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 Be careful when updating your ATI graphics card drivers !

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  Thu 14 Jan 2010 - 16:52  #
Hi guys, just wanted to share something here.
I don't think it will concern everybody, but still, we are a gamer community thus this can be useful to read.

My computer has an ATI Radeon 2600 Series Graphics card (quite an old one) and I have quite many new games on my computer.
A lot of new games demand you to update your graphics card drivers in order to play, but I found out that some of the old ATI graphics cards are not supported by the latest official drivers.
I finished installing all my drivers when an error message appeared when launching WoW.
"WoW was unable to launch 3-D Acceleration [...]"

I googled this and the problem's source is the newest drivers. So be careful, because even if the official AMD website tells you that such or such driver will update your graphics card, it's not actually always true, and this can cause severe damages.

I wasn't able to "downgrade" my graphics card, System restore didn't help, and my computer wouldn't boot in Safe Mode (for other reasons) so I had to...format, once again.

More infos on :

Now once again, not every of you is concerned, but still I think I needed to warn you in case of, since everything I did in the last two days is really annoying.

Be careful when updating your ATI graphics card drivers !

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