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Windows 7: Install AGP Drivers for HD 3850, 3650, 2400 PRO

27 Sep 2010   #281

Windows 7 Ultimate
2 xyrex

try to turn off Aero theme and use the simple one. that was the right solution 4 me. maybe it will suit you? )))

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30 Sep 2010   #282

windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit


I'm new here! I have the next system configuration:
MB: AsRock ALiveDual-eSATA2 with NForce 3 chipset
VC: Sapphire Ati Radeon HD 4650 512 MB DDR2 agp
RAM: 2GB Geil (4 DIMM)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
Sound card on board
Tv Tuner Leadteck Winfast DV 2000
1 PCI network
PSU A-Line 450 W
Monitor Samsung SyncMaster 205 BW

I tried everything to make my video card working but nothing seems to work. Help please!

I've read that there is no solution for Nforce3 and HD 4650.

Pls someone help me!!!


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30 Sep 2010   #283

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

Unfortunately as far as I know their is no solution to get the NF3 boards to work with Windows Seven. What you have read is correct. Fabe
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28 Oct 2010   #284

Windows 7 32-bit

It don't work on PowerColor 3850 AGP
How to make this driver work's?
Only version working is hotfix 10.8 for XP, but Aero don't working and 3D-games is crashes every new level. My chipset is VIA KT400
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08 Nov 2010   #285

windows 7 64

Hy I am new here, so there isn't any chance that windows 7 will try to fix the problem with incompatibility ??? I am sad because in my opinion my computer would work great on win 7 if you could just provide us with a driver that will suport our dual core procesor and an ati radeon card...
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08 Nov 2010   #286

Windows 10 Pro

Hi 122890,

I'm sorry to say this but both Vista and Windows 7 was built to take advantage of today's advancements computing. That is both Windows 7 and Vista requires fairly modern hardware and software to run effeciently.

I'll also have to point out that AGP boards are a thing of the past, same with AGP cards for, obvious reasons, thus the lack of support in the area.

Other than that, it's actually up to the video card manufacturers to support their cards. And what incompatibility issue is there with ATI's/AMD's cards running under Windows 7?

There may be driver issues, but those aren't incompatibilty issues - ATI cards not working under Windows 7 would be an example of a incompatibility issue.

The fact that you can run Windows 7 on these systems says there was/is some support..... but how long do you expect "Microsoft" to support an old technology that has been replaced?

As for Windows 7 not supporting multi-core processors....
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 122890 View Post
I am sad because in my opinion my computer would work great on win 7 if you could just provide us with a driver that will suport our dual core procesor
not sure where you got that information from, but.... Windows 7 Takes More Advantage Of Multi-Core CPUs - Windows 7

And this.... Multi-Core Support in Windows 7 IT Expert Voice

My two cents.
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08 Nov 2010   #287
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

sygnus21, agree with everything you said above with one small exception, ATI/AMD do still support their AGP cards; at least those from the HD 2xxx series and up,

Catalyst AGP Hotfix - Radeon HD 4000 Radeon HD 3000 and Radeon HD 2000 Series AGP products

The problem here isn't the lack of support for the video card itself but lack of chipset support, primarily a working AGP/GART driver. In this case the fault for that one lays solely on Nvidia for not providing a working AGP driver for their NF3 chipsets, despite there being nothing else about a system with that chipset from running Windows 7 (then again they dropped the NF3 chipset liker a hot potato shortly after the NF4 chipset came out). And without a working AGP/GART driver there isn't much the video card driver can do but fail to install and/or work properly.
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08 Nov 2010   #288

Windows 10 Pro

Yes, I understand there’s still support for AGP cards…. for now. I actually looked up that info in your link before making my post and noticed the missing 5000 series AGP cards, and though it's early... I doubt we'll see some 6000 series AGP cards as well. And I haven't even looked towards Nvidia.

This confirms my point about the death of AGP.... again, where are the 5000/6000 series AGP cards? And how many AGP MB are being made today?

Anyway we agree on one thing - support for this does not lay with Microsoft
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08 Nov 2010   #289

Windows 7 Professional 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
No, I won't make an .inf file.

Not to worry. That's because the fix for you djeffree is quite simple.

Only different thing you have to do is this first.

Download the CL_83742.rar and extract the .inf from it. Open with notepad. In the third line under [ATI.Mfg.NTx86.6.0] section, change the end 9515 to 9505.

Then follow exact instructions from my first post to install using the .inf you just made. All will be well.

I did what you described above and after restart a BSOD was shown.
I have a Sapphire HD 3850 AGP + Win 7 32bit + Athlon 64 X2 + Motherboard MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum Chipset Nforce3.
Could you help me?
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16 Nov 2010   #290

windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Finnaly all done. I've installed some old GART drivers and now I can enjoy the full power of this card. I don't know from where I got the GART drivers, but it's an old version Microsoft certified. If anyone wants to try also this version of GART e-mail me at .

Now the last question for the man who helped me all the way TorrentG: If I buy a new graphic card with the same chipset HD 4650, but on PCI-Express can I make my PC work on WINDOWS 7??? I must remand you that my motherboard is AsRock a-live dual e-Sata with both PCI-Express and AGP, and with NForce 3 chipset.

With best regards,
Geo MECU from Romania

P.S. The graphic card is the one in the link
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