Catalyst 5.6 released!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Petros, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. Petros

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  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Oops, didn't realise you had posted it here :)
    This can be the discussion thread ;D
     
  3. Petros

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    I didn't notice the WMV acceleration, but yeah...a lot of the HD video I download is WMV, and a lot of gaming sites put videos out in this format. Hopefully the HD won't stutter on my computer anymore.

    I'll let you know if this improves anything whatsoever on a 9800 Pro when I get off work.
     
  4. LeeJend

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    Installed the 5.6 Cat's. 9800 PRO Card.

    No problems encountered.

    Textures definitely look better in Ut2004, game play may have been a ittle smoother, especially panning.

    Off to see what they do for EE 2 now.

    PS The Control Panel loads a lot quicker now.

    EE2 may be a little smoother on panning also when unit count gets high.

    Summary: Seems worth the download and install.
     
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  5. vivid_vibe

    vivid_vibe OSNN Senior Addict

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    Guys, can I just install this over my old drivers or what? I'm running a 9800 pro.
     
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    I just used the installer on express, did not have any problems.
     
  7. vivid_vibe

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    Thanks, will give it a go.
     
  8. Petros

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    I can't get the CCC to start. CLI.exe is running, but when i try to start the CCC, it makes a busy icon then goes away. Nothing happens. Anyone know how to fix this?

    .net framework 1.1 is installed.
     
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  9. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    I got a 9600XT (256MB version) so I will definately have to update my drivers. If the choppiness of Wow goes away after installing these, I will hold off on getting a new graphics card :D
     
  10. Luna

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    I would not do that, it can cause problems when older driver files mix with new ones.

    I always uninstall the drivers from Add/Remove programs (even after this there are still tons of ATI files / registry entries on your system)
    Run Driver Cleaner and select every ATI filter available. (google it)
    Restart, and then install the new drivers.

    That way you are sure you have a clean driver installation.


    Anyway, I installed these and WoW seems a bit smoother. I'll have to test out a few more games.