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Maybe some day AMD will convince me to buy one of their video cards but ever since the x1800 I've been on Nvidia, and they have not given me any of the troubles. We'll see CrossFire seems to have improved greatly but I still hear driver issues.
Hey driver issue are not unique to AMD,FYI there are issues with 270.61 WHQL and F@H.

Running F@H on 270.61 WHQL with GTX 480 and other cards cause card to drop down to 2d clocks after few minutes of folding.

http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...1-gpu3-v6.html

Give it a break with the AMD driver garbage,sometimes its the way people install/uninstall anyway.
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post #12 of 37
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Hey driver issue are not unique to AMD,FYI there are issues with 270.61 WHQL and F@H.

Running F@H on 270.61 WHQL with GTX 480 and other cards cause card to drop down to 2d clocks after few minutes of folding.

http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...1-gpu3-v6.html

Give it a break with the AMD driver garbage,sometimes its the way people install/uninstall anyway.
Maybe, all I remember was way back in 08 when uninstalling the drivers with control panel took me a day to fix the damage done by uninstalling. As for the new but since I'm running 9800/8800gt's I have not had any problems with 270 geforce drivers maybe things have changed since then. I tried the catalyst 12 drivers on my old fx57 machine when one of my 8800's bit the dust and it wasn't so bad, but I don't really know perhaps I'm being unfair due to past experience.
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My 1800 had transparent textures and ran super hot sounded like a jet engine. My friend has a 4850 and it blue screens constantly due to driver failure, and I have an nvidia chipset so ill have to for bulldozer if I want to switch to red team.
The 1800, sure, maybe it had issues. The 4850? I'm calling your friend an idiot. Just sayin'
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Why do the AMD guys get so defensive about the well known driver issues AMD has had in the past? Obviously the fact that so many people have complained about drivers means there must be something to it. I've never had an AMD card so I don't know, but I find it hard to believe that the hundreds of people I've seen complaining about AMD drivers on any number of forums are all lying...
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Why do the AMD guys get so defensive about the well known driver issues AMD has had in the past? Obviously the fact that so many people have complained about drivers means there must be something to it. I've never had an AMD card so I don't know, but I find it hard to believe that the hundreds of people I've seen complaining about AMD drivers on any number of forums are all lying...
haven't you heard?

ALL AMD driver related issues are due to PEBKAC.

At least, that's the usual response that I see.
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Why do the AMD guys get so defensive about the well known driver issues AMD has had in the past? Obviously the fact that so many people have complained about drivers means there must be something to it. I've never had an AMD card so I don't know, but I find it hard to believe that the hundreds of people I've seen complaining about AMD drivers on any number of forums are all lying...
defensive? a bit but only because 4xxx series and after the drivers have just been getting better and better, i mean xfire scales better than sli now! heck just last year it was the other way around
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defensive? a bit but only because 4xxx series and after the drivers have just been getting better and better, i mean xfire scales better than sli now! heck just last year it was the other way around
Now if AMD cards folded as well as Nvidia cards, it would be a whole new ball game.
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Just for the record, and peoples information, most of these 'driver issues' are from people using 3rd party applications to remove the amd drivers from their machines during driver updating (driver sweeper etc), which is not in any way shape or form nessessary since maybe 2006 (old habits die hard).

When i update my GPU drivers, i uninstall the previous, do a registry clean, and uninstall any old drivers left(where applicable) using the device manager "uninstall"->"delete the drivers for this device".

And so far to date, i've had no driver troubles from ATI/AMD GPUs.
So true.

The only time I have had problems with AMD/ATI drivers besides 10.2 drivers (for some reason I recieved reduced FPS in games so I just rolled back my drivers.) was when I used a driver sweeper program.

I don't see why people recommend it here when installing new drivers even AMD says it isn't recommended doing so because they recommend that you just install over previous drivers.
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LOL I like the wrong install/uninstall excuse. All I do with my Nvidia cards is download the driver, double click, hit install and bam...everything always runs fine. We don't have to uninstall manual anymore for years now guys, The last time I did that was on XP.
    
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i dont uninstall any drivers,just smash the new ones over the top...
I think most issues are unstable machines to begin with.

On topic,I think AMD are should go for lower power cards which dont invalidate a warranty by flipping a switch,which they installed and advertise....

..oh,AMD,stop laser engraving your GPU's.
Edited by B NEGATIVE - 5/29/11 at 12:30am
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