M18X R2 - Crossfire 7970M - Windows 10 - Driver No longer installing?

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  1. cope123abc

    cope123abc Notebook Consultant

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    Hi Guys,

    Has anybody found a legit workaround for the 7970M Crossfire in Windows 10 ?

    Every time it installed it black screens and crashes at restarts. i have seen a fix regarding disabling "ULPS" in the regedit but this didn't work.

    Surely there are 7970's still out there running Windows 10 somewhere?
     
  2. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    I have one in the m17X R4 , I couldn’t get the driver to install either.
     
  3. cope123abc

    cope123abc Notebook Consultant

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    Surely there must be a legit way , there must be 1000's of the alienwares with the 7970's still rolling.
     
  4. Homer S

    Homer S Notebook Consultant

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    Potentially related. I have dual 980Ms in my M18x R2, still on Windows 7. I usually delete the "extra" folders per some earlier guidance docs. In the most recent driver, the installer barfed and exited. I had to try again without deleting the folders. The latest drivers may have changed somethings around. Maybe a total wipe via DDU and then reinstall?

    Homer
     
  5. Raidriar

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    amd typically has cleaner driver installs than nvidia does, with much less junk.

    OP I would run DDU, download latest drivers from AMD website and try again.
     
  6. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    I tried DDU and still don’t work lol.
     
  7. skindoe

    skindoe Notebook Geek

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    I'm running Windows 10 64 bit and crossfire m290x's, essentially 2 x 7970's. I can't run any later version of drivers beyond 18.3.3 as I get the black screen. On a side note, if you plug in a secondary monitor it will work, its just the primary laptop monitor that doesn't work, but that's a biggie for me so stuck at 18.3.3.
     
  8. cope123abc

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    Okay so are we thinking 18.3.3 is the latest driver that worked then?
     
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    very interesting, I have this same behavior on my M17x R2 + 8970M Crossfire on windows 7 with 17.3.3
     
  10. mido.fayad

    mido.fayad Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have the same crossfire m290x with the same problem

    but u can go up to driver 18.3.4 as it's the latest driver with working internal display

    all drivers after this one will lead to black screen on internal laptop screen although every thing is working perfect on any other connected display through hdmi

    it's really very bad and amd doesn't seem to even trying to fix it

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