ATI Catalyst 9.2 XP|Vista Driver Discussion

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Drivers Section' started by v4npro, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Well, 9.2 was supposed to have the multi-core optimizations that 8.12 had, but after lastnight I believe they removed the improvements that the 9.1 cats had. I don't play Crysis Warhead, nor do I have a 3870 else I'd check it out for you. I'm starting to see the same FPS issues that others have complained about with WoW though. Areas I used to get 80-120fps in...I'm now getting 40-60fps in. Seems ATI hasn't really figured out the multi-core optimizations yet. I have to set processor affinity to 23 (core 3 and 4) for WoW to even get above 40fps with these drivers.

    Do have 1 issue I wanted to ask about though. Any logical reason why my framerates at 1440x900 should be lower than at 1680x1050? I always thought higher res was more demanding...
     
  2. Miller

    Miller Master Guru

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    Installed here no problems. Fired up the Crysis level Onslaught (it used to run fine at highest settings but would stutter in heavy action) and much to my delight it played through perfectly smooth all the way through. No FPS figures but honestly I was really quite pleased at the difference.
     
  3. Zebatshu

    Zebatshu Member Guru

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    Had some troubles installing these, but got it to work. Another problem i having now is to get Crossfire to work in 1680X1050. When i scale my resolution down or play on my 19" screen then crossfire work 100% but as soon as i change my resolution to 22" 1680X1050, CF just does not start up in any game :cry:. This problem is really crawling in under my skin, does any one have similar issues or maybe a solution to this particular problem? :confused:
     
  4. pekka

    pekka Master Guru

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    damn if i had the money to gget me another HD4870 so i could try CF but ehy i´m happy as i ahve no large issues other than Vista itself ok so it is getting a bit better but let´s face it it never was that good?
     

  5. Zebatshu

    Zebatshu Member Guru

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    Well if CF starts up then there is a visible performance increase, an increase so good that makes me happy that i have 2 of them in my system. Up to now i really havn't that much issues with my cards, just this last one seems unsolvable, oh yes i forgot to mention the problem in my last post mainly occurs with Source games, ie CSS, team fortress2 , hl2 etc...
     
  6. gkovacs

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    Yeah I've got the same problem with Crysis Warhead DX10. (Regular Crysis DX10 runs fine.)

    Game starts fine, but when I load a saved game / start a new one, map loading stops at around 70% with level music playing in the background. Can only get rid of it via task manager.

    ** EDIT**
    Disabling AA helped one time, but map loading still keeps to fail most of the time.
     
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  7. Ellisdee

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    nilo when u have strange issus like this u rly shloud reinstall ur whole system
    save ur user folders on diffrent harddrives by location move after u reinstaleld ur system u just use the user folders from other hd and have nearly ur old os back u just need to install programs
    i think ur os is messed up with old drivers driversweeper dont helps rly well
    or better asked how long didnt u reinstall ur os?
     
  8. nilo

    nilo Member Guru

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    well, maybe since December 2007, whole my stuff has given me done a bunch of work to get this thing whole up.

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. randomizer

    randomizer Master Guru

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    Installed 9.2 over 9.1 DNA and works fine.

    installing drivers over older drivers some times stuff up so need to do driver cleaner.
     
  10. Ellisdee

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    long time :) save ur user folder (c:\users\) here a tutorial how to do it if u dont know
    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/107990-personal-user-shell-folders-move-location.html

    and dont forget the appdata folder :) i think a reinstall will fix ur problems
    cant be that ur one of 3 ppl here who have those hard problems with 4870x2

    even driver cleaner doesnt help some times there are some backup locations were they dont delete anything

    and use method 1 tha the data gets copied

    when this is all installed on ur machine its rly a lot of work just can give u a hint my system is build up for fast os reinstall most games dont need to be installed so they are all on e: my user folder like desktop etc are on h: and some on w: so when i reinstall my os i just have to locate the old user folders and i get my desktop back with most shortcuts ie favorits etc some games i had to install after a complete reinstall take me somthing like 45 to 60 min on this way but i dont have 1000 games lol
     
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  11. nilo

    nilo Member Guru

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    got done after a fresh OS install

    [​IMG]

    :):):):)

    Crysis Warhead DX10 does not work.
     
  12. cl0k

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    :( the fan control still broken (for me)
     
  13. v4npro

    v4npro Master Guru

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    Since you got a 4870x2 shouldn't u see crossfire option there at the bottom?
     
  14. oMek

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    x2's dont show a crossfire option. it just works by default. no way to really shut it off.
     
  15. Acid Twin

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    Also noticed suddenly no mkv's work in media player classic, definitly driver related cos on roll back they work straight away as per usual.
     

  16. ForgedReality

    ForgedReality Master Guru

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    On boot, first core is in 2d mode, second core is in 3d mode. Using a 3d accellerated application and then quitting puts both cores back into 2d mode, according to GPU-Z. 9.1s didn't have this problem as I remember, but idle temps weren't mega-high like they are now when I first boot, so I didn't actually bother checking.
     
  17. nutyo

    nutyo Ancient Guru

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    I just checked and don't have this issue.
     
  18. bokah

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    its 1½ year old building and in finland where wiring and power is usually good quality, but im no expert with frequental collisions of electric, all i know this splitting worked
     
  19. bokah

    bokah Ancient Guru

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    u can still disable it from device manager, top ddriver is for 2nd core (atleast i had), then boot up and voila 4870
     
  20. m.3ck

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    Welp, just installed to check and its still there! Man, I'll never be able to get my achievments w/this game! :bang:

    FEAR2 runs great now though, without disabling cat ai. I was getting a lot of hitching before 9.2
     

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