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I think I have bad drivers

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My computer is having graphical related problems not caused by hardware. For example, my monitor won't turn off when idle for 45 minutes, it turns off for a second and then comes back to a black screen.

The site "Can you run it" has problems detecting my hardware. When I try to see if a game will run on my system, I will click "Click here to see your results" and it will click but never move to a new screen. I tried both IE and Firefox and even deleted all my cookies and stuff with ccleaner.

My games run fine but I am beginning to think that the Catalyst drivers are messed up and maybe the games could actually run better. I uninstalled and reinstalled all AMD drivers when I put in the new card and I have put in many cards in the past so I am almost certain it isn't my mistake.

My system is:

Asus M5A97 motherboard
3.4 (OC to 3.9) Ghz AMD Phenom 965 BE
Gigabyte 7870 2GB factory OC to 1100 Mhz
8 GB 1600 RAM
Windows 7 and all drivers and critical software is on SSD, games are on HDD.
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post #2 of 5
Are you using AB? Detach your graph from it and post a screenshot of it after you play a game.
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Also maybe you can just try re-installing the drivers. What drivers are you using? To re-install you want to:

-Download Driversweeper
-uninstall drivers
-restart and boot in safe mode
-run driversweeper and then click on ati and then click clean
-re-start not in safe mode
-re-install drivers
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Originally Posted by RavageTheEarth View Post

Also maybe you can just try re-installing the drivers. What drivers are you using? To re-install you want to:

-Download Driversweeper
-uninstall drivers
-restart and boot in safe mode
-run driversweeper and then click on ati and then click clean
-re-start not in safe mode
-re-install drivers

Here is what AMD Vision control center is telling me about my version

Driver Packaging Version 9.012-121219a-152192C-ATI

Catalyst Version 13.1

2D Driver Version 8.01.01.1278

2D Driver File Path /REGISTRY/MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet001/Control/CLASS/{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}/0001

Direct3D Version 9.14.10.0945

OpenGL Version 6.14.10.12002

AMD VISION Engine Control Center Version 2012.1219.1521.27485

AMD Audio Driver Version 7.12.0.7712

I went to AMD's site to see what the latest stuff was and I have it, I even tried to update display drivers through device manager and it said it's up to date.

What exactly is AB? I probably know what it is but I am not good with abbreviations except for OC, CPU, GPU, ect.

Here is the problem with redoing all of the drivers. I OCed my CPU using AMD Overdrive and I already uninstalled and reinstalled drivers and had to OC all over again and it took a long time to OC because I had to run the AMD Overdrive program which took 20 minutes and then run Prime 95 for 6-7 hours.

I really don't want to have to go through all that. When I took out my old card I did AMD's suggested method of uninstalling ALL amd software and going into my hidden folders, deleting all AMD and ATI folders and then going into the registry and deleting volumes.

Then I installed my new card and went to AMD's website and did the auto detect thing where it auto detects my GPU and installs the necessary stuff.

So I am hesitant to have to do all of that all over again.

Is there a way to get rid of all graphic drivers without messing with the CPU settings?
Edited by Thready - 3/16/13 at 12:25pm
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AB is MSI's Afterburner
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