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post #7411 of 38150
I'm having issues with MW3 now with the 8.95.5 driver mad.gif I guess I didn't try that game until last night. Dame Rc11 haunting me again tongue.gif
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post #7412 of 38150
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

If you stick to Official releases all you have to do is uninstall the old ones, restart and install the new drivers.

Actually AMD said all you have to do is install the new drivers right over the last ones. I do that if I am going from a WHQL to a WHQL driver. No need to uninstall the last ones and I have never had a problem. Hell when steam updates your AMD drivers it just writes the new ones over the old ones and that is the official method from AMD.

Unless you are messing around with beta drivers there should be no need to uninstall and then install.
post #7413 of 38150
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I am seriously contemplating two 7970 Lightnings when they become available but I have never owned an AMD card before and the Nvidia guys have me a little worried about drivers and CF (stuttering). Somebody give me the truth about the 7970 driver situation and the microstutter issue with CF. Are the latest drivers for the 7970 really that bad and if so, in which games?

Getting terrible stuttering in bf3. Have had 8.95.5 crash a fresh Windows install that had nothing more than Windows Updates and motherboard drivers installed--safe mode wouldn't even boot... GG AMD. With a single card, no issues, but once I crossfired, my 7970 experience has been a nightmare. Spent my entire Sunday trying to fix the bf3 microstutting to no avail. It seems these drivers either like your hardware, or they don't.
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post #7414 of 38150
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

I am seriously contemplating two 7970 Lightnings when they become available but I have never owned an AMD card before and the Nvidia guys have me a little worried about drivers and CF (stuttering). Somebody give me the truth about the 7970 driver situation and the microstutter issue with CF. Are the latest drivers for the 7970 really that bad and if so, in which games?

Getting terrible stuttering in bf3. Have had 8.95.5 crash a fresh Windows install that had nothing more than Windows Updates and motherboard drivers installed--safe mode wouldn't even boot... GG AMD. With a single card, no issues, but since I have crossfired, my 7970 experience has been a nightmare. Spent my entire Sunday trying to fix the bf3 microstutting to no avail. It seems these drivers either like your hardware, or they don't.

And this....is EXACTLY why I stick with WHQL drivers only. tongue.gif
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And this....is EXACTLY why I stick with WHQL drivers only. tongue.gif

The stuttering is with the 12.2 drivers. But yeah, the crashing was with the 8.95.5, so I am waiting smile.gif
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I'm running a 5ghz 2500k and 2 7970's. 8.95.5 works great in BF3 even with 16xEQ MLAA SuperSample in eyefinity. Did you see that vid I linked?
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These may be up for sale soon. I cannot believe I am saying this, but these drivers may cause me to go green.

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You'll be pretty mad if the finally fix the driver in a month or so. Give them some time, I'm sure they will. If you don't play MW3, you should try the 8.95.5 driver for BF3, works great.
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Driver Sweeper isn't necessary. I uninstall CAPS, reboot, uninstall drivers, delete any ATI folders left over in \Program Files\ and under the AppData folder in your user directory, then I reboot and install fresh.
I also keep a clean Windows install which is probably very important.
Its fine outdoors but in caves etc I actually warp back and forward its that bad. I just run Skyrim in fullscreen-windowed as its fine with just a single card

That still sounds like a lot more trouble to go through than just clicking "Install" like with new Nvidia drivers. Just something to get used to I guess...

Well,

Frankly, I've been using AMD GPUs for years (except when I had a sad episode of getting the, imo, crappy gtx 590), and all I've EVER done is uninstall CCC, reboot, install CCC.
Never had any problems about that, I think. Every problem I had related to CCC was expected (poor skyrim performance etc), and had nothing to do with my particular installation.
I went, without a problem from a 5870 to a 6990 to a 7970... and never used this wipe method or safe mode procedure.

So, I'm not saying the problems don't exist, just that I've never experienced them. All I had to do to install my 7970 was uninstall CCC -> take 6990 out --> plug 7970 --> boot, install CCC, reboot, good to go.

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yea it normally takes amd like 7 or 8 months after they release a card to have a working driver for it.
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Intel i7 2600k @ 4.2ghz Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z EVGA 580 Classified Ultra 4x 4GB G.Skill Sniper Series @ 1600mhz 
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180GB Corsair Force GT 4x 2Tb Western Digital Caviar Black Pioneer BDR-206MBK Thermalright Silver Arrow 
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Win7 Ultimate 64bit Asus VK278Q Razer BlackWidow Ultimate OCZ ZX 850w 
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