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Lol... Loving the heckler. biggrin.gif

Weird, I haven't had that issue. Mine just BSOD twice with no warning. It's now done it with 12.8 I have a feeling it those Volts not downclocking, or I haven't properly uninstalled 12.9. I haven't had a BSOD since the two days where I had 12.9 though.

Still confused.
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I came across something I haven't seen mentioned. Wonder if it's just me...

I've gotten a BSOD error code 3B twice when installing these on a system with an AMD express uninstall done. The other time I had a successful installation of these same drivers, express uninstalled it, tried to install these again (after a reboot, of course) and got the BSOD when the display driver was being installed. It seemed like the display driver was trying to take the cards over (screen goes black, the fans spin up and down) but failed and crashed to 3B BSOD.

Am I alone in this? The thing is, the second time was on a very fresh install of Win 7 64-bit so there couldn't have been too many other suspects besides the AMD express uninstall or the 12.9b installer.
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Lol... Loving the heckler. biggrin.gif
Weird, I haven't had that issue. Mine just BSOD twice with no warning. It's now done it with 12.8 I have a feeling it those Volts not downclocking, or I haven't properly uninstalled 12.9. I haven't had a BSOD since the two days where I had 12.9 though.
Still confused.


How are you uninstalling the drivers? The drivers do have issues but random BSODs typically aren't one of them.
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How are you uninstalling the drivers? The drivers do have issues but random BSODs typically aren't one of them.

Used the amd installer, then ran C Cleaner, then ran driver sweeper. I only did it like this for the 12.9 drivers.

12.8 seem stable.
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I am also having the issue with windows explorer crashing. Nothing special is being done, just simply playing a game and then it'll crash with the explorer error.

I think it's mainly got to do with Afterburner though... it seems like they're incompatible with each other.

So does anyone know why support for these other applications was dropped? Since now you manually have to add the files needed so that they work. They were taken out of the driver starting back right after the 12.4, which is the only driver I have no issues with.
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I am also having the issue with windows explorer crashing. Nothing special is being done, just simply playing a game and then it'll crash with the explorer error.
I think it's mainly got to do with Afterburner though... it seems like they're incompatible with each other.
So does anyone know why support for these other applications was dropped? Since now you manually have to add the files needed so that they work. They were taken out of the driver starting back right after the 12.4, which is the only driver I have no issues with.


Watch the video.

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Used the amd installer, then ran C Cleaner, then ran driver sweeper. I only did it like this for the 12.9 drivers.
12.8 seem stable.


Ack. Don't do it like that. Just run the driver exe, you know from the folder that the driver was extracted to. Choose uninstall, do not reboot, go to control panel, uninstall CIM, remove, etc. Reboot, then run the exe for the new driver.
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Which video?
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How are you overclocking, official or unofficial methods? I assume you're using unofficial due to the nature of your crash. Try changing the unofficial mode to 2, disabling powerplay.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1310078/catalyst-12-9-beta-is-here/40_40#post_18243669

Where do I do this? I use the "-xcl" method to OC... and I hard crash regularly, with the sound looping... I'm guessing it might be similar to what this guy is having too.

Also, the flickering on the desktop can be very easily fixed by simply raising the default core clocks.

Follow this guide here. I have to do it with every driver after 12.4 to get HDMI sound working and to stop flickering on the desktop.

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=117633
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Which video?
Where do I do this? I use the "-xcl" method to OC... and I hard crash regularly, with the sound looping... I'm guessing it might be similar to what this guy is having too.
Also, the flickering on the desktop can be very easily fixed by simply raising the default core clocks.

Follow this guide here. I have to do it with every driver after 12.4 to get HDMI sound working and to stop flickering on the desktop.
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=117633


The video in post 91.

Since you're using official method, you'll have to create a new Powerplay table for the clocks you want. It's in that link you posted.


There's different types of flicker though. Powerplay tables won't help you if it's a conflict of which app has priority over setting 3D clocks. For ex. in the video, the Guild Wars app looks like a 2D app, but it actually triggers 3D clock mode. The issue arises when Powerplay sees the 3D clocks on the desktop and it goes about it's business of dropping the clocks to idle clocks. It's doing exactly what it was programmed to do you see. This is when you see the flicker in game log on screens.


If you have flicker all the time, it is a driver issue. One can use workarounds like creating your own Powerplay table but technically you shouldn't have run higher clocks.
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I'm using your suggestion from the video for the flickering and it seems to work... but I don't want my idle clocks to always be full on. I try setting profiles for 2D/3D and it never applies my 3D overclocked settings though.
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