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Windows 7: Win7 driver for Matrox P650 GCard PCI

05 Jul 2010   #1
rajun69

Win 7 32 bit
 
 
Win7 driver for Matrox P650 GCard PCI

Hi
I have a Matrox Millenium P650 PCI 128mb GCard. Matrox does not support the card for Win7 drivers. The card worked on Win XP but cannot work on Win7. Any suggestions? Thx in advance


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05 Jul 2010   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

rajun69, welcome to the forums.

Just had a quick look at the Matrox download page and while there isn't a Windows 7 driver for that card, there is a Vista driver (both 32 and 64 bit) that will probably work with Windows 7.

You may have to use compatibility mode to get it to install if it won't install normally,

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07 Jul 2010   #3
rajun69

Win 7 32 bit
 
 

Hi Stormy13
Thx for your reply. Yep just tried that about an hour before i read your msg. Does not work either. I can't believe that a company like Matrox cannot offer support o their products. I had to call them at 4am (as I'm in Australia) and they were totally unhelpful..more dismissive....The tech support suggested I buy another one of their cards....NEVER again.

I have tried vista drivers and XP drivers in compatibility modes. None of them work.

Let me know if you think of something else....
Rajun69
DON"T BUY MATROX
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07 Jul 2010   #4
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rajun69 View Post
Hi Stormy13
Thx for your reply. Yep just tried that about an hour before i read your msg. Does not work either. I can't believe that a company like Matrox cannot offer support o their products. I had to call them at 4am (as I'm in Australia) and they were totally unhelpful..more dismissive....The tech support suggested I buy another one of their cards....NEVER again.

I have tried vista drivers and XP drivers in compatibility modes. None of them work.

Let me know if you think of something else....
Rajun69
DON"T BUY MATROX
It costs time and money to make drivers. If the hardware is really outdated with a small user base, it is not cost effective to keep supporting the hardware.
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07 Jul 2010   #5
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
rajun69, welcome to the forums.

Just had a quick look at the Matrox download page and while there isn't a Windows 7 driver for that card, there is a Vista driver (both 32 and 64 bit) that will probably work with Windows 7.

You may have to use compatibility mode to get it to install if it won't install normally,

Compatibility Mode - Vista Forums
I see that they aren't WDDM 1.0 drivers, but rather XDDM (for XP).

It still may be possible to get them running under Win7, if you can live without Aero Glass.

As for rajun69's exhortation to not buy Matrox, no worries - I think that their retail presence in the USA is almost nil now.

Whether Matrox is any worse than nVidia or ATI (AMD) in terms of abandoning driver support for legacy products, I have no idea. I'm surprised at the number of people who expect perpetual driver support for exisiting hardware, even though it makes no money for the hardware manufacturers. (Good will must have some value, although it must be hard to monetize.)
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08 Jul 2010   #6
rajun69

Win 7 32 bit
 
 

Well finally received a call from Matrox. They are definitely not supporting the card with Win 7.
Just bought a HIS ATI HD 4350 PCI 512MB 64-bit DDR2, as a replacement. Hopefully it will work.

Thanks for all you input.
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08 Jul 2010   #7
Davidxtux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Although the title for the driver is noted as Server 2008 R2 it is a compatible driver for windows 7. Start at:
Matrox Graphics - Support - Driver Download and select your options until you get to the download page.
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