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Anyone try 7.3's yet?

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March 29, 2007 2:45:30 PM

Anyone tried the new Cat's yet? Quite a list of fixes there but still some "known issues" with some games under Vista. Wondering if anyone's gotten any "real world" boost out of up-dating?

Da Worfster

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March 29, 2007 4:52:21 PM

Updated no problemo, but no gaming (other than 20mins of the old schoold game SmashTV last night which is like DX6/VGA requirements).
March 29, 2007 10:27:38 PM

I'm installing them now.

Will give an update soon.
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April 3, 2007 2:43:44 PM

Been running them a week now and all seems good... so far. My fps have gone up signigicantly in IL2 1946. I finally cracked the 51 fps average on "The Black Death" demo. I've got on stick (gig) of ram on RMA to Patriot. When I get this back I'll run my 3dMark06 and post my score. Much more stable these days. I've been running CoDuty2 three days straight without a feeze, hiccup or drop. I'm finally one happy camper.

Da Worfster
April 3, 2007 3:25:17 PM

No problems with the light Oblivion, Evil Dead, and even Fart Cry gaming for me.

No video playback/editing problems either.
April 3, 2007 4:00:23 PM

I'm still trying to find a working OGL file so that Jedi Knight 2 can run. Out of nostalgia I installed it but it keeps giving me CTDs and OpenGL errors. I'm pretty sure it's the ATi drivers, but I haven't found any old version that works.
April 3, 2007 4:09:19 PM

You may need to ensure you have the latest patch to make it work.

I found old games need to be patched because the latest drivers are based on the patched versions (re-installed FartCry to test the effect of cryVision with more memory and needed 1.3 to run flawlessly).
April 3, 2007 4:50:48 PM

I got 7.3 when they were released i'm using WinXP though. Oblivion plays fine, just bought Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars yesterday, game runs flawless, haven't played much else on them. No video playback issues either.

Word of advice, make sure you have the latest .NET framework, CCC 7.2 needed 2.0 or 2.1 i think, i didn't have it when i installed 7.2 i had lots of problems.
April 4, 2007 1:40:14 PM

by the early returns it seems that ATI got this set right. Stable, runs well and CCC takes less of a bite now. Good all around.

Da Worfster
April 4, 2007 2:20:40 PM

some people reports some BSODS, but it would be their own stupidity for not isntalling the drivers correctly.

I wont try 7.3 cause I'm on a ooold X850XT D:
might do when I get the new R600's series cards :o 
April 5, 2007 10:52:48 PM

I'm installing them now.

Will give an update soon.


CS:S seems to be running slightly slower with new drivers.

Maybe it's just me. 8O

Don't have time for "benchmarks".
April 12, 2007 1:56:13 AM

i got it last week. overdrive sucks in overclocking, and when playing BF2142 the AA goes from 8x to 4x when playing BF2142. And i miss the race car demo clip when changing the settings, now its some cheap pic :?
December 19, 2007 12:14:50 AM

Maybe it's me ... but I don't think so ... seems 2 gens back on the drivers ran my BF2142 choppers alot faster in the game . Now they're slower on articulation and speed at the same settings ..... with a 3870 ! Go figure ! I'm still bitchin to EA games about the lousey settings they have for video .... to no avail .
December 25, 2007 11:48:53 PM

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Holy revival Batman! :lol: 
January 2, 2008 4:33:11 PM

Ghostly_Gecko said:
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Holy revival Batman! :lol: 

Man I'm just as confused as you. I came to ask if anyone tried Cat. 7.12 yet and I'm greated with this??? Strange.

Da Worfster :whistle: