button?

What does it say? Does it say Hibernate, Sleep, what?
 

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It says:

"puts the computer into a sleep state to be resumed later" or some **** like that... Its a S3 hibernate that Im sure of now.

Ok so I tried 10.10 drivers but the same thing happened again this morning when I tried to resume from hibernation...

However I saw this in my bios:

"Repost Video In S3 Resume" which was on disabled. I have never touched anything in BIOS before when I was using hibernation alot before the GPU change. However I have done some research and what this option does is refreshes the card on S3 Resume... And I have found out that some cards require this while others dont. So when I get home to night Im gonna give that a go.

If that doesnt work then Ill try 10.11 drivers... If that doesnt work then I guess Ill wait for 11.1
 
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