Possibili problemi con ATi Catalyst 3.8
Secondo alcune informazioni pubblicate sul sito nVNews, pare che alcune schede Radeon 9800 Pro abbiano incontrato alcuni problemi di compatibilità con i nuovi driver ATi Catalyst 3.8. Pare addirittura che in alcuni casi i nuovi driver causino problemi di surriscaldamento.
Riportiamo di seguito una segnalazione apparsa sul forum di nVNews:
"While I was reading through the forums, I noticed a few threads popping up in which are discussing thoughts that the CATALYST 3.8's could be burning out peoples hardware. People on the forums are mentioning that the 3.8's are overheating their video cards, along with monitors burning out! I just spoke to Terry Makedon (aka CATALYST maker) about this, and this is what he had to say: 1) Overheating. We have spent a great deal of time analyzing the temperatures due to the CATALYST 3.8 drivers. We do not under any circumstance see anything near a 10 degree Celsius increase in temperature (but we don't overclock our test cards either). We do see a slight increase in temperature in certain cases (3Dmark2003 Nature Scene for example). However any temperature increase is well within our safety range.Investigation continues and we are trying to determine why this change intemperature exits 2) Monitors. We have spent a great deal of time trying to reproducethis problem and analyzing the driver code. There is nothing to be found. At this point we are working very closely with an ATI Beta Tester who experienced a monitor loss. There have been zero reports in our customer support of monitors dying. Thanks goes out to Terry for taking a few moments out of his extremely busy day for us! "
A fronte di quanto appreso, consigliamo a tutti gli utenti di attendere maggiori informazioni e/o nuove release prima di procedere al download dei nuovi driver, in quanto si potebbe incorrere anche in seri problemi di danneggiamento del monitor.