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 11/22/2013 05:53 PM
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Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta9.4 Driver for Windows

  • Includes all Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta9.2 Driver
  • May resolve intermittent black screens or display loss observed on some AMD Radeon R9 290X and AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics cards
  • Improves AMD CrossFire scaling in the multi-player portion of Call of Duty®: Ghosts
  • AMD Enduro Technology Profile updates:
  • ?XCOM:? Enemy Unknown
  • Need for Speed Rivals

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 11/22/2013 07:37 PM
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Hmm, I foresee more "OMG YOU ***** CAN'T GIVE US AC4 DRIVES STILL!?!?" threads...

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 11/22/2013 10:35 PM
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I can't use OverDrive now since I downloaded 9.4. I can adjust the fan no problem but if I try to adjust the speed or memory then the "apply" button won't work and it won't save any changes. 



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 11/22/2013 10:36 PM
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Just installed these on my R9 290, and for some reason, Overdrive is now missing/absent from Catalyst. There is no 'Performance' tab like before. Did a clean uninstall in safe mode (of previous drivers) with Driver Fusion, too.



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 11/22/2013 11:12 PM
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Did a clean uninstall in safe mode (of previous drivers) with Driver Fusion, too.


Bad idea.

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 11/22/2013 11:36 PM
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Originally posted by: black_zion
Did a clean uninstall in safe mode (of previous drivers) with Driver Fusion, too.
Bad idea.

No, leaving left-over driver entries from previous drivers is a bad idea. Obviously a clean, thorough uninstall is better.



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 11/23/2013 12:33 AM
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Originally posted by: Destroyer99
Originally posted by: black_zion
Did a clean uninstall in safe mode (of previous drivers) with Driver Fusion, too.
Bad idea.

No, leaving left-over driver entries from previous drivers is a bad idea. Obviously a clean, thorough uninstall is better.

an interesting article i just googled:

http://www.howtogeek.com/171816/htg-explains-do-you-need-to-use-a-driver-cleaner-when-upgrading-hardware-drivers/



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 11/23/2013 01:10 AM
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...and it has a link to the old Guru3D driver cleaner. Thats been the cause of many problems...it is at the top of the Google list. The 3.2.0 driver cleaner has all the fixes that caused all the problems in the previous versions including the version Guru3D offers. I still have the version and it can be found with google.



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 11/23/2013 04:20 AM
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...and a +1 here....can't OC now on the beta 9.4....did a system restore to a restore point I made just in case something like this happened. All is well now on previous beta release...

 

hmmmm

 

Edit: Windows 8.1 FWIW...



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 11/23/2013 06:59 AM
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You'll have to forgive me if this belongs in another topic, but my lack of understanding on computer issues is pretty extravagant.

Anyway, what I do know is that I have an R7 260X, Windows 8.1 and I am still getting black screen/display losses, and it's happening extremely frequently (sometimes within five minutes after having rebooted from a previous black screen crash.) I see it says it has been addressed and potentially fixed for an R9 series, but what of the R7? Is it not a compatible fix or am I in some other way screwed? I'm nearing my end, I've had the machine a week and I've just encountered machine-breaking problems one after another.

 11/23/2013 07:13 AM
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Originally posted by: Earnhardt
Originally posted by: Destroyer99
Originally posted by: black_zion
Did a clean uninstall in safe mode (of previous drivers) with Driver Fusion, too.
Bad idea.

No, leaving left-over driver entries from previous drivers is a bad idea. Obviously a clean, thorough uninstall is better.

an interesting article i just googled:

http://www.howtogeek.com/171816/htg-explains-do-you-need-to-use-a-driver-cleaner-when-upgrading-hardware-drivers/

 

The article misses the most important aspect: These driver cleaners can and do kill systems. Why exactly?

1. Video drivers are part of the operating system and some of the files are marked as protected system files.

2. There are also registry entries and inf files involved, not only binaries.

3. The driver installers use the windows installer service, which has a database that is not designed to be touched outside of the service.

4. Windows has generic inf files which other inf files can include just as we include header files in C/C++ programming.

Whenever the driver cleaner utility manages to mess up the inf files, the driver may not install correctly anymore. This is when you see the infamous "inf file not found/missing" error message.

Whenever the driver cleaner messes up the windows installer database, the service may not be able to recover it. This is when you see the infamous "install package failure" message.

