Topic Title: Old Driver?
Topic Summary: Radeon HD 7870 XFire w/ Radeon HD 7850
Created On: 03/13/2013 11:38 PM
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 03/13/2013 11:38 PM
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Hello,

 

I downloaded the latest driver package for my cards here from here:

http://xfxforce.com/en-us/Help/Support/SupportFiles.aspx?ProductCode=FX-787A-CNFC

After installing and running DxDiag it says that the date of the driver installed for my cards is July 27 of 2012. Isn't that pretty old? How come it won't install a newer driver? Am I installing the wrong package? I selected the one that says Windows 7 64-bit Catalyst for HD-7800 models. Should I be getting drivers from XFXForce's site or AMD's site anyway?

Thanks for your advice in advance.

 

System Information:
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

CPU: AMD FX-8350

Memory: 32 GB GSKill Ares Series RAM

GPU 1: XFXAMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB GDDR5 2DVI/HDMI/2 Mini Display Port PCI-Express Video Card FX787ACNFC
GPU 2:
XFX Double D FX-785A-CDFC Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Driver Information

Main Driver: aticfx64.dll, aticfx64.dll, aticfx64.dll
Version: 8.982.0.0

Date: 7/27/2012

 03/13/2013 11:40 PM
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Is this on a clean install or are you upgrading from an older driver?  If you're upgrading, then there might be something left over from the old driver which is confusing DxDiag.



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 03/13/2013 11:44 PM
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Yes I formatted yesterday and had the package residing on my data drives so when Windows was done installing I installed the driver.

 03/13/2013 11:48 PM
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Yeah it looks like those are old.  13.1 is the current production driver.  There's 13.2 betas around also, if you want to live dangerously. 



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 03/13/2013 11:51 PM
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So how do I install the new ones? Neither the installer nor Windows seem to want to update the one that is currently installed. I tried doing it via the installation package and through the device manager.

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You'd have to go to AMDs site and download a new package, then install that.  Probably a good idea to run an uninstaller to clean out the old drivers first though.

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx



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 03/15/2013 03:16 AM
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Thank you very much for your help.

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