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Black Screen/No Signal When Installing Drive or Toggling Crossfire

Question asked by ismithers on Sep 1, 2016
Latest reply on Oct 24, 2016 by ismithers

I have a weird problem that has been plaguing me for a couple of months now, and I am unsure how to resolve it. I have tried quite an extensive series of troubleshooting steps without success, so am reaching out to smarter people than I for assistance.

 

In a nutshell, when I install a new AMD driver, during the installation the monitors goes black and after a moment I see "No signal detected." At this point nothing short of a reboot will bring my OS back.

Further, if (after a successful install - more on this in a moment) I toggle Crossfire On/Off the same thing happens.

 

So my system is as follows:

ASUS Z170 Deluxe Motherboard

4 x 8GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2666MHz Memory Modules

2 x ASUS Strix R9 Fury Direct CU III GPUs

Intel Core i7 6700K CPU

3 x BenQ XL2730Z 144Hz Freesync Monitors

BeQuiet! Dark Power 11 850W PSU

 

I can get drivers installed, if I:

  1. Disconnect the power from the GPU#2
  2. Boot in to Windows.
  3. Install the drivers.
  4. Power off.
  5. Re-connect the GPU#2 power.

From there I can boot in to Windows and all is well. This is what I need to do for every driver release, and every time I wish to disable Crossfire. Which is a total pain and makes my inner-child very sad.

 

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