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This is my first post here so please forgive any mistakes.I have a msi radeon hd 6950 2gb twin froz11 GC and my question is this. I was using the 12.1 drivers in skyrim and was getting quite a lot of CTD, my computer was being hissy and I ended up with driver version 8.850.0.0 which is running skyrim a lot better. but which version is this is it 11.10,11.12 or before those 2, I know its a year old.thanks in advance
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    Hi,

    Welcome to the forums. Driver version 8.850.0.0 is Catalyst 11.5


    Mactronix :)
  2. Thanks for your reply I'm surprised the older version is working better than the new ones, in skyrim it auto-detected my card and put it up to ultra when in the newer version it was on high.
  3. You get this sometimes with AMD drivers. I am running 11.8 at the moment with no issues in skyrim. Generally I wont update the drivers unless there is a really good reason to do so.
    Don't know if you have this link or not, you may find it useful. http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/previous/Pages/radeonaiw_vista64.aspx


    Mactronix :)
  4. I had a lot of trouble going back to a previous driver, my screen went black and the words were in green I could hardly see them.In the end I managed to get into device manager/6900series/properties/driver and click on one of the drivers there, bit lucky I think. Do not have the catalyst software installed now, as its running smoothly would not like to mess it up.
  5. Nothing wrong with that. I have on occasion just used the driver on its own. If you do decide to try an update any time then I have always used the Uninstall package that will be included with any Catalyst driver download.

    For now though I fully agree if it is not broken don't try and fix it ;)

    Mactronix :)
  6. That link you gave me to the drivers it says its for windows vista, I'm using windows 7 32 bit are they the same.thanks
  7. Ah sorry my bad, no they wont be compatible as they are also 64 bit versions. I tried to find the version for you but teh server is down at the moment.
    Again apologies for my mistake. And well spotted.

    Mactronix :)
  8. no worries thanks for trying :)
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