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  1.    05 Aug 2017 #471

    So is it worth updating my Radeon R9 280X to the latest display drivers? Version information for my software is in screenshots below.Click image for larger version. 

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  2.    06 Aug 2017 #472
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,427
    W10 Insider + Linux

    17.7.2 is first WDDM driver after some time so it must be most compatible, I don't have any problems with it. Also after few versions this is first time I did clean install. I always do clean install when WDDM are installed. Drawback is that setting have to be remade after it.
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  3.    06 Aug 2017 #473

    I always use DDU to install new display drivers anyway but that didn't stop the newest drivers I installed being problematic with more frequent BSODs every 5-10 minutes when watching a youtube video or doing anything that requires more graphics acceleration. As long as this new release is stable and more compatible then I'll update it..but I'm afraid it'll be problematic.
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  4.    06 Aug 2017 #474
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 2,341
    Win10 Pro Build 17040

    - it runs fine here..
    - your card is listed as compatible, so you should be OK to install it..
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  5.    06 Aug 2017 #475

    I'll install it and report back with results.
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  6.    06 Aug 2017 #476

    Update on the driver installation; I've had no issues yet so far...
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  7.    08 Aug 2017 #477
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    Posts : 103
    Windows 10, 64 bit

    With the latest driver and my AMD HD 7870 I have a problem with HDCP when connected to the DVI port on my Samsung monitor. The Blu-ray player software would not work. I needed to go back to the previous WDDM driver. I did contact AMD about the problem. (Connecting the card via HDMI was OK.)
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  8.    08 Aug 2017 #478

    So far I haven't yet had an issue. My display driver has not crashed or stopped responding (yet), and it seems stable. If it makes any difference(s), I have an Asus Radeon R9 280X (apparently the alternate name is the HD 7970).
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  9.    13 Aug 2017 #479
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10

    sorry, typo, ment 17.7.2! Anyway, so yeah I run the 7850K with an ASUS R7 250 1gb in hybrid mode. I'm going to give the latest drivers another shot tonight. =\
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  10.    14 Aug 2017 #480

    Quote Originally Posted by 10TonTek View Post
    sorry, typo, ment 17.7.2! Anyway, so yeah I run the 7850K with an ASUS R7 250 1gb in hybrid mode. I'm going to give the latest drivers another shot tonight. =\
    Well I am extremely pleased to announce that my display drivers haven't crashed once yet since installing the new drivers. I do however in odd times get my graphics card pulling these coloured lines and display flickering if the card randomly crashes the system... I assume that's a sign it's on it's way to death. The only problem is this card has never overheated.

    I should also note that I swapped the graphics card to another PCI-E slot.
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