Where to get Nvidia/ATI Beta Vista Display Drivers

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    ATI has slowly been releasing more and more beta video drivers.



    You can check to see if they have yours here:



    http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html





    The latest driver which they recently released supports the following cards:

    # Radeon® 9500, 9550, 9600, 9650, 9700, 9800, X300, X600, X700, X800, X850

    # Radeon® X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900 series

    # FireGL™ X1, X2, X3, Z1, T2, V3100, V3200, V5000, V5100, V7100

    # FireMV™ 2200

    # Mobility™ Radeon® 9550, 9600, 9700, 9800, X300, X600, X700, X800

    # Mobility™ Radeon® X1300, X1400, X1600, X1800

    # Mobility™ FireGL™ V3100, V3200, V5000, V5100

    # Radeon® Xpress 200, 200M







    According to ATI: "ATI is one of the first graphic providers to make a 64-bit driver that supports the Longhorn Display Driver Model (LDDM) – the Microsoft Vista revolutionary graphic driver standard – as well as the first to provide LDDM drivers for integrated graphics processors. By making LDDM drivers available more than a full year prior to Windows Vista release, ATI provides developers with a stable, feature-enabled and performance-optimized platform for application development. ATI is also the first to provide Catalyst® Windows Vista driver feedback via our Catalyst® Crew Feedback program." The following graphics cards are supported by this driver:



    NVIDIA:

    Vista Beta 2 X86 Driverss: http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_88.61.html

    Vista Beta 2 X64Driverss: http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x64_88.61.html

    nForce Networking Driver (64-bit): http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_64bit_beta1.html

    nForce Audio and Networking Drivers (32-bit): http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_32bit_beta1.html





    Direct links to 32 Bit Vista Drivers



    nVidia Build 5308 Beta Drivers ****[3.2 MB] - http://tinyurl.com/g5qps

    ATI Build 5308 Beta Drivers *****[37.3 MB] - http://tinyurl.com/q5q74
     
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    Added direct links to drivers.
     
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    Now, would these drivers be needed for gaming?Does Vista include a drive for the Radeon Cards?
     
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    Vista includes drivers, but these are higher performance than the windows made drivers.
     
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    Why does it not support GeForce 4?

    My computer can run vista, so am I just expected not to have ANY drivers than the vista supplied ones, that crash on some games?

    I know I cant support Aero effects, and such, but why has support been removed from my graphics card, that runs games I play fine.

    SoI cannot install Nvidia XP drivers, I get the message "you are not using a version of windows", and for Vista, I get the message "You are not using windows vista".

    Great.
     
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    I updated the Nvidia Beta 2 driver links in the first post. Are those the drivers you have tried? It most likely gave the driver error in vista because you used a driver for an earlier build of vista.
     
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    Yes, I tried those, but I went directly to the Nvidia site to get them.

    I managed to install the XP drivers, by using the compatibility trick another admin post stated I should try.

    Now, games that didnt work now work, and games that worked without any driver, just the windows standard, such as counterstrike source, do not work. Yay. Well, I guess I should be happy that a higher percentage of games work now....
     
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    Vista 5536 worked well with my All-in-Wonder 1800XL using Microsoft's built-in driver. But after I loaded the Catalyst Beta for Vista (probably for wrong build?), the display flickered in a rotation that showed for 3/4 of a second would show the proper screen, flutter around a while, show the proper screen, flutter some and then went dark.



    Upon resetting the machine, the motherboard (Abit NI8 SLi) does not post above 25 (search for a valid VGA device & VGA BIOS). Is the graphics card fried? Any idea what to do about it? (I have written to support at ATI, but I don't expect a response.)



    (2gigsPC6400)(HannsG Flat Panel Display)
     
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    I'm running a GeForce GO 6150 on my TurionX2 notebook with Vista x64. x64 Forceware won't install since it doesnt recognize the GO chips. I manually updated the display driver (which defauled to Standard VGA) to the Geforce GO 6800 and everything (Aero included) is working just fine.

    I'm running 2GB of system memory. The video is using a dedicated 64MB with up to 335MB available. Performance Information score went from 1.0 to 2.4 for Gaming graphics and from 1.0 to 2.6 for desktop graphics, allowing Aero. System runs a bit laggier now (with aero off everything was superfast) but otherwise is perfectly fine. I was also finally able to put the resolution back up to my native 1280x800.
     
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    As far as I know they don't have for FireGL 7100 Vista x64bit drivers nor 32 bit drivers.
     
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    Hello, Ive had a beta2 version of vista for about a month now and its just really slow shutting down and surfing the net, i keep reading about driver updates but don't know where to start, im hoping if i give my details some expert can lead me to finally enjoying the vista experience, ive installed a AVAST antivirus but have read it slows down a pc so do i have to run a antivirus? here's my details, many thanks

    Amd Athlon 64

    Nvdia Geforce 6150

    Build 5384

    ASUS Motherboard M2npv-vm

    When i go to the device manager there are 4 unknown devices and a driver called SM BUS CONTROLLER that have yellow ? mark by them, my rating is only 2, im no expert and would appreciate any help, many thanks.
     
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    Comment to the moderator of this forum...



    The released Catalyst 7.1 Vista 32-bit and 64-bit drivers are posted at the AMD/ATI site now, so you might want to consider either dropping this thread, or replacing it with a link to the AMD/ATI site.
     
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    GeForce 4 and Vista generaly do not like each other. This is because the card is too old to have been properly configured to run vista. It is a common problem. I suggest you buy a newer card to run vista. You can get a X1650 quite cheap and it works like a charm. Can even enjoy Oblivion if you have the RAM. You can try downloading newer drivers for your GeForce 4. But as i said it won't give you the proper experience.



    Bobster: the betas are generaly not supported by ATI anymore.

    Theater: The betas are working really bad compared to the full releases. You gotta remmember it is only a beta. Most of these problems have been fixed with the full releases. I can vouch for this as i am a proud owner of an ultimate edition.
     
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    Link to drivers is dead...
     
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    So it is. The link to the AMD/ATI driver search page has been updated. Thanks for bringing that to our attention.
     
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