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May 5, 2009 4:36:19 PM

Has anyone got their 4770 to work with Windows 7 RC yet? I tried the drivers on the Sapphire CD to no avail. The Windows 7 Catalyst drivers from the AMD website didn't work either.

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a b U Graphics card
May 5, 2009 4:40:21 PM

your probabbly gonig to have to wait until 9.5 drivers.
May 5, 2009 4:47:03 PM

I found a link to some beta 9.5 drivers and tried to install them manually but they didn't contain support for the 4770 either :( 
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a b U Graphics card
May 5, 2009 4:49:36 PM

the drivers that the 4770 came with were modified 9.5 beta. The 9.5 final will support the 4770 (unless the folks at ati go a bit wonky) but it may be a couple weeks.
a c 130 U Graphics card
a b $ Windows 7
May 5, 2009 6:24:18 PM

daedalus685 said:
the drivers that the 4770 came with were modified 9.5 beta. The 9.5 final will support the 4770 (unless the folks at ati go a bit wonky) but it may be a couple weeks.


Who told you that the drivers are 9.5 Beta drivers ? The model number on my driver disc is 8.12 Beta according to ATI.

Mactronix
a c 130 U Graphics card
a b $ Windows 7
May 5, 2009 6:25:50 PM

Back on course though i decided to wait for the 9.5 official before i even try and install W7.
I downloaded the disc today so i am ordering a spare 80GB drive for W7 while im waiting.

Mactronix
a c 130 U Graphics card
a b $ Windows 7
May 5, 2009 6:28:05 PM

@ droidix
Does the card work without drivers on W7 ? Just in case they make a bolax of teh 9.5's

Mactronix
a b U Graphics card
May 5, 2009 6:35:33 PM

It has been floating aruond on the ati forums for some time that the 4770's were going to come with a modified beta 9.5 driver, or a hacked up 9.4 final. Similar to the drivers the 4890 came with. A few peolpe reported the driver CD came with driver release 8.60, which is 9.4. Not sure if anyone ended up with the beta 9.5 on the CD afterall.

Obviously I don't have a 4770, were the drivers you got really version 8.12 or is that just what the CD said?
May 5, 2009 6:53:50 PM

The driver version included on my disc was 8.60 which I am pretty sure is Catalyst 9.4.
a b U Graphics card
May 5, 2009 6:55:48 PM

it is.
May 5, 2009 6:57:47 PM

mactronix said:
@ droidix
Does the card work without drivers on W7 ? Just in case they make a bolax of teh 9.5's

Mactronix


Yes, I would say "it, works" because it just uses the standard VGA driver so I couldn't get native resolution, no dual-monitor support, and my Windows Experience score as 1.0 :( 

So I guess the for the main purposes (gaming, accelerated playback) of having a 4770 it doesn't work.
a b U Graphics card
May 5, 2009 7:01:16 PM

9.5 should work, in a couple of weeks. Though I am surprised the drivers work in vista and not 7 (do they even work in vista?).
May 5, 2009 7:12:05 PM

daedalus685 said:
9.5 should work, in a couple of weeks. Though I am surprised the drivers work in vista and not 7 (do they even work in vista?).


I don't have Vista so I didn't have a chance to test that, but the ones on the CD at least install in 7 but I don't think the actual driver is being installed, at least according to the Device Manager. Also, Catalyst control center doesn't even load.
a c 130 U Graphics card
a b $ Windows 7
May 5, 2009 7:45:20 PM

daedalus685 said:
It has been floating aruond on the ati forums for some time that the 4770's were going to come with a modified beta 9.5 driver, or a hacked up 9.4 final. Similar to the drivers the 4890 came with. A few peolpe reported the driver CD came with driver release 8.60, which is 9.4. Not sure if anyone ended up with the beta 9.5 on the CD afterall.

Obviously I don't have a 4770, were the drivers you got really version 8.12 or is that just what the CD said?



Obviously i can only go on whats printed on the CD. Who knows whats really on any CD ?
All i know is what it says and it dosent say 8.60 anywher on the disc. Its possable the numbers came up wrong, if you know of better places to find out whats what then have a look and see what 8.560 comes up as, Thats what my disc says is on it. I tried differant results and some said 9.2 but more said 8.12 so thats what i went with.

Mactronix
a b U Graphics card
May 5, 2009 7:53:33 PM

Well,i just mean is the version on the CD what installed when you loaded it up? or did you not bother using those drivers?

Obviously without trying to isntall what is on the CD you cant really look at the version.. though i suppose you could search through the files for version info.. not a particularly useful expendature of time though.. I know I just toss the CD's aside and hit the net when I get a new part :D . But I didn't think 9.4 regular worked properly with the 4770.
May 5, 2009 7:55:20 PM

daedalus685 said:
But I didn't think 9.4 regular worked properly with the 4770.



