Anybody else have problems w/ Catalyst 9.1?

They make noise, too.

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Anybody else have problems w/ Catalyst 9.1?

Post by tehfire » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:42 pm

Hey all,

I woke up this morning and found a surprise on the internet -- Catalyst 9.1 drivers. My excitement was stymied, however, when after installing the drivers, my screen went blank -- my monitor was in power-saving mode. Rebooting into safe mode and remoting into the computer still worked. I tried uninstalling the old drivers, cleaning with driver cleaner, and reinstalling all the packages I could find, but I had no luck. Eventually, I resigned and reinstalled 8.12. Has anybody else had this problem? Any ideas what it could be?

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Post by SpeedEuphoria » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:35 am

just installed mine and work fine on 4850

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Post by FartingBob » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:55 am

I was having weird problems with my 8.12, no problems with 9.1 yet though.

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Post by tehfire » Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:35 am

Hmm...speed, what OS are you running? I'm using Vista64. I don't think it's a global issue with all Vista64 computers, I just wonder what it is about my configuration ::shrugs::

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Post by CallmeRoth » Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:46 am

I'm on W7 64 which might as well be Vista64 as far as drivers are concerned and I can't get 9.1 to install, but I also cant even uninstall my current drivers, I also can no longer access my CCC. All these above actions lead to a crash. It all started after I clicked the Avivo category in CCC.

I've had many error reports goto Microsoft, as I let it send one everytime I've encountered the problem, I spent a long time troubleshooting so Ive sent many :P.

What I will try now is to run safe mode, and if I can get into CCC there, and get it outta the Avivo Category, (I usually have Overdrive default when I open CCC) maybe this will fix it, as Iam guessing W764 doesnt like Avivo.

Ill also try a driver update in safe mode.

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Post by CallmeRoth » Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:14 am

I cant get anything done in safe mode either, it tells me the "Driver Module" is missing. When I'm not in safe i just get a program crash in the place of that message.

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Post by rpsgc » Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:59 pm

No problem here, yet *knocks on wood*.

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Post by CallmeRoth » Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:44 pm

I got a solution unfortunatly I forget how to do it LOL. Basically randomly today when I tryed updating i got a Windows Error Report crap and it said to enter a line into CMD and it actually fixed it. Apparently theres some problems on W7 64 with MSI Installer.

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Post by thejamppa » Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:58 pm

Yeah, there's been quite a lot talking about 9.1 catalysts. Forexample Muropaketti, a large finnish community of computer enthusiasts etc has asked peoples to report how their 9.1. catalysts are working.

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Post by Riffer » Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:45 pm

Looks like I dodged a bullet. I installed a new 4830 today but went with the 8.12 instead of the 9.1's.

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Post by angelkiller » Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:20 am

Hmmm. 9.1 crashes my system when I enable crossfire. It's odd because it worked (seemingly) well yesterday. Switching back to 8.12 solved these issues.

I'm also using a beta version of Ati Tray Tools rather than CCC. Maybe that's the issue? Possibly. I have no problem using 8.12 for the time being.

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Post by beli ninja » Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:39 pm

no problems yet. running on a ATI 4670 and XP SP3.

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Post by Ihmemies » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:44 pm

8.12 drivers crashed and recovered without any apparent reason while browsing the web. That happened a couple of times, maybe 6-8?

That didn't happen with 8.11, and hopefully won't happen with 9.1. It's very unprofessional if the driver kills itself while "doing nothing" :-)

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Post by ~El~Jefe~ » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:54 pm

8.12 was kinda crappy

9.1 so far is smooth as glass. xp pro, 3870 card, p45 chipset

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Post by Auroa » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:14 pm

If you don't have any issues with 8.12 there's no reason to upgrade. If you look at the release notes there's no new features or fps improvements.

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Post by Munters » Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:22 am

Anyone know if 9.1 runs on Vista64 with > 4GB RAM yet?
(8.12 does not work on a Vista64/8 GB system at all: drivers do not load).

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