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ATI Radeon Guide and Catalyst Driver Updates

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Coolasmoo, 24 Oct 2002.

  1. Coolasmoo

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    The CATALYST™ software suite is designed to support the following ATI desktop product family:


    ATI Radeon™ HD 2xxx / 3xxx / 4xxx / 5xxx / 6xxx series | ATI Radeon™ X1950 series | ATI Radeon™ X1900 series | ATI Radeon™ X1800 series | ATI Radeon™ X1650 series | ATI Radeon™ X1600 series | ATI Radeon™ X1550 series | ATI Radeon™ X1300 series | ATI Radeon™ X1050 series | ATI Radeon™ X850 series | ATI Radeon™ X800 series | ATI Radeon™ X700 series | ATI Radeon™ X600 series | ATI Radeon™ X300 series | ATI Radeon™ 9800 series | ATI Radeon™ 9700 series | ATI Radeon™ 9600 series | ATI Radeon™ 9500 series | ATI Radeon™ 9200 series | ATI Radeon™ 9100 series | ATI Radeon™ 9000 series | ATI Radeon™ 7500 series | ATI Radeon™ 8500 series | ATI Radeon™ 7200 series | ATI Radeon™ 7000 series


    PREPARE YOUR SYSTEM

    Its not uncommon these days to require a good quality PSU (Power Supply Unit) . To achieve maximum compatability it is recommended to have atleast a quality 350+ Watt PSU.

    My personal findings show that the Enermax 350w+, Antec TrueBlue 480w, Hiper Type R 580w all work without problems on anything less than an X1800XT . For an X1800XT or X1900XT(X) GPU i would recommend a minimum of 580w

    For Crossfire systems, refer to THIS link for compatable PSU's


    If you are unsure which PSU to use, or you are experiancing Cold Boot Issues, check out THIS THREAD



    BIOS Settings

    As with all modern day graphics cards , there are certain Bios functions that are not required by the Radeon. For a guide i will list the basic setting you may require.

    PCI EX Frequency : DEFAULT 100 (105 reported optimal)
    Fast Gate A20 Option : Enabled
    Video BIOS shadowing : Disabled
    Video BIOS cacheable : Disabled
    xxxxxx - xxxxxx shadow : All Disabled
    IDE prefetch mode : Enabled
    Init Display First : AGP or PCIex
    Assign IRQ for VGA : Enabled
    PCI/VGA palette snoop : Disabled
    PNP O/S installed : YES or AUTO
    AGP Aperture size : 64 or 128 recommended by ATI
    Video ram cacheable : Disabled
    System bios cacheable : Disabled
    Fast Writes : Refer to ATI SMARTGART FAQ's below
    AGP Transfer rate : 8x / 4x (If supported, otherwise 2X)


    UN-INSTALLING YOUR PREVIOUS DRIVERS

    If you are upgrading your current drivers, to the latest version, It is advisable that you remove the old drivers completely from your system to avoid any conflicts or issues.

    Simply removing the Drivers from the ADD/REMOVE options in Windows ,isnt as effective as following the guides listed in the links below.

    A program dedicated to removing ATI drivers from your system, is now available from Guru3D.

    Rather than using the Manual method, this program will do all the work for you, and should give you a complete removal of your old drivers.

    I have tested this program sucessfully, but would advise any first time users to read the 'Read-Me' enclosed within the program before using the utility.

    Driver Sweeper 2 or grab the latest release from the authors website Version 3.0



    ATI introduced a new simple application that removes the CATALYST™ software from the system.

    CATALYST™ Uninstaller


    There is also a very informative guide made by Genius over at Driver Heaven, for manual removal of the drivers. HERE

    *Please note that manually editing your Registry can cause damage to your system , If your not 100% sure what to do, then ask somebody who is*


    Not only do you need display drivers for an AGP graphics card, you also need drivers for your motherboard which enable AGP functionality for the motherboard chipset.

