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Can't Enable Crossfire on 2x290Xs Since 16.12.2 (Device Manager Code 43)

Question asked by jonbrochill16 on Jul 18, 2017
Latest reply on Jul 21, 2017 by ray_m

GPU: 2x XFX R9290X DD

CPU: AMD FX-8350

MOBO: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z

BIOS: 2201

RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro Series 16GB (2x 8GB 2133MHz)

DISPLAY: Benq XL2730z via displayport 144hz freesync on

OS: Windows 10 64bit (all latest updates, creators, and kept running windows update until it wouldn't find updates)

PSU: Rosewill Lightning 1300W

 

LAST WORKING DRIVER w/ CROSSFIRE: 16.12.2

CROSSFIRE NOT WORKING SINCE: 17.X.X

 

Issue

I have not updated this PC's video drivers in a while. Crossfire was working properly throughout all releases in the driver 16.X.X series.  I recently tried upgrading to the latest 17.7.1 and realized there was no option to enable Crossfire under Global or individual game settings (see global-settings.png)

 

Windows Device manager shows one GPU is not working properly (code 43) and was stopped (see device-manager-code-43.png).

 

I went back and tried clean installs of various 17.X.X drivers back to 17.1.1 using DDU and AMD Clean Install Utility.

 

Crossfire works properly again after clean installing 16.X.X drivers.

 

 

Help is greatly appreciated.  Debugging this has already been a pretty time consuming issue. Please let me know if any additional information is needed.

 

Thanks,

Jon

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