Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Screen Resolution problem with ATI Radeon HD 4200

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Screen Resolution problem with ATI Radeon HD 4200


    Recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 on my Dell Inspiron 570 with an ATI Radeon HD 4200 graphics card. I can't get the resolution to go any higher than 1600 x 1200 - would prefer to go to 1980 x 1024. Please help!!!!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    What video drivers are you using -- Microsoft or AMD?

    If you're using Microsoft, I had similar problems and switched to using AMD drivers on my HD 4290 -- but I had to install the drivers using a trick, since running the installer accomplished nothing.

    If you're using AMD, realize that the latest driver I was able to get to work was Catalyst 13.1. There are newer versions of their driver but I could not get anything newer than 13.1 to work.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks Mark - trying the download of 13.1 now. Did it work for you just using the installer, and if not, what was the trick you had to use that you referenced?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    The trick was to unpack the download to a directory on "C:" -- and, instead of running the installer, go into Device Manager, select the display device, select the option to upgrade the driver, use the option to search the local machine for an updated driver -- and point it to the folder that contains the ".inf" file for the updated drivers.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Appreciate the help Mark. I'm not having any luck getting it to work. May go back to Windows 7. So frustrated.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Look for AMD drivers with " legacy" in the name.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Screen Resolution problem with ATI Radeon HD 4200
Related Threads
Few months ago, I upgrade my Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 Ever since the upgrade, I couldn't play my games in native resolution. FYI, my laptop default screen resolution is 1920x1080 There is no problem with the resolution inside windows/desktop. However, I have to set the in-game resolution to...
amd radeon hd 5450 problem in Graphic Cards
hi, i am haveing a problem with my new gameing rig. sometimes, it frezzes during POST, and than i shut down, jiggle the graphics card, and it boots just fine. i tried it in both slots, and it does the same thing. my motherboard is a gygabyte ga 970a d3
Hi all, I've recently upgraded my Toshiba A300D laptop to Windows 8 after changing to an SSD drive. Everything is running great and really fast. However, I am having problems with running video files, youtube videos and games. The problem is that Toshiba do not provide good driver support and...
Hello, I have a IBM Thinkpad T60 with a ATI Radeon X1400 video card. The laptop has a T7400 Intel Core 2. I recently upgraded from Windows 7 Pro x64 to Windows 8 Pro x64. When I was running my Win7, I was getting 1680x1050 resolution. But now with the latest win8 and latest drivers, I...
when i play games some parts of a character is missing its very weired i installed the drivers but it does the same thing
someone please help me, am using the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series (Engineering Sample - WDDM v1.1) on an hp pavilion g7-11767dx. i quite recently install the windows 8 release preview on it, but the problem is that, when i also installed fifa 12 on it, there were big black lines on the pitch,...
Screen resolution problem in Graphic Cards
hi am working on windows 8 only from 2 day the screen resolution of my computer is only show two setting 1024 * 768 1280 * 1024 and the two setting are not good for my screen 22" how can I add more resolution my VGA is build in ,motherboard is Intel DG31PR
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook