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I think the biggest frustration with these new AMD cards is just getting drivers properly installed. How does AMD expect everyone to know how to uninstall there drivers like we have too. If their process was like Nvidia's, we'd all be happy. I think that's the real issue. AMD's driver install is just a mess all together. We should not have to go through all this trouble shooting and hassle. I mean come on, 6900 posts of nothing but driver issues is insane. I will not be changing drivers for a long time if everything is working 100% now.
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the thing is, atiman uninstaller is a good tool to use. but unfortunately it dont get rid of all the necessary files. once the program is finished, if you run driver sweeper, check the amd display box and then hit analyze, itll still have amd folders and registry entries left over. i think this is where some of the problems could be coming from.
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I always run driver sweeper after ATIMan and haven't had any problems besides normal issues that crop up form driver to driver.

I'm still patiently waiting for some drivers that have noticeable percentage improvements on games. Coming from Nvidia I was used to every few months getting 10% in games here and there.
Edited by NeoandGeo - 3/22/12 at 5:48am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hamzta09 View Post

The card is simply ****.
Or its AMD being terrible at drivers, as usual. I returned mine because it keep freezing my PC when it has been idle for a couple hours.

I don't hope I will have to return it... It's only after I installed the drivers that it keeps blue screening on me.
Quote:
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Can you test with another card in your system if it will crash after idle and waking up from sleep? Are you really sure it's the card fault?

I know it's the card that's at fault. It says atikdmag.sys or something...
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Should we really need to use 2 programs after deleting the driver to install the new one, I think not. If we have to use anything to install a new driver, AMD should supply the tool that works perfect with no helping software.
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no, but lazy coding requires us to.
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Delete these folders from Safe Mode then run Atiman in Normal Windows. 
  • C:\user\Program files\ ATI & AMD.
  • C:\user\Program files (x86)\ ATI & AMD.
  • C:\ProgramData\ATI & AMD (need to show hidden files).
  • C:\user\AppData\Local\ATI & AMD (need to show hidden files).



 

Right now I get an immediate crash of the CCC when I try opening it. If I delete these, run ATIMan, then run Driver Sweeper, and install the new drivers, will that make it show up again? Or will running ATIMan and/or Driver Sweeper be enough? Also, since I'm new to this, do I have to reboot between each step? I'd be deleting all drivers that have to do with the Radeon HD 4870 and installing the latest (Or most stable? Which would that be?) drivers for the 7970. Thanks!
    
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if you run atiman uninstaller it will do the rebooting for you.
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Once atiman is done and you select "Q" to quit the program, you should reboot before installing the new ones still.

Other note: Gtx680 can do Surround on 1 card. HardOCP has a good review.
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I just got my EK water blocks...!thumb.gif

They were in Germany yesterday. I though maybe tomorrow.

I now have all my parts. I know what I will be doing this evening.
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