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because of the drivers are extremely terrible. I see the " ati driver stopped responding" like twice a day , and i'm not even playing any games and my graphics card is not oced. I'm only doing some 3d work.
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Because of the drivers are extremely terrible. I see the " Ati driver stopped responding" like twice a day , and I'm not even playing any games and my graphics card is not OCed. I'm only doing some 3d work.
Sounds like you have a bad card and not a driver issue...the only time I get those messages is when my overclock is unstable.
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My previous build was ATI which was the first since my 9800 pro lolz. i was running a 4870 x2, yeah i know not the best card ati ever brought out, but wow did it drive me insane, driver stopped responding crossfire issues in certain games settlers comes to mind . and uninstalling all that ati gunk was a nightmare. My new build is on nvidia and it has "plugged and played" without skipping a beat. I like both companys my only bias towards nvidia is they work as advertised, my personal experiance with ATI has been headaches. my 2 cent
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When I had my 5770 in my main rig, I used 10.4a without any issues whatsoever...this was mainly due to an issue with Bad Company 2 maps loading in 10.4. They are the ones I have in my brothers computer atm...that is till I take my 5770 back and put it in the HTPC I am building.

Then I will use 10.4a in those as well. Nvidia has driver issues as well, but SEEM to have a better release schedule than ATI on drivers. There are usually a few different Nvidia Beta drivers floating around you can play with till you find one that works for you. Its not the same for everyone.

You just gotta rollback and experiment.
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That is probably considered PEBKAC in here too. Wrong forum mate
Lol Man I really loved ati and my even older sapphire 5570 was the bomb I could over clock it all the way to 900.
but that mofo would do the same thing as my gigabyte 5830 which on the other hand was the worst overclocking card I have ever owned. It was not clockable as if I tried to overclock it 1mhz it would scramble my screen or freeze the pc. But both of the card would give me the dreaded video drivers have stop working but have recovered even while just idling alone nothing just my desktop. But it did it mostly while gaming or watching you tube lol.
But I do wish the nvidia control panel was like ati/amd their so much simpler and better overall. I hope I
don't get
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Lol Man I really loved ati and my even older sapphire 5570 was the bomb I could over clock it all the way to 900.
but that mofo would do the same thing as my gigabyte 5830 which on the other hand was the worst overclocking card I have ever owned. It was not clockable as if I tried to overclock it 1mhz it would scramble my screen or freeze the pc. But both of the card would give me the dreaded video drivers have stop working but have recovered even while just idling alone nothing just my desktop. But it did it mostly while gaming or watching you tube lol.
But I do wish the nvidia control panel was like ati/amd their so much simpler and better overall. I hope I
don't get
I never saw the point of buying an nVidia card when I had my X1650 PRO. Aside from what all the people said about ATI in the X1000 time, I had 0 driver problems from 2006 all the way to late 2008. When I got my first nVidia card (7300LE) I was pretty disappointed about the driver quality (I had a lot of artifacts and I was used to CCC). I decided to switch to nVidia anyways since I could get a 9800GTX+ for cheap.

Last ATI/AMD cards I owned were an HD 4890, 5850 and 5770. Aside from the 4890 the drivers were exceptionally bad. BSODs, artifacts, downclocking, freezes and buggy are all words that describe the drivers. It felt like the system could crash anytime with the ATI drivers installed, sort of like malware. ATI/AMD have gone seriously downhill lately in driver quality, for me at least.

I know there are people who can say the same thing about the drivers for Fermi (compatibility with i7s). However I never noticed these problems I can't say they weren't there (or calling them PEBCAK, same thing basically ). IMO the FW 258.xx to 263.xx are a huge fail too. Judging by the drivers that appeared last year or so I'd say ATI/AMD drivers are still far worse especially in CF. But that's just my experience.
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Never had a problem with ATI drivers. Then again, I do not run Crossfire.
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Because of the drivers are extremely terrible. I see the " Ati driver stopped responding" like twice a day , and I'm not even playing any games and my graphics card is not OCed. I'm only doing some 3d work.
Im starting to feel the same way about my 6950 2gb that is already having issues & its only 2 weeks old. Im ready to return it at a loss for a 560 ti
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post #119 of 177
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I lol'd...
nVidia has driver problems too you know
This. It depends more on what driver set you're using and what chipset your motherboard supports. If it actively supports CrossfireX, then it'll more than likely support ATI cards better. I had so many problems using Nvidia due to that issue.

Nvidia is a good bit better about drivers and such, but when ATI makes good drivers, they stand out quite clearly.
     
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Holy ****!!! @ 12 pages in one day...

Lol look up my ordeal with my nvidia driver not responding. Though with that issue I was researching, the problem could have been almost anything. It happens on both sides.

Obviously you will have people on both sides complaining driver issues. The other way around applies as well. There will always be people on both sides that never have problems with ati (EDIT) or nvidia cards.

There was one time I had driver problems with ati (forget which card). It was because the card was released to early without any stable driver for it to run. There was drivers with the card, which sucked, and no other driver supported it. I could have waited it out, but I didn't want to wait out using what i bought. In the end, I went Nvidia

I'm sure I will stay Nvidia until the same thing happens or there is a deal I cannot pass up with ATI/AMD.
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