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Windows 7: ATI beta drivers and driver manager.

14 Jan 2009   #1

Vista 32 SP1 and W7 7201 x64
ATI beta drivers and driver manager.


I am using Vista 64 and the 8.12 drivers to display @ 1680x1050 on my TFT and 1920x1080 on my TV. All seems to work ok with the extended desktop and I can vary the refresh rate with no problems, as well as the resolution.

Having seen the latest beta driver for the 64 bit version of W7 (beta_w7-64_8-56-1-081203a-72489) I have read the release notes and seen...

Catalyst Control Center, the display manager page has been disabled for this release of the Windows 7 display driver
The above would cause me a problem as I use that to set the resolution and refresh rate changes to both my TFT and TV. But then I read...

Changing the screen resolution on a extended TV display is not applied until reboot
How is that achieved, or is it via the system tray icon, if the display manager tab is disabled..?

Also if the tab is not there can the refresh rate still be changed on the TV..? If it can be changed can that be done on the fly or does that need a reboot...?

Thanks for any help :)

PS - not sure if this should be posted within the graphics card section or here..?

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14 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

Thanks for the info Vimes and welcome to the forums.
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15 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7 beta 1

hello vimes,

One possible solution for you is EnTech PowerStrip Utility. You may be able to use the Win7x64 beta drivers & with this utility make your changes when needed. Look at its behavior with your Vistax64.

ATI will eventually get back the functionality you need in ccc, but probably not until Win7 final is here with final ati x64 drivers.

Yes, reboot is safest way. Forget on the fly until better driver version comes out.
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15 Jan 2009   #4

Vista 32 SP1 and W7 7201 x64

Thanks for the welcome to the forum :)

Thanks also for the suggestion about the Powerstrip utility, I'll have a look at that. I hadn't given too much consideration about using the latest hotfix drivers from x64 Vista - that sounds like a good choice until ATI get to enable more features within their beta W7's.

Thanks for the help
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