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Anyone using 5770 w/Win 7 and NOT having problems?

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January 12, 2010 6:00:09 PM

I'm currently shopping for a card, and am on the fence between a 4890 or the 5770. The 5770 seems more efficient, and a bit more future-proof, but all I'm hearing is complaints about Windows 7 errors, bugs, and crashes.

It's peoples nature to only comment when something goes wrong, so maybe there is just a very vocal minority having issues.

Anyone using a 5770 with Windows 7 and loving it / having no issues?

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January 12, 2010 7:57:36 PM

You know I was about to post the exact same thing!
I'm was about to purchase a 5770 (either the XFX or the Vapor-X) and I'm hearing similar stories.
This is slightly worrying as i really cant be bothered with all these issues - just wanna put the damn thing and start gaming!
Although, you are spot on when you said you never hear of the success stories with cards.. just those who have problems. And yes, they could be a minority, meaning there are loadsa gamers out there with no problems at all.

hmmmmm can anyone shed some light?

I want a 5770 to put in my HP i5 system (HP 6235uk)
January 12, 2010 10:38:00 PM

I had a XFX 5770 and experienced no issues with win7 64, including the big curser, green lines across screen, ect. Unfortunately the card itself was defective and refused to boot after a few weeks. I'm waiting for a replacement which should arrive tomorrow. I was using catalyst 9.11 drivers and was able to play crysis at extreme settings for hours without problems. I'm not sure why others have problems with windows 7.

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January 13, 2010 2:39:13 AM

catch440 said:

This is slightly worrying as i really cant be bothered with all these issues - just wanna put the damn thing and start gaming!

Exactly. I have a couple weeks until i purchase a card, but unless there's some miraculous new driver released by ATI in the next couple weeks that solves the majority of these issues, I think I'll go with something older and more stable.

The 4890 is supposed to overpower the 5770 in gaming benchmarks anyway, and it's not much more expensive...I suppose Directx 11 isn't all that important at the moment.

January 13, 2010 2:41:01 AM

I helped a friend build a system a month ago with an HD5770 and win7. No problems at all.
January 13, 2010 2:47:10 AM

Do you post about everything going dandy?
If nothing goes wrong you DON'T post about it, you post for help.
January 13, 2010 3:41:24 PM

I could have sworn I made that point myself...

"It's peoples nature to only comment when something goes wrong, so maybe there is just a very vocal minority having issues. "

Yup. I did.
January 14, 2010 2:35:16 AM

Have the Vapor-X. Besides having to flash the bios to fix the 720 vs 800 shader issue, it's working well on Win7x64 with 1920x1200 res (Catalyst 9.12 drivers). Able to go couple of hours straight gaming with no issues since I got it.
January 15, 2010 6:46:23 AM

i am using asus eah5770 n win 7 ultimate 32bit, no problem at all... able to play dirt2 with average fps around 50 with ultra high setting at 1440x900, the most my monitor can give...
a b $ Windows 7
January 15, 2010 12:08:53 PM

I'm using two of them with windows 7 and I have no issues at all.
January 15, 2010 1:14:13 PM

Sapphire 5770 + Win 7 Pro x64,

no problems - running 9.11 drivers, about to install 9.12
January 16, 2010 2:00:01 AM

Here's an interesting observation. I just got my replacement 5770 and installed the new 9.12 drivers and then the hotfix drivers as well. With my new card I do get an occasional ati driver failed and recovered in win7 64. This problem was non existent with my last 5770 card and 9.11 drivers. I'm thinking about reverting back to 9.11 to see if this will fix it. Strange how the same computer with the same hardware and software produces different results with 2 different radeon 5770's. My faulty card had no errors, my new working card has issues.
January 16, 2010 8:40:46 PM

The problems aren't just with the 5770, its with the entire 5xxx series of ATI cards. People have had problems with 5750's, 5770s, 5850s and 5870s. They seem to be completely random, however, the majority of people who are having problems are those who bought these cards just when they were released. I have been following this story and its developments for a while now.

I own a 5870, and i am running windows 7. I have not had a single problem to date. Another common trend which has appeared is that the problems seem to be more prevalent with users running 64 bit versions of windows 7.

If you want the card, just go ahead and get it. If it has problems with it, take it back and get a replacement or a refund. I dont know why people sit with problematic hardware and complain, when they have warranties. I understand that its upsetting and unfair and that you'l be without a card for a while etc. but if you having problems just take it back to where you got it.

You'll get better performance from the 4890, but with the 5770 you get dx11. Why not go for a 5850?? If you shop around you will find some amazing bargains.

Also, another thing to remember is that when someone has a problem and they need help, they go to the forums. When someone is happy with their hardware, they usually dont go around posting threads about how nicely their hardware is working lol. So yes thats why it seems like EVERYONE with 5xxx series gpus are having problems. The truth is, its just a small minority who have had issues.
February 13, 2010 7:21:40 PM

Asus EAH 5770 V2 + Win 7 64 + latest driver ( = No problem