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8.12 driver issue with Vista 64 & 8 Gigs of ram.

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I installed the new 8.12 drivers the other day and was getting an error message saying that the driver was not compatible with my system.

After for searching for a solution, I found that if you are using Vista 64 with over 8 gigs of ram, along with a 3xxx series gpu this will happen.

After removing 4 of my 8 gigs of ram and rebooting the 8.12 drivers work fine.

I tried reinstalling the ram for a total of 8 gigs, and got the same error message and the drivers will not load, but still run fine with only 4 gigs.

I thought I would post this for anyone else who might be having this problem.
    
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post #2 of 11
You could roll back to 8.11. Not like these were a big bag driver or anything, shouldn't make that much of a difference. Reformating could work to but that would be a pain in the ass.
post #3 of 11
actually to let you know even with 4gigs of ram the same thing happened to me!!! its the problem of having an x2 with a 64bit os.
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I updated mine with no problems, but I only have a single GPU.
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I am having the same issue. I have tried everything except removing 4Gb of my ram...

* Uninstalled 8.11, rebooted into safe mode and used Driver Cleaner

* Installed over the top of 8.11

* Unistalled 8.11, rebooted into safe mode and ran driver cleaner, then removed one card

* Edited the ini file to include the list of cards from the 8.11 ini


I've had to resort to running System Restore since the 8.11 wouldnt even install after the 8.12 failed.
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post #6 of 11
Do what I did to get 8.12 to work

uninstall everything 8.12/ATI, drive cleaner pro, CCleaner, ect, ect. Install 8.11 full CCC, then install JUST 8.12 driver, worked fine for me and I have an X2, with Vista 64.
     
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no problems here either, but I don't have 8 gb of ram, 4gb at 2100mhz is good enough for me
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post #8 of 11
Maybe my way could help somebody. Install the driver normally and restart the computer. When the computer starts you will get noticed it doesnt work. Then uninstall the driver of the grafic card with Device Manager restart again. My computer automaticly searched for drivers for the grafic card and found one and installed it now my pc is running with out problems. But not 100% sure if i have 8.12 but i think so. hope that helps

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Intel E2140 (o.c. to 3ghz)
ati hd 3650
8Gb ram
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Just installed 4G more of my Mushkin ram and besides needing a little tweeking and a bios update to get my overclock back to fully stable, everything has worked fantastic. I have not ran a benchmark since the 8.11 drivers but with the 8.11's and 4G and my CPU at 3.92ghz, i got 15092 in 3DMark Vantage. Now with the 8g of ram and the 8.12's and my CPU at 3.84ghz. I got a 13091.. Not to bad right now. I love my system.
     
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post #10 of 11
check my sig on how i got the 8.12's to work, a good guide For you guys i would recommend the modified XG 8.12's there a lot less buggier and have cool features. Disable page file too
    
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