    These drivers may be referred to using any of the following names:

    * AGP Driver
    * AGP Miniport
    * AGP VXD Driver
    * Chipset Driver
    * GART Driver
    * VGART


    Often you will see the name of a motherboard chipset in connection with these terms. For example:

    * ALi GART Driver
    * AMD AGP Miniport
    * Intel VGART
    * VIA AGP Driver
    * NV AGP


    ATI Drivers


    The latest available Official Drivers from ATI are listed below :



    Known issues with Catalyst Drivers

    A bug list has been created regarding issues with Catalyst drivers and is available from HERE. In many cases workarounds have been posted.

    For an indepth look into ATi drivers head on over to Rage3D's
    The ATi Driver FAQ and Troubleshooter

    ATI Catalyst Drivers of 2005 - The Ultimate Analysis!


    Catalyst 11.8


    ATi Catalyst 11.8 Win7/Vista/XP 32/64

    Requires .Net Framework to be installed

    Mirror



    Release Notes



    Third Party Applications

    ATi Tray Tools


    Catalyst 98/ME

    CATALYST Windows 98 / ME - Driver Download



    Previous Driver Versions

    CATALYST Windows XP - Driver Download

    CATALYST Windows 2000 - Driver Download

    CATALYST Windows 98 / ME - Driver Download



    Current D3D Catalyst game profiles available here


    Crossfire Profiled Games list
    Code:
    3DMark2001SE.exe
    3DMark2001.exe
    3DMark03.exe
    3DMark05.exe
    3DMark06*.exe
    3dsmax*.exe
    
    
    acad.exe
    AcesOfTheGalaxy.exe
    AcroRd32.exe
    ACTOFWAR.exe
    AFR-FriendlyD3D.exe
    Age3.exe
    AgeOfConan.exe
    aJewelQuestSolitaire.exe
    ARX.exe
    AssassinsCreed*.exe
    aquamark.exe
    
    
    BA2.exe
    Backspin.exe
    Battlefront.exe
    BattlefrontII.exe
    battleofthegods.exe
    BF2.exe
    BF2142*.exe
    BfVietnam.exe
    Big Kahuna Reef.*
    Bia.exe
    Biademo.exe
    Bioshock.exe
    BOS.exe
    Breed.exe
    BreedSPD.exe
    Buildalot2.exe
    
    
    cccprev.exe
    chess.exe
    Chuzzle.exe
    CMR5.exe
    CoD2?P_s.exe
    CoDWaW*.exe
    CoJ.exe
    Condemned.exe
    crossfire.exe
    Crysis*.exe
    CT3.exe
    
    
    Dead Space.exe
    DevilMayCry*.exe
    DFX.exe
    Diner_Dash_Flo_On_The_Go.exe
    DiRT.exe
    Driv3r.exe
    DungeonSiege2.exe
    Dwm.exe
    
    
    Ehshell.exe
    EiB.exe
    episode.exe
    EverQuest2.exe
    ExeFile.exe
    
    
    Fable.exe
    FallOut3.exe
    FEAR.exe
    FEARspdemo.exe
    FEARXP.exe
    FF2client.exe
    FFOW.exe
    FFXiBench.exe
    FFXiWinBench.exe
    FH.exe
    fifa07*.exe
    FlatOutdemo.exe
    Flip Words*.exe
    ForceSingleGPU.exe
    FreeCell.exe
    fs9.exe
    fsx.exe
    
    
    game.dat (Command&Conquer 3)
    game.exe
    GH3.exe
    GodFather.exe
    Gothic3.exe
    graw*.exe
    Grid.exe
    GTAIV.exe
    gt.exe
    GunBound.gme
    GW.exe
    gwdev.exe
    
    
    H5_Game.exe
    halo.exe
    Hearts.exe
    hellgate*.exe
    HitmanBloodMoney.exe
    hl.exe
    \half-life 2\hl2.exe
    \half-life 2 Demo\hl2.exe
    \half-life 2 episode one\hl2.exe
    \half-life 2 episode two\hl2.exe
    \portal\hl2.exe
    \team fortress 2\hl2.exe
    \half-life 2 deathmatch\hl2.exe
    \half-life 2 lostcoast\hl2.exe
    \counter-strike source\hl2.exe
    \day of defeat source\hl2.exe
    \half-life deathmatch source\hl2.exe
    \half-life source\hl2.exe
    
