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Windows 7: Cannot change from standard VGA driver on Windows 7

09 Jun 2013   #1
LifeStealer

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Cannot change from standard VGA driver on Windows 7

I have been recommended to change from my standard VGA driver to a genuine one for my HD 3450. I have downloaded the driver from the website, installed it, and it still thinks I am using the standard VGA driver. This is exceedingly annoying, even disabling the VGA driver in device manager does not work.


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09 Jun 2013   #2
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Did the ATI driver install properly? What is listed under Display Adapters in device manager? If your motherboard has onboard video make sure it is disabled and you 3450 is selected. Monitor connected to the 3450?
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12 Jun 2013   #3
LifeStealer

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

In device manager it says that it's the VGA adapter, and I am positive I installed it properly. I used a link provided by someone off this forum, that may be the problem.
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12 Jun 2013   #4
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

If it lists standard VGA adapter for video its only using the basic Windows supplied video driver. Does your motherboard have onboard video? If yes did you set the BIOS to use the add-in card (3450)? Is your monitor connected to the 3450? Please don't take that last question the wrong way but I have run into the odd person that didn't know you had to move the video cable. Now I ask just to make sure. Did you download the driver from ATI/AMD? What happens when you run the install?
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12 Jun 2013   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This is at the moment the last driver available for that model card,

AMD Catalyst
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14 Jun 2013   #6
LifeStealer

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

I just tried installing that latest software, and nothing happened again. I checked under device manager, and it's still just the VGA adapter. This is a pretty old mother-board, with the best graphics card that can possibly go inside. Un-fortunately this problem is making games un-playable.
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14 Jun 2013   #7
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Your card AGP or PCI-E?
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15 Jun 2013   #8
LifeStealer

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

I'm pretty sure it's AGP, as it's an old mo-bo.
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15 Jun 2013   #9
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If it is AGP then this is the driver you need,

AMD Catalyst

Also what is the make and model of the motherboard, as you also need a working AGP driver (part of the chipset drivers, and not part of the video card driver) for the video card driver to install and work properly.
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16 Jun 2013   #10
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

I got a HD 4670 AGP working by using the catalyst 10.7 I downloaded from here (its own manufacturer's site has saved an old catalyst version and it saved my backside as the one stormy posted didn't work back then), used the same installers successfully with other oldish ATI cards on AGP as well, so it's worth a try if you didn't manage to work with the link posted by stormy.

10-7_agp-hotfix_vista_32_dd_ccc


should be the file you need to download.
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