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Re: ATI, ASUS, Win 7, Audio Driver ALC1200 and crashes

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      06-29-2011, 11:47 PM
On 9/7/2010 12:30 AM, Chuck wrote:
> Second Addendum Using 10.8 ATI drivers
> out & out video related crashing returned. In the interim between 10.7,
> I ended up reverting to 10.4. The Audio driver related problems seem
> still to be gone. (No audio screeching, etc. during a crash), and
> seemingly no compatibility problems with COD 2,4, etc.
> The 10.8 version seems to be OK (so far) with Crysis. I do see
> occasional problems with more conventional programs (Office 07), when
> the demand for RAM is high, and more than one program is active.
> An oddity is a momentary group of widely spaced pixelated squares that
> can occur. Since I've also observed this on other systems with ATI HD
> video cards, and this was not occurring with some earlier 10.x driver
> versions, I'm assuming it is still a software issue.
> Microsoft recently released a "hot fix" for win 7 to improve video
> stability on some systems.
> 10.8 seems slower, and occasional short pauses in FurMark are lessened
> greatly.
> On 7/19/2010 12:46 PM, Chuck wrote:
>> The ALC1200 driver update also solved similar problems with Call of Duty
>> 2. A quick check of Crysis showed that it is also likely much improved,
>> if not fixed entirely. It's interesting that some of the AMD/ATI driver
>> download sites have evidently pulled the 10.6 revision.
>> I believe a 10.7 version may be in the near future.
>> On 7/14/2010 4:42 PM, Chuck wrote:
>>> After a fairly long and somewhat pain full process--
>>> The Audio Driver for the Realtek ALC 1200 sound chip used on the ASUS
>>> M4A79 Deluxe motherboard turns out to be the culprit for random video
>>> corruption, crashing, and sound corruption. This has been a very pesky
>>> problem, since it typically errored out with a message pointing to the
>>> executable that indirectly called the sound driver.
>>> To make matters more confusing, The driver is not available directly
>>> from Realtek. The ASUS web site has the correct driver, but reused the
>>> download entry for an earlier version, and shows an incorrect 2009 date.
>>> The version actually downloaded has many files in the package dated 4/10
>>> The most noticible and immediate result was to stop crashing in Call of
>>> Duty 4 Modern Warfare, and also to allow crash free play at high
>>> resolution and detail settings.
>>> Win 7 32b, Phenom II X4 965 @ 3.8G, Dual HD 5770 video cards. Using 10.4
>>> Video drivers.



Looks like the long hassle is about over. The 11.6 drivers have fixed a
lot of the problems that I was having. (Just not quite all)

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