    
    InkBall.exe
    Inventor.exe
    iw3mp.exe
    iw3sp.exe
    
    
    Jewel Quest Solitaire.exe
    Jericho.exe
    JustCause*.exe
    
    
    kaneandlynch.exe
    KingKong*.exe
    KingKongDemo*.exe
    
    
    left4dead.exe
    Legend.exe
    legends.exe
    LegoStarWarsII.exe
    Lithtech.exe
    LockOn.exe
    LostPlanet*.exe
    
    
    Mahjong.exe
    mahjongg_artifacts.exe
    MassEffect.exe
    Matrix.exe
    MaxPayne2.exe
    MaxPayne2Demo.exe
    MEM_7.exe
    Minesweeper.exe
    mm.exe
    MOHA.exe
    mohpa.exe
    MonsterGame.exe
    Morrowind.exe
    
    
    narnia.exe
    nba2005.exe
    nbalive06.exe
    NFSC_demo.exe
    NFSC.exe
    nhl06.exe
    nhl2007.exe
    NWN2*.exe
    
    
    oblivion.exe
    
    
    PandoraMultiPlayerDemo.exe
    PainGame.exe
    Painkiller.exe
    Pariah.exe
    patriots.exe
    PCMark04.exe
    PCMark05.exe
    pc_matador.exe
    pol.exe
    pop.exe
    pop2.exe
    pop3.exe
    primarysurf.exe
    ProjectG.exe
    PT2Start.exe
    PurblePlace.exe
    
    
    R6Vegas_Launcher.exe
    R6Vegas2_Game.exe
    RaceDriver.exe
    RCT3.exe
    RelicCOH.exe
    RD2.exe
    RD2D.exe
    RD3.exe
    Rome*.exe
    RomeTW*.exe
    
    
    Sam2.exe
    Scarface.exe
    SEGA Rally*.exe
    Settlers6*.exe
    ShadowVault.exe
    Sims2.exe
    Sims2EP1.exe
    Sims2EP2.exe
    SinEpisodes.exe
    Snowblind-Demo.exe
    Snowblind.exe
    Solitaire.exe
    SpaceSiege.exe
    speed.exe
    Speed2.exe
    speedDemo.exe
    Speed2demo.exe
    SpiderSolitaire.exe
    SplinterCell.exe
    SplinterCell2.exe
    SplinterCell3.exe
    SplinterCell4.exe
    SporeApp.exe
    starwars_pc.exe
    Stranger.exe
    *Stranglehold.exe
    Studio.exe
    Suffering2*.exe
    SupremeCommander.exe
    sweaw.exe
    Swat4SPDemo.exe
    Swat4.exe
    SwgClient_r.exe
    
    
    TechDemo.exe
    TestDriveUnlimited.exe
    thief.exe
    thrones.exe
    Tiger 2004.exe
    Timeshift*.exe
    TRAOD*.exe
    tra.exe
    Transformers*.exe
    trgame.exe
    tribesv_?pdemo_en.exe
    trl.exe
    tru.exe
    TurokGame.exe
    TV_CD_DVD.exe
    TW2005.exe
    TW2004.exe
    TW2007.exe
    TW2008.exe
    
    
    USM.exe
    UT2003.exe
    UT2004.exe
    UT3*.exe
    
    
    Validator.exe
    
    
    w40k.exe
    Wargame-g4wlive.exe
    white.exe
    wic*.exe
    witcher.exe
    WoW.exe
    
    
    X2.exe
    X2-Demo.exe
    x3*.exe
    XPANDRALLY.exe
    XR_3DA.exe
    xrEngine.exe
    
    
    OGL Games
    
    cityofheroes.exe
    codsp.exe
    codmp.exe
    coduomp.exe
    coduosp.exe
    coldwar.exe
    
    
    doom3.exe
    
    
    et.exe
    etqw.exe
    
    homeworld2.exe
    
    
    il2fb.exe
    
    
    jamp.exe
    jasp.exe
    
    
    pf.exe
    prey.exe
    
    
    quake3.exe
    quake4.exe
    
    
    sbzengine.exe
    serioussam.exe
    swkotor.exe
    swkotor2.exe
    
    
    wolfmp.exe
    wolfsp.exe
    
    
    xtop.exe
    More info And thanks to Huebie Here


    Avivo™ Video Converter

    ATI’s new Avivo™ Video Converter is the fast and easy way to transform your videos to play on today’s new breed of portable entertainment devices. The Avivo Video Converter is a “transcoder,” a tool that converts digital video from one file format to another, enabling the same video clip to play on industry standard home DVD/DivX® players, PC’s or portable media devices such as the Apple® iPod®, Sony® portable gaming device, Creative® Zen™ and many others.

