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ATI Radeon undocumented bug- Can't use Radeon with with CRT's.

Discussion in 'ATI' started by Paul, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Paul

    Paul Guest

    My Sept 2010 experience with an ATI Radeon card.

    After installing the HIS 8550 Radeon in my
    new system a few days ago I found out that there
    is no way to change the crt refresh rate.
    Radeon is locked at 60 hz. It is made for LCD's.
    Period.

    So, today I took the 8550 back and
    got a evga nvidia gtx 470.
    I can set refresh to just about anything
    and won't have to buy a new monitor.
     
    Paul, Sep 11, 2010
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    Ed Light Guest

    Ed Light, Sep 12, 2010
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  3. Paul

    Paul Guest

    Thanks for catching that.
    I transposed the numbers.
    Meant to say HIS 5850, Turbo iCooler.
    I got the latest drivers for that card
    from the ATI website. Still did not work.
    According to the overclocking forums there
    is a work around that may work with XP:
    down load two programs to build my own
    *.inf files. Did not think it was worth
    the effort though.
     
    Paul, Sep 12, 2010
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  4. Paul

    Paul Guest

    Oops...
    I transposed the numbers.
    Meant to say HIS 5850, Turbo iCooler.
    I got the latest drivers for that gpu
    from the ATI website. Still did not work.
    According to the overclocking forums there
    is a work around that may work with XP:
    down load two programs to build my own
    *.inf files. Did not think it was worth
    the effort though.
     
    Paul, Sep 12, 2010
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    Ed Light Guest

    I have found that for XP the drivers after 10.4 are no good. I can't
    adjust any AVIVO Video anything. So possibly other things are wrong.

    At least my 4670 does connect with the new 10.1 Flash Player in Win 7
    (not XP) and lets me enhance it a whole lot.

    I tried a geforce GT 240 and couldn't get it to connect with Flash in
    XP, nor in Win 7.

    The Win 7 ATI drivers have some anomalies with the AVIVO settings,
    though. But I work around those.
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    Ed Light, Sep 12, 2010
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    Ed Light Guest

    I might add that in the ATI drivers I can create profiles for AVIVO
    settings that I can select from the tray icon.

    When I was trying the geforce with the latest drivers, it wouldn't save
    my Video settings in a profile when I selected "Overlay". I couldn't
    save a profile while in the Video settings. And forget about choosing a
    profile from the tray icon -- though the old drivers had that.

    I really think that the control panel teams of ATI and nvidia do not use
    them at home. They are so sloppy.
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    KCB Guest

    What video did you use before the 5850? And are the drivers for the old
    video still installed? Have you installed your chipset drivers? I know
    none of this makes a difference now because you don't even have the card
    anymore, but I'm sure there are many people out there who are successfully
    using the 5850 with a CRT, as I was until my newest LCD monitor. Your
    subject line is ridiculous.
     
    KCB, Sep 12, 2010
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    Ed Light Guest

    Ed Light, Sep 14, 2010
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  10. Paul

    Paul Guest

    Nothing worked. I returned it for a nvidia.
    My son has the same problem with his computer.
    New ATI is made for LCD screens.
     
    Paul, Oct 1, 2010
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    James Guest

    I was using a 4850 with the latest drivers up until last fall with a
    21 inch CRT. I never had a problem with switching frequencies. I had
    a dual boot computer with XP and Vista, no problems with either
    driver.

    James
     
    James, Oct 5, 2010
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