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thread stuck in device driver atikmdag.sys RX 480 also in Crossfire

Question asked by catcore on Jul 28, 2016
Latest reply on Jul 29, 2016 by amdmatt

Hello all,


first of all I like to share my speccs:


Windows 10

Intel i7 6700K

ASUS Maximus VIII Hero Intel Z170

16GB G.Skill Trident Z DDR4-3466 DIMM CL16 Quad Kit

PSU: PURE POWER 9 | 700W CM be quiet


I installed two RX 480 retail from Sapphire = Crossfire


What happened:

I switched from an 3570K to the i7 with a new board etc.. I didn't make a new install of

Windows 10. Everything worked good, approx. 3 days. After the 3 days windows told me,

that I need to reactivate it, because of the hardware change. Okay sure, no problem, I know

the reasons for that.


I use the upgrade of Windows 10, FYI.


The next step was to install windows 8. I didn't installed any drivers and upgraded to windwos 10.


After a while I receive the above mentioned blue screen. It is fully random. Under load I didn't have

any Problems. I did an 3D Mark Fire Strike Stress test, result = 99.5 -> it just fine. I only get this

blue screen in windows (desktop).


So what I made until now =

- Run one GPU -> same problems

- Updated BIOS

- Swtiched to windows 8.1 with all updates and current drivers

- Switched to windows 10 again with updates and current drivers

- Used the driver: 16.7.2

- Used the driver: 16.7.1 - when I changed the drive I made a clean uninstall (DDU)

- Updated Direct X SDK

- I don't use any overclocking


I would say, the driver is the problem and I need to wait.


Or can somebody give me some hints?


Frustrating! After this, I wish me a GTX 1070 :-(. I switched from a GTX970

in order to give AMD a chance again, I still hope it was a good idea .