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How to avoid the dreaded BSOD when using Eyefinity??

Question asked by boilrmkr on Apr 1, 2018
Latest reply on Apr 9, 2018 by jargon

Beyond pissed. It would be nice to buy a product and not have to become an expert on it's architecture and software foibles to use it.

 

My daughter is a graphic artist and is using a fairly nice machine for work. AMD-FX-8350 Eight Core, Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3, 32 gig RAM, AMD Radeon R9 390, Winders 7.  I bought her a couple 27" Acer screens to improve her work day. She couldn't figure out how to display some nice wallpaper she has made across these two displays.

 

Got to diggin into the machine and found she was still using an older set of drivers with no sight of AMD's software. After killing several hours working, reading and many system restores I found the AMD driver removal tool and finally got a clean update to 18.2.1.

 

When I try to set up Eyefinity using the current screen configuration, both quick and custom, the wallpaper spread out across the screens and extends off the bottom of each. Things start flickering. BSOD. Nothing like another system restore.

 

After more hours of unsuccessfully trying to get this piece of crap software to work, searching this forum for hours and learning more than I wanted to about the potential excrement that can cause problems (and eliminating them) with this hardware and associated software I'm going home.

 

I've been building desktops since 1981. This is the worst afternoon I've ever had messing with a friggin computer.

 

Anyone got a post link I missed or a minute to post a potential solution?

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