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Originally Posted by Capwn;12456350 
lol and I dont need to defend anything.. I know my drivers are superior, Its you that needs to prove your worth.

Oh gosh here we go......sozo.gif
    
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Originally Posted by dlee7283;12456188 
well quit changing graphics cards all the time and expecting Driver Sweep to magically fix everything.It still leaves stuff behind and switching from Nvidia to ATI or vice versa makes it worse.

I wish people would just reinstall their OS each time they switch cards. Its as simple as that.

"But mommy I don't want to have to do that, too much work even though I am sitting in temp controlled environment in a comfy computer chair!"

you know i've heard some dumb things in my life, and most of it comes from OCN, and this is definitely one that is in the top 10. is it seriously TOO MUCH to expect microsoft or nvidia/amd to come out with an uninstall program that works?

and for all saying it is a pebkac error, what is your basis? what makes you think this is the problem?

simply stating it is somehow a users problem, isn't help, it rabid fanboism.

i simply don't buy ati/amd graphics cards for one reason, cause for the last 10 years, their drivers have been bad. i'm not loyal to nvidia cause of some misplaced notion, they've done me good, their cards nor drivers have never let me down. everytime i go to purchase a new graphics card, i do research on them, and i still find a lot of "help, driver issue ATI".

if it makes me a fanboy cause i want to choose a product that actually works and company that produces something of quality, then i'm a fanboy.
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ITT: ATI fanboys in denial and "PEBKAC!!1 OLOLOLOLOLOL" trolls


We all know ATI drivers are perfect, right? amirite? rolleyes.gif
    
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you know i've heard some dumb things in my life, and most of it comes from OCN, and this is definitely one that is in the top 10. is it seriously TOO MUCH to expect microsoft or nvidia/amd to come out with an uninstall program that works?

I am just telling you like it is, trust me I wish there was a good uninstall program.

But the bottom line is that reinstalling the OS is the best way to do it for now. Not saying that people haven't had success with Driver Sweeper in some cases.
    
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Originally Posted by dlee7283;12456380 
Oh gosh here we go......sozo.gif

no no , my bad, Your right.
I should HAVE to reinstall my OS .... NO MATTER WHAT!!!
Thats usually what you do when you have a really bad virus..
Does this mean ATI drivers are a virus?
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I am just telling you like it is, trust me I wish there was a good uninstall program.

But the bottom line is that reinstalling the OS is the best way to do it for now. Not saying that people haven't had success with Driver Sweeper in some cases.

I never use driver sweeper, Rig runs fine. Thanks Nvidia Driver team thumb.gif
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Meh, I've had issues with nVidia drivers too. Neither company sports flawless driver support
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Originally Posted by Capwn;12456415 
no no , my bad, Your right.
I should HAVE to reinstall my OS .... NO MATTER WHAT!!!
Thats usually what you do when you have a really bad virus..
Does this mean ATI drivers are a virus?

Well, considering the amount of BSOD they cause...
    
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I have had a rather good run with ATIMD (I like to call them that now) My current 4870 is a solid video card and has performed well in most everything I throw at it.. I do think Nvidia has had better drivers in the past, but since AMD has purchased ATI there drivers have gotten better. My next video card will likely just be from who ever provides more digital BANG for the buck and right now that would look like ATIMD.

Also Stay away from driver sweeper if your using ATI/AMD video cards, the MAKER of CCC personally said in his online blog NOT to EVER USE IT EVER, just install the newer ATIMD Drivers OVER the older ones.

Also, lastly.. you do realize that NVIDIA hates AMD and do not care that you might want to use another vender's video card in the future. I would guess that they do not care if they break the OS just to make people think twice before switching brands.
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Shame. Never had any issues with my AMD/ATI drivers in my 5850 CF setup. Owned a GTX 260 SLI setup before my current one and never had any issues either. (only crashes I've had on either setup was when I OC'ed too far, hehe)

To dismiss an entire line of products based on one experience seems a bit immature. If you personally have had a lot of issues and you know its isolated to the card/driver, then I understand. Besides I remember nvidia releasing a driver a while ago that had major issue with the auto fan speed control that would not boost the speed even when the GPU temp kept on rising.

Yep, I've lost my GTX 295 thanks to that. Well I have to give XFX and nVidia credit though. nVidia at least had the balls to admit their screw-up and XFX RMA'd my card without problems.
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Originally Posted by Capwn;12456415 
no no , my bad, Your right.
I should HAVE to reinstall my OS .... NO MATTER WHAT!!!
Thats usually what you do when you have a really bad virus..
Does this mean ATI drivers are a virus?



I never use driver sweeper, Rig runs fine. Thanks Nvidia Driver team thumb.gif

if you want to spend the extra money so you don't have the issue, then fine.

I will deal with ATI's imperfections and save 50 bucks smile.gif
    
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