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post #51 of 73
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Originally Posted by TheLastPriest View Post
Just out of curiosity, when you say properly what do you mean
1. Un-install Catalyst control centre from control panel
2. Go into 'C' drive and delete every AMD/ATI folder in main 'C' drive and 'Program files' folders.
3. Boot into safe mode, use Driver Sweeper to delete all registry entries and all other traces of old drivers.
4. Boot into normal windows and run Driver Sweep again and have a final check for any AMD/ATI files/folders
5. Install new drivers
6. Reboot when asked
7. Job done

Tasks about 5 minutes to do it PROPERLY

Do it that way and you'll NEVER get problems

There's no such thing as bad drivers, Just idiots who don't know how to un-install there old ones properly
Edited by antuk15 - 1/3/11 at 10:00am
post #52 of 73
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1. Un-install Catalyst control centre from control panel
2. Go into 'C' drive and delete every AMD/ATI folder in main 'C' drive and 'Program files' folders.
3. Boot into safe mode, use Driver Sweeper to delete all registry entries and all other traces of old drivers.
4. Boot into normal windows and run Driver Sweep again and have a final check for any AMD/ATI files/folders
5. Install new drivers
6. Reboot when asked
7. Job done

Tasks about 5 minutes to do it PROPERLY

Do it that way and you'll NEVER get problems

One task you should do before any of this is boot into safe mode and change your drivers to "Standard VGA Adapter," by doing this if you have automatic updates from Windows on you won't download the WHQL driver through windows update.
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post #53 of 73
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Originally Posted by antuk15 View Post
1. Un-install Catalyst control centre from control panel
2. Go into 'C' drive and delete every AMD/ATI folder in main 'C' drive and 'Program files' folders.
3. Boot into safe mode, use Driver Sweeper to delete all registry entries and all other traces of old drivers.
4. Boot into normal windows and run Driver Sweep again and have a final check for any AMD/ATI files/folders
5. Install new drivers
6. Reboot when asked
7. Job done

Tasks about 5 minutes to do it PROPERLY

Do it that way and you'll NEVER get problems
People actually do that? I guess it is good to take all precautions (especially if you are switching companies or running crossfire). Personally, I just install right on top, been doing that for about a year now with no ill effects.
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post #54 of 73
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One task you should do before any of this is boot into safe mode and change your drivers to "Standard VGA Adapter," by doing this if you have automatic updates from Windows on you won't download the WHQL driver through windows update.

I've NEVER had windows update try to install drivers when I've manually upgraded.
post #55 of 73
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People actually do that? I guess it is good to take all precautions (especially if you are switching companies or running crossfire). Personally, I just install right on top, been doing that for about a year now with no ill effects.
I used to install over the top, then I did a fresh install with the same drivers and got more performance.
post #56 of 73
You should be totally fine with just 1 6870. Any single GPU hasn't really been ATI/AMD problem. When you start to crossfire then that's when most people have been getting into issues. Although I had 0 problems with single or crossfire configs.
post #57 of 73
I'm already past 950
Mind you I have 5870 bios as well
I'm testing the new driver now



Im going to make a new thread
I'm already thread jackin this guy




Sry mate.... Gl too
Edited by ekko - 1/3/11 at 10:08am
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I have owned 2 x HD 4870s, HD 5850, GTX 470, GTX 580, HD 6950 and never had any driver problems with these card but i had some bugs. For example bot GTX580 and GTX470 had this 2D/3D Clock problem in SC2 but got fixed with latter drivers, Also as of now NFS has no AA support. As for ATi Alt-Tabing is some games is as long as 10s vs 4-5s with Nvidia cards. Other then that no problems what so ever. People that get problems either have a messed up Windows, had different card before for example Ati and bough a Nvidia after, dont do proper cleaning, are fanboys and favor their GPU, just dont know that the hell they are doing. I never base a GPU on drivers. I would never tell someone get Nvidia because has better driver because its simply false. So far with My HD 6950 and considering i am using CD drivers i had had 0 problems.
One more thing is that for people that hate CCC i personally like it much better then NCP.
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post #59 of 73
Myth-The drivers run fine at stock, when overclocked there are alot more user error factors that get thrown in and people are quick to blame the drivers. Ive had 1 issue with the drivers were they would crash in only 1 game all the time but other games were fine. I searched and found out it was my fault that i did not disable c1e. After i did this i was able to play that game along with the games flawless at 975/1300 on my 5870.
post #60 of 73
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Biggest issue I ever had was B-Lands crashing after 20 minutes, but the next driver version fixed that.
Oh yeah, I had that, too. Forgot about that. So add that to the issue I had with Counter-Strike 1.5 years ago.
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