Not much to report, other than the AGP issue (blank icons/SMARTGART) in 7.8 seems to be fixed. Some people are still having trouble with the Catalyst Control Center, but I tend to avoid that application anyway.
I can't seem to get anything past 7.7 to install with my Radeon 2400HD. Both 7.8 and 7.9 stop installing and say harware requirements aqre not met, yet my system meets or exceeds system requirements for the card. Anyone else have similar issues installing the update?
I have an AGP Sapphire Radeon 1600 Pro in an older Athlon XP system.
Two days ago:
Not knowing about the issue and still working off of 7.2, without really thinking about it or researching it, I decided to update to the latest (7.9) drivers. Bad decision! 3D was broken. After a bit of research, I discovered I was not alone and Downloaded 7.7 drivers and installed. 3D works again. I guess they are paying less attention to AGP users and focusing more and more on PCIE only.
I have tried to install 7.9 on my AGP Radeon 9800XT 256 mb card and the drivers don't seem to want to take hold. I have removed the old drivers before running the setup.exe file but for some reason my computer still does not see the new drivers. In order for me to get my card working I have to use drivers available through Windows Update that are 3 years old. Any tips on how to fix this? Do I just use the 7.7 drivers?
Just read this and thought id put my experience across- ive been running fine on 7.8 for a while now, but when i installed 7.9, it created an issue whereby anything requiring Direct3D would refuse to run. Ths is where the problems begin! Using their procedure for removing an old version and installing a new one seems to be ok on the whole. Its the other way round thats the problem- downgrading! I put it back to what i had before (7.8), and suddenly a load of the desktop icons are missing, and the drivers completely crash after a second reboot. So, scrapped that, went to 7.7. CCC wouldn't open. Ended up going right back to 7.6 before i got any joy. There's got to be an issue with downgrading.
I have a ATI All-In-Wonder 2006 PCI Express edition video card and for some reason i decide to check for an update.
I installed 7.9 and it works kind of fine, I started playing with the advanced setting like I did on 7.8 and it put lines through my game (Anarchy Online). I turned the setting down and it seemed to fix my game problem but now when I Alt+Tab to Windows then back to my game, my computer shuts down like I pressed the power button. Might have to download the old drivers again and install them and wait for a fix or something.
Well I seem to have a solution... as per the ATI TweakGuide...
Very good guide too. I suggest spending time with it... gets the most out of a good thing.
Decided to apply driver v7.7 from the ATI site... just the driver, no CCCentre. As ATI said for X1950 to stick with v7.7 till their v7.9 is ironed out...lol.
Then Applied the ATI Tray Tool...
Now all is good and able to Overclock safely.. it is a very good solution and at least nearer to an update than I had before
I just can't make Radeon2600XT AGP work with my old Athlon system (1700+, VIAKT400).
It refuses to work in Direct3D, although works fine in OPENGL.
Ive tried Catalyst 7.10 and also some other later packs, but I havent succeed. Does anyone can advise me how to solve this issue?
I have the same problem, radeon 2600XT on agp and via kt600. I wasnt able to make it going with bundled drivers 8.1, then i tried the new ones, 8.2 and it wasnt even possible to install them. After reading some posts at phorums i tried to install the old omega drivers (dont know the number), it works....just. The problem is Direct3D is working, but is generating quite a lot of fragments and due to benchmark(3Dmark 2001, Itried installing newer version 2005... didnt suceed) I ran, seems slow.
Im going to try to clean the drivers and install catalyst 7.9, and then 8.2. If that doesnt help, i might make a complete windows reinstallation, and install the drivers on a clean system.
Im hoping that will work.
BTW: Ive read that via chipsets(especially via kt400) are problematic with these new radeons.
At this moment I can only advise you to try different versions of catalyst and omega drivers, always after uninstalling graphic driver make sure they are all gone (use driver cleaner) and make windows install its standard vga driver from the installation cd.