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Catalyst 4.5 requirements

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In order to get 4.5 do I HAVE to have winxp SP1??or can i just have winxp?

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i cant get service packs sonce i have a cracked corp. version of pro......looks like im gonna have to reformat and get a legit copy of xp home

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The display driver should works on original win XP (no service pack) too. Yes be a good guy get a legit copy

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Well it doesent work...ive tried DNA, Omega, and catlyst 4.5 drivers..and everytime i reboot after install and try to run a bench, it says no graphics card detected. Weird thing is, is when im in display properties..it tells me my card (9600xt) and lets me max the resolution, but i dont get any of the special tabs :(

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:D weird ATi problems :D

goto your display settings and check the GART tab .... whats shown there ??

2nd ... when you grab a window ... and move it around does it go smooth or does it work like 2 frames per second

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you could try removing the card in hardware management and rebooting, making windows detect it again.

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This is a silly question to ask... but did you install DirectX9 ? your card will not be installed properly without it...

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not really silly question! since it is true ...

but as I know the 4.5 driver detects wether DX9 is installed or not ... correct me if I am wrong :D

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Yes I have direct x 9.0c it also didnt work with b so thts not the prob.... ill uninstall it from the hardware sec. and ill unseat it from the mobo and try that to see if it works.....and what the hell is GART im a n00b ..lol. oh and is there really a point in going to 4.5 over 4.4? Is there any big jumps in performance..or just the bug fixes in games?

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ohh and yes it does move 2- 5 fps when i drag a window around :(

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Make sure you enable direct 3D Acceleration in the direct X diagnostic tool. Or check that if the hardware acceleration is max out in the advance display property.

Good Luck.

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ohh and yes it does move 2- 5 fps when i drag a window around :(

your GPU is not initialised properly .... you gotta know this ... its different from nV .... there are 2 Ati services installed ... both have to be set to automatic start !!!!!!

2nd you must reinstall or upgrade you motherboards driver else the driver can't detect the card ...

3rd ... no, no real need to get 4.5

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ok ty...i just took a loritab soo i think im gonna wait till the morning till i mess with this thing...ohh and i think im gonna go buy a x800 pro anyways, now that i can mod it :D

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FUCK IT!!!! im sticking with 4.4 ive done everything i know...I QUIT!! :knife: :finger:

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WOW X800? Nice. Good luck, to you.

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well i work at compusa and i get an x800 pro for 326.99 and i could get an x800 xt for 406.37 :D but it will still be a while though, and my vid card and system will play anything i throw at it right now anyways

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well i work at compusa and i get an x800 pro for 326.99 and i could get an x800 xt for 406.37 but it will still be a while though, and my vid card and system will play anything i throw at it right now anyways

Wow, great. I assume that you can't wait for the PCI Express standard.

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Eh...I think thats the only thing holding me back....I just got my mobo and i dont really feel like digging it out again for another one, ill prolly wait another good 6 mo. before i upgrade again...maybe we'll see some really nice cards come out from the 3rd party manufacturers...maybe ATI's new card that supports pixel shader 3.0

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Well...now with my legit copy of windows with SP1 ........ cat. 4.5 now decides it wants to be aparty of my comp. family..lol....fuckin ATI better not be tryin to only write their drivers for updated copys of windows :hmm:

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anyone should have SP1 and as soon as SP2 is out anyone should install it ... so basically its quite nice to have this "feature"

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ok...well its time for a new thread 8)

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Recently I bought new video card (R9800SE@pro), and I decided to completely reinstall WindowsXP. I installed WinXP for the first time, installed DX9.0b drivers, Cats 4.7, via hyperion drivers... run 3dmard03... but 3dmark03 would occasionally break... not at some specific test, it used to broke sometimes at 1st test, sometimes at 3rd... When I installed XPSP1 (+ later applied all updates from windowsupdate.com), WITHOUT stupid Via Hyperion drivers, 3dmark works perfect :)

BTW, Hyperion drivers made my computer score 4715 3dmarks compared to 5092 without hyperions.

Another thing... few months ago I had a conversation with Mertsch regarding installation of drivers for Audigy2 card - when updating drivers to EAX443, and the going to Diagnostics of A2 drivers (to detect sound card...) it would say Failed at first test (detection of sound card). Both me and Mertsch said the same thing about how I should update drivers - U did it right that time, but it still would not work! Now, I reinstalled windows from scratch, applied XPSP1 (+ updates from windowsupdate.com), installed drivers in proper order... and it works! Sound card detection works fine now. First time it was probably a little bit broken Windows + XPSP2 (RC1). That XPSP2 RC1 makes windows windows unoperable in some programs (cdrwin3.9 did not work (it workd fine under xpsp1), program from microsoft for defining custom keyboard character layout would not work too...). Hope that will be fixed in final version of XPSP2.

Bye

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