ATI Catalystâ„¢ 8.12 Display Drivers officially out

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  1. v4npro

    v4npro Master Guru

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    Good news, I downloaded the 8.12 drivers from Diamondmm website, which is the brand of the two 3870 I have, I installed them OVER the DNA 8.11 and everything works great after the reboot. No error in Device manager, crossfire was disabled after the install and had to reboot to enable it agian. So people who are having trouble with crossfire, download the drivers from your brand of card and see if those work just like mine did. Also, if that doesn't work, try disabling crossfire before you install again.

    Edit: Okay, thats strange, on the reboot it showed crossfire was working, then all of a sudden few minutes later it disappeared. urgh!!

    Edit2: Well once I install them, device manager says the graphics card is working properly. I see crossfire in CCC but I can't enable it. If I reboot, I believe I will get the code 43 again on second gpu. I'm going to install an older CCC to see something.

    Edit3: I uninstalled the 8.12 CCC left the display drivers, installed the 8.11 CCC, rebooted and got no errors in device manager. Going to enable crossfire in CCC right now lets see if this will disable my second gpu and give me code 43.................I heard the normal da da noise, once screen got back it disabled my GPU and got code 43. SOOOOOOOOOOO... Doesn't look like these 8.12 drivers like being crossfired.

    So now, I'm back to DNA 8.11 w/ no CCC , using ATT instead.
     
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  2. blinx

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    LMAO dude ati totally kept there horse power under driver control an unleashed the beast to compete!
     
  3. buddyfriendo

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    Kind of lame if you ask me, they should have come out with the top performance possible rather than waiting.
     
  4. zodden

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    I installed these via the driver cleaner method and had no issues. I noticed that the xfire logo thing finally works with the 4870x2. I have no xfire problems with 8.12, P45 chipset, Vista 64.

    No problems so far, tested with Fallout 3 only for about 4 hours. I didn't notice any difference from 8.11, but I didn't have any performance issues with 8.11 and fallout either.
     

  5. Zebatshu

    Zebatshu Member Guru

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    Decided to upgrade to the 8.12 official and there is no problems at all, xfire working great.
     
  6. Auvers

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    anybody having a problem with BF2 with .12 ? I am getting a black shadow on the ground over medium distances within the game.
     
  7. at0msk

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    ur doin it rong

    You must express uninstall all ATI software. Once done you must uninstall the display adapter from device manager and then reboot. You should then enter safe mode and use driver sweeper to clear any remaining ATI files. Before rebooting you should delete all ATI folders from C:. Once back into Windows you should let it reinstall the generic vga adapter and THEN you should install the 8.12 package.

    You do not install drivers over others. Especially when the previous install consists of tweaked drivers and not vanilla.
     
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  8. v4npro

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    at0msk I've done that already. I do that whenever a new driver version is out. The thing is, after I reboot from safemode after cleaning. The vga adapter driver gives me a code 10 (doesn't start). It never done this before. It only started doing that after trying to clean install RC3. I tried clean install, I tried over install. 8.11 installs perfect, 8.12 doesn't.. Like I said before, both adapters in device manager looked fine when I installed 8.12 without CF enabled, no errors etc... Once I turn CF on, second adapter gives me code 43.
     
  9. TDurden

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    How can you install it without CF enabled? I thought you could only enable or disable cf only AFTER installation?
     
  10. v4npro

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    When I got 8.11 installed CF is on. I install 8.12 Display driver only, screen goes black for a second or two, i hear the DA DA, noise twice for the 2 cards i got, screen comes back I go to CCC i see the CF option in there but its disabled, if I check the box and click apply nothing happens. My device manager shows the 1/12/08 driver date for both cards, no errors. If I want to attempt to enable crossfire, I MUST reboot. On reboot CF doesn't enable automatically, so I launch CCC I still see the CF option, check the box click apply, screen goes black I hear DA DA(it's normal, it suppose to enable the other GPU) then Code 43 on my second card and CF option is gone.
     

  11. Rich_Guy

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    Code 43 fix.

    Backup all your data and reinstall your operating system
    Install chipset Drivers, reboot
    Install Framework 3.5 then 3.5 Sp1, reboot
    Install latest Direct X
    Go to windows Update and Install everything apart from languages packs (unless you need a one), reboot

    Finally install 8.12s, and once rebooted, both GPU's should now be working.
     
  12. v4npro

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    Why we have to reformat just to install 8.12? If 8.11 installs and works fine, then why do we have to do that BS to install 8.12? And just cause it works for 1 or 2 people doesn't mean it will work for everyone else. Some people on game.amd forums said they did that but didn't fix the problem.
     
  13. TDurden

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    exactly.
     
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    Installed over 8.11, works like a charm.
     
  15. dudecat64

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    Well tested nfs carbon and it played very well so still no problems with these drivers.
     

  16. fille007

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    today in the morning,i reinstalled vista 64,then i installed 8.12,and no cf,so problem is with some brands,maybe bios problem vga,but i think driver problem,with 8.10 no probs,installed and cf working without a problem,so what more evidence there must be???
    its 8.12 in combination with some brand that gives problem,i'm running 2x asus 4870
     
  17. sdamaged99

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    I disabled crossfire for an older game, when i tried to re-enable it i got the error 43.

    After 2 hours of messing around, i could not for the life of me get the cards working.

    Had to reinstall Windows, pretty pissed off about it as well. Makes me wonder if these drivers are tested by the PG Tips monkeys.
     
  18. TDurden

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    What brands do you have who get error 43 in device manager?
    Mine is Sapphire.
    I also created a support ticket at Sapphire, though no answer yet.
     
  19. sdamaged99

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    both my cards are HIS 4870X2's
     
  20. bretware

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    This reminds me of windows 98 when you had to install drivers an exact way and the order would be different depending on the hardware. Also in windows 98 installing a USB device was real tricky and most had different methods, some the drivers had to be manualy installed some you had to run the program first.
    Anyway as I mentioned in an earlier post every update I've tried (everyone since release) the installs failed. A few of the times I reverted back to the working drivers I had been using, and even that was a fight.
    Yesterday against my better judgement I tried to go from 8.10 to 8.12, and just like every other driver change, the install program blue screened just after the installing of the driver for the second card. Apon restart it blue screened again, a second restart made it but the second card had been shut down by windows due to a reported problem.
    At that point I performed these steps,
    1. Uninstalled the driver from device manager, I use have vista and I checked the box "delete driver software" box
    2. Ran Regedit, deleted both of ATI's folders under "local machine/software"
    3. Deleted the two ATI folders in "Program files"
    4. Restarted
    5. Manualy installed video drivers
    6. Restarted

    At this point device manager showed the main card only disabled, but the second card still reporting a problem. So I selected enable on the first card and restarted.
    Bang! both cards showed up normal. I then installed CCC, and everything works perfect.

    The 8.12 drivers run games much better, nice.

    I only post this because I think a minor issue is holding up the installs on some machines, but there seems to be a work around because I've done it a few times.
    Maybe we can find a common work around.

    Thanks
    Bretware
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2008

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