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


teslaport

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#1
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:
Andras
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer TravelMate 4270
    CPU
    Intel cENTRINO
    Motherboard
    Acer
    Memory
    1 Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon x1600

teslaport

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Posts
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#3
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:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer TravelMate 4270
    CPU
    Intel cENTRINO
    Motherboard
    Acer
    Memory
    1 Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon x1600

vrosa

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#5
You need an older version of the drivers, probably v8.2 or v8.3. Don't worry about CCC, it wont work. :)

~update~

If WU cant find nothing try here: Microsoft Update Catalog
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10.0.10122
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
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    My Build - Vorttex Ultimate
    CPU
    Core i7 @ 4500 MHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Z87-Plus
    Memory
    32GB DDR3 @ 1822 MHz (OC)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon R9 280X 3GB @ 1180 / 6800 MHz
    Sound Card
    7.1 HDA
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LCD LG 22" + CRT LG 17"
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    1760 x 1320 / 1280 x 960
    Hard Drives
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    3 x 500 GB HDD (Data/Media)
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    PSU
    ThermalTake 1000W PSU
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    Corsair Carbide R300
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    Microsoft Wireless Keyboard
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    Microsoft Wireless Mouse
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    Some wired stuff

Donal

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#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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

MadHorseman

New Member
Power User
#9
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    WIN7 Home Premium 64-bit
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Homebuilt
    CPU
    Intel I7 920
    Motherboard
    Asus P6T-Se
    Memory
    6Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire HD5770
    Sound Card
    On-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VW246H, Samsing Syncmaster 2233, Samsung Syncmaster T200HD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500Gb
    PSU
    Coolermaster Silent Pro M700
    Case
    NOX
    Mouse
    Logitech Marble
    Internet Speed
    10Mbps
    Other Info
    Dell Inspiron 1501 with Win 8 CP 32 Bit - flying along!