HA. Im back! This computer was seriously messed up! I took out my bros 9200 and put in my 9550. A month later i took out the 9550 and put the 9200 back in. To my shock nothing was displayed on the screen so i thought, oh, all i have to do is use the d-sub on the mobo and install the drivers from there, i looked on the back of the pc and THERE WAS NO D-SUB CONNECTION! the only connection was the graphics card which wasnt displaying! No bios or anything. I took it to a computer shop and he told me to try and recet the cmos usin a jumper and to take it all apart and put it back together to defuse any static. Anyway it didnt work and i took it to the shop and they fixed it for £40, they fixed it by doing what i did but somehow it worked??? Anyway i didnt want to pay £40 and was angry and got him down to £20, ha! So now im back and i just installed the catalyst drivers. But now i notice something different, when i scroll down with the mouse instead of being acurate and smooth, it seems to almost refresh the screen and go down, its like a wave moves up the screen and refreshes the page into its new position? any ideas?? Its not serious and its fine otherwise, but just anoyin. Also i tryed bf2 on the 9200 and it was workin all the way to the menu! i thort i was lucky, dam! Morg!
13th April 2005
morgster ...notice something different, when i scroll down with the mouse instead of being acurate and smooth, it seems to almost refresh the screen and go down, its like a wave moves up the screen and refreshes the page into its new position? ...
I had the exact same problem with scrolling after I reinstalled my os. I discovered that OPENGL was missing. COD UO told me it couldn't find OPENGL. (9800pro). I reinstalled the drivers, after uninstalling them, and all is right now.
Thanks,but im scared with graphics cards and drivers now, because of what happened, so maybe i will leave this one to anoy me.
I just went to play mohaa and it couldnt find opengl, so i had to reinstall, and its fine now, thanks mate!
3rd May 2005
I have this problem every time I format. As it is, Windows does not include drivers for Radeon series cards, meaning it has to use default VGA drivers, which are poor at best, and also have the side effect of this "scroll lag". Remember to use the drivers that came with your card, these should be the most compatible.
I distrust newer versions of Catalyst - I upgraded to 5.7 once, and my 3DMark2001 scores for my X700PE dropped from ~15,000 points to 4500. Reinstalling the default drivers restored the previous performance.