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Old 07-22-2008, 11:22 AM   #1
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Default New ATI Driver 8.7

Just downloaded it from here:
http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_ca...common-vista32

And I and just going to restart and benchmark to see the difference.

This is good news for those who don't want to buy a 48xx series card because of instability issues.

If anyone else has already tested it out, is it any better?
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:25 AM   #2
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Default Re: New ATI Driver 8.7

You did uninstall the 8.6 drivers, right?
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:13 PM   #3
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Default Re: New ATI Driver 8.7

Well, how is this for confused. Windows states im running 8.512.0.0 while the CCC says I am running Catalyst Driver 8.7. BUT it also says my Driver Packaging Version is 8.512-080703a-066913C-ATI which was mentioned in the Windows Device manager.

I thought it deleted the previous Driver when you install it anyway.
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Old 07-22-2008, 01:32 PM   #4
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Default Re: New ATI Driver 8.7

Follow this procedure: Uninstall the ATI drivers through add/remove programs in the control panel -> Reboot in safe mode -> Run Driver Sweeper (http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1655) -> reboot and install the 8.7 drivers.

You must ALWAYS uninstall the previous drivers before installing new ones.
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Default Re: New ATI Driver 8.7

+1 on the uninstalling old drivers 1st b4 installing the new once.
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Default Re: New ATI Driver 8.7

do you really have to uninstall the old ATI drivers before installing the new one?
i never do when i had an ATI card, and a new driver comes out, i just install over it.
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Some people can get away with it, but dealing with drivers is a sensitive issue and if u are a hardcore gamer u want to have the best performance possible. If u don’t remove the old drivers first, some files might still be there in mix with the new once and sometimes it can cause a conflict.
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Default Re: New ATI Driver 8.7

Weird graphical glitches, constant crashing and freezing. The most common cause is driver conflicts.
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Default Re: New ATI Driver 8.7

sweet is it any better though?
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