Reply 20 of 25, by Repo Man11
aaronkatrini wrote on 2021-02-17, 08:05:
I had a similar experience with a Radeon 4650 AGP. The driver would install fine, but after reboot no increased resolution, and […]
I had a similar experience with a Radeon 4650 AGP. The driver would install fine, but after reboot no increased resolution, and the card wasn't properly detected in Device Manager. I was selling the card as broken/partially working, but then someone told me about this Ati AGP HotFix driver, installed and the card worked fine after that.
There are a few versions of this driver, one of them can be found here:
https://drivers.softpedia.com/get/GRAPHICS-BO … ix-for-XP.shtml
If I'm not mistaken though, these HotFix driver are only for 3xxx and 4xxx series of cards, so I'm not sure it would on X1950 Pro...
Too bad you hadn't a chance to try 12.3 or 12.4 hotfix 🙁
I had one of those cards, and that issue really put me off Radeon. I bought it initially to play with an old KT7A. Later I ended up using it in a Socket 939 AGP board that I set my mother up with. Running Windows 7, when I installed it I went down the checkmark list for Windows 7, 4650, AGP to download the correct driver from the AMD site, and it wouldn't install correctly. I found a driver for it on the site of another manufacturer of an AGP version of the card, and that worked so I called it good.
A couple of years later I had upgraded my mother's system so I had the card back. I used it in a P4 board I had, and again installed Windows 7. I thought for sure that AMD would have resolved the issue by now, but nope. When you downloaded the AGP version of the driver for that GPU from AMD's site, it would not work. Again, I had to find the older version of the Windows 7 driver from a manufacturer's site, and again that worked. I tried emailing AMD, but the person that I contacted was completely useless. "That card won't work with the newest driver" they told me. But I wasn't trying to use the newest driver, I was using the driver that your website says is the proper one for the AGP version of the HD4650 with Windows 7! They either could not, or would not, understand the issue. I wonder if they ever did fix it?