    Take a look at the full features HERE


    Catalyst Control Center (CCC)


    A brief introduction to the new CCC.

    The CATALYST Control Center requires Microsoft’s .NET version 1.1 as well as the CATALYST 4.8 (or later) driver.
    Download- Microsoft’s .NET version 1.1 framework from Microsoft.com.

    [​IMG]
    Click on Thumbnail for larger view


    Control Center Features

    CATALYST™ Control Center FAQ

    Control Center User Guide (Pdf)

    Download
    & Overview


    Unofficial CCC FAQ

    Re-enabling the old control panel after installing the CATALYST Control Center:

    As long as the control panel and the CATALYST Control Center are both installed, just un-install the CATALYST Control Center and reboot your system to get the old ATI control panel back.

    Catalyst AI

    The basic idea behind Catalyst AI is that it gives the end user the option to completely disable the optimizations in ATI's driver should they feel its necessary.

    For a comprehensive view on Catalyst AI ,take a look Here

    OpenGL Version 2.0 Support

    The CATALYST™ Software Suite introduces OpenGL Version 2.0 support. This version of OpenGL will be in line with the latest GL ARB approved specifications. New to this specification are GLSL, non-power-of-two-textures, separate stencil, multiple render targets, and point sprites.



    TWEAKING AND TROUBLE-SHOOTING


    With the instalation of your new drivers. The system should be allowed to re-boot. Smartgart will test your system for compatability when you restart.

    SMARTGART Ensures system stability by automatically performing a variety of bus tests, that determine your optimal graphics accelerator settings.

    The screen will flicker , or flash on and off for a few seconds after re-booting from installing the drivers, which is perfectly normal.

    If you want to check out Smartgarts settings :

    At the RUN command, type in the following entry:- atiprbxx.exe /g

    The following screen should appear :

    [​IMG]


    All the settings should be set to ON for optimal performance.

    Please Note : Changing these settings could result in system instability.


    This feature is also present in the Advanced properties of the Control panel.

    [​IMG]

    If you note the 'Set AGP Speed' This reports which level of AGP your card is detected to run.

    This can be adjusted using the Slider Bar if you think the reported Speed is incorrect, or you wish to lower the settings for compatability.


    SMARTGART Uninstaller

    Allows users to uninstall the SMARTGART component of the ATI Display Drivers
    File size: 478KB


    ATI's FAQ on SMARTGART


    Q1: Does SMARTGART disable all AGP support including AGP reads, AGP writes, and AGP fast writes)?
    A1: No. SMARTGART tests the functionality of each AGP command and determines if your system is capable of supporting each one, and will only enable it if system stability is maintained. Please note that SMARTGART does not disable or turn off AGP support in your actual hardware; SMARTGART only ensures that the ATI CATALYST driver will not use an AGP function that has been deemed to be unstable.

    Q2: Can I disable SMARTGART?
    A2: SMARTGART cannot be disabled, but it can be removed from your system. Please note that SMARTGART will only be installed if the ATI setup program is used to install the display driver. To remove SMARTGART, use the Windows->Control Panel->Add or Remove option to uninstall the ATI CATALYST display driver. When the system is restarted the operating system will inform you that "New Hardware" has been detected. Locate the directory where the driver is located and complete the driver installation. The ATI driver will now be installed without SMARTGART.

    Q3: Are ATI’s products capable of supporting fast writes?
    A3: Yes. The RADEON 9700 PRO, RADEON 9700, RADEON 9500 PRO, RADEON 9500, RADEON 9000 PRO, RADEON 9000 and the RADEON 8500 are capable of supporting fast writes when using an ATI CATALYST based display driver. Of course fast writes must also be supported on the motherboard you are using and be enabled in the system BIOS. In order for fast writes to be used by ATI’s driver, fast writes must also pass the SMARTGART diagnostics test. ATI products previous to the RADEON 8500 as well as the RADEON 8500 DV are not capable of supporting fast writes.


