Best Drivers for ATI Radeon 9600? (yes i know its old)

By linkz0r
Jul 6, 2007
  1. So i have this old gfx card on my system but many of the drivers i find for it dont allow for the AGP Texture acceleration to be enabled which i need.. because my comp is essentially for gaming. What drivers should I use for this card?
  2. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Why do you say old

    I don't consider my 9600x1050 with the latest Catalyst Control Panel.
    and drivers (2007) old.
    Purchased March 2006.
    This might be a motherboard SIS AGP driver not installed,
    check your mbd manual or cd,for this and other installations to improve your system.
    Mine is an asus P5S800-VM board.
    Do you have the latest Direct X ?
    But to answer your ? It's not drivers to improve game play.You do need a
    better video card.Go to and look for gameing cards.
  3. linkz0r

    linkz0r TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    yeah i have the latest direct x.

    my mobo is ASUS A8V deluxe.

    the thing is right now i just went thru a windows repair instal land my drivers are missing. has anyone had experience with the issues im having here?
    they are
    1) Setup was unable to find components that can be installed on your current machine
    2)try to setup your display adaptor with a standard VGA driver beofre running setup
  4. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Did you read you asus cd and manual ,start there.then
    Use your ATI cd and do the driver installations.XP has already set you as
    Standard vga.The cd will update it to svga.
    The repair removed them.
    You've done this before.Then go to ATI for updateing.
    This is what Direct X should report.
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    As a standard procedure before reinstalling or repairing Windows, you should have all your motherboard chipset drivers, graphics card driver, soundcard drivers, etc already on hand. These drivers won't be installed without intervention on your part. I'm not counting the basic generic VGA driver. Your motherboard should have come with a CD for its drivers but if you don't have it, you can find them at the Asus website. For your graphics driver, you can go to the ATI/AMD website for the latest one released in June 2007.
  6. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    Two choices: drivers 2. get a better card (what I would do)
    1. Re-download new driver and save to desktop
    2. Un-install current drivers (control panel- ati)
    3. Re-boot and let generic Windows driver install
    4. Re-boot again
    5. Install new driver from desktop
    6. Re-boot

    If your budget would allow for $100.00 or less:

    These would be your best choices:,N82E16814130076&page=7&bop=And
    Either the 1st one (price) or last (performance/bang for the buck)
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