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R9 270x Drivers not working on vista

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December 26, 2013 11:17:48 AM

So I recently got a Gigabyte R9 270x. I went to the AMD site and downloaded the correct AMD catalyst driver installer thing. Apparently it didn't recognize my card. I went into the device control panel and it isn't there. However, everything is plugged in correctly, the fans on the card are spinning, I have a 750 watt PSU, and I went into bios and my Asrock Extreme 4 says that the PCI-E slot has the card in it and bios properly recognizes it. This leads me to believe it is Vista's fault. I have uninstalled the AMD software numerous times and re installed it.

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December 26, 2013 3:02:07 PM

make sure all of power cable (6+2pin) to your graphic card is properly plugged..unplug and plug it once more again to make it sure..
and try to reseat your graphic card..
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December 27, 2013 9:56:05 AM

Quaddro said:
make sure all of power cable (6+2pin) to your graphic card is properly plugged..unplug and plug it once more again to make it sure..
and try to reseat your graphic card..


I have done this already numerous times. (Un Plugging and plugging that is.) How would you go about resetting your card?
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December 27, 2013 9:58:15 AM

Quaddro said:
make sure all of power cable (6+2pin) to your graphic card is properly plugged..unplug and plug it once more again to make it sure..
and try to reseat your graphic card..


If you are talking about removing and reseating the card, I have done that as well
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December 27, 2013 10:34:19 AM

Also I just did it again to make sure, tried another PCI-E slot and still no luck. Windows recognizes it as a standard VGA adapter and tries to install the drivers for it but it fails. Device manager recognizes my Intel 4000 graphics, but my card as only a generic. Catalyst control center also says no setting can be configured when I open it. I dont know if this helps but I am also using the HDMI port on my card for this monitor and it is working fine.
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December 27, 2013 12:30:38 PM

what driver number are you useing?
it must be 13.12 amd did not support vista since 13.4 and they got a lot of hate mail so now it looks like the 13.12 driver showes vista support [unless they just put that there to stop all the vista users hate mail]
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December 27, 2013 5:14:11 PM

wow thats pertty extreme i'm useing vista and a amd card right now and its all good you may regrett getting that 8 if anything you should have got 7 wile its still around but i was waiting for you to post so we could of tryed a few thing
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December 27, 2013 6:42:09 PM

Do you have any remedies whilst I wait on 8? Itll be a while until I get it. But I actually love windows 8, ive had a lot of experience with it.
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December 27, 2013 7:09:02 PM

15atlewis said:
But I actually love windows 8, ive had a lot of experience with it.

WOW

Another vista user (victim?) here and so far no significant driver problems. And 13.12 does work

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December 27, 2013 7:47:22 PM

ya lets start from scratch..... first down load the 13.12 driver to a folder on your desktop then --- remove all the cards drivers and software [like msi afterburner, or some kinda add on programs] to were when you reboot all the card has to run on is the defult windows display driver [windows defult display driver wount do any heavy stuff] and check if things seem to be in order. if so go to device manager-display- right click your card - propertys - driver - it should be provider microsoft--- if so load the new cards driver and follow prompts to restart back to desktop
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December 27, 2013 7:50:03 PM

I trust you have Service Pack 2 by now?

Edit - Vista is fine with a few Tweaks. Same as 8 / 8.1
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December 27, 2013 7:54:04 PM

smeezkitty your a stinker theres nothing wrong with vista it just got a bad rap as 8-8.1 but now for me it work well .. if it was still bad or somthing i would have moved on from it by now i do know it pisses bill off due to i anit buying his new software.. happy
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December 27, 2013 8:01:30 PM

hay if this is an intel board be sure that the onboard/chip graphics are disabled i just reread your first posts and when you went to device manager and your card was not there then what did it show as the display device?? [i'm a amd guy so i almost missed that ]
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December 27, 2013 8:10:44 PM

yes thats a good point if this is a new install of vista seeing how bill dont send you the right updates in the correct order as he did with mine and that gave me alot of bsod issues and stuff... with amd and windows amd relyes alot on .net to and that will come from bill all screw up.. good point simmons33
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December 27, 2013 8:45:27 PM

its getting late here so just one more thing till i get to check back with ya in the AM..... if theres still an issue with the ccc install or if it may be that you dont have vista fully updated yet try startlng over like in the steps above but this time do a costom install and when it shows the items that you can choose to install uncheck all but the driver and see cause if the added ccc things [hydravision and all] may be a cause of things not doing right. then check the card just on the amd driver and if it seems good you may or may not install the rest one at a time to fond witch one is failing... ... i'll check back when the suns back up
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December 27, 2013 8:45:55 PM

