Topic Title: Radeon 5870 Drivers having trouble with OpenGL
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Created On: 09/13/2013 12:29 AM
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 09/13/2013 12:29 AM
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Until recently I have had no real need to update my graphics card drivers. I did however need OpenCL support for an application I was attempting to use and decided to find an AMD driver that supported it. I found the correct driver and installed and a lot happened. First off, my former dual displays just became the same desktop just mirrored. Secondly, the resolution went from over 1080p to under 720p which startled me quite a lot. An error message came up saying that the current driver was having issues so I rolled back to my previous and now the appearance is back to normal. However, when I try to run anything requiring accelerated OpenGL, like Minecraft, I have an error saying to update my drivers. When I do, it changes the resolution and monitors again and I am forced to roll back again. The OpenCL problem is also still not fixed. I am sorry that I am not terribly tech-savvy. Any feedback is helpful and if any further information is needed, please don't hesitate to ask. Thank you!

 09/13/2013 02:52 PM
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You probably reverted to the drivers which are provided by the OS/Windows update. Those drivers have no OpenGL components.

What driver package were you trying to update to? How did you do it exactly?


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 09/18/2013 10:28 AM
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I feel your pain bro, im having almost the same problem. There are: Quake3Arena and QuakeLive , openGL based games. When i run them my gpu is idle, and all the work is done by CPU. 

My conclusion: Some versions of OpenGL - doesn't work with AMD. shame (my problem)

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