Topic Title: win8 legacy drivers for hd3200&hd3450?
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 02/03/2014 09:27 AM
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narc
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Hello,

I recently upgraded from Vista to Win8. I didn't research driver compatibility beforehand. I notice now the hd3*** series is not fully supported with Win8 drivers. I have an onboard HD3200 chip and a pci-e HD3450 card. Crossfire isn't activated. Both give a signal now on the correct resolution, I think with wddm 1.1 drivers from Windows. But f.e. flashvideo playback is extremely difficult.

Is there a legacy driver I can use? I can't find this specific configuration in the driver and download center.

Thanks all!

 03/03/2014 04:56 AM
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Hm, not too many answers

Found this and will try shortly:

http://forums.amd.com/game/messageview.cfm?catid=440&threadid=162104&enterthread=y

 03/03/2014 04:48 PM
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That one should work if you have 8 vanilla. If you have 8.1, there is no official driver. Some people report partial success with older (pre-8) drivers but there is nothing that is confirmed. You may as well try FLEM which is supposed to be able to add 8.1 support to legacy drivers, but I never tried that functionality.



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 03/03/2014 05:16 PM
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Best solution: HD 5450 for $20. Is supported by modern drivers, has twice the power of your 3450, and consumes less power.

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 03/04/2014 05:13 AM
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Originally posted by: black_zion Best solution: HD 5450 for $20. Is supported by modern drivers, has twice the power of your 3450, and consumes less power.

False. The best solution is installing Windows 7.



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 03/05/2014 12:23 PM
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Originally posted by: Eydee
Originally posted by: black_zion Best solution: HD 5450 for $20. Is supported by modern drivers, has twice the power of your 3450, and consumes less power.

 

False. The best solution is installing Windows 7.

 

Thanks for the replies! Both options are valid. I don't have a Win7 licence though, which would be more than the €28 for the 5450 in the Netherlands.

 

 03/06/2014 05:49 PM
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Linux is a good choice as well. It's free, open source drivers are very decent now and you can do anything except for serious gaming. Something you can't do with that hardware anyway.



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 03/06/2014 05:55 PM
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True, and the most popular home version, Ubuntu, looks quite a bit like the traditional Windows. The largest problem usually comes with wireless drivers.

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Received my 5450 today. Works perfectly! The UI seems more snappy and the drivers installed without problems. Thanks for the advice!

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