Odd Game Crashes

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by RalphWasntHere, May 31, 2013.

  1. RalphWasntHere

    RalphWasntHere New Member

    Jan 5, 2013
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    Core i7 3820
    ASUS Sabertooth X79 Motherboard
    16gb Samsung 30nm RAM
    2x Diamond AMD HD 7970s in XF
    2x Samsung 830 256gb SSDs
    Seasonic X 1050 PSU
    Custom Liquid Cooling loop
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64

    Lately I have been crashing every time I start up a steam game, specifically Metro: LL, Borderlands 2, and Bioshock Infinite. This was not always the case. I could easily play several hours uninterrupted but now I'll crash immediately at the startup menu and freeze. I've tried to look at event viewer and windbg, and in the beginning, everything pointed to both a file called "atidxx32.dll" and corrupted memory. After reinstalling Catalyst, though, I continue to hard freeze, but I don't get an event correlated to the game which I was playing before the crash. These freezes are sometimes only ended by physically restarting my machine, but other times I can stop it if I hit CTRL+ALT+DEL quickly enough. Even when I manage to prevent a freeze, no event appears regarding the game. I've done everything I could to try to stop the problem, yet it persists and I am now at a dead end. I have:

    Running Windows Diagnostics tool; yields nothing (lol)
    Updated Windows
    Revoked overclocks on CPU (5.0ghz to stock), GPU (1300core 1600mem to stock), and memory (2000 10-10-10-27-1 to stock)
    Reinstalled Catalyst drivers (have tried 13.5 beta, 13.6 beta, 13.3, and 13.2)
    Reinstalled Steam
    Reinstalled Chipset Driver
    Reinstalled Audio Driver
    Reinstalled USB Driver
    Reinstalled SATA Controller Driver
    Reinstalled Marvell SATA Controller Driver
    Ran Windows Memory Diagnostics; no errors
    Ran CCleaner Registry fixer
    Check for viruses with both Malwarebytes and MSE, both of which are up-to-date
    Stress tested the system with Linxx and Intel Burn Test, along with 6 hours of prime 95
    Tried disabling several combinations of two 'High Definition Audio Devices' and a Realtek Audio Device
    Tried reinstalling WINDOWS :mad:


    Anything and everything available upon request.
    #1 RalphWasntHere, May 31, 2013
    Last edited: May 31, 2013
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
    Microsoft Community Contributor

    Oct 16, 2009
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    I don't run ATI cards, but is there any special software related to running the video cards in Crossfire? Have you tried one card at a time, in case one card has been diminished?

    Does the system produce Blue Screens?

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