4 Replies Latest reply on Dec 5, 2016 3:09 AM by redfury

    Freshest drivers from AMD are not properly detecting/installing hardware

    tangobravo

      My system:  Custom Desktop

      CPU:  FX-8350

      Motherboard:  Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3

      AMD Graphics Card:  AMD (Sapphire) R9 280

      Operating System:  Windows 8.1 64bit

      Driver version(s) installed:

        radeon-crimson-16.9.2-sb-sata-ahci-win10-win8.1-win7-64bit-sep29

        non-whql-win8.1-64bit-radeon-software-crimson-16.11.5-nov25

      Display Devices:  2 x Dell 2005WFP connected via DVI

      PSU:  EVGA Supernova NEX750G

      RAM:  32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3 Mushkin Blackline 997069

      SSD(s):

      "C" = Samsung 840 EVO 500GB

      "D" = Crucial MX300 750GB

       

      I was having trouble with a Windows 10 installation. I decided to revert back to Windows 8.1.

      I downloaded the proper driver packages from Download Drivers @ AMD

       

      radeon-crimson-16.9.2-sb-sata-ahci-win10-win8.1-win7-64bit-sep29 does not detect any hardware.

      It wants to install the "AMD Install Manager" and that's it.

      nothing_to_install.JPG

      In addition, the autodetect utility from Download Drivers @ AMD does not properly detect my graphics card:

      wrong_card.JPG

      I've been going at this for a few hours now.

      The reason I'm rolling back to W8.1 is W10 won't install chipset drivers other than the ones supplied via Windows Update.

      If I run a chipset installer on W10, I get the same outcome as above. If I run a graphics driver installer, it correctly installs the GPU. Who knows how long that'll stick, with Windows Update overriding the manually installed drivers.