Sorry about the late reply. I was catching up on some anime. I wanted to take the opportunity to try out the different Kawaii Codec Pack profiles to see what settings work well with the new graphics card. It seems I can use the "high" profile setting when watching 720p video. Very little frames are dropped, and the video plays smoothly.
These are the temperatures for the new graphics card. The temperatures reach about 110-115 degrees Fahrenheit when stressed, so it's much cooler than the old graphics card, which reached as high as 170 degrees Fahrenheit.
Despite several attempts, I am still unable to install the graphics driver for the new card on Windows XP, although I suppose this doesn't really matter anymore because the new card allows me to finally use Windows 8.1. Regardless, this is the error message I get during the installation process.
I reinstalled the driver and software for the new graphics card on Windows 8.1. I did this because I got an error message during the first installation, which made me feel uneasy, despite everything seemingly working okay afterwards and because the driver occassionally crashed. The installation process was completely successful this time around. There were no errors. However, the driver seems to crash more often now. I am unsure what triggers the driver to crash, and the driver has yet to crash when watching a video. This is the error message I get.
Nothing seems to happen to the screen when the driver crashes; I just get this message in the try. Before I reinstalled the driver, I ran AMD's cleanup utility.
Edited by Sode no Shirayuki, 28 March 2014 - 09:35 PM.