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Only problem with my HIS X1950XT right now is TOO POWERFULL! lol
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post #12 of 46
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Originally Posted by ATI83 View Post
Only problem with my HIS X1950XT right now is TOO POWERFULL! lol
What drivers are you using?

I tried the 6.12 beta drivers from here but they wouldn't recognise the X1950XT... I'm downloading the WarCat 6.11 drivers now and will give those a try...

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Did you try the 6.8 or 6.9 driver?
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What drivers are you using?

I tried the 6.12 beta drivers from here but they wouldn't recognise the X1950XT... I'm downloading the WarCat 6.11 drivers now and will give those a try...

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OK... Tried the WarCat 6.11 drivers with no luck. They wouldn't recognise the damn graphics card either...

So, now I have to go back to the screwed up, bugged out, 6.10 drivers on the CD...

Maybe if I try to install the 6.12 beta drivers directly after installing the 6.10 CD drivers without uninstalling the 6.10s... Hmmm, probably wont work...

The moral of the story? Don't buy expensive graphics cards from ATi. They don't support them...

Any other potential solutions to this problem are welcome!

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Did you try the 6.8 or 6.9 driver?
No. I figured that each new version will incorporate the code of the previous versions, with all the improvements within the previous versions, so, if the 6.11 drivers don't work, the earlier versions are unlikely to work either as they will be less refined. Maybe my logic is flawed? I kinda' see it like the SP4 service pack for Windows 2000 Pro, in that it contains SP3, SP2 and SP1. When you install SP4, you get all the previous SPs in that SP. Gotta' be something similar with drivers, right?

I might give it a go tomorrow. I'm too tired to take long shots now .

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I'm sorry to hear of your driver issues. I had many issues with drivers and an X1900CF that I bought here. So many that I finally just got rid of it and I will not purchase another ATi card until the fix the recurring issues.

I have absolutely no issues with all the Nvidia cards.
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post #17 of 46
I used to have driver related problems when my X1900XTX was brand new. Now that I've been using the 6.10's, it's smooth sailing. I like my card 10x better now. I used to have to use some weird custom driver setup with the 6.6's to get my card to run right..
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hmm i got about 6 of those just last week when i did a reinstall of windows, all based on drivers. So what i did was reinstalled my chipset and graphics drivers using driver cleaner pro in between. havent had one since.
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I have this card on the way from the US, saved £80 ordering it from there and I have high hopes for it..................I will post my results when it arrives

If you find out which drivers work PM me the info please
    
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Oh well... I'm totally fed up now... I don't know how companies can get away with this... What really gets me is that when you go to the ATi or Sapphire site and search for drivers, they both have an option for you to select the X1950XT... I mean, it's right there, on their web sites... You select it, download the driver and it doesn't work... What a let down...

I might send this card back and get a refund. I'm sure there are plenty of good cards I could get for the money this cost that actually have driver support... I wouldn't mind so much, if I knew how long I'd have to wait for support, but with ATi and Sapphire just glossing over the issue, there's no information on how long it will take them to sort it out... I could be waiting for months...

What is the driver release frequency for ATi these days? One a month? Once a fortnight? I know the 6.12s (in beta) don't work, so I could be waiting until the 6.13s, or maybe even later...

I think I'll go back to my trusty old X800Pro in the short term, whilst I decide if I want to keep this card and wait for driver support or get a refund and get something else... Man, I wish I'd gone with an X1800XT now ...

What's is the current Nvidia equivalent to the X1950XT 256MB btw? I can get an Nvidia 7950GT 512MB for about the same price. Is that as good, or better?

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