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New ATI Hotfix Patches Various 3D Problems with Radeon HD Series

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Owners of ATI's Radeon HD2xxx/HD3xxx series cards who are experiencing intermittent stuttering when running various 3D applications can now make use of the new Catalyst hotfix which is said to fix the problem. Available now for Windows XP (32/64-bit) and Windows Vista (32/64-bit), the 737-33033 hotfix can be downloaded here.

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Is this only recommended for those experiencing the problems, or for everyone? I assume the first?
 

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Can you install these over older Catalyst drivers (like 7.12's for example), or must you use the newest ones? :confused:
 

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if your using an HD card why the hell would u be using the 7.12 drivers.....thats insain.....
 

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Anyone experiencing any of the benefits when using these hotfixes?
 
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I'd be willing to do a comparison test to see if they up performance. I won't have time this weekend, though. New parts, dates with two women, and a lacrosse game :D
 

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I will tell you if this works in around 20 minutes.

In counter strike source, I get random moments where it just LAGS out. Like its not really random because it only happens on a certain map and in like 2-3 areas on that map....But ALWAYS happens!
 
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This looks like the Catalyst 8.4 Beta :eek:

 

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if your using an HD card why the hell would u be using the 7.12 drivers.....thats insain.....
that is because u wouldn't believe the performance increase above above the8.3 drivers, anyway i should tell that 8.2 already work great :eek:

I am trying this with my 3870+3850 setup and 8.2 drivers. lets see... if I now can play coh: of without lag and no intermitent lag in css.
 

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with 8.3 i had stuttering and fps-drops in various games & 3dmark06 (cpu-score-drop).

same problems with this hotfix :mad:

back to 8.2 ....
 
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I can't recall that I've had any problems at all with my X2 card.. Is this patch for them aswell??
 

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I can't recall that I've had any problems at all with my X2 card.. Is this patch for them aswell??
"Radeon™ HD3870 series" .... i think so ....
 

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if your using an HD card why the hell would u be using the 7.12 drivers.....thats insain.....
I remember having weird problems in Crysis with any younger drivers than the 7.12's, so ''been stuck'' with them ever since, or just too lazy to try out the newer ones. :p

Guess I could try 8.3 and install these hotfix ones sometime when I have more time.
 

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I only have issues with my X2, when someone throws a Flash granade in Counter Strike Source or COD 4, I thought i damaged it while overclocking, hopefully this fixes that issue...
 

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Well i wasnt having problems but i installed it anyway just incase it showed any improvement and it was horribble i actually got micro stuttering.

8.2 his alot better than 8.3 but i use the Extreme G optimized 8.2 driver its awsome.
 
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I wondered why my HL2:EP2 was stuttering and acting shitty. Using the flashlight made the game unplayable. Same for COD2 and other games.
 

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Wow, just wow. Just actually listened about how powerplay is randomly dropping the power usage of the cards during loading & strenuous playing. GJ ATI, well sort of...
 

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Well, at least you listened to SOMETHING I said in your thread!;)
actually I listened to everything but i didn't posted every word, I spent the most time checking if it actually works. So i rather listen then be heard.
Btw got a zerotherm btf90 for my cpu. Ill post some pics later...

i'm testing 8.2+this hotfix today, I'll let u ppl know some until tomorrow.
 
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lol i allready have this driver for 2 days
 
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I feel special....i have had no problems with my 8.3, everything seems fine :D
 
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I feel special....i have had no problems with my 8.3, everything seems fine :D
Yea same here. The only game not working well is crysis but either than that I dont think I need the hotfix.
 
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I feel special....i have had no problems with my 8.3, everything seems fine :D
Yeah you have an XT thats why. I as well have had no problams at all even with the lastest Hot Fix.
 

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meh, its like ppl sticking with the 4.12 drivers back in the day, i moved on and had NO problems, some did.

as to the feelind special, thats how i felt back in the nf2 days when everybody else was having perf drops from using the nviia chipset drivers and i was getting a small perf boost from them.

i think its just that some systems like some drivers/settings and others dont, nothing more or less then that.
 
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Yeah you have an XT thats why. I as well have had no problams at all even with the lastest Hot Fix.
I thought that people had problems with the HD2xxx and HD3xxx series on the 8.3's??

PS-I haven't had problems, even in Crysis..