Originally posted by: zapzerap planned obsolescence
+1 for windows8.1 legacy drivers
My 4870 runs everything fine. No need for an upgrade.
My X1650 runs fine too, still I don't QQ for even proper vista drivers, not to mention 8... Old hardware runs best with old software as they were designed to work together. I wonder what 8.x does to you you cannot let go. Going just for the higher version number is not always the best idea.
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