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post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by Ramzinho View Post

i have 14.9 running.. no issues so far

Thank you,
I see you had the R9 - 290 and I have the 7970 so I'm not sure how much difference that will make. Also, you have a Gigabyte motherboard and I have an Asus on one desktop and an Asrock on the other.

That said, we both seem to have Intel-based systems or at least, I have an Intel-based system for my Asrock motherboard and a AMD based system for my Asus motherboard. Frankly, I could get entirely different results between my 2 desktops with the same driver and Catalyst version.

I'm going to try the 14.9.1 beta version on my AMD they system first because it's not as powerful and I don't have as many important programs that I use on that one. The Intel-based desktop is the one I use most frequently so I may just go with the 14.9 when it's all said and done for that one.

Thanks again,
Rich
post #22 of 26
I'll have to try this one. I use a pixel clock patcher and custom resolution tool to overclock my monitor to 2560 x 1440 @ 120hz but 14.9 crashed to blue screen every time I tried to apply the overclock even though 14.7-rc worked fine.
post #23 of 26
I wound up installing the 14.9.1 Beta into my Intel based desktop first instead of my AMD based computer; (I have NO IDEA why I did that!). Somehow, I wound up with CCC version 14.6!?

I had removed CCC with CCleaner's ‘Uninstall’ option which was about the only thing I did different from any past CCC updates. Typically, I use the Windows 7 uninstall procedure.

I removed the 14.7 RC3Beta and then I ran that "amd_cleanup_util_1.2.1.0" afterwards and of course, the usual reboots in between. Then I installed the 14.9.1 version using the custom option because I didn't want Raptor or any of the AMD automatic gaming setting software.

When the CCC was finished installing, a window that I've NEVER seen before in over 10 years of CCC installs, opened. I can't recall what was on it exactly but it seemed to be some kind of gaming control panel.

To make things worse, another dialog box opened and alerted me that I didn't have the latest graphic drivers and offered to download/install those! ...OK.... so what the hell was that program doing for 30+ minutes?

Anyway, I went ahead and installed the "latest graphic driver" and when I checked the CCC panel after reboot, I not only had version 14.6, I also had Raptor running in the background and chewing up an addition 4% of my 16GB x 1866MB Ram! I also had some other similar program running back there as well.

So now, I need to run a time consuming, surgical removal of CCC 14... (whatever version it is), and then I'll try restoring my system to a point just previous to this debacle.

I had a strange feeling about this latest CCC update and I felt like I should have just left it alone but I ignored my uneasy sense. It's not that CCC 14.9.1 is a bad program or anything like that; it's just that 14.7 RC3 Beta was doing fine for my purposes.

I had recently installed a 7970 card and I thought I maybe should bump up to the latest CCC to get the most from it. Now I have to start researching how to remove CCC in its entirety so I can be sure it's clear.

I've done that before on a number of occasions but not enough times to remember how I did it. I know that I'll run the uninstaller and after rebooting, I'll boot to safe mode and start deleting all ATI folders.

The AMD folders are usually the ones that make me nervous and I don't always remove those for fear that I may be affecting more than just the graphic card even though I have an Intel based system.

Some of the stuff on that Asrock Z77 eXtreme4 mobo may have to do with AMD in some way that'll affect me down the road, (obviously, I don't know much about the way the motherboard handles things like that).

Well, that’s my vent for the day…
Rich
post #24 of 26
Hi just wondering if the profiles in ccc work for you guys ?
I have 2x7990 w/ced
They run Welll on 14.7 but 14.9 and 14.9.1
I get texture flicker. And crashes games I.e map loading. I have so had major audio probls with 14.9 and 14.9.1 and these drivers also caused audio failure.
I'm running 7680x1440
With v sync enabled as without it I get screen corruption via a horizont band of wobbly textures across all three screens.
Also where has hydra vision and hydra grid gone ? That tool was so useful but I can not find it in any of the recent driver suites even though it says it is there ?
I'm at a nice stable 4.8 on 4770k
With 2400 ram.
Edited by Zoroastrian - 10/19/14 at 5:40pm
post #25 of 26
I have recently updated to 14.9 and I have noticed that I now have WMC errors when playing back recorded files. WMC just crashes. I am not sure if this is due to the update of 14.9 or something else in my system but I am reverting back to 14.4. Nothing else in my system has changed other than a windows update so hopefully reverting works. I am running R7 260.
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post #26 of 26
I updated to 14.9 WHQL and can say that everything is running smoothly although, I didn't try to run any WMV videos. The videos that I have ran were some other file format that I can't remember at the moment.

I had update to 14.9 WHQL only after first running the AMD CCC removal program that I downloaded from Guru 3D. It's called "DDU" which stands for "Display Driver Uninstaller" and the latest version is 13.4.0.0. This is it: http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html

The program is free and as instructed, should be ran in Safe Mode and no need to run the Windows "uninstall program" option first. In fact, I used it for the first time less than two weeks ago. I operate two desktops; I ran the program on my Intel based system first and it went perfectly! No need to hunt through the registry or program files.

I then ran it again on my AMD based system and it ran just as well and without touching any of the AMD CPU drivers or related software, ONLY the GPU software was targeted.

However, the developer had created the program to leave the "RAPTOR" or "AMD Gaming Evolve" parts of the CCC installation alone, deliberately. So for those, I went in and manually deleted them from the computer.

It's possible that I could have avoided that step by running the Windows Uninstall Program process on the CCC software before I ran the DDU program. The developer said that the DDU program will work even if you do run the windows uninstaller first but as I said, it's strongly recommended that you run DDU in the safe mode.

I mention this program because it's the first program I've ever tried that actually did remove all of CCC, did it very fast, and was free to boot! I used to get anxious every time I had to update the CCC software and would always put it off because of the hit & miss problems I would have in removing the previous versions.

Using this program will remove the possibility of experiencing a problem with a new CCC version that may be linked to remnants of the previous version. Personally, I can't remember a time where it wasn't some parts of a previous CCC version that caused my problems with an updated CCC installation.

I'm not saying that all CCC problems come to that, but I can say that you would at least be able to take that possibility out of the troubleshooting process if you used the DDU program...
FWIW
Rich
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