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RX Vega driver BSOD on PCI-e 2.0 motherboard

Question asked by stumoklis_1 on Nov 21, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 11, 2018 by sgtsixpack


My newly built PC for mining throws BSOD when installing AMD drivers.


PC specs:

Sapphire RX Vega56;

Motherboard - H81 Pro BTC 2.0;

PSU - EVGA 850W;

SSD - Corsair force 3 60GB;

RAM - Kingston 4GB 1866MHz DDR3 CL10 DIMM HyperX Fury Red Series)


There are a couple of issues regarding GPU drivers:

1) When Official recommended drivers (from AMD Radeon Official Driver Utility) are installed on Windows10 there are a lot of BSOD (Kernel-power 41 and other) while trying to install other drivers or opening AMD Radeon Control Panel. We didn't try to install Blockchain drivers on Windows 10, but I have a feeling that BSOD's wouldn't go away.

2) While using Windows 7 and the newest official drivers - everything works fine. However, after installing blockchain drivers PC instantly reboots and shows an unexpected shut down table BSOD error (only when HDMI is inserted to GPU). And if the rig is being turned on with HDMI inserted to GPU then it keeps rebooting without showing anything on the monitor.

Some details: - There is only 1 GPU connected to the motherboard and it's inserted into main slot; - Motherboard has PCI-E 2.0 while PCI-E 3.0 is required. I found this issue solved on Gygabyte motherboards by installing UEFI BIOS (Sapphire RX Vega 64 Watercooled Version, Bluescreen during driver installation), however I'm using ASRock motherboard with stock UEFI BIOS, so I think this is not a solution for me...