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Windows 7: Sapphire HD 3850 AGP Card driver not working in Win7


11 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Sapphire HD 3850 AGP Card driver not working in Win7

Hi,

I have a Sapphire Radeon HD3850 AGP card in my system but windows will not install the driver from the latest release of the ATI Catalyst driver install. Instead it defaults to the Standard VGA

From what i have read on these forums i may need to change some information the CH87739.inf file for the driver.

The device is of my product is 9515. (see attatched pic.)

I see a memeber called torrentg had posted a modified .inf file but the download limit has been reached. Is there any chance of posting again? Or perhaps positing its contents into the replay.

All help will be much appreciated.

PS. Im running windows 7 64-Bit

Reagrds,
cwelbour.



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11 Oct 2009   #2
r2l

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

and fill out your system specs too.

you need to manually install the drivers. i have the same card. I don't use the ccc either. AND i might plan on going back to windopws xp since for me windows 7 is slowing corrupting itself, meaning some stuff i used to do fine is now tweaked and not working.
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12 Oct 2009   #3

7600.20510 x86
 
 

I'm not familiar with the 64 bit drivers but you can be sure the technique is the same.

Download the 64 bit, latest Catalyst driver from ATI. Run the install and allow it to extract to C:\ATI...

Open the .inf with CL in its name in notepad. It's inside the extracted packages\drivers\display folder.

Now in the [ATI.Mfg.NTx86.6.0] section, copy and paste to add this line:

"ATI Radeon HD 3850 AGP" = ati2mtag_RV630, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9515

Hit ctrl+s to save it. Close notepad. Open device manager. Right click on the video card. Update driver software. Browse my computer. Let me pick. Have disk. Browse.

Now find the .inf you just edited and saved. If it complains that the driver is unsigned, tell it to install anyway.

After, run setup.exe in extracted folder to get CCC. Tell us how it went. Good luck.


Or you could just download the hotfix version of the driver from ATI lol. This doesn't need manual install and will install all through the setup.exe. The above technique is good for beta releases mostly, involving the 3850, dev id 9515. They never include us in those.
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13 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

It Works! Thanks torrentg,

I edited the C7_87739.inf from
C:\ATI\Support\9-9_vista64_win7_64_dd\Packages\Drivers\Display\W76A_INF\ file as there wasn't one starting with CL

I pasted the following line as instructed under the following header in the file: [ATI.Mfg.NTamd64.6.1]

"ATI Radeon HD 3850 AGP" = ati2mtag_RV630, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9515

Saved the file and then manually installed by pointing to the .inf file

I accepted that it wasn't certified and continued.

The system loaded the card, and required a reboot. After that it was listed in the device manager and working. I re-ran the Experience index, and it is now reading 6.1 rather than 1.0

I tried the hotfix, but there is no release for Windows 7 x64.

Many thanks for your help.

Regards,

cwelbour
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13 Oct 2009   #5
r2l

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

lol he made you use the 32 bit line. hopefully it won't mess up your video card.
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13 Oct 2009   #6

7600.20510 x86
 
 

heh heh ya R2l. I realized my mistake on that as well but elected to leave it alone because I said the technique is the same. Not exactly same. Semantics. Anyway, he said he used the correct section for x64. It wouldn't have damaged anything physically if he didn't.

You're welcome Cwelbour. Glad to have another 3850 up and running well.
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13 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks,

r2l I am capable of telling the differences between x86 and amd64.
Plus it was the 64Bit driver package, so it wouldn't contain a 32Bit driver would it.

cwelbour.
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18 Oct 2009   #8

windows seven
 
 

wait i have Windows 7 not vista
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18 Oct 2009   #9

windows seven
 
 

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18 Oct 2009   #10

windows seven
 
 

since 7 is basicly vista it will work for the hotfix
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