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Can't get ATI Radeon 3450 video card working Vostro 200


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#1 halfdeaded

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 10:28 AM

Installed ATI Radeon 3450 dual monitor card on my Dell Vostro 200 running XP Pro sp3, that I got from housemates HP Elite 8000 that had a dead mother board.

Every driver I found so far will not work. Some state cannot find correct driver for this system(mainly Dell downloads).

If I use Device Manager & try to update driver It says cannot find correct driver...

Most of the drivers sites online want you to buy their "upgrade" to download the supposed correct driver.

Any thoughts or ideas?

 

Thanks in advance for looking into this...ed

 



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 10:42 AM

Did you download the driver from here? If the Vostro has an integrated graphics chipset you may need to disable this in BIOS before Windows will recognize the AMD card.



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 10:58 AM

Thanks for the quick reply.

No I haven't downloaded any drivers from this site yet.

The system recognizes it as a Video Controller(VGA Compatible) & requests a driver reinstall.

Should I still disable the graphics chipset?



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 11:06 AM

Right click the Video Controller in Device Manager and select Properties. Under the Details tab select Hardware IDs in the dropdown box. Copy and post the first line.



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 12:06 PM

I had misunderstood your 1st question & thought you meant BC.

I followed the link, downloaded the driver catalyst & installed it.

Everything is working now.

 

Thank You for supplying me with the proper software link.

Google just ran me in circles, since it runs off of page hits instead of actually using what you typed into the search bar.

 

Once again, Thank You! :thumbsup:



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 12:31 PM

No problem, glad I was able to help. 






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