A psychedelic experience.
16th April 2004
Lately, my PC has been doing weird things (games crashing, games momentairly, and regularily, frezzing) and I'm sure it's my video drivers. I have an X800XT VIVO Platinum, and currently have the Catalyst dirvers that came with it installed.
I need some new ones, so I was wondering whether just to upgrade the Catalyst, or get something else, and hopefully better?
I like you
3rd July 2004
Well you're supposed to upgrade your drivers everytime a new version comes out. So go and update your drivers. There are no "good" drivers for your card, they're all made by ATi [except for nVidia cards] and the latest version is almost always the best. Clicky. As for your card, I'd say it's fine and its got a good year or two in it.
...burning angel wings to dust
14th February 2004
You neglected Omega drivers. They're ostensibly tweaked for gaming performance, but I've never really bothered to benchmark them before. Otherwise, you're pretty well stuck with whatever ATI or nVIDIA have out at the moment.
Shizzle my nizzle
28th July 2004
The Omega drivers are reported to do better. http://www.omegadrivers.net/ You get the option for faster performance (higher framerate) or better detail (better quality) during the installation. EDIT: C38368 beat me to it :) I guess I shouldn't keep windows open for 15 minutes before replying...
I downloaded that latest catalyst for my bros 9200, and it went all unstable, and it flashed black sometimes (the monitor went off), i only did it to see if BF2 would work, and to my surprize the logo showed up when i clicked on the demo! But i uninstalled the drivers instead of playing BF2 just in case i screwed up his system. I fi was goin to replace his 9200 with my 9550, what would i have to do? Unistall drivers etc?
"World's Best Boss"
14th August 2004
I used to use the omega drivers but they were way unstable... I kept getting freezes and crashes. I went back to Catalyst and everthing worked fine. BTW i have an X800 XT too. But i only used the omega drivers when i was using my old 9800 PRO. Havent tried then on my X800 XT yet.....Not sure if i want to. And morgster, Yes u will have to unistall all the drivers associated with the 9200 card.
How do i know what drivers they are now, cuz if i want to put the 9200 back in i will need the old drivers cuz new ones wont work, how do i make a copy of the drivers? thanks
Please can someone help i want to play BF2 online today! he he
I just looked at the driver number for the 9200, its 188.8.131.5296. I searched and downloaded it, so if i install it again it shold work, if not im screwd! Im goin to install my 9550 now from my pc, yay, so much fun!
One thing, if i take my 9550 out, do i have to uninstall drivers, or can i just shuv it back in l8er, please reply asap! Thanks