02-17-2014 05:52 AM
I have an ATi X1300 equipped T60 .. originally a T2300 machine I recently dropped in a T7200 and upgraded
to 64 bit Win 7.
After the upgrade when running CCleaner the X1300 was recognized and mentioned in the CCleaner header after program start up.. those familiar with CCleaner will understand what I am talking about.. a small mention of
system layout.. Cpu, etc .
Within the last week, the X1300 is no longer mentioned.by CCleaner.. so I start to dig, I think of the most logical- driver issues.
I opened Device Manager and it says Standard VGA under Display Adapters.. no mention of X1300 ATI.
I have tried updating my drivers and no joy.
I need a course of action on troubleshooting this.. my efforts are not bearing fruit.
My skillset is what I would describe as enthusiast ... I have installed laptop cpu's, extracted laptop motherboards and reinstalled, installed os, have followed step by steps and done regedits and done countless driver installs.. I am not a pro techie... but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night With good step by step I will try most things as I am patient and careful. I've been repairing my own computers (with help from the net) for 8 years or so.
I have been on ATI's website.. and Lenovo's doing driver searches,.. I've done some updating, but nothing is making my X1300 re appear.
I am looking for some experienced help here on what to try next or how to diagnose. Thanks..
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02-17-2014 07:00 AM
Just ran Lenovo System Update.. still showing "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" in Device Mgr/Display Adapters ..
.. crapola .. driver chasing is my least favorite activity.. Im an educated person and it often makes me feel like I'm chasing a duck all over a pasture... Trying internet searches for drivers is often insane.. the "pay for drivers" goons are sick/aggressive and litter the search pages with their fake help and fake downloads to bloatware nirvana...
02-17-2014 07:13 AM - edited 02-17-2014 07:13 AM
Well, you can try the Vista driver. Hope it helps
02-17-2014 07:26 AM
This is a well known issue, there were never any Windows 7 drivers made for these display adapters. What I have done, and what I think works best for these machines (have several 2007 and 2008 model T60's), is just to use the Vista drivers.
Ati Driver (Vista 32/64bit)
Another way is to get the Catalyst suite version 10.2, readily available through many sites for free, and run it through Mobility Modder, which makes the drivers install on Windows 7 with all additional tools.
ATI Mobility Modder
02-17-2014 07:52 AM
I just tried the Vista driver.. 1st attempt said "install failed".. and offered me the option of "install with recomended settings".. I accepted and tried.. overwrote all old files... did not work.. still no X1300.
I am fine with trying the Mobility Modder but I tried the links off of their website and they were bad... I really have no idea which " Regular AMD desktop driver pack" to download... where to get it from.. or how to mod them once I get them..
02-17-2014 08:09 AM
To manually install the drivers, you go to Device Manager -> Open the Display Adapter section and right click the Standard VGA adapter and select Update Driver Software. There you choose Browse my computer for driver software. Then you point it to C:\DRIVERS\WIN\VIDEO and tick to also search subfolders. That will install the driver, but it won't install the CCC control applet.
02-17-2014 08:25 AM
By the by, and I should have mentioned it earlier, if you are using the machine as a standard workstation for internet and home/office work, then this manual method is by far the most stable one, as well as the multiple monitor controls through Windows work just fine.
For gaming, there are slight improvements on 3D performance in games with the Mobility Modder method, or installing the Lenovo drivers in Vista SP2 Compatibility mode, but it has proven to be unstable for some users and is a bit flaky regarding resume from sleep etc.
02-17-2014 08:50 AM
Thank You for the step by step.. followed your simple instructions and manually installed the drivers.. Thank you, Thank you.
Not a hiccup.. went right in and recognized on 1st reboot.
ATI 1300 now burning up the Windows Experience with a 3D rating of 3.5 .. he he
02-17-2014 08:52 AM