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I'm doing good on 10.10e.
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I've been using radeons since 9700 pro, never had a driver issue, and I'm that guy who always installs those leaked drivers.

Also, never used driver sweeper, always just uninstalled from control panel at most, usually I just run the new driver installer. The only time I do more than that is when upgrading cards, at which point I'll change driver to standard vga, and shut down before swapping cards.

The one time I had something which could be called a driver issue, was when I was running 4850s in crossfire. Performance was very inconsistent from game to game, driver updates would improve performance in some games, and lower it in others.

My only memory of driver issues actually come form nvidia, back in the geforce256 ddr days. When drivers were 5-12mb, didn't have installers, and needed to be manually removed, and updated from within window's driver system (no driver sweeper back then either). I've never bothered doing that crap again when unified, installer based drivers became the norm, and never had a problem.

I'm surprised every tech forum has so many threads of people having issues w/ drivers on team red and green. I've built systems using both nvidia and ati graphics for friends. I'm the one reminding them on facebook to update drivers, never had someone tell me updating drivers borked their system.
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cat 10.5 beta here.

BTW, installing drivers for your card through device manager is the way to go, the regular install installs crap you don't need and takes longer. not to mention this way you know the drivers are correctly installed.
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10.12 makes Oblivion's menu flicker if i enable Edge Detect Antialising mode.

It used to run just fine with 10.11.

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10.12 works fine for me. As did 10.6
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Drivers work pretty good here.
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Cat 10.12 even managed to made my all stock server/folding rig crash after I started up something that uses flash or even F@H on the CPU. I couldn't even get to the AMD site to install other drivers because it used to BSOD. Good thing I never throw away GFX cards boxes, so I still had the driver CD laying around. I guess that's what you get if you install malware ......
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post #28 of 60
Quote:
Originally Posted by cravinr1 View Post
10.12 works fine for me. As did 10.6
+1


Quote:
Originally Posted by completelywrong
no u dont, ati = uninstall drivers, reboot, install driver sweeper, reboot, boot safe mode and run driver sweeper, reboot, install normal drivers again and fetch fire extinguisher just in case, now repeat the process with older drivers because you have now realised your card computer thinks you have a intergrated gpu and you mouse lags
No, you just uninstall from control panel and install the replacement ones if you want to downgrade again. At least I do and have no problems. And I'm a patient person who actually spells words.

Fanboying is "so" 2008.
Edited by Reflux - 12/30/10 at 2:13am
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Used 10.2 all the way to 10.11.... for a separate reason I recently reinstalled Windows and went with the golden 10.4 drivers. 8 revisions later and they still aren't as good.
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I think this may be purely a 5970 problem. I got the flickering also when on 10.12 along with crashing that didn't exist before. I am back on 10.10e and running just fine.
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