They don't, the only ones that work are the drivers on the CD (but not in Windows 7).
May 5, 2009 8:04:12 PM

out of curiosity what verson are you using 32 or 64-bit? I'm sure ATI should have drivers that work from win 7 beta.
May 5, 2009 8:06:06 PM

IzzyCraft said:
out of curiosity what verson are you using 32 or 64-bit? I'm sure ATI should have drivers that work from win 7 beta.


64 bit
a b U Graphics card
a b $ Windows 7
May 5, 2009 8:22:32 PM

Compatibility mode?
May 5, 2009 8:50:05 PM

daship said:
Compatibility mode?

Having the same issue. Just got the 4770 and installed the Windows 7 Rc1.

None of the drivers work with the card.

HELP!
May 5, 2009 8:52:53 PM

dont use windows 7 for a month to wait for ati to update drivers?
May 5, 2009 9:43:34 PM

IzzyCraft said:
dont use windows 7 for a month to wait for ati to update drivers?


That makes too much sense. Its good that Microsoft is making 7 available to all via Beta and the RC but for their partners it must be somewhat of a headache in that they're being held to account for driver support for an OS in Beta and RC. You're fortunate if you get working drivers in a few weeks ...and you probably will.

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May 6, 2009 10:05:13 AM
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http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx

from here http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1052031/amd-re...

Quote:
AMD HAS ANNOUNCED that its video graphics driver for Windows 7 has received Windows Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL) certification.

This means that punters who run Windows and own ATI Radeon HD 2000, HD 3000, and HD 4000 series products using the ATI Catalyst software suite can be 100 percent Windows 7 ready, if they want to be.

The Microsoft WHQL certified graphics drivers for Windows 7 are found here and a fully unified WHQL-certified driver supporting Windows Vista and Windows 7 is planned for the release of ATI Catalyst 9.5 later in May.

Apparently AMD is feeling particularly smug after the Vole approved its drivers on the first day of testing
a c 130 U Graphics card
a b $ Windows 7
May 6, 2009 7:50:03 PM

Hang on what worked exactly ? Which drivers specifically did you use ?
I got linked to the driver choosing page, OS then Type of card then model. Still no 4770 listed.
So which drivers did you use ?

Any idea if they will work on XP as well ? I would like to test them in the XP enviroment as well to bench the upgrade properly.

Mactronix
May 6, 2009 9:16:39 PM

mactronix said:
Hang on what worked exactly ? Which drivers specifically did you use ?
I got linked to the driver choosing page, OS then Type of card then model. Still no 4770 listed.
So which drivers did you use ?

Any idea if they will work on XP as well ? I would like to test them in the XP enviroment as well to bench the upgrade properly.

Mactronix


The ones date 5/5/2009 here:

http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx?driver=...

They won't work in XP though since Vista/7's driver model is radically different.
a c 130 U Graphics card
a b $ Windows 7
May 6, 2009 9:39:14 PM

Got them
Thanks

Mactronix
May 8, 2009 8:43:17 PM

I just installed my Radeon 4770 on my Windows 7 32-Bit RC1 system, worked great. Here is my step by step:

1. Installed card

After restarting Windows will use the Generic drive and you can't change the resolution etc. ... continue ...

2. Put the CD in that came with your card
3. Right click computer and access "Device Manager"
4. Expand "Display Adapters"
5. Right click on the device and select "Update Driver Software"
6. Select Browse your computer
7. Select "Let me pick..."
8. Click "Have disk"

At this point you want to browse through the CD that came with you card to the following place:

D:\Vista\Packages\Drivers\Display\LH_INF

Select the INF file "CL_78299" and install. It should show you Radeon 4770. Restart and you are set.

Mine installed perfectly and scored a 6.4 on the graphics rating in W7RC1.

Hope this helps!
May 9, 2009 11:10:50 AM

christopherknapp said:

At this point you want to browse through the CD that came with you card to the following place:


There are newer Windows 7 drivers on the AMD's website (32 bit link):

http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx?driver=...

I had a roughly 200 mark increase in 3dmark06 score with the newer drivers. Also, with this package you just download and run it, no manual install required.
May 9, 2009 11:51:05 AM

Awesome, I will try those. Thanks a lot. :) 
May 15, 2009 12:57:57 AM

I just downloaded and ran the Windows 7 64 bit drivers from game.amd.com and they finally worked fine. I can now use the full 1920x1200 resolution of my monitor and windows recognizes I have a HD4770 card.

May 15, 2009 2:46:55 AM

I just bought a 4770 and installed the WHQL 9.5 drivers available from XFX (Vista 64). A few days later I installed Win 7 on top of Vista and had no problems with the drivers. I didn't need to update them or reinstall, and games play just fine.
May 21, 2009 1:33:27 AM

I've got the updated drivers (5/15) and am running 64 bit, but I can't see 'Display Manager' in CCC. This was one of its coolest features, and now its just gone from the menu. Has anyone else dealt with this?
a c 130 U Graphics card
a b $ Windows 7
May 21, 2009 6:51:38 AM

This card runs so much better under W7 than it does under XP. Must be optimised more for it i guess ?

Mactronix
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