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Windows 8.1 and Sapphire Radeon 7950 issues.

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    Windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 and Sapphire Radeon 7950 issues.


    Windows 8.1 does not recoqnise that I have a graphics card connected.
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    The thing that confuses me is that my screen is actually connected to my graphics card and not the motherboard.
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    Yes I've tried installing all the latest drivers and I get a bluescreen half way through the install!
    "SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (atikmpag.sys)"

    Any ideas?!

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    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    Disable the onboard Intel video in the bios. Set the primary display adapter to PCIe there too. Save.

    Then see this and attach results, please:

    BSOD Crashes and Debugging - Windows 8 Forums

    Further, you should use CPU-Z to check that nothing is overclocked in regards to bus speed, ram, cpu.
    Last edited by MasterChief; 05 Mar 2014 at 18:18.
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    The BIOS solution given by MasterChief will solve the conflict.

    ~update~

    I have one of these graphics boards on my other computer, but the MoBo is totally off-board, so no conflict. It's a very good card and I play all modern games at "High Settings" with satisfactory FPS. I'm about to get Call of Duty: Ghosts, the download is a huge 28 GB ISO. I'm anxious to see how my card will do the job.

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    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    More power to ya Vrosa. I downloaded it and tried to see what it can do, full well knowing that it can only work for x64 (I use x86) - I wanted to see if there was something I can do to make it go anyhow - but it seems the .exe itself is x64. Have fun!
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