ATI Radeon 7000 grafic driver

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by runeb, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. runeb

    runeb Guest

    Anybody running a ATI Mobility Radeon 7000 on Vista?

    Rumors have it that ATI might not produce Vista-drivers for this grafic card
    that I have in my IBM X31 Thinkpad - atleast I can't seem to find any news
    about possible coming releases on either ATI/AMD or IBM/Lenovo.

    So, is there any of you out there who knows of a driver that I might use
    instead of the standard Microsoft VGA-driver, that Vista uses - which won't
    allow me to view full screen TV nor play games or the like.

    Thanks in advance,
    runeb, Mar 18, 2007
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    Grant Guest

    ATI are pretty good, if they haven't got a driver now i doubt they will
    produce one, the reason being that i doubt the 7000 passed MS Vista test,
    due to limited RAM etc, so MS will not verify any driver for it.
    Grant, Mar 18, 2007
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    BillD Guest

    Radeon 700, 7200, 7500, 8500, 9000, 9200 drivers are in Vista DVD. Of course
    they doesn't support Aero and they doesn't support the new Vista driver model
    BillD, Mar 18, 2007
  4. runeb

    BillD Guest

    Radeon 7000, 7200, 7500, 8500, 9000, 9200 drivers are in Vista DVD. Of course
    they don't support Aero and they dosn't support the new Vista driver model
    BillD, Mar 18, 2007
  5. runeb

    runeb Guest

    Dear BillD,
    sounds promising, but if i try to replace the driver by directing windows to
    the Vista DVD, it searches the dvd but returns with a message that 'the best
    driver is already installed' - which is 'standard VGA'. Is there another way
    around to install these drivers?
    runeb, Mar 19, 2007
  6. runeb

    BillD Guest

    the driver for ATI Radeon is automatically installed, you don't need search
    for a driver!
    BillD, Mar 19, 2007
  7. runeb

    ThisSucks Guest

    Yeah this totally sucks. I had an nVidia graphics card which burned up so I ended up getting this ATI Radeon 7000 series which probably wont have drivers made for it, that's lame and retarded. - .NET Developer Portal of Choice
    ThisSucks, Mar 30, 2007
  8. The 7000 series is a 6 year old, if not more, video card. Vista should have
    drivers built in for it, though. If not, ATI may come out with some in the
    future. But, there is no telling when...
    Dustin Harper, Mar 30, 2007
  9. runeb

    runeb Guest

    Windows installs a standard-driver that recognises the card as ATI Mobility
    Radeon with 16 mb ram. However, it is not able to run e.g. full screen TV as
    smothly as it was on XP - which I guess is due to the lack of a driver
    capable of allowing the full use of the video card.
    So - I'm truly hoping that you're right, that there will be a release of
    drivers to this card...
    runeb, Apr 2, 2007
  10. runeb

    awbachorski Guest

    There is a graphics driver its the ati catalyst rc1 vista. It works
    though you cannot change the frame buffer size.
    awbachorski, Apr 5, 2007
  11. runeb

    runeb Guest

    well, i tried this package but cant seem to make it work with my radeon
    7000-card... it doesn't contain a specific driver for 7000 - so are you sure
    this one can be used?
    thanks in advance, rune
    runeb, Apr 18, 2007
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