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Windows 7: Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7

18 Apr 2009   #231
win7

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
The best way to see the necessary drivers go on for an older is to go for the last Vista update available for that series. When the release notes are showing support for the 2xxx models and newer those are referring to the newer designs seen with the chips on the cards themselves being supported having the correct drivers.

When simply tossing any drivers on and still seeing an old card work is mainly due to the generic drivers included in Windows taking over. The best and smart move is not to install any at first with a fresh install of Windows but wait for the updates to show optional hardware updates to allow that to see the correct ones installer.

Or without the catalyst the alternate move is to download the set needed by going through the selection process choosing the model series at the support site. The main reason for not seeing official support goes right back to the newer vpu chips seen on the progress model lines where the drivers/catalysts are written to work with those.

At least AMD covered more model lines then ATI did. With ATI after every 3 or 4 catalyst updates one model line would be dropped entirely! In fact the 9xxx was already history when AMD first bought ATI out. They just picked up from there and started offering support up until Vista.
If this message was aimed at me, as i keep saying all i wanted to know was if the 9.4 drivers had dropped support for the older cards. Nothing else.


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18 Apr 2009   #232
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7 View Post
If this message was aimed at me, as i keep saying all i wanted to know was if the 9.4 drivers had dropped support for the older cards. Nothing else.
The 9.4 now seen at the game.amd.com site is listing the 2400s to the latest 4800s there. http://www2.ati.com/relnotes/Catalys...ease_notes.pdf

For XP even since the link there was for Vista now seeing a 7 fix in it that shows the same from 2400s and newer. http://www2.ati.com/relnotes/Catalys...ease_notes.pdf

The link smarteyball provided earlier for the older catalyts or another site known for carrying old updates would be the option for you there. download from Guru3D.com

Meanwhile that "dxgmm1.sys" is likely from DX11 since no search results turn up on it.
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18 Apr 2009   #233
win7

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

As i said a few posts ago, the best option for my rig is the 9.3 vista for my vista sp2 and 9.3 7 for my 7...

I really don't understand the confusion here, i was never asking what drivers i need, just if the 9.4 had dropped support or not lol...

No offence but it is quite annoying having advice foreced apon you when you have not even asked for it. All this info you keep giving me is irelivant to my question and i really can't even be bothered to check it any more.

There is no way on earth i will take the advice to go back to 7.x or 8.x as i can clearly see an improvment in performance and WEI with the 9.x drivers.
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19 Apr 2009   #234
infobox

windows 7
 
 

First i Want To Thank you Brink And All Members here for Contribution to resolve This Problem ..

sorry because i'm not active member .. im Administrator on other forum .. & not have time always..,., busy ..

as many just see , read and go i have take couple minutes to write.. maybe others this will be useful ..

i have read all 24 pages .. ohh yee..

here mine details :

Windows 7 Build 7077 64 bit

i have use Ati Catalyst 9.4 on mine SAPPHIRE HD 2400PRO PCI-E

Downloaded from:

Sapphire Technology - drivers

then properties and run as Compatibility Mode With Vista Service Pack 1

http://i43.tinypic.com/2v3iphv.jpg

Run And ..........
http://i41.tinypic.com/wsmuth.jpg

Installed without any problems ..

http://i44.tinypic.com/kf1vnb.jpg

Everything works fine!

Then i connect my Tv outpout on Big Screen Television i use Windows 7 display panel & Duplicate this Displays .. Sound And Picture Video ... works fantastic .

http://i39.tinypic.com/34xmfeu.jpg

Till NexT Time

Best Wishes .. ciao .
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19 Apr 2009   #235
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Well I'm glad to see you found the same thing there as I did with 3 separate x86 installetions 1=7000 x86 2=7077 x86 1=7077 x64 where all saw a normal update with the 9.4 where some were having problems with it.

