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  1.    07 Dec 2015 #1
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    ATI X1600 pro AGP


    Anybody got an AGP card with Windows 10 ?

    I've tried 3 drivers and 2 of them gives BSOD and the third says the INF file is incomplete.

    That's for my father's PC.
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  2.    07 Dec 2015 #2
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    I can't swear that it's impossible, but it may require a miracle.

    The X1600 is old enough to be a challenge if it was a PCI-E card. If it's an AGP version, the challenge is squared.

    The latest AGP hotfix drivers Google was able to find on a (German) AMD web site are 12.1:

    AMD Catalyst™ 12.1 Driver Download for AMD Radeon™ AGP Graphics Products: AMD Radeon HD 4xxx, AMD Radeon HD 3xxx and AMD Radeon HD 2xxx series of products


    They may not support the X1600, and they're still fairly old (Win7/Vista X86; no X64).

    I'm not convinced that upgrading a system that old to Win 10 is wise. Good luck in whatever you decide to try.
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  3.    07 Dec 2015 #3
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    I use a Radeon X1600 with the windows 7 driver from the Microsoft update catalog (you must use IE for that link not other browsers) installed as described here Solved Old Dell 9400/E1705 Workhorse ATI x1400 Driver for Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    I use the 64 bit Windows 7 version and it works fine.
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  4.    07 Dec 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    I use a Radeon X1600 with the windows 7 driver from the Microsoft update catalog (you must use IE for that link not other browsers) installed as described here Solved Old Dell 9400/E1705 Workhorse ATI x1400 Driver for Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    I use the 64 bit Windows 7 version and it works fine.
    AGP?
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  5.    07 Dec 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
    AGP?
    Ah, no - missed that bit, sorry
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  6.    07 Dec 2015 #6
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    My father's system is still going good, it's a special motherboard, Conroe865PE.

    It's a E4300 with 2GB of RAM and a 32GB SSD. I could try the driver for HD2xxx but I don't think it will work. I'm thinking about trying the nVidia 7600GS here, I could have better luck.
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  7.    07 Dec 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by kensiko View Post
    My father's system is still going good, it's a special motherboard, Conroe865PE.

    It's a E4300 with 2GB of RAM and a 32GB SSD. I could try the driver for HD2xxx but I don't think it will work. I'm thinking about trying the nVidia 7600GS here, I could have better luck.
    Maybe. The latest official drivers for that card are 309.08, for Windows 7. The release notes list support for the AGP version.
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  8.    10 Dec 2015 #8

    Finding a legacy driver for that gonna be tough, if even workable. Legacy vista/ seven drivers might work but theirs many and you have to try to finesse it.
    Also many of the old ones are 32 bit only.
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  9.    10 Dec 2015 #9
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    It's a 32 bits system
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  10.    10 Dec 2015 #10
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    One problem with getting an AGP video card driver to install is that it requires the chipset AGP driver to be installed first. Without that the video card driver will ether fail to install, or if it does manage to install it won't work properly.

    Now for the fun part. In the case of the motherboard in your father's computer the chipset is the old Intel 865PE (came out in 2003), of which Intel dropped support for back before even Vista came out. You can try the last XP driver for it,

    ASRock > ConRoe865PE

    but pretty sure it will fail to install.

    Hate to say it but this is likely one of those cases where it is better to either stick with an older version of Windows or buy a new computer.
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