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Author Topic: 2 x R7870 Hawk with MSI Z77A-GD65 MB in CrossFire Crashes  (Read 625 times)

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I can't get Corssfire to work, as soon as an app tries to use 3D the system hard crashes, blue screens or reboots.

When I load GPU-Z the system freezes.

My system config is:
Windows 7 64 Bit
Intel Core i7-3770K
MSI Z77A-GD65 MB with Bios version 10.5
2 x MSI R7870 Hawk in CF
1000 watt OCZ power supply

- Each card on its own works fine.
- I have lowered the clock speed to spec (1000Mhz)
- Using ATI Catalyst 12.8
- Cards are installed on PCI_E2 & PCI_E5 slots
- No monitors are connected to second GPU

This is a fresh system, no other drivers have been installed.

Anybody else have this problem?
Motherboard and 2 Graphics cards are all MSI.

What is the best way to uninstall ATI Catalyst so I can try older drivers?
Are the drivers ATI drivers on MSI website different to the ones on AMD's website?


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Re: 2 x R7870 Hawk with MSI Z77A-GD65 MB in CrossFire Crashes
« Reply #1 on: 11-October-12, 18:53:47 »

Use >>Driver Fusion<< in Safe Mode to remove current VGA drivers.
Then install the latest drivers from MSI:

Try again

MSI drivers are verified for the MSI product they are offered for.
MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX (MS-7815) Bios 1.7B4
Core i7 4770K (C0) @ 4300.54 MHz, 1.216V
Corsair H110 Liquid CPU Cooler
2*4GB ADATA AX3U2000GC4G9B-2G (1:8) 1066.8 MHz (DDR3-2133) @ 10-11-11-28-2T 1.54v
2*MSI GTX 780Ti GAMING 3G @ 1210/3500 (SLI) 
256GB Samsung 830 SSD + 250GB Samsung 840 EVO
Corsair HX1050 +12V: 87.5A • +3.3V: 30A • +5V: 30A
Windows 8.1 Pro
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