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FSX Errors when using new driver

Question asked by tonyw on Jan 10, 2019



My issue with FSX dates back to 2015 when an updated graphics driver appeared to cause problems, which as far as I remember were related to using the menu bar in FSX, and possibly only an intermittent problem. Sorry I cannot be more specific.  From research  I did at the time it seemed that an updated driver was the cause and the workaround was to use driver version 14.501.1003.0 and not to go to any higher version. Up to now using an old driver has not been a problem but I recently got Train Sim World and have had problems which their technical support say may be due to the out of date driver . 


So my question is - does anyone know about the FSX problem back in 2015  and whether or not it was eventually fixed. I would like to update the the latest driver but not if it is still going to cause problems in FSX.


Below are the details of my graphics card taken from my DxDiag file:

   Card name: AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series

       Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

          Chip type: AMD Radeon Graphics Processor (0x6819)

           DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)

         Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6819&SUBSYS_042C1043&REV_00

     Display Memory: 4095 MB

   Dedicated Memory: 2027 MB

      Shared Memory: 2068 MB

       Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz)

       Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor

      Monitor Model: L226W

         Monitor Id: GSM566B

        Native Mode: 1680 x 1050(p) (59.883Hz)

        Output Type: DVI

        Driver Name: aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx32,aticfx32,aticfx32,atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll

Driver File Version: 8.17.0010.1333 (English)

     Driver Version: 14.501.1003.0

        DDI Version: 11

       Driver Model: WDDM 1.1

  Driver Attributes: Final Retail

   Driver Date/Size: 11/21/2014 02:44:20, 1348928 bytes