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3dmark 06 Win7x64 and AMD SATA Drivers

Mar 26, 2008
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System Name FX CrossFireX
Processor AMD FX™ 8370 @Stock
Motherboard GA-990FXA-UD5 (rev. 3.1
Cooling Noctua NH-D15 the BEAST
Memory AMD Radeon™ R5 Entertainment Series 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3-1600 MHz CL11 Part Number: R5316G1601U2K-G T
Video Card(s) MSI Gaming R9 390
Storage x3 Seagates 1Terabyte X1 Seagate 2Terabyte <Steam Install
Display(s) 40 Inch Samsung HDTV (monitor)
Case HAF-X:)
Audio Device(s) AMD/HDMI to Onkyo HT-R508 Receiver
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2 Power Supply
Software Windows 10 Pro X64
Man I just spent a day figuring this out.I had 3dmark06 and Vantage installed from a long time ago.Well after I put the June 09 update in I got both locking up and could not find the cause,I even downloaded the full installs from this site.What I found was that the cat 9.12 ahci driver was the problem.So I set my bios to boot in IDE mode....Well guess what, they both load.Went back to vistax64 and found that I had cat9.11 ahci driver installed and both worked there (my original installs) So here is what i did to fix it under Win7x64

First I found under C:\Windows\Syswow64\Futuremark\msc a file named DIRECPLL.DLL dated from 8/9/08 and in Vista I had one from 1/4/09 So I Google for the file,and found it from Futuremark`s website.And replaced it.

Then I went into safe mode and switched my AMD SATA ahci driver back to the one dated 5/5/09 and rebooted,After reboot I loaded 3dmark06 and it ran.This is just to help some of you figure this out.If your install got messed up like mine did.:rockout: