Call of Duty and Catalyst 3.8/3.9 drivers

Question
I am encountering problems with the Catalyst 3.8/3.9 drivers.

Answer
Disable VPU Recovery

  1. Right-click on the desktop and select properties.
  2. Click Settings, then Advanced.
  3. Click the SMARTGART tab.
  4. Ensure VPU recovery is disabled.
  5. Click Apply, then OK.

Disable Fast-Writes

  1. Right-click on the desktop and select properties.
  2. Click Settings, then Advanced.
  3. Click the SMARTGART tab.
  4. Ensure Fast-Writes are disabled.
  5. Click Apply, then OK.

If problems persist, install the ATi HotFix. Please note the HotFix is only available for Radeon 9500 and higher cards. All other video cards will need to roll back to the Catalyst 3.7 driver (2000/XP, 98/MP).

https://activision.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/activision.cfg/php/enduser/std_alp.php
http://www.activision.com/en_US/home/home.jsp