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Not always. DriverSweeper has been the saving grace for most of us ATi/AMD crossfire users now for over a year.
You consider saving grace deleting important ATI entries and causing errors when trying to attempt to install SP1?

Heh, have fun with your "saving grace".
post #102 of 110
Don't use DriverSweeper. Those programs can cause more problems. Only use as a last resort.

DriverSweeper 2.8 had a bug where it removed several files from the WinSxS folder. WinSxS is a folder that eliminates DLL Hell that plagued pre-Vista Windows. Basically DriverSweeper stopped Windows 7 SP1 from installing. There were errors.

Just use the regular uninstall from ATI.
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You used Driver Sweeper.

/world's smallestviolin

Maybe people will someday realize once you uninstall your previous drivers VIA Catalyst install manager, that's all you'll need to do.
I cannot stress this enough.

With my 3870, two 4850's, and my 5770, that's all I ever needed to do. I never once had to reformat because of ATI drivers, because all you need to do is use Catalyst Install Manager to uninstall the old set, then reboot, install the newer set, then reboot once more. That's all it takes. 3 reboots.
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I cannot stress this enough.

With my 3870, two 4850's, and my 5770, that's all I ever needed to do. I never once had to reformat because of ATI drivers, because all you need to do is use Catalyst Install Manager to uninstall the old set, then reboot, install the newer set, then reboot once more. That's all it takes. 3 reboots.
Exactly! No reason to use driver sweeper! I read somewhere that driver sweeper can cause you more problems then you need. I stopped using it. I also use Catalyst Install Manager to uninstall any old set of drivers. It does the job just fine and easy to use. Good points linkin93!!
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I'm sticking to 10.12 until I see performance gains for the 5xxx series, period. I went to 11.1/11.1a and got nothing but FPS drops and display driver crashes. I ended up having to reformat after trying everything to fix it.
Same here, 11.2 just crashed on me playing BFBC2
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11.2 has been working great for me. Just finished a 3 hour BC2 session. No issues whatsoever. These might be my new favorites replacing 10.10e. And for those with driver issues, I dunno what to say. I never use DriverSweeper, and I do not uninstall the old drivers. Just run the new driver and let it do its thing. Works wonderfully, all the 3d options were there, diggin it.
   
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Gentlemen,

I can't find much references to these bugs. Do you experience them with 11.2?

1. SSAA or 24x edge AA doesn't work with BFBC2, Crysis, Warhead, Black Ops, etc. Works with ME2.

2. Vsync + MLAA, permanent tearing in upper screen in all DX games.

11.4 fixing these?
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Gentlemen,

I can't find much references to these bugs. Do you experience them with 11.2?

1. SSAA or 24x edge AA doesn't work with BFBC2, Crysis, Warhead, Black Ops, etc. Works with ME2.
Nope, actully I don't notice any difference between 12x and 24x AA. have you ticked the option which lets you override application settings?

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2. Vsync + MLAA, permanent tearing in upper screen in all DX games.
Don't use vsync because it does nothing and makes fps drop really badly most of the time. I never notice tearing in any games anyway (aside from oblivion/fallout 3??) I do use vsync in a few games and used MLAA a few times but didn't notice any tearing.
    
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post #109 of 110
I haven't seen 11.3 anything yet, but I found 11.4 preview (released for 6990) and I'm happy to report my presets and keyboard shortcuts are working again.

The new CCC sections are pretty useless though
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Heads up for anyone. I have the 5870 2GB Eyefinity 6 edition and when I installed 11.2 I used express install and when it rebooted all the sound effects and background sound worked but dialogue sound in games and youtube videos didn't work.

Spent 2 days thinking it was my fresh windows install or my motherboard sound driver but actually when I went back to custom install of 11.2 I just didn't install the catalyst HDMI audio driver that comes with it and that fixed the problem. All audio is good now.
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