For laptops and desktops alike you wouldn't go for a catalyst but the driver update when strictly using onboard and not a separate card installed. As I was mentioning earlier the release notes will show what model series each catalyst version supports according the information provided by AMD when at the download sites there.
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22 Apr 2009   #236
12eason

Windows 7077
 
 

Thanks for all the good advice in this thread. Having just spend the entire day installing, uninstalling, editing infs and generally tearing my hair out, I've come to the conclusion that ATI purposely started sabotaging W7 support for anything pre 2xxx with their latest drivers.

I eventually landed on v9.1 for my x1950pro. It installed first time, with no compatiblity enabled, altered infs or 'CCC then driver' type methods needed, and it scores as high as the WU version when tested.
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22 Apr 2009   #237
smarteyeball

 
 

Good to hear mate. Whether it's on purpose or not, ATI are doing "something" to their drivers
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23 Apr 2009   #238
wkancyr

w/seven 7100 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Good to hear mate. Whether it's on purpose or not, ATI are doing "something" to their drivers
Such a skeptical outlook, I wouldn't think anyone who wanted to sell their product wouldn't intentionally screw up the drivers. Stupid is what you are looking for, they can't figure it out, don't have the background, or can't find some young crack head that will work cheap enough to do the job. Anyone with that kind of investment shouldn't be second best in a two horse race. Course I am one of the idiots who depended on them trying harder for those out in the world paying the money for their product.
Needliss to say I still haven't gotten any reply from my various emails to the support and tech people of any of the effected companys.
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23 Apr 2009   #239
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

What is seen often is the model series is past it's support life expectancy. With a brand new version of Windows being seen and the age of various models being replaced by newer you can only expect any particular card or onboard chip to see active updates for so long.

This has to do with more then just ATI but an industry wide practice like not seeing Vista drivers available for the main board here at first. Fortunately the chipset manufacturer still offered continued support(NVidia for the nForce chipset and sata controllers) until Asus finally saw Vista 32/64bit updates available.
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24 Apr 2009   #240
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by infobox View Post
First i Want To Thank you Brink And All Members here for Contribution to resolve This Problem ..

yeah i found that out a few days ago...
as you can read i was reinstalling 7077 and i found that out...
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 12eason View Post
Thanks for all the good advice in this thread. Having just spend the entire day installing, uninstalling, editing infs and generally tearing my hair out, I've come to the conclusion that ATI purposely started sabotaging W7 support for anything pre 2xxx with their latest drivers.

I eventually landed on v9.1 for my x1950pro. It installed first time, with no compatiblity enabled, altered infs or 'CCC then driver' type methods needed, and it scores as high as the WU version when tested.

Good to hear mate. Whether it's on purpose or not, ATI are doing "something" to their drivers
there are some companies that just dont want to let their customers install the Ati software for whatever reason... (or they just plainly left out (as with mine)...
@ smarty
it really looks like these drivers werent tested as vigorously as before...
although the 9.4 beta were a real charm and did offer me good speed incereases...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wkancyr View Post
Such a skeptical outlook, I wouldn't think anyone who wanted to sell their product wouldn't intentionally screw up the drivers. Stupid is what you are looking for, they can't figure it out, don't have the background, or can't find some young crack head that will work cheap enough to do the job. Anyone with that kind of investment shouldn't be second best in a two horse race. Course I am one of the idiots who depended on them trying harder for those out in the world paying the money for their product.
Needliss to say I still haven't gotten any reply from my various emails to the support and tech people of any of the effected companys.
wow now that is bad pr if their investors found out that they might be losing business because of bad CS ...
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
What is seen often is the model series is past it's support life expectancy. With a brand new version of Windows being seen and the age of various models being replaced by newer you can only expect any particular card or onboard chip to see active updates for so long.

This has to do with more then just ATI but an industry wide practice like not seeing Vista drivers available for the main board here at first. Fortunately the chipset manufacturer still offered continued support(NVidia for the nForce chipset and sata controllers) until Asus finally saw Vista 32/64bit updates available.
yeah exactly...
its the only way they can profit...
innovation is key in almost every part of this industry....
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