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Video Drivers: WHY AREN'T THEY WORKING?

QuidQuid Definitely not a bananaRegistered User regular
edited December 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
So I need to reinstall the video drivers for my laptop. It's an Acer Travelmate 8204. Below is the option I picked for download.
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Upon unzipping there are multiple install programs none of which have actually installed new video drivers, only display drivers.

Am I just missing the most obvious shit or something?

And for reference the 8210 only offers drivers for Vista as does the v8.332.

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    BlenderBlender Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    try direct from ati? what do you think the difference between video and display drivers are?

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    QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    ATI won't let me download them. And when I open the graphic's control center it shows everything as v6.14, not 8.2.

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    DrFrylockDrFrylock Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Display drivers are video drivers. They're the same thing.

    According to my research, you have an ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 in there, which is a low-power/notebook version of the Radeon. It used to be that ATI's universal driver suite (Catalyst) did not support Mobility Radeons and that you were required to get all driver updates from your notebook manufacturer. Hacks worked around this in certain cases. I believe this may have changed for some notebooks. I can't understand why ATI would not "allow" you to download the Catalyst drivers, anybody can download them.

    You just go here:

    http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html

    Click your platform, select "Mobility Radeon X1600" and go to town. Of course, my research may have been wrong and you may have a slightly different graphics card in that laptop so double check of course.

    The mismatched versions don't necessarily mean something bad - often, the version number assigned by a laptop vendor won't match the Catalyst version, which in turn won't perfectly match the version timestamped into the various driver .dlls that show up in Windows' Device Manager (although for the latter there's usually a correlation, like the Catalyst version number will be in the .dll version number somewhere).

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    QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    That's the first site I went to actually. It only allows me to download the Installation Verification Software which then decides whether or not I can actually download the drivers. And it says no.

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    DrFrylockDrFrylock Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Ah, OK, then ATI has decided to only support catalyst for certain vendors. It used to be they didn't do it at all.

    So you installed the drivers, and now you have drivers installed. What exactly is the problem you're having (and why didn't you download the newer 8.332 version listed on your screenshot?)

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    QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    The 8.332 is for Vista and I use XP.

    Essentially I'm just trying to get Team Fortress 2 to work on my computer again. It worked fine before I had to replace my hard drive but now it says my drivers are old. If I start it anyway it's unplayable.

    After downloading the drivers from acer I get a folder filled with multiple install programs. I've picked the one that says in the install that it installs the display drivers, but they're still considered old and TF2 still does not work.

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    BlenderBlender Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    you might be able to adapt these instructions for the current release
    http://www.notebookforums.com/showthread.php?p=1937458#post1937458

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    QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Alright, I fixed it. I came across this site.

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