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Radeon 9000 PCI vista drivers


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#1 kemstewa

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 07:02 AM

I have searched the manufactures site and used google endlessly looking for any drivers that will make a Radeon 9000 PCI series video card work with vista. I figure since the manufacture didn't release any vista drivers someone may have made some unofficial drivers for people to use.

Anyone can help?

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 08:37 AM

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx

Just select what you need, and in the last column pick any 9XXX series (scroll all the way down in the last box). All of the 9XXX series are using the same legacy drivers so you should be good to go (I hope).

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 10:09 AM

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx

Just select what you need, and in the last column pick any 9XXX series (scroll all the way down in the last box). All of the 9XXX series are using the same legacy drivers so you should be good to go (I hope).



The manufacture doesn't have the driver I need. I may have to downgrade to XP.

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 10:40 AM

Instead of "downgrading" [would actually be a upgrade] to XP why not get a newer video card that wull work with Vista ?

The Radeon 9000 is pretty outcated & newer PCI cards are available .
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 12:41 PM

The manufacture doesn't have the driver I need. I may have to downgrade to XP.


What happens when you download/install the driver? It goes to the Vista drivers when I went through the links.

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 01:05 PM

The drivers for Vista start at the Radeon 9500 .

Not all 9X series drivers work wiyj every 9X card.
If they did ATI would not have went through the expense of having seperate drivers.
ATI would have simply had a 9X series driver.
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 02:12 PM

The drivers for Vista start at the Radeon 9500 .

Not all 9X series drivers work wiyj every 9X card.
If they did ATI would not have went through the expense of having seperate drivers.
ATI would have simply had a 9X series driver.


Well, ATI doesn't. It's all the same driver whether you have a 9500 or a 9800 or an X1650. The main differences are regarding OS, but the driver package itself covers a lot of cards.

As far as the original post, we still don't know what exact video card the poster has. All we know is "9000 series", and thats a few cards there. At least try it and see if it works, no harm in that.

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 03:24 PM

Its a 9000.

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 10:06 PM

"Looks like you're out of luck since that series uses the R200 core, which is not DirectX9 compatible. DirectX 9 compatibility is a minimum requirement for a videocard to function under Vista. The lowest-end ATI card with drivers for Vista is the 9500."

Well, that answered that.

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