AMD B350 chipset x86 support


  1. Posts : 2,753
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #1

    AMD B350 chipset x86 support


    Hello.

    I know AMD (in a very wise move - pun intended) has retired support for x86 systems, but I have assembled a computer that needs to be x86 because it needs NTVDM to run a 16bit application for controlling a hydroponics device. Yes. I have asked for updates to it but there are none.

    Now after switching from x64 to x86 I cannot install VGA driver for the built-in R5 Radeon graphics card and there is also another ACPI thing without driver. I guess this is the furthest I can go but I am asking anyway.
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  2. Posts : 8,622
    Mac OS Catalina
       #2

    x86 has nothing to do with this. If you are trying to do 16-bit antiquated programs you need a emulator. You can always try to use Linux and Python.
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  3. Posts : 2,753
    Windows 10 Home x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I disagree. That 16bit Windows app. works perfectly under w10 x86 now. Amazingly enough the machine can also view YouTube videos with the emulated VGA at decent speed.
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  4. Posts : 4,431
    Win 11 Pro 22000.652
       #4

    May I take it that you know of these?

    https://www.amd.com/en/support/previ...ocket-am4/b350

    AMD Radeon™ R5 M230 Previous Drivers | AMD

    The newest ones are from 2018.
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  5. Posts : 2,753
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    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thank you Bob. I will check these ASAP.

    PS - These seem to work. Thanks a bunch Bob. And shame on me for not being able to check for these. AMD page is somewhat confusing.
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  6. Posts : 2,753
    Windows 10 Home x64
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Unfortunately I spoke too soon. There is still an AMD GPIO controller driver that is missing (ACPI\AMDIF030) that it's only available for x64 versions and prevents the Radeon R5 drivers from installing too.
    Next time I am going Intel. AMD has got pretty bad support. That's why I don't like AMD chipsets that much.
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  7. Posts : 24,562
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #7

    eLPuSHeR said:
    There is still an AMD GPIO controller driver that is missing (ACPI\AMDIF030) that it's only available for x64 versions...
    Some of these include x86 in their description...
    Microsoft Update Catalog - search=AMDIF030
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  8. Posts : 4,431
    Win 11 Pro 22000.652
       #8

    eLPuSHeR said:
    Unfortunately I spoke too soon. There is still an AMD GPIO controller driver that is missing (ACPI\AMDIF030) that it's only available for x64 versions and prevents the Radeon R5 drivers from installing too.
    Next time I am going Intel. AMD has got pretty bad support. That's why I don't like AMD chipsets that much.
    I'm sort of surprised. I'd expect Windows Update to be able to fill in the missing pieces.

    As for AMD support, I can't comment from personal experience. My main desktop ("my computer") is AMD for the first time since the Athlon 64 X2 (Socket 439).

    I don't care much for Intel support, either. The driver situation for their onboard graphics is very confusing. Intel seems to drop driver support too quickly.
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