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Old Mar 23, 2004, 10:56 AM   #1
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Exclamation Installing catalyst drivers on your mobile card...

Since so many people ask about it lately i have thought it would be a good idea to create this thread... hope this helps everybody...

If you want to install the official ATi Catalyst Drivers do the follwing:
  1. Download the Catalyst-Driver from www.ati.com
  2. Download the Patje's Mobility Modder.
  3. Extract the driver by double-clicking the downloaded file (installer will fail with an error, this is expected).
  4. Start the MobilityModder and and specify the folder you extraced the files to. (You will not need to specify the folder if you used the standard C:\ATI for it, Mobility Modder detects it automatically).
  5. Mod the driver.
  6. If you want to manually start the installation (i.e. answered no to the question about installing the drivers right away) just find the folder you extraced the drivers to and run setup.exe there...

If you want to go the easy way just go to www.omegadrivers.net and download the Omegadrivers, they will install without any additional work needed...
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Old Mar 24, 2004, 11:56 PM   #2
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Perhaps just a note, if the mod tool listed there does not function, try the alternative one found at: www.driverheaven.net (pajet's mobility modder).

Sometimes one works for people while the other doesn,t so having 2 choices makes things easier.
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Old Mar 26, 2004, 08:32 PM   #3
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Yes I find the Omega Drivers work quite nicely on my mobile, still with some trouble but better than the drivers that shipped with my laptop (voodoo m:855 ... brand new but still had old drivers from the fall and the new catalyst drivers of course didn't work).

As a sidenote I tried mobilemod and it ruined my windows installation; every time i'd log in BSoD on WinXP.
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Old Mar 27, 2004, 09:23 AM   #4
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patje's actually work better for most drivers, but they both lack some options with the latest drivers. For example I had to manually edit the driver inf files to put in Powerplay support for my mob9600.

edit: this is no longer the case with the latest patje modder 2.0
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Old May 23, 2004, 08:39 PM   #5
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nice drivers fixed most all problems in gameing for me
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Old May 25, 2004, 06:15 PM   #6
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Default Can't get it to work

Ok I have tried every driver out there and power play doesn't seem to even be coming up. I mean I don't have the tab in the driver properties page. I have tried even going in and modding the inf myself and still no progress. I have a centrino 1.5 with a radeon mobility 9200 vid card with the latest bios can anyone help me.
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Old May 31, 2004, 05:56 PM   #7
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Default Re: Can't get it to work

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Ok I have tried every driver out there and power play doesn't seem to even be coming up. I mean I don't have the tab in the driver properties page. I have tried even going in and modding the inf myself and still no progress. I have a centrino 1.5 with a radeon mobility 9200 vid card with the latest bios can anyone help me.
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Well, most likely powerplay has been disabled by your vendor in the video-bios for some reason... Nothing you can really do about that (maybe ask your vendor)...
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Old Jun 23, 2004, 02:09 PM   #8
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Default Drawbacks?

Hi,
I have some questions about the modtool (no need to answer them all..)
I've just installed catalyst 4.6, it works fine but i would like to know what are the drawbacks (if any):
1) what about the specific features by notebook manufacturer (hot keys, power management..) are they still working? (it seems that my hotkeys don't..)
2) does this modtool only modify files of the driver that will be installed, or does it modifies other files? Is it possible to go back to the old manufacturer driver?
Anyway, this modtool is great!
Thanks for the answers
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Old Jun 28, 2004, 03:28 AM   #9
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1) what about the specific features by notebook manufacturer (hot keys, power management..) are they still working? (it seems that my hotkeys don't..)
For me, everything works thing, including all the hotkeys...
You could try and end the two instances of Ati2evxx.exe in taskmanager (the ATi hotkey manager)

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2) does this modtool only modify files of the driver that will be installed, or does it modifies other files? Is it possible to go back to the old manufacturer driver?
It only modifys files from the driver that you are about to install, nothing else on your system...
And it is of course possible to return to the manufacturer driver...
Best way to do this is to use the ATi Catalyst Uninstaller or DriverCleaner to remove everything from the newer drivers and then just install the old one again...
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The newest DNA Drivers also added support for ATI Mobile chips as well.
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Anyone got a mirror for the download? My firewall blocks it.
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Anyone got a mirror for the download? My firewall blocks it.
which download? the mobility modder?
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Anyone know's whether the Powerplay Tab/Functionality is implemented in the CCC, too?
Got an Toshiba with 9700 running Cat 5.1 + CCC.
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yep, it is implemented

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Old Feb 3, 2005, 05:17 PM   #15
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hmm, fancy icons! I wonder if it works any better than the CP tab...
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Im trying to install the Catalyst 5.2 drivers and have used the mod, but when i try to install i get a message saying "Zero Display Service Error" . I have a mobility 9200 card and am installing over my latest laptop drivers
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hei i'm trying to install the latest drivers for my ATI 9000IGP mobility card, but as i install the catalyst 5.2 it says "INF error", and so on. I have it running at 128, yet i am not satisfied with the shading, and other stuff, yet it runs the games without problems. I dont even know if this is a valid driver for the video card, and in my normal catalyst driver i am using, it won't let me see the samples because the OpenGL is not updated, or so it says. I dont know, all i actually want is to have this video card up to date, and running at its best without pushing it too far. If any of you know any way on how to doing this, please tell. Thanks
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yeah my system specs for this laptop are
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Just updated and 3DMark2005 went from 862 to 1397 points!!! Previous driver was dated at February 2004.

Thats with AOPEN noteboot, ATI mobility 9700 and Pentium-M Dothan 1.8 GHz.

I just hope it doesn't overclock it, as my sister will kill me
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Default Toshiba Satellite and Catalyst Problems

I just recently reformatted my computer(M65-S9092) and I had a catalyst driver. And ive tried to find another catalyst driver that will work on my system, but to no avail. Can anyone help me out on where to find catalyst drivers for the Mobilty X600 SE. I would be very grateful, thank you.
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I downloaded the last 7.2 drivers, with the following link :
http://ati.amd.com/online/mobilecatalyst/

The verification software, says my computer is not compatible even if I have an ati card ...
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Try the Omega Drivers.
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omega drivers dont work, try this tool, worked for me today. nice app http://www.driverheaven.net/modtool/
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Is anybody else facing Problems in installing ATI Catalyst Mobile in Windows 7 ? Please help. Thanks in advance.
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No, no problems here. Can you be a little bit more specific on your problem? You give no details of your hardware or errors.
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