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Windows 7: Will hd3450 agp work with nf3 and w7?

25 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 ultimate x86
 
 
Will hd3450 agp work with nf3 and w7?

Hi, I have recently ordered a powercolor hd3450 512mb agp.

I have a am2nf3-vsta motherboard, wich has a nForce3 250 chipset.

I currently have a ati radeon 9250 128mb agp, with no official drivers for windows 7, but I downloaded a modded version here a few moths ago.

It didnt have acelerated 3d because of the nforce3 chipset + ati card + dual core processor (Athlon 64 x2 3800 2ghz), but I didn't mind.

Yesterday I talked with a man that solved this compatibility issue, but he has a nvidia card.

But I tried the same method as him, that was install nvidia gart drivers v5.10 for win xp 32bits(Its the year 2004 version) (the actual version is 5.11, year 2005)

Now my 9250 works like before in win xp (Although in the device manager still says that my card is pci xD), and it has accelerated 3d textures.


My question is, will this fix work with my future hd3450? Is there any new solution for the nf3 compatibility problem? I will have to install win xp?

I havent paid the card yet, should I buy it?

thanks in advance.

PD: sorry for my english, im from spain.

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25 May 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

adrikiller, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Best anyone can say is maybe. When you get the card make sure to uninstall the driver for the 9250 before making the switch, then use the AGP hotfix driver for the 3450,

AMD Catalyst

Don't be surprised if it doesn't work though. I have seen where some do get it to work and some where no matter what is done just won't work at all.

It is too bad that it is like that, but as most found out with the NF3 chipset Nvidia treated it like the red headed stepchild that no one wanted by dropping support for it about 10 seconds after they came out with the NF4 chipset (which is another chipset that for no reason other than Nvidia didn't want to support it, has no official support for Windows 7).
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25 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 ultimate x86
 
 

Thanks for your fast reply.

If it doesn't work, i will install win xp in another partition and problem resolved.

But it's funny, because in the motherboard web page says it is the only nForce3 MB with Windows® Vista™ Premium Logo, and it isn't compatible xD.

I have the hope that it will work, like the 9250 do.
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04 Sep 2012   #4

Windows XP Professional 32bit SP3
 
 

Hi adrikiller,

did you finally manage to install your ATI with your ASRock motherboard AND Win 7?
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04 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nasospakos View Post
Hi adrikiller,

did you finally manage to install your ATI with your ASRock motherboard AND Win 7?
Finally I didnt bought the gpu, because I was waiting 3 months to the shop to receive the card, I got tired and I canceled the order. Now im saving money to buy a new pc.

Sorry for my english.
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04 Sep 2012   #6

Windows XP Professional 32bit SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adrikiller View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nasospakos View Post
Hi adrikiller,

did you finally manage to install your ATI with your ASRock motherboard AND Win 7?
Finally I didnt bought the gpu, because I was waiting 3 months to the shop to receive the card, I got tired and I canceled the order. Now im saving money to buy a new pc.

Sorry for my english.
Ok my friend,
thanks for your answer. I think you're doing the right thing.
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