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Older ATI card, no support... Pls help!

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    Windows 8

    Older ATI card, no support... Pls help!

    Hi Guys,

    I have a really old notebook machine, manufactured in 2005. Its an Acer TravelMate 4270 with an ATI Mobility Radeon x1600 graphic card. I know that its too old to a win8 but I am very corious about the new OPsystem, as always. Everything worked fine with the main installation, but the VGA... you know, the old driver cant be installed, the system says that the driver is not up to date. But AMD wrote in news at 13th sept that they released a win8 compaitble driver for all of their products.

    I tried every way to install the driver, also Catalyst Center 10.2 and 11.8, then changed in the properties menu the compatibility mode to win7 and xp - without success. Have You got any tips what to do now? I have in this way only sh*t resolution, and my video performance is really "unpalatable". Where can I find a good solution to have the x1600 driver on win8?

    Thanx, Regards:

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    Windows 8 developer preview
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    Windows 8

    Thanx Mate for the tip, I tried to install the downloaded file. It puts on the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistribuable and show ATI Catalyst Install Manager is installed and up to date, but nothing happens, and the folder where it started to install (C/Program Files/ATI Technologies) is empty. I tried to change the compatibility settings to Vista from XP SP3, but didnt help. Any idea? Or simple ATI Mobility Radeon x1600 is too old to W8? :unsure:
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    For me it came through Windows update (Different model through). Try to run Windows update see if it finds the driver.
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    You need an older version of the drivers, probably v8.2 or v8.3. Don't worry about CCC, it wont work.


    If WU cant find nothing try here: Microsoft Update Catalog
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    If you have the correct installer try what I posted below.
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    Windows 7/Windows 8

    Here I am running on a Mobility Radeon x1400 just fine. However I am using the 32-bit version...
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    Windows 8

    logicearth - are you getting Aero with your ATI Mobility Radeon X1400?

    I have a Dell Inspiron 9400 with W8. I tried updating the graphics driver from the
    'Microsoft Basic Display Adapter' to the ATI one (to improve the graphics) but it sent my laptop into a BSOD loop. I had to do a fresh install of W8 from disc to restore the laptop to usability.
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    Check your Graphics card in Device Manager - if it's saying Windows DDM then udate it's driver by pointing the driver loader at the folder you loaded CCC (or other drivers) into - my "X" year old Inspiron 1501 with ATI Radeon Mobility runs fine. Installing the CCC doesn't update the driver for some reason.
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Older ATI card, no support... Pls help!

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