    You can read the rest of the FAQ's HERE

    (Acrobat Reader Req)

    VERSION 6 , ALL O/S's

    How do I report a new problem to ATI Technical Support?

    ATI Support Pages

    CATALYST CREW Feedback Program

    http://apps.ati.com/driverfeedback/
     
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  2. Marshy

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    New cleaned up version,thanks for keeping it up to date David:).

    PLEASE could we also keep any banter to a minimum in the sticky thread's,start another thread in the main body of the forum for advice/questions etc,waffle will be deleted unless it's of use.

    Ta:).

    Marshy.
     
  3. Coolasmoo

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    9800GX2
    HD3870 X2
    8800Ultra
    8800GTX
    8800GTS 512MB (G92 Revision)
    8800GT 512MB
    8800GT 1GB
    HD2900XT 1GB
    HD2900Pro 1GB
    HD3870 512MB
    9600GT 512MB
    HD2900XT 512MB
    HD2900Pro 512MB
    8800GTS 640MB
    HD3850 512MB
    8800GS 384MB
    8800GT 256MB
    8800GTS 320MB
    7950GX2
    HD 3850 256MB
    X1950XTX
    X1900XTX
    X1950XT
    X1900XT 512MB
    7900GTX
    X1900XT 256MB
    7900GTO
    7800GTX 512MB
    7950GT
    X1950Pro 512MB
    X1950Pro 256MB
    7900GT 512MB
    8600GTS
    X1800XT 512MB
    7900GT 256MB
    X1800XT 256MB
    X1900GT
    X1950GT
    8600GT
    X1900GT Rev2
    7800GTX 256MB
    7900GS
    7800GT
    X1800XL
    7800GS
    X1800GTO
    HD2600XT
    X1650XT
    7600GT
    HD2600Pro
    X850XT/XTPE
    X800XT/XTPE
    6800Ultra/EE
    6800GT
    6800GS
    X800XL
    X850Pro
    X800pro
    X800GTO/GTO2
    8500GT
    X1650Pro
    X1600XT
    7600GS
    HD2400XT
    X800
    6800
    X800GT
    7300GT
    X1300XT
    X1600Pro
    8400GS
    6800XT/LE
    6600GT
    HD2400Pro
    X700Pro
    9800XT
    5950Ultra
    9800Pro
    5900Ultra
    9700Pro
    5800Ultra
    9800
    9800SE 256bit
    S3 Chrome S27
    X700
    9700
    5900
    5800
    X1300Pro
    6600
    5900XT
    X600XT
    TI4800
    TI4600
    9600XT
    TI4800SE
    X1550
    X1300
    5700Ultra
    9500Pro
    9800SE 128bit
    X600
    9600Pro
    TI4400
    9500
    6600LE
    X1300SE
    5700
    7300GS
    9600
    7100GS
    6200
    TI4200
    X550
    5600
    5600XT
    9550
    9600SE
    7300LE
    5500
    X1050
    X300
    7300SE
    9550SE
    9200Pro
    9000Pro
    Matrox Parhelia
    8500Pro
    GeForce3 TI500
    8500
    8500LE
    5200Ultra
    9200
    9250
    GeForce4 MX460
    5200
    9000
    9200SE
    GeForce3
    GeForce3 TI200
    GeForce4 MX 440
    7500
    GeForce2 Ultra
    GeForce2 GTS
    GeForce4 MX 420
    Radeon (later renamed Radeon 7200)
    GeForce 256 DDR
    Voodoo5 5500
    GeForce2 MX 400
    GeForce 256
    Savage 2000
    GeForce2 MX
    Radeon VE (later renamed Radeon 7000)
    Voodoo4 4500
    Matrox G400
    TNT2
    Rage128 Pro
    Voodoo3
    TNT
    Rage128
    Savage 4
    Matrox G200
    Riva128
    Intel i740
    Rage3D Pro
    Voodoo Banshee
    Voodoo2
    Riva
    Rage3D
    VooDoo1
     
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  5. Marshy

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    A Radeon 9800NP guide to identify what memory your card has & a basic Overclocking guide can be found HERE.:)
     
