Graphic Cards :: Driver For AMD Radeon X1250 On Win 8 - Screen Resolution Became Very Poor?
Oct 18, 2013
I'm running Vista 64 and tried to upgrade to win 8. It went well enough, but my screen resolution became very poor. I have AMD Radeon X1250 graphics and can't find a driver that will work on Win 8, so I reverted to Vista. But I really want to run Win 8.
My new Acer laptop has very disappointing screen and video quality. The screen resolution is maxed-out at 1366 x 768 with Intel HD Graphics 4000. Those specs should be just fine for great visuals. My old desktop didn't come close to that but I could watch Youtube videos very well with no pixeling of image. Acer tech support said "new graphics driver download" and I did that , to no avail. Setting adjustments etc.? My wife's 3 year old Acer has better screen quality than my new one.
I have an Acer Aspire 5515 with an AMD Athlon 2650eprocessor (64 bit) however, I have installed the 32 bit version of Windows 8 Pro. I cannot locate a driver for the ATI Radeon Xpress 1200 Graphics card that is compatible with Windows 8 32 bit. Acer's website is no support, since they only ever sold the Aspire 5515 with XP or Vista 64 bit systems, therefore they cannot provide what I need.
AMD's website is useless. It's auto-detect system for determining which graphics card and operating system I'm using is incompatible with Windows 8, and there is no method for ,e to type in which card and OS I have (you can only select from pull down menus, and the 1200 series and Windows 8 are not listed). Following the links to contact their technical support take you to a video on how to determine what graphics card you have, then right back to the beginning all over again. Worthless.
ATI says I can run a Vista driver in Windows 7, but I can't even find a Vista driver in 32 bit, and I'm using Win 8, not 7. I'm to the point where I'm going to install Windows 7 64 bit and be done with it.
I have a gateway NE56R41u. With that aside, today i played the sims 3 when it has a warning about my graphics card or whatever, so i went to my screen resolution to see if i can fix the problem. Unfortunately, the place where i can choose what my resolution is greyed out, so i cannot change a thing. Heres a picture .....
My netbook(Samsung NC110 with 1024*600 Screen Resolution and Intel GMA 3150) is running Windows 8.1 x64 now. I want to use all features of Windows 8, so i want to set Custom resoltion like 1366*768. I was trying to change some keys in the regedit, but the picture was very bad, cause my screen is 16:9, and 1024*768 or 1152*864 resolutions is 4:3. I want to get some utility to set Custom Resolutions, that bigger that real resolution of my display.
The other day my son stepped on my laptop and messed up the screen. Now when it starts up I get red lines going across the screen, but can still see the bios info and the windows logo and spinning dots when Windows loads just fine, however when Windows starts I just have a blank screen. Obviously the screen was damaged, but it seems to display the lower resolution okay. I just can't lower the resolution in Windows since I can't see what I'm doing. Plugging in an external monitor doesn't work, there's no output there. Is there way to change the resolution settings if I take it the hdd and plug it into another computer as an external drive? The laptop is an Intel cpu and my other machine is an AMD cpu, so I don't think just trying to boot the laptop hard drive in the desktop would work.
I can't install the drivers, when i run the setup it only installs AMD Catalyst Install Manager, no drivers the ATI Techonologies folder is empty. I tryed installing it manually from device manager but it says "The driver selected for this device dose not support this version of Windows". I really hope that i don't have to revert to Windows 7.
I just installed the Windows 8.1 Preview 64-bit last night and am loving the improvements over Windows 7 Pro 64-bit!!! I am running it on a Dell Optiplex 745 Tower.
My only problem is that my ATI FireGL V3100 is not being recognized by windows at all. I checked in the device manager and it doesn't even show up. I currently have a monitor hooked up to the card and it is working fine. Unfortunately, AMD doesn't have a driver for Windows 8. For that matter it didn't have on for Windows 7 either, only a Vista driver, but it worked fine in Windows 7. Same thing with the Dell drivers, worked for Windows 7, but not for Windows 8, even though the drivers were for Vista 64-bit.
I am wanting to hook up a second monitor, but when I do, it doesn't even detect the second monitor. All it does mirror the first display onto the second monitor. I looked into the Screen Resolution settings and even tried clicking Detect. Nothing. It found my first monitor, a Acer AL1916. Even when I unplug the Acer, it thinks the other monitor, a HP LP1965, is the same thing, it doesn't change the name of the monitor. I even tried going to HP to get a driver for my second monitor and installed that, to no avail.
