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Crossfire blue screen 000116

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  • ATI
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September 8, 2010 4:13:00 PM

I just added a new 4890 ATI card to my existing one and everything installed fine. However when I start certain games I get the dreaded memory dump bluescreen. I have windows 7 and the newest ATI drivers. HELP????

PS:- installation went fine and the ATI catalyst even picked up the crossfire....

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September 8, 2010 4:19:22 PM

What is your PSU? brand? model?

We need more info, tell us your full specs...
September 8, 2010 4:54:37 PM

i7 core 860Ghz intel

8 Gig DDR 3 ram (1333)

Motherboard P7p55d
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September 8, 2010 4:57:02 PM

What make and model is your Power supply?
September 8, 2010 4:57:50 PM

Coolermaste 650 Watt
September 8, 2010 4:59:11 PM

Do you know the model name/number?
September 8, 2010 4:59:31 PM

Also installed newest DX.

Only Flight simulator runs

What doesnt run is:
Splinter COnviction
Just Cause 2
September 8, 2010 5:00:08 PM

No, but I bought the PC recently (Desember 2010)
September 8, 2010 5:02:58 PM

Do you only get the bluescreen under load ( whilst playing games.....or anything 3D)?
September 8, 2010 5:10:45 PM

I get it when I start a game. Windows works fine.

I did however link some of my fans onto the same power link that wnet into the new screen card

(the older card has no other links into the power and each card has 2 power links)
September 8, 2010 5:28:22 PM

Ok, pro cycling manager 2010 also runs fine.

I dont know much, but is the problem not with win7 and my memory?

I have 8 gig. I read somewhere that ARMA 2 only identifies 2....

If so, how can I disable some memory?
September 8, 2010 5:30:26 PM

I'm almost certain your PSU isn't up to the job, However you might want to check the new card on its own just to make sure the new card isn't faulty.

How many 6 pin PCI-E connectors does your PSU have?
September 8, 2010 5:31:14 PM

Garfield2010 said:
Ok, pro cycling manager 2010 also runs fine.

I dont know much, but is the problem not with win7 and my memory?

I have 8 gig. I read somewhere that ARMA 2 only identifies 2....

If so, how can I disable some memory?

Memory that isn't being used won't cause a BSOD.
September 8, 2010 5:33:09 PM memtest86. Lets eliminate the easy to test cause first.
September 8, 2010 5:34:37 PM

Did you uninstall and reinstall the drivers, when adding a new card for crossfire you need to reinstall CCC
September 8, 2010 5:35:26 PM

how do I do that?
September 8, 2010 5:36:31 PM

Yes I did uninstall the drivers. Installed the new drivers downloaded today
+ the crossfire package on the ATI site
September 8, 2010 5:37:43 PM

Should I use the drivers on the CD of the new card?
September 8, 2010 5:49:21 PM

Ok dude, but this will get ewxpensive - I would hate to buy a new powersupply and then still get the same ***.

I have a:- PSU ATX CM 650 Coolermaster and it cost USD($)75

If I want to test the new card do I have to uninstall/reinstall the drivers as well??
September 8, 2010 5:57:06 PM

You shouldn't have to uninstall/reinstall if you add/take out a card, I had no problem installing a second HD5850, I already had a HD5850 and ATi 10.4 drivers installed, then simply installed the second card into my motherboard, connected the power and crossfire bridge, booted into windows, it asked me if I wanted to enable Crossfire, I click "yeah go on then".

I've also never uninstalled a driver before removing a graphics card... I've not had any problems with drivers because of it.
September 8, 2010 6:17:34 PM

Do you really think it is the power supply? The PS only have cables for one of the screen cards. The other one I have to power through the normal connectors
September 8, 2010 6:24:34 PM

Yeah I do, few reasons really:

1) it only has 2 x 6 pin PCI-E connectors so that tells me its not really designed for multi GPU cards (espically power hungry cards like HD4890's)

2) its a Coolermaster, Not exactly known for there quality, I once had a Coolermaster Real Power M700 that really struggled to run a Core i7 920 system with a single HD5850.

The problem is unlikely to be CPU, motherboard or memory related ( I assume nothing is overclocked? ) Though its still a good idea to run memtest (I can't advice you how to do this as I've never done it myself, Just google it.)

Oh and try the new card on its own aswell..