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8.12 just slowed down my video card?

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Something really odd happened since I updated my ATi drivers from 8.11 to 8.12, and its my frame rate. It dropped by 50% when I'm playing a Source game (haven't tested out other games). Wondering if anyone else has the same issue?

P.S. I did choose the complete package this time round, when I was downloading.
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No i dont have any problem with 8.12. It increases my fps in games btw.
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Originally Posted by vi3t_boy View Post
No i dont have any problem with 8.12. It increases my fps in games btw.
WTH, Mines doing the complete opposite...
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Can you tell us how you update the driver? Did you uninstall the old driver first?
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Can you tell us how you update the driver? Did you uninstall the old driver first?
Basically all I did was install on top of the old drivers. Downloaded the package, and hit install (express).
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RipperLord View Post
Basically all I did was install on top of the old drivers. Downloaded the package, and hit install (express).
There's your problem. You can't just install over existing drivers. You must...

0) MAKE A SYSTEM RESTORE POINT (in case you firetruck up)
1) Uninstall all video drivers completely
2) Driver cleaning program
3) Have a registry checker program (regcure)
4) Boot into safe mode
5) Run the Driver cleaning program and remove anything GPU related
6) Run the registry checker program to check for existing driver registry files
7) Delete those entries in the registry
8) Boot into windows
9) Install your new drivers
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post #7 of 13
I was just about to get it. If ur having problems try Driver Cleaner Pro, its recommended when updating.
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post #8 of 13
8.12 dropped my average fps in games and lowered my 3dmark06 score. I don't really care about the 3dmark score, but the drop in fps is unacceptable, so i'm going back to 8.11. My quasi-baseless suspicion is that ATI specifically coded the 8.12's to favor the 4800 series cards while at times hurting the rest of the cards out. Just my suspicion, not confirmed at all...
    
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post #9 of 13
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Thanks for the tips, yea it did improve my frame rate but as guyladouche, I also think that 8.12 favours the 4800 series.
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post #10 of 13
With ATi it's not necessary to remove the older drivers completely. Doing so actually caused more problems for me than installing them straight over.

The 8.12's are a bit weird though, I can't seem to get them to work properly any way I try.
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