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Windows 7: Radeon 9250 128mb video card not working

16 Nov 2011   #1
Davis14

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 
Radeon 9250 128mb video card not working

Please help out a fellow windows 7 owner. I did a clean install to my old computer
Specs:
Build date 2005
Model HP a1120n
Intel P4
4Gb Ram
200gb data
OS: 7 Ultimate 64bit

I did a search all over the internet and tried many drivers and still I can't get it to work. Right now my video card is installed and using the vga and dvi of the new card. I check my device manager I see a yellow quotation mark on my "Video Controller"


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17 Nov 2011   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

Try the 9.7 Catalyst driver/suite first. Due to it's age, that card is considered a legacy card. Not all Catalyst driver version support leagcy cards.

From here:
ATI Radeon 9250 drivers

I assume you're aware you still won't get aero or 'fancy' effects due to the 128MB limitation?
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17 Nov 2011   #3
Davis14

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Smarteye thanks for the reply and yes I will not be ablle to use any aero features.
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17 Nov 2011   #4
smarteyeball

 
 

Good luck
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17 Nov 2011   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Not sure what they're trying to pull at that link smarteyeball posted as there are no Windows 7 drivers for the 9250 (or Vista for that matter), as AMD/ATI never made one. The last official driver for that card is the Catalyst 6.11 XP driver,

Catalyst

May have to use compatibility mode,

Compatibility Mode

to get it to install.

Quote:
I assume you're aware you still won't get aero or 'fancy' effects due to the 128MB limitation?
Actually nothing to due with the amount or memory on the card (128 MB is the minimum). It is due to the card only being DirectX 8.1, where Aero requires a minimum of DirectX 9.

Edit: just downloaded that file DriversCollection has and they really are playing with things. Checked the INF and there is zero reference to the 9250 (or any card made prior to the HD 2xxx series, so it won't even install.

For ATI/AMD cards there are 3 options for Windows 7 drivers,

1. Anything from the HD 2xxx series and up can use whatever is current (Catalyst 11.11 at this time).

2. Radeon 9500 up to the Radeon X1950 XTX, can use the last Vista legacy driver,

32 bit - ATI Catalyst

64 bit -http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Legacy/Pages/radeonaiw_vista64.aspx

3. Anything below the 9500, which is anything from the 9250 and down, can only use the above mentioned Catalyst 6.11 XP driver.
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17 Nov 2011   #6
Davis14

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thank you guys for the info but i just had to return my Radeon 9250 and buy this VCG84512D3SPPB GeForce 840 at BHphotovideo.com. This card is Windows 7 compatible and should just plug and play any thoughts?
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17 Nov 2011   #7
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It should. You can also if so inclined or desired install the latest directly from Nvidia for it,

NVIDIA DRIVERS 285.62 WHQL
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