I've recently bought an XFX 7870 Tahiti and have been having loads of trouble getting the drivers installed in Windows 8 64bit. It shows up as Microsoft Basic Display Adaptor and when I try to install the Catalyst drivers I get the BSOD with the following error:
When I first got the card I spent a couple of weeks trouble shooting this. I tried various things such as driver refreshes, running memtest, reseating every component in the case. Basically everything I could find online!
Eventually I took an image of my HTPC which runs Windows 8 32bit and copied this image over to my new rig. The card then installed fine. The card works perfectly in 32bit with no issues what so ever. This is fine, other than the fact that I can only use 3GB of my 12GB of memory!
With the release of Windows 8.1 Preview I thought I'd have another bash at this but still get the same issues. On a completely fresh install of 64bit I get the same BSOD but the 32bit version is completely fine.
I have the Dell Inspiron 15R 7520 SE laptop with 2GB AMD Radeon dedicated graphics. As far as I remember I have the AMD Radeon 7730 HD series hardware.Recently while upgrading my catalyst control centre I noticed that my hardware changed to AMD Radeon 7700(as seen in device manager). my Catalyst Control Centre is working fine.
I own a Sony Vaio (VPCEB4M1E) which came with Windows 7 and Mobility Radeon HD 5470. When I upgraded to Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation, my Device Manager would show up my Display Adapter as "ATI Mobility Radeon HD Series 5000 - (Microsoft Corporation WDDM v1.20)
When I first tried installing the driver I downloaded, the installation would finish in mere seconds (only installs 20MB of the files which isn't really useful), giving me notifications of success. However, I knew it didn't install it, the screen didn't flash and well, the Device Manager didn't change its description at all. I had managed to find a solution by manually updating the driver through Device Manager. It worked great.
I upgraded to Windows 8 Pro recently but ever since I was not able to use this method in order to get my driver properly installed. Whatever I try, I keep getting the "Windows detected that your driver is up to date, etc etc) and I still get the same Microsoft Corporation information. I tried disabling automatic drivers installation but didn't work either. I downloaded various drivers which I know would work, it's just that I'm not able or allowed to install them. The setup installation is faulty and the Device Manager won't let me do it either. If I try to uninstall the current Microsoft-provided driver, then I lose the whole Display Adapter category from the list, making it impossible to install the driver.
Unless I manage to find some kind of turnaround for this, I'll probably have to do without proper drivers..
I will try to post a dump file the next chance I have in getting into safe mode. I have an Asus CM6870-CA010S with the NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 card. It has been running like a dream since I got it in April, then I performed the 8.1 update, and innocently updated the drivers. Bad plan. For the past week I've fallen into the labyrinth of uninstalling the card, subsequent iterations of the drivers, clearing registries, performed the "Refresh," all after reading the forums here, on Nvidia's boards, anywhere I can get logical info.
I finally found what I thought was the perfect recipe, uninstalling totally in safe mode, deleting the folders orphaned from uninstalls, cleaning the registry, disabling Window's automatic downloads for drivers and hardware... etc. I had solid uptime for an hour, and I'm not a gamer, and hadn't yet tested my main objectives- Photoshop and Premiere. But HD video was great, and I finally thought I had it licked. Then, black screen. I have no BSODs. The system seems to shut down so fast that it doesn't have time to make dump files, and WhoCrashed.exe keeps pointing to nvlddmkm.sys as the culprit when a dump is made, with either pagefile or IRQL not less or equal errors. I'm so done.
After trying virtually every solid recommendation I can find, I'm about to throw in the towel and either get a whole other brand of graphics card, or take it to the super expensive judgmental hipster repair shop. This post is my last hope, and I'll try to get a dump file the next chance it gives me enough uptime to collect one- and getting into Safe Mode with F8 is seemingly very random.
When playing almost any game that has some kind of load on the GPU (from FPS games to Strategy), the game often freezes after around 10 - 60 minutes of playtime and the FPS drops to an unbearable amount and the only way to 'solve' the FPS issue is to restart the PC.
For some games, this FPS drop doesn't happen and it just freezes about 4 or 5 times before ultimately crashing because of some display driver issue about the AMD drivers not responding. This kind of issue usually happens with the older games rather than modern ones.
I am running an MSI Radeon 6850 with an AMD Phenom II X4 960T and a 600W power supply. I have tried all kinds of graphics drivers: the latest stable ones, the latest beta ones. I have tried uninstalling all graphics drivers and reinstalling them, with and without driver cleaning software but all to no avail.
I am now starting to think it may be a hardware issue but I do not have another graphics card to swap it out for so.
