Friday, April 18th 2008

AMD Releases Catalyst Hotfix for AGP Cards

ATI has released a hotfix that addresses the following issues when Catalyst 7.9 or higher version is installed on AGP cards:
  • After installing Catalyst 7.9 or higher an error is received launching DirectX based games. The error indicates that Direct3D Failed to Initialize or similar.
  • In Vista your Experience score will drop to 1.0.
  • The DirectX Diagnostic tests will fail in both XP and Vista.
Download the fix from here.Source: ATI
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10 Comments on AMD Releases Catalyst Hotfix for AGP Cards

#1
ShogoXT
I bet the 3850AGP users are going to be happy.
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#2
mdm-adph
I could have swore that in the 8.3 drivers they had fixed this -- it even said so in the release notes. I've been using regular 8.3 on an old x700 AGP card and it's been working fine for quite some time now.
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#3
Jimmy 2004
I never actually had either of those problems on my X800 AGP, but they took their time fixing it for those that did :shadedshu
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#4
rodneyhchef
Think it just affects cards with the rialto bridge chip. Could also be the X800 drivers haven't been updated due to age.
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#5
Mad-Matt
My X800 was fixed with 8.2. 7.8,7.9,8.0,8.1 wouldnt work with my Abit NF2.
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#6
eidairaman1
Sorry to come off in any mean manner, but you just finally discover this? I been runnin the 8.1 Hotfix for awhile

Special Trick to the Hotfix- DO NOT INSTALL ONTOP OF ANOTHER DRIVER, Install by itself with the Applicable Stand alone CCC.

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ATI has released a hotfix that addresses the following issues when Catalyst 7.9 or higher version is installed on AGP cards:
  • After installing Catalyst 7.9 or higher an error is received launching DirectX based games. The error indicates that Direct3D Failed to Initialize or similar.
  • In Vista your Experience score will drop to 1.0.
  • The DirectX Diagnostic tests will fail in both XP and Vista.
Download the fix from here.
Source: ATI
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intel igent
by: eidairaman1
Sorry to come off in any mean manner, but you just finally discover this? I been runnin the 8.1 Hotfix for awhile

Special Trick to the Hotfix- DO NOT INSTALL ONTOP OF ANOTHER DRIVER, Install by itself with the Applicable Stand alone CCC.
sorry to come off in a mean manner, BUT you never install a new driver over an old driver in the first place.

you must completely remove the old driver first with driver cleaner or the like the install the new driver ;)

thnx for the find malware :rockout:

any news from anyone how these work?

:toast:
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#8
Evo85
I know people who still had problems after 8.1 and had to roll back to 7.8 or earlier.

I imagine this is additional fixes to address those who still had issues.
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#9
Juntao
didnt help much

i did a full uninstall of the previous drivers i was using and then installed the hotfix. It seems to freeze up and just do a solid bluescreen when trying to play a few games for me. Not all the time mind you just about half of it. So i will probably go back to the omega ones i was using.
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eidairaman1
by: Juntao
i did a full uninstall of the previous drivers i was using and then installed the hotfix. It seems to freeze up and just do a solid bluescreen when trying to play a few games for me. Not all the time mind you just about half of it. So i will probably go back to the omega ones i was using.
doesnt sound like everything was uninstalled
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