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Windows 7: Catalyst 9.4 + HD4870 = no GPU scaling

25 Apr 2009   #1
keithw

Windows 7 7100 x64
 
 
Catalyst 9.4 + HD4870 = no GPU scaling

Hi everyone, I just installed build 7100 of Windows 7 (first time trying the OS) and am having an annoying issue. I have a widescreen monitor but play a lot of old games, so I rely on GPU scaling to properly use 4:3 resolutions. This works fine in Vista but in my new Win7 installation the option isnt even available in CCC.

Vista:


Win7:


So, what the hell? This is pretty much a deal breaker for me. Back to Vista for now


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25 Apr 2009   #2
Vimes

Vista 32 SP1 and W7 7201 x64
 
 

At least you get the CCC to load.!
It will not open for me (no errors in event viewer etc). Even though it is installed and I can select it by right clicking on the desktop it simply fails to work. I'm using x64 7100.

I have read of another person who can't load CCC and I would imagine that there are still issues with the ATI drivers and W7 - you can fill out a bug report, if you can't get it resolved...

http://www.amdsurveys.com/se.ashx?s=5A1E27D27E29B0E3
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25 Apr 2009   #3
keithw

Windows 7 7100 x64
 
 

Downgrading to 9.3 did nothing. Maybe 9.2?
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25 Apr 2009   #4
keithw

Windows 7 7100 x64
 
 

Okay well the option is there in 9.2 but you can't change it to anything besides "use centered timings." Soooo, guess we just have to wait for ATI to fix it.
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25 Apr 2009   #5
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

Why wait? You can contact their support team and have the fix it in the next update.
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25 Apr 2009   #6
keithw

Windows 7 7100 x64
 
 

Yea I just filled out a bug report with the link above.
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25 Apr 2009   #7
mariojas

Windows 7 x64 build 7232
 
 

no u guys ATI quietly updated the 9.3 on their site so if you download now it will all work fine, i tested it installed my prefvious 9.3 and current new9.3 and im in heaven
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25 Apr 2009   #8
keithw

Windows 7 7100 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mariojas View Post
no u guys ATI quietly updated the 9.3 on their site so if you download now it will all work fine, i tested it installed my prefvious 9.3 and current new9.3 and im in heaven
Hmm, not unless they just did it this morning. I tried 9.3 last night with no luck.
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25 Apr 2009   #9
Anchel

Windows 7
 
 

I'm having exactly the same problem here.
I have a 16" display on my laptop, so whenever I have to run something at a lower resolution than a ___ x 720 it just shows black bars around the picture. I used to choose the full screen mode in ATI Catalyst, but on Windows 7 the setting keeps turning back to "centered" as soon as I click on "apply".

As for Mariojas info on 9.3... it doesn't seem to work for me, unless the version I'm downloading is not the updated one you say. Then again, I can't find it on ATI's website anymore

Can anyone confirm that 9.3 makes it work?
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26 Apr 2009   #10
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anchel View Post
I'm having exactly the same problem here.
I have a 16" display on my laptop, so whenever I have to run something at a lower resolution than a ___ x 720 it just shows black bars around the picture. I used to choose the full screen mode in ATI Catalyst, but on Windows 7 the setting keeps turning back to "centered" as soon as I click on "apply".

As for Mariojas info on 9.3... it doesn't seem to work for me, unless the version I'm downloading is not the updated one you say. Then again, I can't find it on ATI's website anymore

Can anyone confirm that 9.3 makes it work?
Is anyone running this in compatibility mode?
Right Click the icon > Choose the "Compatibility" tab > Check off "Run in Compatibility mode" > Choose what OS you downloaded the drivers for. If you don't know, choose XP. If that doesn't work, try Vista.
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