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New Official 8500 Drivers Worth Installing?

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March 20, 2002 7:54:16 PM

The new ATI 8500 drivers have been released by ATI.
Are they worth the effort to install.
Mixed reviews over at Rage3D.

The new XP Driver:
<A HREF="http://www.ati.com/support/products/pc/radeon8500/winxp...!" target="_new">http://www.ati.com/support/products/pc/radeon8500/winxp...!</A>
The negative reviews at Rage3D:
<A HREF="http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?s=&threadid=..." target="_new">http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?s=&threadid=...;/A>



<font color=red><i>Doctor Hooter</i></font color=red> <A HREF="http://www.page3.com/" target="_new"><b>(·Y·)</b></A>

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March 20, 2002 8:00:05 PM

These "new" drivers are not worth it. Theses so called "new" drivers were leaked a while ago. We already have the better 6043 and 6052 drivers.

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March 20, 2002 8:04:17 PM

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Theses so called "new" drivers were leaked a while ago

i was going to say that exact same sentence...ah well...
anyways...i also think that the 6037 drivers suck...just stick with the 6043 or the 6052 driver...if the 6043 driver is giving you problems...use the latter driver...

<b><font color=red>ATI</font color=red>'s drivers are like a broken faucet, they both keep on leaking...</b> :cool:
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March 20, 2002 8:32:54 PM

I found the 6043 driver crashed Windows Media Player.
End result was a reinstall of WinXP to fix the problem.
Oh well; those are the risks taken when beta drivers are used. :smile:

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March 20, 2002 9:38:17 PM

Amazingly enough, I got a speed increase from the 6052 drivers in D3D over the 6043.

The only advantage of the 6037 is that they are certified, so they are not a bad starting point from which to first install your sytem with before you start monkeying around with betas.

Strange how they waited for certification on those, but still don't have it for the 6025 drivers.

I do not like it Tom you see,
I do not like green PCB.
March 20, 2002 10:12:39 PM

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Strange how they waited for certification on those, but still don't have it for the 6025 drivers.

good point...i havent thought about that though....perhaps the 6037 had less bugs in it?...i dunno either...but i liked the 6025...more than the 6037...ah well...as long as we get drivers...

<b><font color=red>ATI</font color=red>'s drivers are like a broken faucet, they both keep on leaking...</b> :cool:
March 20, 2002 10:14:48 PM

ATI - Drivers wanted?

Nahh, that's taken.

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March 20, 2002 11:29:54 PM

You cannot compare the offical drivers to beta's
Compare the new offical to the last offical drivers then decide which is better!

Most of us know the 6043 and 6053 drivers are better but they are beta! Some people will choose the 6037 cause they are more stable and non beta!
March 21, 2002 2:07:21 AM

Some people will choose the 6037 cause they are more stable and non beta!

I wait for the 6054 for 2K but all driver test up to now where stable for me.

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March 21, 2002 2:39:37 AM

This is red area for me (Ati posts for me= cross for vampire :tongue: ) but that sig is great! I love it! It should be sig of the week!

Sig of the week.<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by flamethrower205 on 03/20/02 11:40 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
March 21, 2002 3:44:52 AM

Thanks. I'm just glad people enjoy it. What good is life if you can't enjoy it.

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