- Apr 26, 2008
- Up in the hills, Gloucestershire, UK
I have AMD GPUs, after problems in the past with Nvidia. AMD seems to have got much better with their drivers in recent years, I have had no problems at all for about three years now. I don't install their "optional" releases.Using the CPU alone does result in an image free of those lines but my processor is too old to use OpenVino and so the time to completion (D810 files) is not something I would tolerate unless it was absolutely necessary. Regarding your remark about NV software and driver issues, it was those very issues (driver fails) that drove me away from ATI/AMD in the first place. Maybe these things are more system related (local) than global? I don't know.
It sounds like you need to start thinking about a new motherboard and CPU. I replaced mine about 18 months ago and am enjoying the speed of a really fast modern i7 with plenty of memory. Liquid cooling was another huge improvement for me, bringing complete silence except when the case fans cut in under heavy load.