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Topic Title: Opteron 185 and Vista Ultimate x64
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Created On: 06/11/2007 09:31 PM
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 06/11/2007 09:31 PM
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jessstur
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I've had Vista installed (since February) with an AMD4000+ and a 6800 Ultra video card -- no issues outside of the new 'features' in Vista.

Recently I upgraded my existing 2x1Gb (Corsair 3200C2PT) to 4x1Gb of memory and don't recall seeing any issues. Two weeks later, I upgraded my processor to an Opteron 185 (significantly faster than the 4000+).

Now I am having serious 'redraw' problems. There is constant 'glitching' with either poly's all over the place, blendered text, and/or scaling issues. I've tried setting the affinity of drm.exe to one processor and changing some of the settings in the most recent nVidia driver, but am still getting constant polys and garbled sections of my screen. Moving the mouse and/or scroll bar on Windows helps, along with F5, but its very annoying.

One thing I haven't tried is to only use two sticks of memory, but all CAS latency and delay setttings remain unchanged. Any suggestions? I'll probably give it until next week, but I'm guessing that if I just wipe and reinstall Vista that the problems will go away...???

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ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe
AMD Opteron 185
4x1Gb Cruicial 3200C2PT
ASUS 6800 Ultra
2x75Gb Raptors (RAID 0)
2X300Gb Western Digital
Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit

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Edited: 06/11/2007 at 09:34 PM by jessstur
 06/12/2007 01:56 PM
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I would reset the CMOS and see if that helps. Did you install the dual core patch for AMD? Uninstall it along with other chipset patches. Download and install the Opteron chipset patches.

Otherwise, reinstall the OS.

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Edited: 06/12/2007 at 01:57 PM by mckennma
 07/09/2007 09:16 PM
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jessstur
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I tried just about everything I could think of before I finally gave up and just re-installed the OS. This fixed 95% of the problem. I will still get 'glitches' occasionally. I'm starting to wonder if they are related to the logitech camera drivers... I'll report back if I figure anything out.

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 07/14/2007 12:18 PM
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Just a thought, the new processor draws higher power. It might be your video card memory is operating on the hairy edge.
 11/23/2007 09:14 PM
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I also have installed an Opteron 185 processor in a computer running Vista Ultimate. Everything is running well except the mouse decides to stop for a couple of seconds every two minutes. There is no download for the AMD Away software for Vista in 64-bit mode, but there is one for XP64 and Microsoft Server 2003 64-bit, and neither one will install in Vista. Has anyone seen amy other drivers for this? I have read where AMD Live! includes the AMD Away driver, but have had no luck finding it.
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