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I Cant find the link on amd.com drivers site. GOD AMD has such confusing driver page! Nvidia it was direct with beta drivers and what not.
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I got them working last night by doing a strict machine clean out of old driver/reg/left over files. No errors or BSOD. BF3 was running good @ 60FPS vync with no drops. (5992x1080, ULTRA, (No AA in game) CCC 8X AA, Adaptive MSAA).

If you are just uninstalling from the control pannel and AITMAN, it's not enough there is still more folders/files that need to be removed or you WILL have issues/errors.
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Wireeater, what do you do that is above any beyond? Can you list your steps please? Thanks.
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Originally Posted by amtbr View Post

Wireeater, what do you do that is above any beyond? Can you list your steps please? Thanks.
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I got the new drivers working with some work.

Step by step for those having trouble installing new drivers. This is a little long but worth it.
  • Go to the control panel/ programs and uninstall ALL AMD software.
  • Once that has completed, reboot your machine.
  • Then run ATIMAN and run (A) un-install, let it reboot and do the rest.
  • Then run Driver Cleaner and select ALL ATI products and run it. It did find a decent amount of stuff ATIMAN did not find.
  • Reboot and then run the new driver installation. You may get an error saying "Driver Install: the INF file was not found" this was removed by Driver Cleaner.
  • Go to device manager, select your cards and manually point the update driver to the ATI folder with the new drivers and make sure you let it search the sub folders.
  • Once windows installs the drivers, reboot your machine.
  • Go back to the control panel/programs and open the ATI software and select remove ALL software again (it will still install even when you get the INF error)
  • Reboot your machine, run the new driver pack again, it should install flawlessly this time. If you have 3 monitors, don't worry, they will flicker probably about 11 times and "dadoop" sound from windows.
  • Once they complete, reboot and you should be gold.
I was able to set up Eyefinity without ANY issue like last time I tried installing them. No errors, crashes or BSODs. BF3 started up without a hitch. I haven't tried any other games so it's not my fault if they don't work for you.
I am running 5996x1080 @ ULTRA everything, Anti Def off, ANTI Post High, Blur off, 16 AF and I am running 8X AA standard in CCC + AA Adaptive Multi Sample and I am not getting under 60 (vsync on) on campaign mode on Operation Guillotine. This is running at stock clocks on CPU (3.4/4) and 7950 (800/1250X2).
If you do this and it does work for you, please give me some rep wink.gif
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If I may add, avoid Driver Sweeper because some systems will fail after deleteng files especially users with AMD CPU. It is more than enough to delete the remaining folders which ATIman Uninstaller didn't delete.

Delete these folders;
  • C:\user\Program files\ ATI & AMD.
  • C:\user\Program files (x86)\ ATI & AMD.
  • C:\user\ProgramData\ATI & AMD (need to show hidden files).

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post #25 of 39
Good god, when I tried installing the official 12.2's my computer was down for about an hour, just a horrendous experience. I really wish AMD would get their stuff together and not make installing new drivers such a nightmare. Thanks for the low down.

EDIT: Got them installed after wireeater's instructions, so far so good. This was the first install I've had in a long time where my screen did not go black until I rebooted.
Edited by amtbr - 3/22/12 at 10:23am
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Where do i get Driver Cleaner?
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Where do i get Driver Cleaner?

I believe you can get it from Guru3D, but they might have stopped hosting it. If I had the exe I'd post it, but I don't sorry...

I am a fan of these drivers, they work like a charm.
post #28 of 39
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What the hell is wrong with HD 7970 drivers. You know the part when Drivers are getting installed and the screen goes black 1-3 times and then back to Windows? With RC11 it would get stuck to Black with (-) Blinking and then i had to hard reset the PC. These drivers got also stuck at the same place.
Edit: I i try to reinstall them i get a Fail Message that Display drivers did not install. What the hell is going on.

Momentary black screens during VGA driver installs are normal and have been since forever. The installer even TELLS you your screen may go blank during installation.

The blinking with RC11 requiring a reboot wasn't normal however.
post #29 of 39
I ended up installing Cat 12.4 Beta. Much better so far.
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I ended up installing Cat 12.4 Beta. Much better so far.

For what GPU and in what respect mate?
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