Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Drivers Section' started by jonathen85, Jan 28, 2009.
Does anyone know what the best option for drivers for this card are? Thanks in advance.
The ATI hotfix ones work fine; but personally I use the Powercolour website's ones - yes I know they're only Catalyst 8.6 but I get an extra 400 3D06 mark points (not much I know and I should probably do average fraps in games I play etc).
thanks i had a look on the powercolor website. Are these the most up to date ones I culd use?
I wasn't sure whether it supports this older agp card.
Try my modified complete XP Drivers + CCC they work like a charm just run setup.exe. They are based upon the official 8.12 Drivers from AMD/ATI:
thanks. Do you think I should just try these as soon as I've put in my card or is it safer to use the ones that come with the box first.
The ones which come from the Box are usually older ones they could be the 8.7 or 8.8 catalyst (or even older) so i would go with these 8.12´s cause they have much performance improvements for newer Games.
So i would try those out. If my 8.12 don´t work for you can still install the boxed ones but they should really run great with your HD3850 AGP they are specially modded for Hardware ID DEV 9515 cards which are not recognised by the official standard drivers.
I hope that really soon the 9.1 come out so I can mod these
Thanks, I'll give them a try when my card arrives tomorrow. Do I run the setup in the main folder and the CCC folder setup also? Not sure what CCC is because I'm used to Nvidia cards- they're much easier to get drivers for.
I'm sure they'll be great.
CCC is the Catalyst Control Center it´s an included Panel to modify your card 3D settings, overclock it and so on.
And you just need to run the setup once in the main folder. You can select express install or custom install where you can pick up what you want to install exactly.
Sorry to bother you MJay27, but the modified 8.12 drivers you upped to Sharebase are down. Assuming you still have them of course, do you think you could re-up them to rapidshare or the like?
I've just got the Powercolor 3850 AGP and it's okay but I don't think the 8.6 drivers they offer on their support page are all that recent. The 9.11 AGP hotfix didn't work for me. I'm a bit cautious about flashing the bios.
I'm missing something here? Because from the amd site, i choose Win7 and 3000 series AGP and it gives me the 9.11 drivers? Same goes for XP and Vista..
Why noone mentioned those? Just wondering..
I am using the regular ATI driver´s (not the HOTFIXE`S) without any problem.