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Windows 7: BSOD when installing AMD graphics driver atikmdag.sys BSOD

11 Nov 2014   #31
nick7969

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

So I installed a clean windows 7 x64. None of my chipset drivers were loaded on there. Anyways, first thing I do is install the amd catalyst. Reboot. Works fine, no crashes, and no freezes. Than I try the heaven benchmark, it runs fine, im getting 24 fps but it may not be utilizing crossfire I think. So the next thing I do is, update drivers through MSI live update. Reboot. Hit run on the heaven benchmark, and freeze. Had to shut down the computer. SO looks like one of the chipset driver is causing this issue. Anyway to find out which one it is? Is there a monitoring software that can detect this when it freezes?


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11 Nov 2014   #32
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

maybe you are getting your terms confused or I don't understand the problem correctly. There is only 1 chipset driver. There are several Motherboard drivers.
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13 Nov 2014   #33
nick7969

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Sorry. Chipset driver, and than bunch of other motherboard drivers.
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13 Nov 2014   #34
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Try it again and install the Chipset drivers, Graphics driver and Lan driver then all Windows Updates. test it then. After that, install 1 driver at a time and test it between each until you find which one is causing it.

Heaven, you need to run full screen to use CFX. Just set everything to max and it should use the Crossfire.
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18 Nov 2014   #35
nick7969

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Looks like I found the culprit. It was my TL-WN822N usb wireless adapter driver. I uninstalled it. The test runs fine. The only problem now is that the fps is still at 24fps. I think the other card is not being recognized. I checked CCC and crossfire is enabled.
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02 Dec 2014   #36
nick7969

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Fixed. I don't know what it was, but I don't get any errors anymore downgrading and upgrading drivers. I installed the latest beta for Far Cry 4 and the game works amazingly well on ULTRA settings. Getting about 60fps, compared to 24 before. The other thing that might have helped is I flipped the bios switch to the default.
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02 Dec 2014   #37
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I'm happy to hear that it is fixed. Maybe it was that bad driver that affected everything else. That does happen. Whatever the reason, I'm glad you are running well now. Thanks for letting us know. If you have further problems, we will be here and happy to help.
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