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corruptrelic
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« on: January 18, 2005, 02:16:08 AM »

Their "official" warning is that you should only use drivers from your manufacturer?
I use a gateway notebook - 17" widescreen that came installed with a Radeon 9700. Since Gateway's latest drivers for the video card are almost a year old now, I went to get the latest drivers from the ATI website, and it said something about using drivers from your computer manufacturer for best performance and that some drivers are customized due to things like widescreen display. (Which I have.)
That concerned me a little, if I install the drivers directly from ATI, is it going to screw up my widescreen display? I'm getting tired of waiting around for Gateway to get with the program and as long as it's been now, I wonder if they'll ever release new video drivers. Too many improvements in Catalyst to keep using these old, old video drivers. And some games crash, like Planetside, wasted $20 on it and every time I get into it, it crashes back to the desktop. On the tech support it says "Make sure you upgrade to your latest video card drivers." Well, thanks to gateway, I am updated to my latest ones, which are almost a year old.
Any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2005, 04:11:40 PM »

Let me introduce you to Omega Drivers.  You can thank me in the form of cash.
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2005, 07:49:04 PM »

Just make sure you completely remove all of the original ATI drives, control panels, etc. before installing the Omega Drivers.  I was having bad stuttering in my DVD playback until I checked and saw that the ATI control panel was still installed.
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2005, 10:42:37 PM »

Thanks I'll have to check out the Omega drivers. Apparently ATI officially doesn't even support notebooks at all with their officially released drivers. Two more days and Gateway's latest posted drivers will be 1 year old. I should of got a dell, dude.
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2005, 05:21:37 AM »

Dude, Dell may be better, but not by much anymore :wink: .
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2005, 05:54:25 AM »

Honestly, as long as you use the drivers for the appropriate chipset you should be fine.  ATI's Catalyst drivers should work with any video card using a ATI chip.

I used to have a Gateway and their video drivers were one of the first things that went after I unpacked the box.
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