I have a Zoostorm T7200 2Ghz Vista laptop with 2Mg memory and with a ATI Mobility Radion X1600 graphics. I bought this laptop based largely on the strength of the reviews in PC Advisor. I bought it from PC Nextday, who seem to be the only people who distribute Zoostorm PCs.
I have had some trouble running certain software that I know works fine on other Vista laptops - but they are based on nVidea graphics. I have tried to update my ATI graphics drivers but this has proved almost impossible.
ATI's support side says that "Currently AMD does not provide any driver support for Mobility Radeon™ products. All driver and technical support for Mobility Radeon products is provided by the original laptop or notebook manufacturer." But a search of PC Nextday's website shows no trace of any Radeon drivers, either.
I have always had a high regard for PC Advisor's Test Centre and reviews of the latest hardware. Now,I'm beginning to wonder why it is that PC Advisor is the only magazine to recommend Zoostorm/PC Nextday, where all the other PC magazines don't even mention them. Can someone please clarify their relationship with PC Nextday? And how exactly am I supposed to get my drivers updated?
Thanks for trying Gandalf, but the link you gave me is for their normal grapgics drivers and not the Radeon Mobility drivers for laptops. I found those after 30 seconds of Google searching. :)
The quote I gave about ATI/AMD not suporting their Mobility Drivers comes from their own website.
Yes, I realise that there are 2 things here. One is the Radeon Mobility driver update, the other is the "PC Advisor, PC Nextday, Zoostorm" connections. I thought I would save time by rolling them up into one subject but maybe that was a mistake.
Thanks, Spartacus, your tips paid off. DriverHeaven.net confirmed my suspicions of having been cut adrift by both the hardware and software producers. I followed the instructions on DriverHeaven, downloaded the mods and installed their drivers. Success!! My graphics packages have all burst into life after previously crashing and hanging. Best of all, I can now download all the latest updates as they become available on DriverHeaven. Many thanks again.
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