I updated the drivers/catalyst for my 6970 to the newest version and lost HDMI audio. I tried playing games that have run perfectly for 2 years and get nothing but crashes even with the performance settings unreasonably lowered. I have rolled my drivers/catalyst back to 14/omega and although I have HDMI audio again I am still getting crashes.
Before the update I ran the card at full power, now after rolling the update back to the stable driver I have to dial the settings way back and it still crashes under any type of load.
I have never over clocked my card; until now the highest settings were the default.
Do you have any information on a possible solution or have I now suffered permanent damage to my card as a result of the driver update?