8.10 Final (8.541)

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Drivers Section' started by rflair, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. Nitrius

    Nitrius Member Guru

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    rflair Coleus Staff Member

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    alright,
    i found out the problem..
    theres something wrong when i use my cards in crossfire, i bluescreen,
    when i use it as a single card,
    everythings fine..
    now is this driver related.
    hardware related?
    weird thing is before i set my bios to default, and installed 8.10 crossfire worked perfectly.. hmm..
     
  4. Zippy911

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    Hey, please take no offense, I'm glad you told me about updating using the CIM. But I'm not making stuff up, I guess I've been brainwashed by FORUMS who suggest using the Driver Cleaner method, not necessarily the Manufacturers themselves. Coming from my nvidia days, my last card was an 8800gtx, where EVGA has a sticky at the top of their 8800/drivers forum: http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.asp?m=175074&mpage=1&key=

    If you can't view the link, here's the data: (notice the line in BOLD where it says First thing... they specifically refer to Guru3d for Driver Sweeper or Driver Cleaner Pro...

    5/6/7/8/9/200 Series Trouble Shooting Guide for Drivers
    Great Failsafe way when your Installing/Updating your video drivers

    Ok first thing is go to Guru3d and get Driver Sweeper or Driver Cleaner Pro

    "Never let microsoft windows update install your video drivers for XP/Vista for mobo and display drivers."


    Driver Sweeper "installer"
    http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1655
    Driver Sweeper "no install needed and this is what I use"
    http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1672

    Driver Cleaner Pro
    http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=745

    First open up your C drive and you should see the NVIDIA Directory "unless you told it to install some place else", now open up the folder named WinVista64 or 32 "depending on your os" and you should see a driver Ver. folder 162.22 for example Leave this window open.

    Vista
    1. Right click on Computer---->Properties
    2. Click on Device Manager
    3. Expand Dislpay Adapters
    4. Right Mouse Button over the Video card Name
    5. Select Uninstall, Click Delete the driver software for this Device
    6. Do not reboot
    7. Now That Window I told you to leave open with the NVIDIA directory now Delete your Driver Vershion Folder Example 162.22 then empty recycle bin.
    8. REBOOT
    9. Restart in Safe mode, Use the F8 key while your rebooting to do so select Safe Mode.
    10. Now run Driver Sweeper or Driver Cleaner Pro, "I personally use the Driver Sweeper that you just run no install"
    11. Make sure you tell it to Remove your NVIDIA Display Drivers, once it is finished
    Reboot. once Vista reboots it will just reinstall a genaric VGA adapter dont worry, at least its not the nvidia one.
    12. Now Install the latest Video Drivers for your card. Your safest bet are the ones on the EVGA support Site.

    Driver Links
    200 Series http://www.evga.com/200driver/
    9 Series http://www.evga.com/9driver/
    8 Series http://www.evga.com/8800driver/
    5/6/7 Series http://www.evga.com/support/drivers/
    PHYSICS DRIVERS/Software
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/physx_8.06.12_whql.html

    13. Once it is finished installing REBOOT
    14. Happy Gaming



    Well, those support directions were Modified: 8/14/2007, and are the current instructions AMD lists. But you're right, there's no mention of going to safe mode and using the Cleaners as EVGA does...:puke2:

    You see, it's misinformation we newbies get that make it important for the Gurus to guide us in the right direction and rid us of our faulty ways...:)

    Thanks, Zippy911
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2008

  5. KillerSneak

    KillerSneak Banned

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    Yep indeed, i have been saying this for years and years.

    And again that whole list isn't even needed, even in XP safe mode / unistalling the drivers ins't needed at all unless you are DOWNGRADING driver versions.

    So going from 8.9 to 8.10 -> just install the driver ontop
    So going from 8.10 to 8.9 -> unistall drivers first (just normal uninstall) -> reboot -> install 8.9
     
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    Does af/aa/vsync controls now work properly?
     
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  8. Zippy911

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    YES, normal install (8.9>8.10) worked!!! Both on Vista 64bit and XP Pro 32bit - I have a dual boot system...

    Ironically, I couldn't get the 8.10's to install using the Driver Cleaner/safe mode method.

    Thanks again guys,

    -Zip
     
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    You're welcome.
     

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