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

Discussion in 'ATI' started by charlie, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. charlie

    charlie Guest

    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)
    charlie, Jun 30, 2011
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