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Windows 7: Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7

02 Jun 2010   #921
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Generally it's been smooth sailing on different builds especially after ATI was bought out except for the few bad ones overall. One one old XP case the Cat.s over the 5.11 became problematic with an old AGP card then AMD took over later seeing far better results.


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03 Jun 2010   #922
cloud8521

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Before AMD bought ATI out you would see 2-3 model lines covered and then discontinued from support real fast. But you rarely ran into too many Bad Cat.s since they would drop model lines too fast being another problem to contend with.

I'm suprised that AMD hasn't followed suit like Creative did by having a selector for each model series as well as type of card when you first arrive at the support site. That would allow for covering the increasing number of model types in each series as well multiple series in progression to divide things up a bit.
i hope not to see them fallow suit. i want accutal support :P
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03 Jun 2010   #923
samaiya

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

The newest driver update seems to have changed my profile settings, and I can't get them back to what they were before. Help?

~Samaiya
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03 Jun 2010   #924
sandman

Window's 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Just to make things clear are we all doing clean installs of the new 10.5 software.
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03 Jun 2010   #925
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Even when not removing the previous catalyst ahead of time the installer will automatically uninstall it as part of the setup. But to insure everything is off you can remove the prior release, make sure to see a full system restart to insure all drivers are unloaded from ram, and then run the setup for the latest to see that go on.

cloud8521 I think you can relax a bit on seeing continued support by AMD while ATI previously had been on a downhill trend and quickly discontinued support when it was an independent. AMD's problem as mentioned earlier is simply trying to cover too much at once with only one release of each catalyst rather then 2 or 3 when covering multiple model series leading to problems.

ATI's idea of only covering 3 model series was right while they simply dropped everything for the older models being their downfall. AMD should have one for 2xxx and 3xxx with a second for the newer 4xxx and 5xxx latest or go from 2-4xxx and one for the latest 5xxx series to see better results.

That's like trying to come out with a patch for an old Celeron or Socket A cpu and expecting it to work on a new Core I4, I5, I7 or Atholon II, Phenom II processor. NOT GOOD! Vpus are like cpus in that sense.
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03 Jun 2010   #926
cloud8521

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Even when not removing the previous catalyst ahead of time the installer will automatically uninstall it as part of the setup. But to insure everything is off you can remove the prior release, make sure to see a full system restart to insure all drivers are unloaded from ram, and then run the setup for the latest to see that go on.

cloud8521 I think you can relax a bit on seeing continued support by AMD while ATI previously had been on a downhill trend and quickly discontinued support when it was an independent. AMD's problem as mentioned earlier is simply trying to cover too much at once with only one release of each catalyst rather then 2 or 3 when covering multiple model series leading to problems.

ATI's idea of only covering 3 model series was right while they simply dropped everything for the older models being their downfall. AMD should have one for 2xxx and 3xxx with a second for the newer 4xxx and 5xxx latest or go from 2-4xxx and one for the latest 5xxx series to see better results.

That's like trying to come out with a patch for an old Celeron or Socket A cpu and expecting it to work on a new Core I4, I5, I7 or Atholon II, Phenom II processor. NOT GOOD! Vpus are like cpus in that sense.
ya i understand, you can squeeze more out of something if you build it fully around that model. but i was making more of a joke :P
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03 Jun 2010   #927
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Well I doubt they have every model by each brand lined up in front of them when going to test each Cat. version before it is uploaded onto the server there. You simply have to stay with the ones that work and avoid the few that don't!
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04 Jun 2010   #928
cloud8521

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Well I doubt they have every model by each brand lined up in front of them when going to test each Cat. version before it is uploaded onto the server there. You simply have to stay with the ones that work and avoid the few that don't!
probably.... man i gotta get a new GPU
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04 Jun 2010   #929
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

This is a new one here as well on the new build. The 10.4 went right on while the 10.5 ran into some OpenGL problems right off when simply starting up an old game title. Right about then several others started reporting other problems.

The best thing now for anyone running into problems is to revert back to the 10.4 until at least the 10.6 is out or choose to wait for the next to follow to see how things go with one of them. At least there's a large gap when looking back at the 7.9 then 9.4 and now the 10.5 with few problems if any with the ones inbetween.
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04 Jun 2010   #930
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvbfan View Post
I must live right or something, because I've had
nothing but praise for ATI's drivers.
Then you are doing it wrong, lol




Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samaiya View Post
The newest driver update seems to have changed my profile settings, and I can't get them back to what they were before. Help?

~Samaiya

I'm not sure why you are having issues with your profiles, so it may be a good idea to 're-create them'.

Delete them with the profile manager in CCC first and to double check they are indeed removed check:

C:\Users\<YOU>\AppData\Local\ATI\ACE\Profiles

Delete any .xml files from that directory if they still exist.

Then create some new ones.

Good luck.
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