There's the ATI XP Driver near the bottom of the page, the 10_7 agp hotfix for win 32bit and the Catalyst AGP hotfix.
I read that hotfixes are actually drivers so I would assume that installing 2 on the same system would be dumb... right?
Right now, I think I only have installed the Catalyst AGP hotfix from AMD's site, but I've been getting a BSOD every now and again (ati2cqag.dll error) so I'm thinking my graphics card isn't being recognized properly by my computer. (I think.)
Also- I'm running on XP SP2. I read that possibly updating to SP3 might help the BSODs. Should I attempt to upgrade now or uninstall my graphics driver, install SP3 then re-install the graphics driver(s)?
I'm about to install SP3 (after finding the AMD fix on HP's website so SP3 doesn't completely screw me like the last time.)
My question is: is the the 10_7 the latest one? Because when I clicked on the top one (the AMD Catalyst hotfix that takes you offsite to the AMD page) that one is newer. Is it something else, or is it also a driver? If so, wouldn't that one be the latest one?
When you have BSOD, the card might have a physical problem, especially when it is AGP, which must be very old. Did you try uninstall the driver, and install the older (and still working) driver? If the same BSOD persists, it might be a sign for you to get a new card. It happened to my wife's 5 year-old dell, and the AGP video card had a blown-up capacitor. I had hard time finding a replacement, since there are not whole lot of AGP card in the market any longer.
Actually the card itself is super new- I bought it less than 6 months ago. It's one of the best AGP cards you can get (I posted a thread here and got the excellent advice of the community on which one to pick) so I don't think the age of the card is hindering it.
But I'm thinking that it very probably doesn't like the "up-to-date" drivers offered on the AMD website. I installed SP3 and re-installed the latest AGP driver (using auto-detect) from the site and the BSOD's still pop up. I find it happens most especially when I put the computer to sleep and wake it up, but the BSODs aren't specific to that issue.
Anyway, I'll try installing one of the older Hotfixes from the HiS site and we'll see what happens.