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smeezkitty your a stinker theres nothing wrong with vista it just got a bad rap as 8-8.1 but now for me it work well .. if it was still bad or somthing i would have moved on from it by now i do know it pisses bill off due to i anit buying his new software.. happy


Relax it was a joke. Vista isn't that bad but 7 is more streamlined.
But I still cannot stand 8

The biggest problem with Vista was they stated the minimum RAM is 512MB when it should have been 1 GB.
That led to many underpowered OEM systems.
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December 27, 2013 10:05:42 PM

I'll follow all these steps in the morning, thanks for the help guys. And I'm not going to rat on vista but for my experience it is quite a cranky operating system and the slightest things seem to offset it. But hey, that's your preference!
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December 28, 2013 5:42:26 AM

smeezekitty i know you were joken , its cool thats how i took it. did not mean to make my come back look like i was mad ,sorry, and ya that microsoft like the outher venders seem to want to kill off the desktop and make everything for a tablet/ cell phone first and the decktop is now just a afterthought. theres nothing that windows 8/8.1 has that i would want , like ,use, and makes my want to go buy it at all.
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January 19, 2014 4:49:08 PM

I am having the same issue here. All my hardware is good on drivers and compatability, and my CPU even doesnt have onboard graphics so its not that, but my device manager is not picking up my card. My OLD graphics card runs fine still. I just uninstalled my old graphics card drivers and im trying to reinstall the 270x with the drivers directly from their website first and not the CD that they sent me like last time. I'll let you know if anything GOOD happens, if not, assume the worst...

Sucks when you buy a graphics card and it doesnt recognize... you are so excited and then your bubble gets majorly popped when you cant play those games you were looking forward too ;) 
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January 19, 2014 4:53:44 PM

To clarify, I have Vista 64bit OS and when I first installed it wouldn't open up the AMD Catalyst Control Center saying there are no AMD products to open for. Im not sure if your card uses the same program, as mine is a Vapor-X SAPPHIRE card but you are experiencing the SAME issue I am.
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January 19, 2014 4:56:16 PM

Now it keeps telling me "failed to recognize detection driver" and wont even install the drivers...
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January 19, 2014 6:48:39 PM

15atlewis said:
I'll follow all these steps in the morning, thanks for the help guys. And I'm not going to rat on vista but for my experience it is quite a cranky operating system and the slightest things seem to offset it. But hey, that's your preference!


Nothing works for me! Did getting windows 8 solve your problem? I've tried everything except a re-format.
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January 20, 2014 6:20:02 AM

It did solve the problem. I'm enjoying windows 8, the charms menu is a bit dumb, and I don't have a start button which is annoying but none the less I do like it.
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January 20, 2014 6:20:05 AM

It did solve the problem. I'm enjoying windows 8, the charms menu is a bit dumb, and I don't have a start button which is annoying but none the less I do like it.
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January 20, 2014 11:51:35 AM

15atlewis said:
It did solve the problem. I'm enjoying windows 8, the charms menu is a bit dumb, and I don't have a start button which is annoying but none the less I do like it.


Hmm, I think im going to RMA because I don't want to buy a new OS. I like Vista. They said it works with Vista, it should work!! I am going to go with a different card :p 
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September 16, 2014 3:38:00 AM

I had this same issue. Partial work around was to install the display adapter driver manually in device manager via right click. This is where you click on "I have disc" and then browse to the folder where the device drivers are. The device driver itself is a special file, it's not a set of software package like AMD drivers. Easiest way to find this for the Gigabyte is on their software CD that comes with the card. Although for some reason Gigabyte R9 270 only has drivers for XP and Windows 7, but not Vista.... so I just used the XP one.

By doing this, it forces windows to use that driver for the display adaptor if it is recognizing it only as VGA generic. But this doesn't operate beyond shader 3.0 even if my card is shader 5.0, so that's the other issue in Vista.

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