Topic Title: Sapphire HD3870 won't run with drivers installed
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 10/02/2012 01:57 PM
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MrKikker
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Hi guys,

I have a Sapphire HD3870 that is giving me headackes. 

When installed in a computer which doesn't have any form of ATI drivers installed, the card runs fine. However, when installing the latest available ATI drivers (I believe the 12.6 but don't know for sure), and reboot the computer, the screen gets all messed up; only the middle is visible (including the mouse cursus) but around that is a blur of colored blocks and pixels. Both the top and the bottom of the screen are black. I can see the cursus moving in the middle, but the rest of the screen is messed up.

Weirdly, this only happens with installing the drivers. When no drivers are present, the card runs fine which makes me believe that it has something to do with the software.

Any suggestions?



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 10/02/2012 04:32 PM
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Stop trying to use the latest drivers and go back to 12.1 or 11.1 or some older set for that old card.

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 10/02/2012 05:09 PM
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Where can I find those?



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 10/02/2012 06:04 PM
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http://search.amd.com/us/_layouts/search/search.aspx?collection=all-us&csquery=legacy+drivers&sortby=$score&filter=productfamily%3aATI+Radeon%e2%84%a2+HD+3000+Series



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 10/02/2012 06:13 PM
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Vista/7 32 bit, and Vista/7 64 bit. For XP, time to join the 21st century.

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 10/03/2012 06:51 AM
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The machine the card needs to work in is running on Win7, no worries.



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 10/04/2012 02:12 PM
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have tried the 11.1 drivers and gave me the same situation. driver-free works fine, once installed and rebooted the screen gets all messed up.

guess that makes it hardware-related..



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