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Windows 7: HD 4850 won't take new Catalyst drivers


10 Mar 2013   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

What I mean is that after I removed the old drivers , I went to the and site and searched the latest drivers for the 4850 and it came back saying 13.1 was the latest which is what I have installed now

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10 Mar 2013   #12

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zach1928 View Post
What I mean is that after I removed the old drivers , I went to the and mite and searched the latest drivers for the 4850 and it came back saying 13.1 was the latest which is what I have installed now
I will repeat what I said several times above:

That page is INCORRECT! The information at the top which says that 13.1 is the proper driver for the HD4850 IS WRONG!! If you download that 13.1 driver and try to install it on your HD4850 machine you will just continue to get nowhere. Don't waste any more of your time trying that.


Instead, as I posted above previously you need to go to the correct AMD driver page for the HD4850 which has a "last updated" date of 7/24/12. Down in the middle of that page are links for "Catalyst 12.6 Hotfix" driver packages for your OS environment.

If you download the proper driver from this page you'll get the correct 12.6 driver package, which absolutely IS the latest (and last) driver package usable on the HD4850. It WILL install properly.

Trust me.
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10 Mar 2013   #13

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

I have an AMD 4290 -- and the latest drivers for it are 13.1.

If the page you're downloading from says "AMD Catalyst Driver for AMD Radeon HD 4000 ...", those are the same drivers I downloaded and they work for my HD 4xxx series chipset just fine.
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10 Mar 2013   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yeah as a matter of fact I just found this article from last year http://m.techspot.com/news/48321-amd...and-older.html

Its only just now march which marks the end of Q1 so it would make sense that 13.1 is now coming around for "legacy" cards
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10 Mar 2013   #15

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

Well, egg on face. I stand corrected.

Turns out there are TWO DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF 13.1, one for the HD4xxx and below, and a second for HD5xxx and above. The one that I tried last night and which failed to install on my HD4850 was the other one, which I'd been using with my HD5770. It failed, because it was the wrong version of 13.1

So when I downloaded THIS proper second "legacy" version of 13.1 on the HD4xxx page, now sure enough it DID install.

So, I'm embarrassed that I was insisting on incorrect facts, but at least I am now updated on my HD4850 machine to 13.1, both for the driver (which is 8.97.100.7 dated 11/16/2012 instead of the 8.97.100.3 as 12.6 showed) and for CCC (which is also dated 11/16).

I had thought ATI was going to stop updating these "legacy" drivers, but maybe they were simply pulling it from the ongoing regular updates and were going to update it occasionally. I guess this 13.1 constitutes the first "occasional" update.

Anyway,
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10 Mar 2013   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Haha it's all good, at least we're all in good shape now with drivers. If that article I found is correct, they're really screwing W8 with 4xxx and below and only doing quarterly updates for windows 7
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13 Mar 2013   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsperber View Post
Well, egg on face. I stand corrected.

Turns out there are TWO DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF 13.1, one for the HD4xxx and below, and a second for HD5xxx and above. The one that I tried last night and which failed to install on my HD4850 was the other one, which I'd been using with my HD5770. It failed, because it was the wrong version of 13.1

So when I downloaded THIS proper second "legacy" version of 13.1 on the HD4xxx page, now sure enough it DID install.

So, I'm embarrassed that I was insisting on incorrect facts, but at least I am now updated on my HD4850 machine to 13.1, both for the driver (which is 8.97.100.7 dated 11/16/2012 instead of the 8.97.100.3 as 12.6 showed) and for CCC (which is also dated 11/16).

I had thought ATI was going to stop updating these "legacy" drivers, but maybe they were simply pulling it from the ongoing regular updates and were going to update it occasionally. I guess this 13.1 constitutes the first "occasional" update.

Anyway,
Something is just killing this machine with these ati drivers because it keeps crashing and now I'm just tempted to take the card out all together and run the integrated nvidia chipset because I have no idea what's wrong. One guy I came across said he was getting BCCode 116 like myself and it turned out to be that his card was faulty and not taking in the right voltages properly. My question is, should I just uninstall the amd drivers and then pop the card out and just plug the monitor into the back of the mobo and boot normally?
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13 Mar 2013   #18

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zach1928 View Post
My question is, should I just uninstall the amd drivers and then pop the card out and just plug the monitor into the back of the mobo and boot normally?
Why not try it, if you think it will solve your problem and if the onboard graphics are acceptable?

Also, as I mentioned previously, you could try a different but somewhat stronger low-end ATI card, like the fanless HD6450 I mentioned above for $40 at Newegg. If you don't like it send it back for a refund (or for the $40, just keep it for some other machine or to give to someone).

But it costs you nothing to uninstall/remove your current HD5450 and give the onboard graphics a try, and see for yourself what comes of it.
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13 Mar 2013   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

That's a good point. I have a 4350 collecting dust and as far as acceptible goes, my parents use the machine for basic tasks. So far it hasn't crashed yet so I'm going to leave it alone unless it acts up again.
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