Topic Title: RSOD and/or Crash with CROSSFIRE HIS HD 7950 (fan ramps when idle)
Topic Summary: My two HIS HD 7950 cards crash whenever I start BF4, Arma 3, Skyrim, etc. The unused card ramps up when crossfire off.
Created On: 07/15/2014 06:20 PM
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 07/15/2014 06:20 PM
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SOLIDTROY77
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So, I have gone through a huge set of hoops and still no joy. I know this is not a "NEW" Issue but I'm asking for a strait answer here before I rage switch to nvidia...lets be honest, we have all thought about it at some point right?


I have two HIS HD 7950 cards that just wont gel with anything together.

I have tried every driver available, tried a clean install of windows 7 64 bit and purchased and installed Windows 8 64 bit (which runs pretty well actually).

I have updated all my Hardware drivers, my BIOS, checked compatibility, run multiple scans on all of my equipment...all green.


Here is a list of my issues/concerns/problems:

-Cards in crossfire gave BSOD in games in windows 7 and RSOD in Windows 8 for BF4. Sometimes just black screen and reboot.

-My cards are identic except for the fact that the BIOS versions differ from the factory (shouldn't matter from what iI have been told) and one of the cards reads a higher shader count than normal (a trending problem it seems but in theory should not cause issues...Its still on the table through). I have never messed with these cards.

-Whenever I disable crossfire the unused card fan ramps up to max and stays there instead shutting down.

-Lastly, one possible cause that I'm dreading is that the cards simply use to much power for my PSU. I am using an 800W Silent Pro by Coolermaster. It should supposedly do the job but i'm not sure how all the other components stack up with them all together. I don't know how I would test that honestly.


I know there are many out there with these same problems so If any of you magicians out there would care to offer some wisdom we are all ears.

 

 

 07/15/2014 06:35 PM
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What is the error code? Have you contacted HIS about this issue?

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 07/15/2014 06:47 PM
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After installing windows 8 my BSOD has turned into black screens. I got RSOD one time in BF4 and since then It just reboots with no error code. I took the card out to stop the fan from ramping but Ill put it back in and check for an error code.

I haven't contacted HIS yet because I have seen these same issues with several HD 7950 cards from different manufacturers. Figured AMD may be a better starting point.

 07/15/2014 08:21 PM
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AMD doesn't make the cards, just the GPUs.

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 07/16/2014 09:02 AM
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My current 7950's have been flawless since last year,my 2-HIS 7950's were also flawless,so not sure what is causing your issues.I would look at getting them on the same BIOS though(worth a shot),Thats one thing with mine I noticed,That they were on the same bioses and were sequential serial #'s.

And your PSU should be fine,but if you have access to another one,be worth trying that also,just to rule it out.

Also dont forget to fill this out:

http://forums.amd.com/game/messageview.cfm?catid=443&threadid=160903&enterthread=y

And No! I have never considered going to Nvidia.I did pick up a GTX560Ti a year or so ago just cause it was on sale cheap(needed a card for my backup rig) and thought ,why not try one,It didn't even make it 2 hours before it fried,no thanks.

But I do love how people think going to Nvidia think all there problems Miraculously go away.

Have a look on there forums,No issues on here at all,Ya right:

https://forums.geforce.com/



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Edited: 07/16/2014 at 09:32 AM by Earnhardt
 07/17/2014 06:51 PM
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Took a while but here is all my Info. I tried contacting HIS but their forum site/contact is in a loop and I cant create a profile. :

Graphics Card
-HIS 7950 IceQ 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DVI/HDMI/2xMini DP (2X Running Crossfire)
-Standard Catalyst Overclock
- http://www.hisdigital.com/un/product2-683.shtml

AMD Catalyst Driver Version, and Driver History
- Catalyst Version 14.4
 -(up to date on new versions and betas since 2013)

Operating System
- Windows 8.1 Pro, 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor
- Previously on Windows 7 Enterprise (also 64-bit)

Issue Details
- Cant run games in crossfire. Immediate crash to BSOD, RSOD, or black screen/reboot. Currently Experiencing black screen/reboot)
- Fan runs at high speeds on Idle card unless crossfire is enabled.
- No Catalyst graphics modifiers engaged (from what I can tell anyway)

Motherboard or System Make & Model
- ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE
- http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8Z77V_DELUXE/overview/

Power Supply
- COOLERMASTER Silent Pro Gold 800W
- http://www.coolermaster.com/powersupply/silent-pro-gold/silent-pro-gold-800w/

Display Device(s) and Connection(s) Used
- ASUS VG248QE (Fast Gaming Monitor with 144Hz refresh rate)
- **NOTE**:I used to have a problem with 144 hz mode crashing games. I dont have it enabled during crashes.
- http://www.asus.com/News/SNtXG7WSZfIKzJSY

Applications and Games
- ARMA 3, BATTLEFIELD 4, Dead Space 3

CPU Details
- Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570k CPU @ 3.40GHz  3.40GHz (4 cores)
- Never Overclocked

Motherboard BIOS Version
- ASUS BIOS Version 2104

System Memory Type & Amount
- CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9B

Additional Hardware
- [BOOT] Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
- [Programs/Storage] Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - OEM

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