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Crossfire causing some games to crash?


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#1 Deathknight666

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 03:46 PM

I have an old PC that I use to play games anywhere from 2000 to 2012. If I use the latest ATI drivers, there are no options for Crossfire. I have to use the older Dell drivers for it to appear in the CCC.

My specs:
Dell XPS 650i
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.833GHz
6GB DDR2-800
Dual ATI Radeon HD 4850s 512MB

One of my favorite games, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, crashes five seconds into joining a server on the older Dell drivers. On the newer ATI drivers (no Xfire options in the CCC for these), if I'm really lucky, I can play for up to 2 hours before it crashes.

Would removing one of the cards and installing the newer ATI drivers fix this problem?



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Posted 24 January 2018 - 05:27 PM

Although I'm not a hardware expert and don't have any hands on experience with dual video cards, I'd suggest:
- using only 1 card at first.

- then do a clean install of the video drivers:

 

Please uninstall your video drivers and all the nVidia/AMD/Intel VIDEO (not chipset) software from your system (Settings...Apps - or appwiz.cpl)
- If uninstalling the AMD video drivers, you may also want to run the AMD Clean Uninstall utility (free from here:  http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMD-Clean-Uninstall-Utility.aspx )
Then use this free tool to remove any traces of the drivers:  http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html

Then reboot and check Windows Update (allow it to install video drivers):  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/15054/windows-7-automatically-get-recommended-drivers-updates-hardware

Test to see if this helps and post back with the results.

Then, if that works and you need the nVidia drivers - feel free to download and install the latest, W10 compatible video drivers from http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx
Then, if that works and you need the AMD drivers - feel free to download and install the latest, W10 compatible video drivers from http://support.amd.com/en-us/download
Then, if that works and you need the Intel drivers - feel free to download and install the latest, W10 compatible video drivers from http://downloadcenter.intel.com (you can also usually download these drivers from the manufacturer's website)

 

If that works without problems - then try the 2 cards with the same drivers.

If it has problems - then try the other card alone (and do another clean install of the video drivers)


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 06:26 PM

I'll try doing all of this tonight. Since I ALWAYS crash five seconds into joining a server with the Dell drivers, I'm going to assume that it will still be like that if I continue to use them over the ATI drivers.



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Posted 25 January 2018 - 06:59 AM

You may want to let us have a look at these reports also:  Please run this report collecting tool so that we can provide a complete analysis: (from the pinned topic at the top of the forum)   http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/
NOTE:  On problem systems it can take up to 20 minutes for the log files to complete.  Please be patient and let it run.

If you still have problems with it running, there's an alternate tool here (direct download link):  https://github.com/blueelvis/BSOD-Inspector/releases/download/1.0.5/BSODInspector-1.0.5.exe

NOTE:
Please zip up the (.ZIP) files - do not use .RAR, .7z or other compression utilities. 
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Posted 25 January 2018 - 01:13 PM

Here it is:

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 02:23 PM

There was an alphabet soup of mini dumps there but they seem to all point to either out of date graphics drivers or a faulty GPU. You can go here to update all your drivers and bios if it need it. http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/product/xps-630/drivers, and you can follw these instructions to run Dell diagnostic tests. I strongly suggest doing both.

To access them, rapidly tap the F12 key when the system is first started.

Then select the "Diagnostic" option from the screen that comes up.

Then select the Extended/Long/Complete tests






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