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hd4850 and 8

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Catalyst Drivers Section' started by Qonix, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. Qonix

    Qonix New Member

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    I just upgraded to windows 8.1
    after a long search i finally found the latest drivers for my sapphire radeon hd4850 512mb.. the catalyst 12.6 (tried with 13.1 but didn't work).
    It's a bit better but still doesn't go in full resolution and I see the video pretty laggy, even just for youtube!!

    Is it a problem with my vga (comatibility with 8) or should i look at something else?

    WIth wind7 was working great


    here is my config tho: Intel Core2QUAD Q6600, Asus P5K-PRO, Corsair 4GB, Sapphire-Radeon 4850HD VaporX 512MB, Corsair 550W, ZeroTherm Nirvana, WesternDigital 500gb (Windows 8.1)
     
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  2. Elite3540

    Elite3540 Master Guru

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  3. Qonix

    Qonix New Member

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    do i have both to uninstall and install in safe mode?
    and do i have to install just the driver or all the pack?
     
  4. Elite3540

    Elite3540 Master Guru

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    Uninstall the driver in safemode,

    you can install the new driver version in normal mode.

    Install the whole pack.
     

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    Qonix New Member

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    i think now it works.. i tried to play battlefield 4 but even in low settings it's a bit laggin.. i it normal?
     
  6. Yxskaft

    Yxskaft Maha Guru

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    BF4 is a modern and demanding game, but the HD 4850 should run it ok if the settings are low enough. It does after all scale down all the way to the 8800GT.
     
  7. Elite3540

    Elite3540 Master Guru

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    Yes that is very normal.

    Your card is from a couple generations back, so don't expect to get high framerates or no lagg on the new generations games.
     
  8. Killswitch

    Killswitch Active Member

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    Trying on a friend's 4870 as well.
     
  9. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    The 4850 was picky with drivers even in it's day. I remember the issues mine had "fondly". So I doubt it's related to 8.1.
     
  10. Killswitch

    Killswitch Active Member

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    It actually worked on 4870 and 13.1. Will probably work with 13.9 as well.
     
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