First post, by Old PC Hunter
Hello, I have come here today looking for help and a solution as to why I cannot get any driver supplied by ATI to work on my system. This system I built for playing DirectX 9 games at high settings, and I put Windows 7 x64 on it due to some former XP games only supporting 7 now (Half Life 2). I really want to get this card to work properly, but driver issues have gotten in my way. Firstly, no driver supplied by ATI is able to work with this configuration as of yet. I run the drivers in compatibilty mode for Vista SP2, they install, but nothing happens. The only drivers that work with the card are the ones supplied by Microsoft, but they have their own issues. With these Microsoft drivers, no OpenGL game (except minecraft, 🤣) works properly. CoD 1 just has black bars all over the screen and warping and flickering that you can barely make out an image. Doom 3 is the same way. DirectX 9 programs work great with no artifacting. On one rare occasion, I was able to get Catalyst 10.2 working with the Windows driver, but ATI Overdrive is not present, and the card does not change its clocks to 650/775 when gaming, they always stay on 500/594. Another issue i'm having is that the drivers i try to install always get overwritten by the windows drivers. Ive tried to get them to stop being overwritten by windows by unplugging my network cable, but I see that the drivers are cached in Driverstore and I cannot delete those files there. What I do not understand is how many with the same card are able to get the latest drivers working under compatibility mode in Windows 7 and have the boost clocks working as well.
Any help will be appreciated
Old PC Hunter
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DOS:286 10 MHZ/ET4000AX1MB/270 MB HDD/4 MB RAM/Adlib/80287 XL
W98:P2 450/Radeon 7000 64 MB/23 GB HDD/SB 16 clone/384 MB RAM
XP:ATHLON X2 6000+/2 GB RAM/Radeon X1900XTX/2x120 GB SSD/1x160 GB and 1x250 GB 7.2k HDD's/ECS A740 GM-M/SB X-Fi