Originally Posted by E-Peen
Before you switch, do you have another partition you can install Windows on and a game to be sure?
To relate to you, I installed 11.1 about a month ago I'd say. I had very large performance decreases, display crashes, etc. I uninstalled 11.1 and then installed 10.2 and CCC wouldn't open up, etc. Instead of messing with it I decided to do a reformat of Windows 7. I did not use Driver Sweeper or any 3rd party program. All I did was run the 10.12 SETUP.exe and then use Uninstall > Install options.
Thank you for the advice, I do appreciate it. While I have a lot of programs that I don't own CD copies of and would have to redownload/reinstall on my SSD (using up how many read/writes I can do the SSD) I'd prefer to not do a reinstall of windows unless it was something incredibly major...in this case it's concerning games and this experience is affecting my next system upgrade
...I suppose I worded it as an "I'm fed up and buying an Nvidia card because I hate ATI now" thread, but really I'm wanting to see if the same issues I'm having with ATI will be there if I decide to switch to Nvidia when I upgrade in the summer. It's been over 10 years since I've used an Nvidia card (it was a Pentium 3 build) so I've been a LONG standing ATI user. It's moreso that I'm looking for a card that is less maintenance concerning drivers and the like, as dumb as that sounds.
I use my computer mainly for recording purposes but I feel like if I do an upgrade to my computer or have nominally good gear in there, it shouldn't freak out like this if I'm doing routine maintenance on it....it's just beyond me how an update on a display driver can cause my gear to run worse, maybe that's just my being a clueless musician that makes me think that way....idk. Either way, I'm probably gonna give Nvidia a chance
since EVERYONE at work brags on how great they are and never talk of having any issues with theirs. If its works, good, if it doesn't I still have my 5770 to fall back on if its THAT bad. I at least feel I should give Nvidia a chance though.