Download & Discuss AMD Catalyst 15.3 Beta Driver for Windows OS

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Drivers Section' started by AMDMatt, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. The Mac

    The Mac Ancient Guru

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    use bitdefender if you need a free AV, its way better than anything else out there.
     
  2. sammarbella

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    Yep, bitdefender is a way better freeware solution.

    I use Eset Smart Security (formely know as NOD32) for me is the best paid security suite for windows.
     
  3. TorrentG2

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    Yup, Avast is on the notorious list. If and when I would have saw it in crash dumps, I would have said step one to rid it. Good job.

    For the record, MSE (Defender) is the ONLY security software that does not crash systems (environment is what counts - MSE doesn't care ever.) So, if ever in doubt, COMPLETELY UNINSTALL (no just disable) a/v software and replace with MSE until testing is complete. Or leave it perm.
     
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  4. thatguy91

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    Avast are good though at support and resolving any issues people have, through their forum, at least from what I've found. Each free Antivirus have their caveats though, and I probably have gone with Avast because of annoyances with the others I've tried. I haven't tried AVG recently, mainly because years ago the free version wasn't as good as people thought. The antivirus comparisons were useless because the paid for version was using a newer engine, the free version using the old paid engine. At least, that's what appeared to be the case.

    Avira free is supposedly reasonable, apart from the age of the interface and the annoying popups. Bitdefender never really had a free version until fairly recently, and it didn't work for me. Probably the worst thing that can happen for a new user is to have a bad experience, as it puts you off.

    Bitdefender on average though has always been decent in effectiveness, even with the cyclical nature of where Antiviruses are with how good they are. Saying antivirus A is better than antivirus B based on information even 6 months old can be misleading, especially if a new version or build has come out.

    BTW, DDR3-1066 with an i7-4790?
     

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    It's actually DDR3-1600, no idea why I wrote 1066. :nerd:

    Well I'm using MSE/Defender now, that's actually good enough for me.
    Almost thought my System was broken and I couldn't play GTA V in a few weeks. If it doesn't get delayed again.
     
  6. The Mac

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    lost of things slip through MSE, its usually at the bottom of the list for effectiveness (but top for compatibility/speed), but as long as you are careful it shouldnt be an issue.

    I mentioned bitdefender because MaximumPC gave it their fave in their latest roundup
     
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    how come you guys don't match up device ids to gpu names specifically? I find it annoying that everything is R7 200 Series, R9 200 Series....
     
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    - can someone confirm these specs, they are from a recent download..
    - they appear to differ from those shown earlier in this thread.. :confused:
     
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    2 TDR´S when I watched youtube videos with Google Chrome 41.

    2 crash with AC Unity (Freeze and lockups) I have to restart my PC.

    Back to Omega Driver.
     
  10. MerolaC

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    This is correct.

    I think what you saw was the pre-release driver that was used for FreeSync showcase.
     

  11. PrMinisterGR

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    I find that common sense along with MSE and Malwarebytes for file scans (not running in the background), is the best combo for me.

    Did you clean install? The D3D driver in this one is the same as the Omega's.
     
  12. The Mac

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    Agreed, i do as well, but not everyone likes to be that risky...
     
  13. PrMinisterGR

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    Is it that risky? With a browser with Ghostery & ***956;block and https-everywhere I belive I'm reasonably covered.

    On the other hand, if it was my mother's PC I would probably have the monitoring version of Malware Bytes on.
     
  14. The Mac

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    Everybody doesnt do that.

    My point was for the "average" person, MSE isnt enough.
     
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    Not that risky tbh. I've had two years with w8.1 with only defender. I installed malwarebytes and some other antivirus software iirc bit defender and checked the machine nothing and removed them o_O

    Tho I guess we tend to build safer habits for surfing at certain point of time vs average joe.
     

  16. Espionage724

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    I usually roll without AV, Defender, and UAC on Windows. At the very least; I have StevenBlack's HOSTS file, uBlock (Chrome), and Windows Firewall protecting me, along with common-sense :p

    On Linux, I just roll with whatever comes with the distro. Usually it's a firewall, and either AppArmor or SELinux.
     
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    I roll with that combo for meny years no issues at all :)
     
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    I thought I'd give Bitdefender a go... instant crash with NTFS.sys. Apparently it doesn't support Windows 10 TP, at least build 10041. Avast 2015 SP1 does :).

    The crash occurred, twice, during the optional initial setup scan. Hey, if it crashes then, there's no point skipping that and having it cause a BSOD on boot. I'm actually a bit surprised they haven't provided at least beta support in it.
     
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    gotta be honest mse is fine for me as I never download games or cracks seeing how pc gaming is cheap enough via steam as long as you don't want the latest games. These 15.3s have the same crossfire problems in Alan Wake as the old omegas though. Checkerboard rendering and flashing and weird corruptions. No other game affected and its the same on the 295x2 as it is on 7970s.

    Also where's the Assetto Corsa profile? I'm running 1 core and the second is at 300mhz using that. Terrible!
     
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    Post crash dumps if you want to fix the system perfectly.
     

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