Upgrade Advisor has no Data on ATI X1650 Pro Graphics Card?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by totallygreen, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. totallygreen

    totallygreen Guest

    It's the AGP version and it's supposed to be certified for Windows
    Vista and support Windows Aero.

    The advisor says under the system tab :
    "Your current video card will not support the Windows Aeroâ„¢ user
    experience. Contact your computer manufacturer or retailer to see if
    an upgrade is available. Click here for a list of video cards that
    support Windows Aero"

    The advisor says under the devices tab:
    "There is no compatibility data available for this device. For more
    information, go to the device manufacturer's website or Windows
    Marketplace, or contact your retailer."

    Note: Under the devices tab, it does list the proper name of the
    graphics card - Radeon X1650 Series

    The reason I'm posting this is because I'm having problems installing
    Vista and I before I try again, It would be nice to have the upgrade
    advisor tell me their is no problems. Could this be a warning sign
    that maybe something is not right on my computer? The card works fine
    with Windows XP Pro.

    Also, If a piece of hardware says that it is certified for Vista,
    shouldn't that mean that the advisor has compatability info? Thanks
    for you help. TG
     
    totallygreen, Feb 18, 2007
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  2. Nothing on the web site gives me a warm fuzzy feeling about that video card
    being able to run with Vista.

    The site does NOT display the official MS Vista Ready, MS Vista Compatible
    or any Official MS logo that it will work with Vista. They have their "own"
    logo that says it is.

    Under the GPU Specifications Tab all it says that it is "Windows Logo
    Program Compliant". What the hell does that mean and what does it tell you.
    It tells me nothing.

    http://ati.amd.com/products/RadeonX1650/index.html

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    It's the AGP version and it's supposed to be certified for Windows
    Vista and support Windows Aero.

    The advisor says under the system tab :
    "Your current video card will not support the Windows Aeroâ„¢ user
    experience. Contact your computer manufacturer or retailer to see if
    an upgrade is available. Click here for a list of video cards that
    support Windows Aero"

    The advisor says under the devices tab:
    "There is no compatibility data available for this device. For more
    information, go to the device manufacturer's website or Windows
    Marketplace, or contact your retailer."

    Note: Under the devices tab, it does list the proper name of the
    graphics card - Radeon X1650 Series

    The reason I'm posting this is because I'm having problems installing
    Vista and I before I try again, It would be nice to have the upgrade
    advisor tell me their is no problems. Could this be a warning sign
    that maybe something is not right on my computer? The card works fine
    with Windows XP Pro.

    Also, If a piece of hardware says that it is certified for Vista,
    shouldn't that mean that the advisor has compatability info? Thanks
    for you help. TG
     
    Richard Urban, Feb 18, 2007
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  3. I am running that exact card and it runs fine for me. No problems with it
    yet.

    Michael R. Mastro II
    It's the AGP version and it's supposed to be certified for Windows
    Vista and support Windows Aero.

    The advisor says under the system tab :
    "Your current video card will not support the Windows AeroT user
    experience. Contact your computer manufacturer or retailer to see if
    an upgrade is available. Click here for a list of video cards that
    support Windows Aero"

    The advisor says under the devices tab:
    "There is no compatibility data available for this device. For more
    information, go to the device manufacturer's website or Windows
    Marketplace, or contact your retailer."

    Note: Under the devices tab, it does list the proper name of the
    graphics card - Radeon X1650 Series

    The reason I'm posting this is because I'm having problems installing
    Vista and I before I try again, It would be nice to have the upgrade
    advisor tell me their is no problems. Could this be a warning sign
    that maybe something is not right on my computer? The card works fine
    with Windows XP Pro.

    Also, If a piece of hardware says that it is certified for Vista,
    shouldn't that mean that the advisor has compatability info? Thanks
    for you help. TG
     
    Michael Mastro, Feb 18, 2007
    #3
  4. totallygreen

    totallygreen Guest

    Well I was able to get Vista installed. For the install I removed the
    x1650 card and set the bios to use onboard graphics. I also removed
    my TV Tuner, second optical drive and also my second hard drive as
    well as all the USB stuff.

    Maybe it was one of the other pieces of hardware that was originally
    giving me install problems.

    After Vista was installed, I then added the X1650 Video card and
    changed the bios back to AGP graphics. After making the changes in
    the bios and connecting my monitor to the X1650...The monitor just
    stayed black, but there was plenty of hard drive activity so I just
    waited until the hard drive activety stopped.

    I then held the power button in and restarted. Now I had graphics,
    but I still needed to go to the ATI web site and download the drivers.

    So far everything seems to be working fine, but it's only been an
    hour.

    Also, although the ATI website doesn't really say that the card is
    cerified for Vista...The box that the card arrived in does. Here is a
    photo of the box from Newegg. The bottom right hand corner says
    certified for Vista. I'm not sure if the logo on the box is an
    official Microsoft logo or not?
    http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/14-195-031-08.JPG

    Thanks for the help. TG
     
    totallygreen, Feb 19, 2007
    #4
  5. Sounds strange to have to do it that way. I basically had my card installed
    with XP, then just ran the Vista setup and it detected the card right away.
    That is kind of disheartening to see that it does it differently.

    Michael R. Mastro II
     
    Michael Mastro, Feb 25, 2007
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