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Dav t. Dec 11, 2013 08:54 AM

Radeon X1650 Qs.
 
2 months ago I installed a used Radeon x1650 into my E machine that is using windows XP pro with service pack 3. I have noticed no real improvement in graphic speed or in any other areas, over what I experienced using my 'on board graphics',
Is there a user interface that I can make appear on my monitor at will? and Would this interface allow me to tweak the card? and also indicate to me that the card is actually working properly ? and properly with the M. Board?
Device manager shows there to be no issues or problems with the card.

Blín D'ñero Dec 11, 2013 10:47 AM

You installed the card but not the Catalyst drivers suite.

Download and install (run as admin) Catalyst Software suite from this page. (Cat 10.2 for Radeon X1xxx / XP 32-bit).

Dav t. Dec 11, 2013 11:54 PM

Thanks for pointing out my mistake! SO now I have downloaded the catalyst suit. In attempting to install it, I am now getting a warning that, this suit has not passed windows logo testing, and thus may impair or destabilize my system. ..!.. I'm now concerned. So I have not proceeded with the installation. Waiting on your instructions and assurance that this ATi installation will be just fine.

dom_k Dec 12, 2013 07:04 AM

Ignore the warning it will be fine, if you're super paranoid do a system backup before installing the drivers. Don't expect wonders from this card though, it's very old.

Blín D'ñero Dec 12, 2013 12:04 PM

Indeed it is merely a standard Windows warning because the driver suite is not WHQL logo'd. Click "Install anyway"; it is perfectly allright.

Backup before installing drivers is always a good idea, it is one of the reasons System Restore exists, so you might as well use it.

Dav t. Dec 12, 2013 09:25 PM

an update. The catalyst is now installed, and no issues and all is well. Hurray! I extend my thanks to each of you!:D
Now to learn what I need to do using the catalyst, to have the card perform at its best.

Blín D'ñero Dec 13, 2013 08:49 AM

Great, congratulations! :up:

Note that on each page (or window) you open in CCC, there's always that questionmark in top-right corner (under the [preferences] button), when you click that, you get info about the settings on the page (window) you're just looking at.


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