Loaded new driver - why has display changed ?

  User-D741F308-D674-4279-90B19F89F559298B 11:52 29 Apr 2009

As the title says I was having major problems with my ATI Radeon 9800 graphics card with lines all over the screen etc - swapped it for a straight replacement and problem fixed - BUT the font is now massive and half my favourites have gone which is a real pain - why has everything changed and does anyone know can I restore it back?

Also when first loading up the new card it complained about the drivers even though its an identical card - does anyone have the link to download the ATI 9800 drivers ?

Many Thanks for any help - very much appreciated

  Stuartli 11:55 29 Apr 2009

Rather than swap and change unnecessarily, read this excellent guide to installing ATi graphics cards (there's also one for nVidia) at:

click here

Particularly note the Drive Cleaner Pro advice (freeware).

Personal preference is to just download the basic ATi display driver at:

click here

and use it with ATi Tray Tools rather than the bloated Catalyst software. See:

click here

Thks for that (quick or what) but its telling me drivers for the 9800 series is now legacy software - how do I just select the driver for it ?

  Stuartli 15:01 29 Apr 2009

The 9.2 (might be 9.3) is the final display driver version for legacy ATi cards.

Nothing to worry about as it will be more than adequate.


click here

for 9.2 version.

  Stuartli 15:02 29 Apr 2009


click here

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