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  7. Coolasmoo

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    SOFT MOD FAQ

    Thanks to techpowerup


    Q: What kind of card do I have to buy?
    A:

    You will need a Radeon 9500 Non-pro (NP) or a Radeon 9800 SE. The pipelines can be unlocked on all PCB layouts.
    For best performance it is recommended to get a PCB with 256-bit memory interface.
    The layout of the memory chips determines the memory bus width of the card. L shaped layout means 256 bits, I shaped means 128 bits.
    The memory bus width can not be changed - it is how many traces go to the memory chips.
    ATI (falsely) advertises 9500's with L shaped memory (=256 bits) as 128 bits. They probably do this to make the difference between their products seem bigger. The same applies to the 9800SE series.



    9500NP RED PCB L shaped memory 4 pipes 256bit Turns into 9700 NP

    9500NP RED PCB I shaped memory 4 pipes 128bit Turns into 9500 PRO

    9500NP BLACK PCB L shaped memory 4 pipes 256bit Turns into 9700 NP

    9500NP BLACK PCB I shaped memory 4 pipes 128 bit Turns into 9500 PRO

    9500NP 64MB 4 pipes 128 bit Turns into 9500 PRO

    9500 PRO 8 pipes 128 bit Can not be modded

    9600 series Can not be modded

    9800 SE with 9800/9800 PRO layout (HDD power connector) 4 pipes 256bit Turns into 9800/9800 PRO
    depending on clock speed

    9800 SE with 9700/9700 PRO layout (FDD power connector) 4 pipes 256bit Turns into 9800/9800 PRO (the PCB has no performance effect)
    depending on clock speed

    9800 SE with I shaped memory and FDD connector in middle of PCB 4 pipes 128bit Turns into the equivalent of a 9500 Pro but with an R350 core.

    9800 SE AIW with L shaped memory 4 pipes 256bit Turns into 9800 AIW

    9800SE BLACK PCB I shaped memory 4 pipes 128 bit Turns into the equivalent of a 9500 Pro but with an R350 core.

    9800 SE with TSOP memory 4 pipes 128bit Turns into the equivalent of a 9500 Pro but with an R350 core.

    9800 SE AIW with I shaped memory 4 pipes 128bit Turns into the equivalent of a 9500 Pro but with an R350 core and AIW functions.

    9800 SE with other layout Unknown
     
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  9. Kinsy

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    More on Softmodding:-

    I have artifacts, how can i get rid of them?
    A small percentage have been able to get rid of their artifacts. you can try:-

    -Overclocking/underclocking your card
    -Disabling HyperZ
    -Disable Hierarchical-Z (Use google to find an utility called "RTool")
    -Forcing Anti-Aliasing
    -Forcing Anisotropic Filtering
    -Forcing 16-Bit color

    Whats the current success rate?
    Many people can offer you an opinion on this, but the last time statistics were generated from this thread, the results were 65% softmodded successfully.

    Ocfaq have a poll on their site based on 1941 votes which shows a success rate of 50%.

    Statistics as of 16/01/04 built from the last set are very suprising. We saw a dropoff prior to the last statistics build of successfuls and that has changed.

    Another 52 cards have been added to the running total of 119.
    38 Successful
    14 unsuccessful.

    171 Cards total
    116 Softmodded
    55 Unsuccessful

    Thats a 68% success rate!
     
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  10. Coolasmoo

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    Catalyst Control Center Unofficial FAQ


    Thanks to Bratboy- R3D



    Q) Can I just install this over old drivers
    A) No, it can introduce many problems such as failure to react when you r-click on your monitor in display manager. Make sure to remove both drivers and old CP then install the new package.

    Q) Do I have to use the new CCC or how do I get the old one?
    A) No, the old control panel is included by default, the C3 is optional

    Q) I'm getting some .net errors
    A)To solve minor errors with net there i a new SP1 of net 1.1 LINK
    Some have reported better results using .net 2 beta Link

    Q) After installing .Net and CP I now have to log in each reboot
    A) Net creates a new limited User Account. If you go to User Accounts and delete the limited account , no more login prob.

    Q) The new CP is soooo slow.
    A) Best way to speed it up is to launch CP and then under prefrences you can tell it to use system skin. This speeds things up amazingly well.

