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ATI Radeon HD4550 & OpenGL 2 (Win 8.1)

  1. #31


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1


    Thank you very much CountMike, now everything is working fine!
    The applications I use to process my photographs are working again.
    I invite you all to see my photography work at javiergmphotography.com (well, if you like photography)

    Thanks again my2cents, Mark Phelps and CountMike!

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  2. #32


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    Hi there I was having the same problems I thought I would share my findings with the OpenGL v2.0 issue on AMD Radeon 4000 series cards.

    After much Google searching I found this post indicating that all the AMD Radeon cards prior to the 5000 series that run with Windows 8.1 will only have support for the WDDM 1.1 driver @ AnandTech | AMD Radeon HD 2000, HD 3000, & HD 4000 Video Cards Being Moved To Legacy Status In May In essence this means that the WDDM v1.1 legacy driver will sadly limit your OpenGL capability to v1.2 which is very poor considering the maximum available is v4.5, you can find out what version your system is capable of my installing the OpenGL extensions viewer @ OpenGL Extensions Viewer
    The only option that I had was an new graphics card. I now have a AMD Radeon 6000 with 2GB cost 35 that runs with the later WDDM 1.2 with no problems.

    Here's the official Microsoft Windows Display Driver Model v1.2 posting for Windows 8.1 @ https://msdn.microsoft.com/.../dn653369%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

    You might also want to check which GPU will work on your current motherboard before you upgrade. I found this great website that will help you. This is what I found out for my aged Foxconn A6VMX mobo running with a PCIe v2.x slot (PCIe 1x16) the maximum that I would accept was a card from AMD Radeon 6000 series @ Foxconn A6VMX Mobo Compatible PC GPUs

    SpideRaY
    Last edited by SpideRaY; 24 Mar 2015 at 11:36. Reason: Add extra info
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  3. #33


    Hi SpideRaY and welcome, any and every experience can help somebody in same or similar trouble. It's nice to share.
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  4. #34


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    just wanted to chime in that installing the driver from catalyst version 13.1 worked for me. i'm not a gamer, just wanted my native resolution back after upgrading from W8 to W8.1. version 15.5B did not work, and i didn't try 13.4 once 13.1 worked. HTH someone.

    my exact card is: GIGABYTE GV-R455D3-512I Radeon HD 4550 512 MB
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  5. #35


    Quote Originally Posted by blinky View Post
    just wanted to chime in that installing the driver from catalyst version 13.1 worked for me. i'm not a gamer, just wanted my native resolution back after upgrading from W8 to W8.1. version 15.5B did not work, and i didn't try 13.4 once 13.1 worked. HTH someone.

    my exact card is: GIGABYTE GV-R455D3-512I Radeon HD 4550 512 MB
    AMD calls any HD 4xxx "Legacy" product so drivers have that word in their name.
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  6. #36


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    AMD calls any HD 4xxx "Legacy" product so drivers have that word in their name.
    yeah, this was the exact file that worked for me in W8.1 x64:
    13-1-legacy_vista_win7_win8_64_dd_ccc.exe
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  7. #37


    That's exact same one I used on my HD 3850 til couple of month ago.
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