Annoyed with ATI drivers
Posted 06 April 2004 - 05:24 PM
before i was a happy NVidia user with no probs
first i deinstalled all Nvidia Graphic driver
and some NVFiles for Driver
then i wanted to install the Cat 4.3
mhhhh....only 16 colours
after restart, the same, only 16 colours
then i tried the Omega (4.2), these i could install and they worked with 1024x768x32bit
then i wanted to upgrade the resolution
pöhhhh....i didn´t work
the desktop was in higher resolution but my monitor was in 1024x768
then i wanted to try the Cat 4.3
pöhhh....i couldn´t install
i had to install these drivers in the "VGA MODUS" !!!
i had NEVER those probs with NVidia !
then the same prob with the resolution
after hours i chatted to Mertsch
then i found out, that the ATI Driver detects my Monitor at a resolution of 1024 because it´s a 17"
ok, but i want a 1280x1024 res
so then i tried to write these numbers in the driver for my Monitor
again after hours, i don´t know who, it worked
i could upgrade my monitor and desktop to 1280x1024
wow...i was happy
and now....all games run at 60hz.....
ok now i installed Refresh Force....i hope it works
NVidia has the same prob, ok, but they include this Refresh Force Future in their Driver....better Job :-)
i think it´s only the beginning of my ATI Driver SAGA.....
if the drivers wouldn´t go better, then my first ATI is my last ATI !
Posted 06 April 2004 - 05:33 PM
You might ahve some remains on your system that give you these problems,I recommend clean your registry then put in a new card.
Posted 06 April 2004 - 05:37 PM
Posted 06 April 2004 - 05:54 PM
I sadly visited that forum thanks to my 9700 PRO pos card.
Posted 06 April 2004 - 07:06 PM
I have a 17" and I get 1280 fine.
I have an AMD and a VGA screen. I don't have nightmares.
The drivers are very good if installed properly.
Posted 06 April 2004 - 07:47 PM
most problems I had with ati cars got fixed with newer drivers ...
but pooooooooooof ... now that I reinstalled windows NOTHING CHANGED ON HARDWARE/BIOS !!!
with cat 4.3 I can only get 4bit / 640x480
with cat 4.2 I can at least have 32bit but need to reset the resolution any restart ... never had this before ... why now ???
it seems to be a damn script within the drivers ... generating a number and if the number does fit your birthday it will suck ....
or give me any answere why now the driver does not work ... it always had before
Posted 07 April 2004 - 12:10 AM
LOL - thats my only comment to that.
when you change graphics chip you gotta atleast reinstall your windows before complaining too much.. theres known to be problems with leftover nvidia bits and pieces.
I've had every generation of radeons on my Athlons, no problem...
sure it's not a "error code 40"?
Posted 07 April 2004 - 01:37 AM
The 60 Hz problem also isn't a real problem anymore. You don't need a special hack for it like messing with inf files. There's a tab available after you install the driver and the control panel where you can set the refresh rate for every resolution. Many games also offer a refresh rate setting these days themselves. I also suggest that you don't install any 3rd party monitor drivers. My monitor is just configured as Plug and Play monitor. Furthermore I don't use the all-in-one driver package. First I install the driver-only package, then I install the control panel. That's it.
Posted 07 April 2004 - 07:18 AM
Mine , too :-)
After reboot nothing changed !
where is it? i can´t find it
i know a handfull....not more
i use an original Driver of my Monitor
I´ll try it next time
Posted 07 April 2004 - 08:19 AM
I have Athlon XP and a ATI card, and my system still works perfectly.
Display properties > Advance (setting) > Display > Monitor. (setting that you need to play with.)
Posted 07 April 2004 - 08:47 AM
AMD+VIA+Radeon9k without a single prog here.
Posted 07 April 2004 - 02:21 PM
where is it? i can´t find it
Oops! That's what the nVidia driver has. My mistake. :oops:
But in the "Displays" tab there is a "Refresh Rate Override" option in the "Monitor properties" section. I dunno if this changes more than the according setting in the DirectX Diagnostic Tool (dxdiag).
Posted 07 April 2004 - 02:38 PM
That's probably because most of the people involved with the enthusiast side of things, ie. those who'd actually buy a high-end card, have AMD systems. Not to say that there aren't many Intel users, obviously, but the general conclusion I get from looking at specs of people's pcs on just about every forum I visit is that most have AMD systems.
Posted 07 April 2004 - 02:46 PM
You dont NEED a intel based processor to run ATI...
give me some reliable information that supports your theory. and you counting threads and deviding them between AMD and Intel doesnt count as reliable, since theres all sorts of idiots on rage3d that moved over from nvnews that have no clue as to what they are doing.
and yes AMD is gaining in the enthusiast market, so you need to do a strategical analysis where you even the percentage of Intel and AMD users to 50% - 50% and then you can start assuming things.
I have been a part of the ATI community for the better part of 5 years and rarely have i heard something as ridiculous as "You need a Intel based system to run Radeons".
Posted 07 April 2004 - 06:53 PM
it worked even without uninstalling NV driver !!!
the problem is I DID A FUCKING REINSTALL !!!
and now it does not work
but not directly ... from one day to the other it just give me those damn stupid 4bit
Posted 07 April 2004 - 07:27 PM
When I put it back all worked flawlessly. This Radeon is the best graphics card I've ever had.