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ATI Catalyst 9.12 WHQL Released

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  1. scope54

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    you have the latest drivers, for whatever reason it uses the last driver version that was on the computer...

    and your DirectCompute scores seem fine:
    "I'm getting about D3100 for a single 4890@990MHz" from Pat the creator of the benchmark.

    and to have OpenCL you need to download and install the stream dev kit: http://developer.amd.com/GPU/ATISTREAMSDK/Pages/default.aspx
     
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    They should retire the WHQL program, 'hardware quality lab' my ass, they just get some money and OK any buggy driver, and that's been like that for years now, and they admit it, so what the hell, isn't there some action the manufacturers can take? Do a damn lawsuit against this BS already.
     
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    Yeah, the WHQL is one of the worst MS inventions ever.
     
  4. Mussels

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    all the test does, is proves that it wont crash the OS. which is better than nothing.

    MS arent certifying the drivers to work with other drivers, or to play nice with 3D games - just that installing the driver will not make your PC go kaput.
     
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    Except it does make your box kaput, and when they listed causes of crashes on vista they said 80% graphic drivers (nvidia mostly since they had the first vista drivers back then), but meanwhile they OK'd those drivers, drivers that crashed a vanilla vista, which just clearly illustrates it's not what it was conceptualized to be, which was a way to make the OS much more stable by not allowing shoddy drivers on it, and specifically not drivers that interact with other core drivers to cause a crash, that was the whole idea of it, to make the core of the OS uncrashable, and what do we ATI users get when we use 64bit windows? driver version after version that crashes your box cold, I mean hard crash to the BIOS, that was suppose to NOT happen by having WHQL prevent such drivers from being approved.

    But meh, in the end complete control by MS is a bad idea anyway, and it's better if the users uses his smarts to not keep drivers that crash his system, but then why does ATI and other companies have to go through a fake show and dance and pay for a certificate, it's silly.
     
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    when those drivers crashed, they crashed and recovered. Those were driver crashes, not BSOD's - i was a G80 nvidia used back then, i well recall those F'ing NVwhatever.dll crashes - but not once did they make my PC crash, just the driver and sometimes the game running at the time
     
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    Thats all I really want to be honest. If they tested every combination of hardware and software together we would never get anything new. I mean its impossible.
     
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    Sure

    Yeah you can't test everything, but you can test the very basic stuff, and it's not done.
    they released drivers for devices under WHQL that did not work on certain OS's in ANY setup, showing they did not test them even in a clean basic state under that OS.
    WHQL = pay-get-certificate no questions asked.
     
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    I had issues with powerplay, when two screen were running hardware accelerated video it hadhardlockups. Adjusting the voltage want didn't help either, judging by the tan screen with blue lines it was memory.

    Final fix was to force 500Mhz core, and 993 memory as a profile and load it. Apparently the constant switching between states caused the card to hard lock.

    So here is my google keywords below this line


    AMD 4850 tan screen
    HD4850 tan screen lockup
    ATI 4850 tan screen lockup
    Dual display hard lockup ATI
    ATI powerplay issues dual display
    ATI 4850 9.12 hardlock
     
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