    Q) I use WB or StyleXP and want to use that skin for the CP
    A) launch CP and then under prefrences you can tell it to use system skin

    Q) I don't own/use WBlinds but like a skin
    A) you can download and extract a WB skin int the CP's Skins folder and use it as above by launching CP and then under prefrences you can tell it to use the new skin

    Q) I can't find Vsync setting
    A) Go to the CP and under 3D there is a "No Preview" choice. Select that and in the lower scroll window you will find as about the 4th option down as "Wait for Display refresh"

    Q) I don't like the Control Center entry in the context-menu of the desktop
    A) how to remove it, without screwing around in registry:
    Go to Start|Run... Then type in:
    regsvr32 /U "C:\Programme\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\atiacmxx.dll" and ENTER. You have to adjust the path to the dll, of course.

    Q) if i go to the display control panel and click advanced.... *bang* right to the bios with a hard reboot....
    A)You probably have an old version of RadLinker or RadClocker installed. Uninstall it and install the latest version to fix this problem.

    Q) What does CLI mean?
    A) Command Line Interface

    Q) REforce doesnt work for me now
    A) According to a poster you need to first go to Display properties - Advanced - Monitor and make sure Hide unsupported rez's is selected. Then they say it worked.

    Q) There is an option to "Force" in display manager, but it only goes as high as 60Hz . I have to specify to to the CP what it's capable of because otherwise everything is stuck at 60Hz.
    A) Advanced view->displays manager->right-click on the monitor (not the area around it) and select properties


    http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?t=33780305
     
    Last edited: 2 Apr 2007
  11. ATI

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Aug 2005

    Posts: 1,019

    helloo

    i have just installed the sapphire x850xt pe and just installed the new catalyst 5.8 i cant see the overdrive anywhere.

    i downloaded the 5.8 cp version. i had the x800xt and it was there i,m sure with the 5.7.

    any ideas anyone?

    thanks
     
  12. Coolasmoo

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,363

    Location: Mars

    Hi there

    You will need to install the CCC version to get the Overdrive functions or download ATI Tray Tools which is a third party product

    If you post in the main section of the forums it would be more benificial.

    Thanks :)
     
  13. ATI

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Aug 2005

    Posts: 1,019

    @coolasmoo

    hi there

    i installed the ccc version and got the function, and i,m aware of attt, i just dont understand it as it was there with the previous cards and same tyoe drivers.

    do you think this will affect the performance of the card in anyway

    its annoying when u spend £350 on something and somethinglike this appears

    do you know why this happens

    cheers

    p.s i thought i did post this in the main section of the forums hardware-graphic card

    http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=17458934
     
    Last edited: 21 Aug 2005
  14. Coolasmoo

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,363

    Location: Mars

    Im not sure but i do know that ATi stopped support for overdrive and the old Control Panel quite a few driver revisions ago.

    If it was an older card you had before, then it would only support overdrive 3 (latest is 4)and that still works with the old CP as far as i know.
     
  15. ATI

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Aug 2005

    Posts: 1,019

    it was an x800xt

    thats exactly as i thought that overdrive will still be available

    would this affect performance
     
  16. Sam

    Capodecina

    Joined: 12 Jan 2003

    Posts: 14,490

    Location: Surrey

    Download links for ATI Drivers no longer work

    :)

    Sam
     
  17. Coolasmoo

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,363

    Location: Mars

    Thanks

    Temporarily Fixed


    Its getting harder and harder to direct link to Ati's Drivers, so you will have to bare with me ;)
     
  18. VeNT

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Jan 2003

    Posts: 20,662

    Location: Cornwall

    whats happened to the omega drivers?
     
  19. Coolasmoo

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,363

    Location: Mars

    They are still available at driverheaven,

    I would link direct for you, but there are competitors on there

    :)
     
  20. 8BaLL

    Gangster

    Joined: 9 Mar 2006

    Posts: 214

    Location: London

    I am a Counter Strike Source and BF2 Player and i have noticed that my player and gun models are way to dark i am pritty sure its to much shadows i am running a X800 GTO 128MB PCI-Express i think it may have something to do with the catalyst control centre anyone else have this prob and have you resolved it Thanx