If you use the forum search, you'll see that these messages are quite frequent, so driver cleaners tend to do damage very often.

This is why using them is a bad idea, as BZ said earlier. Avoid them unless you have an already damaged system, which you're trying to recover, and this is the last resort.



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 11/23/2013 08:05 AM
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Yep, It looks like OverDrive has been removed in this release. kinda pity, since I wanted to use it to maintain a maximum temperature of 80~ c' for my R9 290. it usually requires about 60% of fan speed for that (rather noisy, but I don't really care as long as I play).

 11/23/2013 10:44 AM
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I thought I was the only one!  The performance tab has been removed for me as well with my 290x on this 9.4beta.  I did a fresh install twice using AMD's uninstall utility just to make sure nothing went wrong.  The second time I actually re-downloaded the drivers just to make sure I didn't get a faulty download.  I'm hoping this is just a bug and an oversight, because if it isn't they should have noted that in the changelog.  I certainly wouldn't have installed it knowing that the performance tab was removed.  Why are they trying to nerf our cards?  I was using overdrive to set my gpu temps at 75C where the fan speed never goes over 55% for the most part.

 11/23/2013 11:23 AM
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Originally posted by: Eydee
Originally posted by: Earnhardt
Originally posted by: Destroyer99
Originally posted by: black_zion
Did a clean uninstall in safe mode (of previous drivers) with Driver Fusion, too.
Bad idea.

No, leaving left-over driver entries from previous drivers is a bad idea. Obviously a clean, thorough uninstall is better.

an interesting article i just googled:

http://www.howtogeek.com/171816/htg-explains-do-you-need-to-use-a-driver-cleaner-when-upgrading-hardware-drivers/

 

The article misses the most important aspect: These driver cleaners can and do kill systems. Why exactly?

1. Video drivers are part of the operating system and some of the files are marked as protected system files.

2. There are also registry entries and inf files involved, not only binaries.

3. The driver installers use the windows installer service, which has a database that is not designed to be touched outside of the service.

4. Windows has generic inf files which other inf files can include just as we include header files in C/C++ programming.

Whenever the driver cleaner utility manages to mess up the inf files, the driver may not install correctly anymore. This is when you see the infamous "inf file not found/missing" error message.

Whenever the driver cleaner messes up the windows installer database, the service may not be able to recover it. This is when you see the infamous "install package failure" message.

If you use the forum search, you'll see that these messages are quite frequent, so driver cleaners tend to do damage very often.

This is why using them is a bad idea, as BZ said earlier. Avoid them unless you have an already damaged system, which you're trying to recover, and this is the last resort.

Oh I agree,I have never/will never use a driver cleaner.The reason I posted it was the reasons they give of why there not needed now.

Remember guys,this is a BETA driver,if your still having issues,report them!

http://www.amdsurveys.com/se.ashx?s=5A1E27D25AD12B60



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 11/23/2013 03:01 PM
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Yup....CCC will not open up/run with this beta....sending in my issue report.



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great

nothing for the 260x bsods and crashes.

The forums and onlineshops review are full of complaints and they brush it off.

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Originally posted by: gruia great

nothing for the 260x bsods and crashes.

The forums and onlineshops review are full of complaints and they brush it off.

Let's say 200 people complain out of 200000. Is it really that much? Everyone who has no issues never bothers to tell... Also you never created a proper thread about your issue, only QQing, so how do you expect anyone's help? I also bet you never used the issue reporting form.



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 11/24/2013 01:16 PM
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I still have the performance tab. I can change the temp and fan speed but if I change any of the clock speeds up or down the apply button will not work. It won't accept the changes. 



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 11/24/2013 04:27 PM
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Originally posted by: Randall421 I still have the performance tab. I can change the temp and fan speed but if I change any of the clock speeds up or down the apply button will not work. It won't accept the changes. 

 

 

Which version of windows are you running?  Is it possible that they have only included the performance tab for windows 8?

 11/25/2013 01:27 AM
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im having the same issue here too, Catalyst control center wont even open for me, i have a MSI 7870ghz edition, AMD needs to release some drivers to improve assassins creed black flag performance, im playing it maxed out around 33-38 fps, dont get me wrong its perfectly playable but i know my card can max out this game and get higher FPS, im also sending in my error report

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