My system is a Windows 8 x64 Pro with Boot Camp 5 running on a 2011 Macbook Pro. I'm experiencing Windows crashes and distorted screen images with artifacts (see attachment #1) almost every time I start programs that require heavy video-processing (e.g.: games). The problem also happens, even if rarely, at random without doing anything particular.
This is what is shown in the debug trace of MEMORY.DMP:
Code: Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.2.9200.20512 AMD64Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.Loading Dump File [C:WindowsMEMORY.DMP]Kernel Bitmap Dump File: Only kernel address space is availableSymbol search path is: srv*f:symbolswebsymbols [Code] ....
As you see, it really looks like a video card problem related to atikmpag.sys. I think in cases like this the first thing to try is updating the drivers but unfortunately, since I'm running Windows on Boot Camp, it looks like there aren't suitable drivers apart from the ones I'm already using. I tried to install the ATI CCC 12.8 beta 2 (that is the only thing that I can run) that seem to suit my system, but that didn't work.
I have been suggested to look into the power settings of the video card (because they may lead to system instability), and specifically I tried playing a bit with the AMD PowerPlay - Technology in the CCC. Anyway, when I open the tab, the lists show up as blank and there is really no option I can work on (see attachment #2). It looks like my video card doesn't support this feature, even if I think it definitely should like it says in the AMD page: AMD PowerPlay.
I recently updated to Windows 8.1 (64-bit), and I immediately noticed that my resolution had taken a strange turn. Everything except the taskbar seems to be a lower resolution than before. This suspicion was only strengthened when I launched a game that I had running in 1440x900 windowed, and it didn't fit properly on the screen. I checked my display settings and used printscreen to check the resolution and both said 1920x1080, but when I used Puush to take a desktop screenshot, it came out as 1536x864, whereas before installing 8.1, desktop screenshots came out as 1920x1080. I tried changing the resolution and changing it back, but I'm still having the issue.
I installed 8 because when I first tried it I loved it, and realized that it was WAAAY faster than 7 in my usual routines and boot/shutdown times. I also like the new start menu, it's very refreshing and user-friendly (although I admit, in some aspects, it can actually be inconvenient). But anyway, on with the problem...
After a fresh install of 8, on my ASUS N53Jq, I tried to do the thing I do the most on my PC at the moment: game recordings on my HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition.
Everything, technically, went fine and the recordings were as good as they were when recorded with 7...however, due to these recordings I did, I noticed that now my PC only has two resolution settings: 1366 x 768 and 1024 x 768. And yes, I have the latest driver for my GPU...
Before I had many settings, including 1280 x 720 which is very useful for me to output into my PVR (so I can actually get a 60fps video...). I had to go to my nvidia control panel and add 720p as a custom resolution setting, which worked I guess but this is scaring me a little now...
Is this normal? Does 8 only set highest and lowest resolution? I'm betting it doesn't, and it's my PC thats the problem.
Windows 8 64bit, 6gb RAM, Graphics card Gainward GTX460 In the last week boot up has been very slow and the screen resolution is lower than recommended (1920x1080) at 1024x768 . Then the mouse smears across the desktop until I change the resolution to the recommended 1920x1080. Is the problem in Windows 8 or the graphics card. How can I test the graphics card?
I installed Windows 8 Pro on a new PC. I ran into a problem where Windows automatically started at the wrong monitor timing. I temporarily used a TV to get to an advanced startup screen that had a check box for low-resolution. That allowed it to work with my display. I now have a video card that correctly supports my display. The problem is, Windows 8 always boots in low resolution and I have to manually change it after each boot.
The problem is that I don't recall what gave me the screen with the menu. It is not the blue screen with press F1 - F9. This was a standard dialog box with check boxes and a note on the side saying any changes would be permanent. But any method that allows it to permanently boot to a normal screen.
OK, what I want to do is the same that a lot of users that have their smartphones (Android OS), is change the original DPI o screen resolution (force a different scale/resolution) For example: what I'm trying to say of Android OS is when you want more space avaible on your desktop or the objects/texts/sidebar/icons/etc... looks like smaller than before, you just need to go to this directory (/system) and edit the file (build.prop) and finally locate the line called (ro.sf.lcd_density=xxx) and change the original density number of your screen's device by other smaller; and when you'll restart the device you'll have the same os similar size's desktop of one Note 3 in your SGS3 mini.
So, in resume. I would like to have a 1920x1080 (for example, or smaller I don't know what resolution is correct for my case), from my actual resolution of my laptop that it's 1280x800 pixels.
And for more details: - Windows 8.1 Pro (x86) - Resolution 1280x800 (15,4") and 16:10 - Graphic Adapter Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 (Intel GMA 945 GM) - Only the original monitor (laptop), not an external monitor