One of the feedback postings on newegg says the following:
FOUND DRIVERS! WORKS!
Reviewed By: Spirithdmc on 3/13/2008 Tech Level: average - Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
This user purchased this item from Newegg.com
Pros: Download the drivers from VisionTek website! Their drivers work with Media Center - XP & Vista! Vista Experience Rating of 5.9!!
Cons: None - now! Terrible support from H.I.S.
So, I would say download from H.I.S. website first. If that doesnt work then try ATI website.
I would uninstall the drivers just before you shut down your system to remove the old video card. Use the control panel/add/remove program menu. That should do it. Install the new one and turn your system back on and install the new ATI drivers. If you think of it, download the new drivers before you remove your old card so you can see better.
No, it's got nothing to do with Cat 7.9. It only mentions it as a solution to AGP problems with Cat 7.9 and newer drivers. It's a standalone driver so remove your previous drivers before installing these. I know the Cat 8.1 hotfix drivers worked well. Not sure on these newer 8.3's. But I'd forget HIS drivers or regular Catalyst drivers and only use the hotfix drivers. You will have to dowload CCC seperately as this hotfix is just the display drivers. Get the correct CCC. here is 8.3 - http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx?p=xp/ra...
Hi, sorry for the bump, but I finally got the card and put it in. The drivers installed without a hitch (8.3 failed for some reason, but 8.1 had no trouble); the only question is, how do I install Microsoft .NET framework 2.0?
The Catalyst Control Center requires it, and the one installation file for the .NET thing I found failed to initialize installation.
*NM the no hitch part, I don't know if ther are any problems. For some reason, device manager is displaying that PCI 7 slot is getting used twice. One is by the Radeon card, other is listed as unknown pci device.
**** O.K.; I am feeling silly now. I found the right .Net Framework installation file, installed it, and Catalyst is working fine now. Nevermind about the temperature question, found the monitor.
Second question is still about that PCI device in device manager. Did I install it wrong? What is causing that that card to show up twice in the same slot, one named, other unknown? Should I reinstall the Catalyst driver or should I just disable the unknown device in the manager?