7950 xfire: display drivers crashing problem

Dec 17, 2012
I have been bashing my head against this problem for many many months. With crossfire enabled I cannot have a game running and also view any flash media without my drivers crashing and recovering. This typically happens when I'm playing a game on my center screen and open a youtube music playlist. The drivers always recover but the game either times out or starts having graphical problems.

So far I have tried:

  • Many driver versions and every beta version in between, clean installs every time
  • Disabled ULPS
  • Swapped cards around to see if main card was faulty, same results
  • Upped voltage to cards after someone suggested it somewhere else
  • Enabled hardware acceleration on flash video
  • Disabled timeout recovery for display drivers

I feel like it is less frequent than before after all the stuff I have tried but it also might be because I almost avoid flash media now. I have pushed these cards extensively for hours and this problem still ONLY arises when flash media is involved so I don't think it's the cards. Is there something I am missing or is this just the nature of ATI drivers? :confused: