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    ATI Radeon Mobility 9600/9700 problem

    Hi,

    My laptop has an inbuilt ATI Mobility Radeon 9600/9700, but I have recently been having a problem. When I boot up into Windows, instead of the native 32-bit on a 1280x800 resolution screen it becomes 8-bit. I then have to change it back to 32-bit in Properties, but it reverts to 8-bit after a restart. The graphics still aren't as good as they used to be anyway.

    So, I thought I'd update the driver - but the problem is that the ATI driver page is fairly useless, because I just cannot find the driver. The Mobililty Radeon 9700 page isn't too helpful either - there is quite a lot of software available for download, but not the driver!

    Anyway, I was just hoping someone could help me out. Thanks in advance!

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    ATI Radeon Mobility 9600/9700 problem

    Hi,

    My laptop has an inbuilt ATI Mobility Radeon 9600/9700, but I have recently been having a problem. When I boot up into Windows, instead of the native 32-bit on a 1280x800 resolution screen it becomes 8-bit. I then have to change it back to 32-bit in Properties, but it reverts to 8-bit after a restart. The graphics still aren't as good as they used to be anyway.

    So, I thought I'd update the driver - but the problem is that the ATI driver page is fairly useless, because I just cannot find the driver. The Mobililty Radeon 9700 page isn't too helpful either - there is quite a lot of software available for download, but not the driver!

    Anyway, I was just hoping someone could help me out. Thanks in advance!

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    Did you try going to the laptop manufacturer???

    ...they usually have the drivers specific to your laptop.

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    Did you try going to the laptop manufacturer???

    ...they usually have the drivers specific to your laptop.

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    Or you can try you mobo manufacturer since you say you have onboard video. Thats where i had to go when i needed to update the drivers for my onboard video card.
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    Or you can try you mobo manufacturer since you say you have onboard video. Thats where i had to go when i needed to update the drivers for my onboard video card.
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    Re: ATI Radeon Mobility 9600/9700 problem

    Originally posted here by pliboss
    So, I thought I'd update the driver - but the problem is that the ATI driver page is fairly useless, because I just cannot find the driver.
    Odd I just clicked on the "Catalyst 5.13 Windows XP - Driver download" link and it gave me a page were I can download a full package (control center and driver) or just the driver..

    NB ATI Catalyst drivers are usually "one size fits all"
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    Re: ATI Radeon Mobility 9600/9700 problem

    Originally posted here by pliboss
    So, I thought I'd update the driver - but the problem is that the ATI driver page is fairly useless, because I just cannot find the driver.
    Odd I just clicked on the "Catalyst 5.13 Windows XP - Driver download" link and it gave me a page were I can download a full package (control center and driver) or just the driver..

    NB ATI Catalyst drivers are usually "one size fits all"
    Oliver's Law:
    Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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    My advice is just get the driver and stuff catalyst.................too many problems with that crap

    I will not buy their cards until they sort themselves

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    My advice is just get the driver and stuff catalyst.................too many problems with that crap

    I will not buy their cards until they sort themselves

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