Yah the ATI 7.3s are here !

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by Dale White, Mar 28, 2007.

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    Dale White, Mar 28, 2007
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  2. I hope it work better than last one
    K8 notsogrand, Mar 28, 2007
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    You had problems with the 7.2s ?

    Not much differnce so far. The 7.3s still have me about 20 fps behind XP in
    Doom3. It increased my XP 3dmark06 score by 26 and dropped my Vista64 score
    by 1 point.

    But unless I have a setting off somewhere, Vista64 finally beats XP in
    something. It can run FEAR at 142, while XP runs at 139. Which is about a 15
    point gain from before and about a 3 point loss on XP's side.

    The Half-Life 2: Lost Coast demo is still sucking though.It scores a 93,
    versus a 141. But this seems to be limited to Vista64. Has Vista32 scores at

    Still have more testing to do with Vista32. Weeee !
    Dale White, Mar 28, 2007
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    Chris Guest

    Chris, Mar 29, 2007
  5. I am one of those certain people. Under Vista 64, I'm getting BSOD's after
    the 2nd or 3rd reboot after applying the drivers. They seem to work, until I
    run the CCC for the first time, then it BSODs on the next reboot.
    Dale M. White, Apr 4, 2007
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    Chris Guest

    Hi, ATI are working on a hotfix for it...
    Chris, Apr 5, 2007
  7. Yeah, I'm having the same issue under Vista32 !

    Funny enough, these are two different installs. I got the BSOD under
    Vista64, thought it was something I did, so I opted to format re-install. I
    actually wound up formatting re-installing twice, before it dawned on me
    that it was the Cat 7.3 drivers causing the crash. Really odd that I could
    do a couple of boots before I'd get the BSOD. In this case, the 7.3 drivers
    were the first drivers ever loaded

    Under Vista32, I tried doing the upgrade option from 7.2 to 7.3 and it BSOD
    on the first boot. So for me, it's 100% reproducible

    Funny enough, I tried the installs a couple different ways, one with No UAC,
    one with the true Admin account and under Vista32 with the usual user\admin
    account with the UAC on. No matter which way I sliced it, BSOD.

    Since I get a BSOD no matter what, under 2 different OSes, one being a brand
    new install, I wonder how ATI didn't catch this sooner. Unless it has to do
    with certain video cards with certain bioses or something.

    Not that I'm going to complain too much, ATI has been pretty solid so far in
    Vista, It does make me wonder, what the whole point of moving the Video
    driver to user mode was ? So far, Vista seems more crash happy then XP was,
    and this move was suppose to help prevent this
    Dale M. White, Apr 5, 2007
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    Chris Guest

    Chris, Apr 6, 2007
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    Razzle Fratz Guest

    I was also getting the BSOD on my 32 bit Vista Ultimate machine! It was
    only after dropping back to the earlier version that things ran again. 7.3
    is bad news!
    Razzle Fratz, Apr 7, 2007
  10. Dale M. White, Apr 8, 2007
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    Well, take that back. After working for a bit, I'm back to crashes with the
    win32.sys. I was getting a BSOD on boot about every 3 reboots. And then
    after installing office 2003, it went back to every boot. Back on the 7.2s
    and life is good again.

    I'm going to blame the black pearl, since that where it crashes every time.
    Dale White, Apr 10, 2007
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