i'm also experiencing similar problems with the ATI Radeon Mobility 9700
Card in my Asus Laptop. Although the driver provided by windows vista works
fine and i'm able to use the Aero 3D Desktop without any delay or loading
time, 3D Gaming is an absolute impossibility as it is choppy and unplayable.
Default Windows Vista driver version is 126.96.36.199.
If I install the RC1 Catalyst from the ATi website i'm not able to play
games at all. The game crashes and windows informs me that there seems to be
a problem with that atixxogl.dll or whatever it's called. Aero works fine
with this driver as well...
Then you can install the older drivers for Windows 2000/XP from the Asus
website, suprisingly, these drivers are also accepted by Vista and boot the
system without errors. You cannot use Aero with these older drivers but the
games (like Defcon a no texture game) work without choppy or delayed
performance. That was driver:
Asus Laptop M6000Ne
ATi Radeon 9700 Mobility
Intel Centrino with Pentium M 750
40Gb Samsung Drive
"J M Schlatter" wrote:
> I cannot install other radeon drivers. Only the standard VGA is
> installed. I have an Radeon 7000.
> I think the VgaSave is some emergence thing.
> > The Radeon drivers that come with Vista (or perhaps the install downloaded).
> > Info:
> > MOBILITY RADEON 9600/9700 (Microsoft Corportation - WDDM)
> > Driver Provider: ATI Technologies Inc.
> > Driver Date: 8/15/2006
> > Driver Version: 188.8.131.52
> > Digital Signer: microsoft windows publisher
> > When I Uninstall these the driver becomes "VgaSave"... I'm not really sure
> > what this means, but my screen refresh becomes pretty good.