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After selling my Titan and picking up 2x 7990's I gotta say I am very happy with the latest AMD drivers.
In fact I have only had one crash and that was during a game of Dota 2 and its never happened again.

So thumbs up to them and keep popping out great drivers.thumb.gif
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So i did a mega clean install, uninstall CCC, used Drive Sweeper and then manually went through regedit deleting all AMD and ATI files 13.10 now seems to work well however i'v had a 20fps drop in bf3 from 13.4 bit weird but everything else runs fine and running BF3 on ultra never help with competitive game play anyway.
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Yep but this happens on the green team as well. There is just too much misinformation out there and more often than not, people will blame a software/hardware problem instead of themselves.

Sure it usually is the users fault like with most things but realistically it ludicrous to expect people to have to do a clean install just to get AMD drivers working properly most average windows uses have no idea what regedit is or even how to full uninstall drivers. So long as AMD as a company make drivers with such a high tendency to clash with older drivers there not doing a good job at it.
    
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Sure it usually is the users fault like with most things but realistically it ludicrous to expect people to have to do a clean install just to get AMD drivers working properly most average windows uses have no idea what regedit is or even how to full uninstall drivers. So long as AMD as a company make drivers with such a high tendency to clash with older drivers there not doing a good job at it.

You probably don't have to clean-install WHQL drivers from AMD or Windows Update (but I could be wrong).

To be fair, these are beta drivers. AMD shouldn't have to hold your hand when trying them. You however are obligated to report all and any issues to AMD with said drivers though, while also making sure that said issues are either fault of the driver itself, or only started occuring with the introduction of those drivers.

Don't get me wrong though; AMD could probably work on their driver cleanup/overwrite method a bit better, maybe anyway. There was only one situation where I had to actually cleanup previous drivers to fix an issue with newer drivers, and this was on a Switchable graphics laptop. My desktop on the other hand (single 7850) has never had any problem.

Nowadays I just do a clean install of new drivers anyway though, because if I run across any issues, I want to be sure that they are related specifically to the driver itself, and not, say, MSI Afterburner keeping unstable OC clocks even after a reset, or me having ULPS disabled and keeping my second GPU enabled on my laptop, or something else (in other words, I want to be sure I'm reporting actual driver issues)
Edited by Espionage724 - 9/13/13 at 2:09pm
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I've never encountered problems uninstalling or installing over older drivers, though I always use ATIMAN Uninstaller when reverting to older drivers just to clean the newer things out.
    
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Which version of ATIMAN works with Windows 8.1?
Edited by ukic - 9/18/13 at 10:37pm
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These drivers, Still dont work with MS Flight Simulator X, since Cat 13.3.... oy..
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Which version of ATIMAN works with Windows 8.1?

Just go with the Display Driver Uninstaller from Guru3D:

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=379505

That uninstaller is as good if not better than most uninstallers out there already, lightweight, frequently updated, etc.
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Just go with the Display Driver Uninstaller from Guru3D:

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=379505

That uninstaller is as good if not better than most uninstallers out there already, lightweight, frequently updated, etc.

Thanks!
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