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#1 mwentosana

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:53

Hi.

I've been using Win 8 CP for the past weeks now. Apart from the metro UI, which I find kinda annoying, the OS moves really smooth, a lot more than Win 7 and that's why I want to stick with it.

However, I seem to have some problems with my video card, a ATI Radeon HD 4250. I am using a laptop, so it's a integrated video card, but I never had any problems with it using Win 7. When I try to play any 3D game I have these horrible artifacts and glitches that make the game unplayable. I installed Win 7 in dual boot to test if it was hardware related, but there seems to be no problem if I run games from it.

I tried old drivers, the new Win 8 CP driver and googled this issue a lot, but to no avail.

Does anybody have any clue to what changes I should make to fix this?


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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:56

Difficult to fix beta problems, AMD released some win 8 drivers iirc, apart from that not sure what else to suggest

#3 OP mwentosana

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:02

I tried those drivers again and again. They don't fix this because my video card is not suported, I think.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:10

I'd give MS and AMD an email, see what they have to say, quite possible like you say they have not added support for your card yet

Only other suggestion would be installing the Win 7 drivers in compatibility mode, you might get a better result with them

#5 Aergan

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:31

You'll have to wait for future driver support I'm afraid. I have the same issue with an RS700 based motherboard (Ati HD 3200 Integrated) that I was trying to test Media Center and HTPC roles on with Windows 8 CP.

If it's anything like with Windows 7, we'll be waiting until shortly after retail dates.

#6 DaRkMaDnEsS

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:38

i have a problem with some old games as well like red alert 2 (I use Nvidia)

works fine on win 7 i guess we all should wait until all the mess is solved

#7 Zain Adeel

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:42

I have to say this.
im using windows 8 now.

and its sad to see that the beta is not supported as well as windows 7 beta was supported.

i have an Nvidia card and photoshop is crashing all the time. Nvidia or AMD are not showing the support they should show. I really don't understand why. Same with some other apps. When windows 7 beta came out.. all of the softwares released software for windows 7 beta within a month. but here i cant see any..

#8 Excelsis

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:51

You guys expect them to support old hardware? The HD4000 and 200 series cards aren't 1.2 WDDM capable (requires DX11 HW support) so it's probably not in their priority list.

If it makes you guys feel any better, I have a 4890 and it works fine in W8, except for Aero Peek's animation being black until it's done, at which point it becomes transparent as its supposed to be.
So support for lower end HW WILL come. When? Eh, who knows.

I don't remember them supporting W7 all that well back then, either. I remember using Vista drivers for the most part, although my memory isn't the greatest so... I might be wrong.

#9 djnv2010

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:53

only thing i hated on my pc about win 8cp is my ati radeon 5570 card &or drivers made my 1920 X 1080 monitor have a black top bottom and sides bar around the "frame" of my desktop...resolution was set correctly...i could not fix it so i uninstalled...works fine on my intel graphics laptop and and my old nvidia gt 6 something, lol...

Also, i tried the iso install from dvd and the download install, seems certain settings are missing and or different from the iso install, anyone else notice there seems to be differences between the 2 install options?

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:58

only thing i hated on my pc about win 8cp is my ati radeon 5570 card &or drivers made my 1920 X 1080 monitor have a black top bottom and sides bar around the "frame" of my desktop...resolution was set correctly...i could not fix it so i uninstalled...works fine on my intel graphics laptop and and my old nvidia gt 6 something, lol...

Also, i tried the iso install from dvd and the download install, seems certain settings are missing and or different from the iso install, anyone else notice there seems to be differences between the 2 install options?


You could have fixed that by using the scaling option in CCC ;)

So long as you were using the win 8 drivers

#11 OP mwentosana

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 13:07

Thank you for all the responses.

I installed the current Win 7 drivers for my card using compatibility mode, but there is no change. CCC won't even show me proper controls in and mode( advanced/standard), just tabs related to battery performance and power plans, just like with the Win 8 driver.

I'll send an email to both companies, but I don't believe they'll help me much or get this fixed anytime soon.

#12 Descartes

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 13:19

You guys expect them to support old hardware? The HD4000 and 200 series cards aren't 1.2 WDDM capable (requires DX11 HW support) so it's probably not in their priority list.

I don't expect them to force everyone without a DX11 card to buy a new one in order to be able to play Minecraft or Unreal Tournament '99 kind of games in Windows 8.

#13 MrWhistler

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 13:20

well if it helps you, my motherboard has Integrated ATI Radeon™ HD 4250 GPU, while I was waiting for my other video card to be exchanged I installed windows 8 just using the onboard 4250, windows 8 installed a driver for me, I even used it to play gta iv, never had a hitch!

#14 Excelsis

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 13:22

I don't expect them to force everyone without a DX11 card to buy a new one in order to be able to perform everyday tasks in Windows 8.


You shouldnt expect a BETA to have proper support of old HW is all I'm saying. Once the retail hits, it will be fine. My 4890 doesn't support DX11 either and it works fine in Games.
AMD still supports AGP cards on W7, so HD3000/4000 series cards will be supported in W8, it's a given. It's just not on their priority list right now.

#15 Descartes

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 13:26

You shouldnt expect a BETA to have proper support of old HW is all I'm saying.


Ah, I see that now. I was too hasty to post, sorry.