Topic Title: Do I have the correct Driver
Topic Summary: Updating from XP to Win 7 - need correct driver
Created On: 12/09/2013 01:42 PM
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 12/09/2013 01:42 PM
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I'm updating a 6 year old computer from Win XP to Win 7. I had a problem with ATI drivers on an upgrade on another computer and want to make sure that I'm on the right track before I get myself in trouble.

The system being upgraded has an ATI X1950 graphics card. The Win 7 compatibility Advisor tells me to download a new version of the Catalyst Control Center.

I went to the AMD site:http://support.amd.com/en-us/download

I entered the necessary info and downloaded: 10-2_legacy_vista32-64_dd_ccc.exe

I then checked the release notes at: http://www2.ati.com/relnotes/catalyst_102_release_notes.pdf

These notes made no mention of support for the X1950.

Therefore, I'm worried about compatibility.

Do I have the correct package? If not, can you direct me to the correct package?

 

 12/09/2013 02:10 PM
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Windows 7 requires a card that supports WDDM 1.1....DX10. The 1950 series is a WDDM 1.0...DX9. So no..it's not compatible.



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 12/09/2013 02:53 PM
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Originally posted by: stumped Windows 7 requires a card that supports WDDM 1.1....DX10. The 1950 series is a WDDM 1.0...DX9. So no..it's not compatible.

 

Bullshit.

 

@OP: You indeed need that 10-2_legacy_vista32-64_dd_ccc.exe. There is no newer and there never will be. Keep in mind that you'll lose plenty of gaming performance if you switch to 7 unless you have a fast multicore CPU.



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 12/10/2013 11:21 AM
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Originally posted by: Eydee
Originally posted by: stumped Windows 7 requires a card that supports WDDM 1.1....DX10. The 1950 series is a WDDM 1.0...DX9. So no..it's not compatible.

 

 

 

 

Bullshit.

 

 

 

@OP: You indeed need that 10-2_legacy_vista32-64_dd_ccc.exe. There is no newer and there never will be. Keep in mind that you'll lose plenty of gaming performance if you switch to 7 unless you have a fast multicore CPU.

 

 

Thank-you for the help.

Gaming performance isn't an issue for me. I'm not a gamer so I should be OK. In addition, it's a secondary computer.

Thanks again. I'll proceed with the update.

 12/10/2013 02:33 PM
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If that computer is PCI Express and not AGP I would suggest upgrading the graphics card to something like the HD 5450. They can be found for under $20 new, and are fully supported.

If, however, that machine is AGP based, I would strongly advise you to upgrade the entire system.

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 12/11/2013 10:46 AM
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Originally posted by: black_zion If that computer is PCI Express and not AGP I would suggest upgrading the graphics card to something like the HD 5450. They can be found for under $20 new, and are fully supported. If, however, that machine is AGP based, I would strongly advise you to upgrade the entire system.

The board is PCIe.

If the old drivers will work and I'm not concerned about gaming, what is the advantage in upgrading the graphics card?

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