Forgive my technical ignorance, I will attempt to lay out the issue the best that I can. (Please do not respond to this message if, as I have seen in other threads, your answer is "get a newer card". Some of us are on a fixed income and just buying stuff to fix problems is not possible.)
First, the computer: I have an old Dell Dimension 4600i, Pentium 4 2.80Ghz with 4k RAM, running Windows XP Home (5.1, build 2600). Power supply is unknown, running DirectX 9.0.
In this machine, installed quite some time ago, is the ATI Radeon HD 2400 Series (Chip type ATI Radeon Graphics Processer AGP (0x94C4)). 512mb RAM.
This card is installed in the PCI bus 1, device 0, function 0 ... if that means anything.
Ok.. so there are some games that I can play with no issues so the card seems to work just fine. Although most, if not all the time, the settings have to be on 'minimum' or 'low'... losing the details, etc. Not an issue.
Having said that, now I have another application that I'd like to run and I was having difficulty. I tried to update my driver from ati2dvag.dll (ver. 6.14.0010.7200 on 5/24/2011) to whatever is current, the download/install always hangs up.
Now, when I restart my computer I get this message:
WARNING: The Catalyst® Control Center is not supported by the driver version of your enabled graphics adapter. Please update your ATI graphics driver, or enable your ATI adapter using the Displays Manager.
I'm not sure where to go with this. I would like to install whatever updated driver would work with such an old card so that I would be able to take full advantage of what little I can.
Any help would be immensely appreciated.