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Windows 7: Catalyst 9.4 + HD4870 = no GPU scaling

26 Apr 2009   #11
keithw

Windows 7 7100 x64
 
 

Asked about it on ATI's forums. "Its not supposed to be there until issues with it are fixed." So, there you go.


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26 Apr 2009   #12
Anchel

Windows 7
 
 

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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.
Thing is that these drivers are made for Windows 7 too. Plus, it's not like you can simply right click a driver and change compatibility settings.

Telling a Vista/7 driver to work in XP compatibility mode is just useless. Mainly because graphic drivers for Vista/7 have an absolutely different architecture from the XP ones.
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26 Apr 2009   #13
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anchel View Post
Thing is that these drivers are made for Windows 7 too. Plus, it's not like you can simply right click a driver and change compatibility settings.

Telling a Vista/7 driver to work in XP compatibility mode is just useless. Mainly because graphic drivers for Vista/7 have an absolutely different architecture from the XP ones.
Of course. You would choose the Vista drivers if you downloaded the Vista version. Same thing for XP.
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26 Apr 2009   #14
Anchel

Windows 7
 
 

Well, I guess the only solution possible right now is to wait until ATI fixes this problem... It would be good if they could fix it for the official public release of the RC of Windows 7, altough it seems unlikely now.

This is a serious deal for people using widescreens, even more for 16:9 screens.

Has anybody tried to actually manually change the ATI configuration from OUTSIDE the Catalyst Control Center?
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27 Apr 2009   #15
em27

Windows 7 x64 Build 7000
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vimes View Post
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...

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That's not related to the new 7 build... you need to manually install (actually it's update) the dd in Device Manager.
Do that by pointing to the LH6A_INF folder in the driver package, and pick it manually if it's not done automatically. You need the driver that's not tagged with Microsoft Corporation.

That's an issue with the 9.4 install system... on some systems it forgets to install the dd or even to detect the actual hardware, so cc has no proper diver to talk to. That's why it won't show up, but 9.4 definitely works on 7100.
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27 Apr 2009   #16
Anchel

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by em27 View Post
That's not related to the new 7 build... you need to manually install (actually it's update) the dd in Device Manager.
Do that by pointing to the LH6A_INF folder in the driver package, and pick it manually if it's not done automatically. You need the driver that's not tagged with Microsoft Corporation.

That's an issue with the 9.4 install system... on some systems it forgets to install the dd or even to detect the actual hardware, so cc has no proper diver to talk to. That's why it won't show up, but 9.4 definitely works on 7100.
Heh, I was wondering why I suddenly got the CCC to work on my laptop. So it was that! I guess I was lucky :P
Still, no fix found for the screen stretching/full screen option

BTW, is the installation of 9.4 only not working well on Windows 7, or is it a main issure with computers or laptop cards?
I've tried ATI Mobility Modder, but ever since 9.2 it doesn't work right when patching drivers...
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27 Apr 2009   #17
em27

Windows 7 x64 Build 7000
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anchel View Post
Still, no fix found for the screen stretching/full screen option
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by keithw View Post
Asked about it on ATI's forums. "Its not supposed to be there until issues with it are fixed." So, there you go.
The reply that keithw got was from a forum mod, which means it's in development. Win 7 drivers are still beta, or to say it properly the parts that of the drivers apps and installer system that relate to Win 7 are in beta stage.

Don't know about the 9.4 and other systems... it might just be related to specific hardware.

The Mobility Modder is old and 9.x are different enough to break compatibility with it.
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28 Apr 2009   #18
djshotty

Seven X64 Ultimate 7100 RC1/Vista X64 Ultimate SP1/XP X64 SP2 tri-boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by em27 View Post
.....9.4 definitely works on 7100.
Yep, it does, but I have a bit of a hassle when I first hit the Desktop. In the first minute or so after getting up, the display will have a major flicker attack, then things will settle for around a minute, then another flicker attack, then no probs after that. All CCC settings are stock and Crossfire is disabled, running Cat 9.4's on a fresh install of 7100 X64 with twin ASUS EAH2900XT's.

BTW, the Seven Catalysts are just a re-hashed set of Vista drivers. You can be sure ATI are working on the issues now that RC1's out - especially with the RTM not too far away.
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29 Apr 2009   #19
Messiah360

Windows Seven
 
 

Any solution for small resolution and black arround the screen??? I have Xpress 1200 and the same problem cant resize resolutions
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29 Apr 2009   #20
em27

Windows 7 x64 Build 7000
 
 

No...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by keithw View Post
Asked about it on ATI's forums. "Its not supposed to be there until issues with it are fixed." So, there you go.
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