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#31 Wakers

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:28

It's your card. The drivers work just fine for my 6850 - but your card is one of the newest on the market, it barely works properly on Windows 7 yet, let alone Win8.


#32 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 17:00

It's your card. The drivers work just fine for my 6850 - but your card is one of the newest on the market, it barely works properly on Windows 7 yet, let alone Win8.

Yes, but the nVidia GTX680 drivers work just fine - in both Win7 and Win8, despite no official Win8 driver having been released yet. And even though Win8 is pre-release software there really isn't any reason that it shouldn't be supported properly, given that AMD has had access to the Developer Preview - and no doubt builds before that - for about 6 months now.

#33 Arkose

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:01

I had to install the latest Windows 7 driver manually via Have Disk but after that everything works as expected (except for the Catalyst Control Center which I hardly ever use anyway). It would be nice if AMD would release proper Windows 8 drivers for all supported cards but that's no barrier to gaming on Windows 8 with an ATI/AMD card.

#34 Aineias Eno Guveli

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 23:55

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?

for ati radeon hd 4250 i fix it.

1. download the 64bit drivers for win7
2. right click on the installer
3. troubleshoot compatibillity
4. check troubleshoot program
5. this run in prewius windows
6. check windows 7
7. the setup start

mebye windows in all progres ask you to find and install something check yes

i think have to worck for all that have installer for windows 7 64 bit

for happy life use Linux

#35 Riva

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 23:58

Did you buy it last century?

#36 PGHammer

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:39

I'm on ATI Mobility Radeon 5470, and I seem to have no issues at all.


HD5xxx/6xxx are supported OOTB (including the Mobility variants) - I have an HD5450 (while it's nominally a Mobility part, it's also a bottom-end discrete GPU on the desktop side) which has been supported directly since the Developer Preview. Unless you use specific features in CCC, you may not miss it (even, if not especially, if you're a gamer).

Also, the DX11 issue in Crysis 2 (Windows 8 only) is sorted in the RTM - turns out to be Preview-specific. A fully-upgraded Crysis 2 - DX11 and all - works just fine in any RTM version of Windows 8. (I'm going to do a FRAPS run and upload it this week - since there are doubtless a few doubters.)

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:02

I had the same problem on a Geforce GO 6300. Works perfectly on 7, I ran it on 8 CP and I barely got 1 frame/sec.

Its great to see Microsoft re-releasing Windows Millennium Edition.

#38 TheGreek

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:05

I have the same mobility 4250 and I have artifacts too when I start a 3d game on the release preview (Don't know about RTM)... I want to use win8 but that would be a dealbreaker for me :(

#39 notuptome2004

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:07

I had the same problem on a Geforce GO 6300. Works perfectly on 7, I ran it on 8 CP and I barely got 1 frame/sec.

Its great to see Microsoft re-releasing Windows Millennium Edition.





what does that have to do with Microsoft Blame Nvidia for not supporting such an old GPU anymore in there drivers

#40 Cøi

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:23

Its great to see Microsoft re-releasing Windows Millennium Edition.


Yeah I agree, faulty drivers are totally Microsoft's fault and Microsoft should put more pressure on AMD / NVidia to release old chipset drivers for their outdated Beta Operating Systems.

#41 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:26

I had to install the latest Windows 7 driver manually via Have Disk but after that everything works as expected (except for the Catalyst Control Center which I hardly ever use anyway). It would be nice if AMD would release proper Windows 8 drivers for all supported cards but that's no barrier to gaming on Windows 8 with an ATI/AMD card.

Windows 8 isn't out till October, there's no rush for drivers.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 21:28

I had the same problem on a Geforce GO 6300. Works perfectly on 7, I ran it on 8 CP and I barely got 1 frame/sec.

Its great to see Microsoft re-releasing Windows Millennium Edition.



Yes blame Microsoft for a driver for a video card that is how old and does not have a Win8 driver by nVidia? Yes compeltely Microsoft's fault and we should sue them into oblivion for something they have no control over right? I'm sorry nVidia ended support for your card, even the 304.79 drivers which included GeForce series 6 desktop card support in a driver that supports Windows 7 and 8 in the same package do not support the 6300 Go mobile. As it looks right now witht he 304.79 mobile drivers, only 8 series and newer are supported under the driver for mobile, which if this is the new unified driver, nVidia is officially dropping support for Series 6 and 7 mobiles under Windows 7 and 8 both. Again, shall we sue Microsoft for nVidia's decision? It is very very legacy hardware by now. I had a GeForce 8800 back in 2006, a series 6 is what, 1 to 2 years older? I cannot remember despite having 6600's and 6800's before the 7 series were out. nVidia can choose to stop supporting 6 year old or older products if it becomes too much of a hassle to keep the driver updates going.

Windows 8 isn't out till October, there's no rush for drivers.


Pretty much...when Windows Vista introduced WDDM 1.0 and after it RTM'ed, I remember how people were blowing up a storm because ther were no drives for an OS that wasn't avaiable to the general public for a couple of months. Granted they may have gotten the Business edition from work or Technet/MSDN and were trying to game and sayign how they were entitled to drivers before RTM was available to the masses. Hardawre manufacturers were a bit more ready with Windows 7 than Vista.

#43 ArialBlue

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 21:46

NVIDIA generally has better hardware support. When choosing a GPU to buy, one has to look at more then whether it can run that super cool new game at 2 more FPS than the competition.

#44 Wakers

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:17

I don't agree with that. ATi drivers are just fine for the most part. They also have superior overclocking capabilities, and tend to be more value for money.

High end cards, Nvidia are better.