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ATI Catalyst 6.6, problems?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by AsphyxiA, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. AsphyxiA

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    anybody know of any problems or have had some weird shit happen with these install? Lately my games have been crashing, didnt start till i installed these.
     
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    BF2 closes on me when i try to join game after everything loads... only happend after 6.6... i might just reinstall bf2 and see if it keeps happening
     
  3. AsphyxiA

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    the only games that ive seen it happen to so far, played the most, are CSS and Serious Sam 2. What happens is, it basicly freezes all gameplay and then this weird screeching noise, almost like nails on a chaulkboard sounds. :confused:
     
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    I have had no issues here, you might want to try cleaning out the drivers in safe mode and reinstalling and see what happens.
     
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    I would try re-installing direct X 9c from micr$oft.com before I tried re-installing any game .Good luck!!!
     
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    if u want to get rid of cat drivers, ati has a utilty called cat-uninstall. This should get rid of any reminants of the old drivers b4 u install or reinstall new ones
     
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    catalyst6.6 is really wierd, i installed it and the avrege fps in atitool 3D view increased by 15 frames but when playing wolf:ET the frames droped from my avrege 90 to a misrebal 50 :eek: . dont know why though.:( :cry:
     
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    I'm always running the latest Catalyst, really nothing special happened to me with 6.6. It could be other software that interfere.
     
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    With the 6.6s, FPS dropped in all the games i play. So i just reinstalled the 6.5s.
     
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    well i really hope 6.7 well fix whatever is causing this drop of frames, or never update the catalyst again.unforunate:( and i do hope ATI does something about there mistake.
     
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    can't install catalyst 6.6!!!

    i can't even get through the installation of cat 6.6, i'm running cat 6.4's (i'd formatted my pc about 6 weeks ago and installed the 6.4's then) using a vmodded x800 pro AGP 560/560. everytime i start the installer, it gets up to the "Validating install" part but just before hitting the half way mark i get a reboot/BSOD:

    A process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly exited or been terminated.:wtf:

    Technical information:

    *** STOP: 0x000000F4 (0x00000003, 0x898E71D8, 0x898E734C, 0x80604450)

    i've tried redownloading the installer, even setting to default clocks 475/450 but same thing happens every time during the validating install. my rig in games etc is still 100% stable after the crashes, (still using cat 6.4's) i only wanted to install the 6.6's hoping they were better at accelerating HD video and putting less load on my CPU. any suggestions? i'm thinking about either waiting for the 6.7's or just leaving the 6.4's if there aren't any significant improvements.
     

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    i havent noticed anything bad from 6.6, the only thing that anoyes me is that i cant use AF in BF2 after chuck path, but then again im a big Oblivion player so i preffer having an eye candy turned off.
     
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    Do you have dot net installed ? The CCC will not install unless dot net is installed.
     
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    Funny thing about everyones fps dropping in games... mine actually went up. BF2 went from 45ish to 50ish in game. I was using the omega drivers before.

    I installed the catalyst drivers because Hitman Blood Money was super laggy, so I tried different things to get it to run smoother, and the 6.6 catalysts did it.

    Maybe I should install a previous version and check on my fps and report back. I'll do that when I get home this afternoon.
     
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    I'm staying with 6.4 for the moment. I tried 6.5 and 6.6 and they were so buggy i went back to 6.4
     
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    I haven't had any problems on HM BM or BF2, but those are the only games that I really play. I'm gonna get FEAR from a friend, and see how it does.

    I'll try to find NFS MW and reinstall it and see how it does as well.
     
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    Yeah, 6.6 was really buggy for me too. It was a fresh install on a fresh Hard Drive, so no old Catalyst drivers or anything. Every now and then, my games would just freeze or they would just shut down and go back to the desktop. I uninstalled that, went to 6.4 and now everything's fine.
     
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    i suggest u use dna drivers... many people are satisfied and one person noticed a 30fps gain at same settings... here is the link
     
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    Take note that since CAT 6.6, ATI have removed support for a lot of their more vintage cards, mostly their pre Direct X 9 cards.

     
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    i suggest u dont use catalyst and use dna drivers
     
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    you've said that already :p
     
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    so? dna drivers are just that much better than catylyst... in the fuses thread some1 unlocked and got those drivers and got 60 more fps in css!!! 50% is from the driver... 50% from the pipes
     
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    i think dna drivers are kinda outdated, i mean the latest drivers they have (that i seen) are base on Cat 6.1, or that doesnt matter?
     
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    doesnt matter, they rule... give u at most 40fps increase at same settings in game... im talking about max fps mabee 5 fps raise in avg and 3 fps raise in min
     
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    but DNA drivers are tweaked catalyst drivers, and they usually are 2 or 3 months behind
     

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