Hi. I just upgraded from my old Sapphire Radeon HD 4870x2 2GB PCIE card, to a new HIS Radeon HD 6970 2GB PCIE card. I had originally assumed that the exisating catalyst drivers would detect the new card and update themselves accordingly. No such luck. When I rebooted after installing the new card, windows was unable to find some of the drivers for it. So I thought I would just reinstall the drivers and catalyst. I uninstalled the old drivers first, but when I went to install the new drivers, I got an error about 20-30 pecent into the reinstall that the installer could not find an .inf file. I clicked okay and the install continued until completed. But even after a reboot now, when I open the Catalyst control center, almost none of the commands and categories are there. I can't change my displays, graphics settings, colors etc.. The syste will boot into the correct resolution, but none of my games work right anymore, and neither does my 3D modeling software.
My stats are as follows..
MSI 990FFA-GD80 AM3+ Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition CPU
16GB Corsair RAM
HIS 6970 2GB PCIE VIdeo Card
Ausentek Aren Cinema X-Plosion 7.1 Sound card.
Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit OS
And about 4TB of free hard drive space.
I do not want to reinstall windows. It takes weeks to get back to normal afterwards. I hope someone at AMD has a clue about what is causing this...
MSI 990FFA-GD80 MB, AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition CPU, 16GB Corsair RAM, HIS 6970 2GB PCIE VIdeo Card, Ausentek Aren Cinema X-Plosion 7.1 Sound card. Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit OS, And about 4TB of free hard drive space.