Possible Driver Problem & Sims 2

By catki86226
Jan 2, 2009
  1. I have a very similiar problem to an old post I found but I didn't know if I should bump such an old thread.

    Here is the thread in question, and I think my problem is very similiar but wanted to be sure the same advice applies.

    **I had to remove the link and not sure how to proceed.

    I had lines going through my monitor and thought I should check for updates for my driver. It did seem to help the line issue but now my sims won't work and I think I may have installed the incorrect driver.

    I got the game to start, but got a black screen. I fiddled with the controls in the CCC and think I hurt more than I helped. I also clicked on restore previous settings and can't even get into CCC anymore and get the Direct X error message now.

    I think I should uninstall CCC and the driver version I installed but I'm unsure of how to do that and which driver version I should install.

    I hope this is enough info about my computer-- Let me know if more info is needed.

    Dell Dimension 8300 XP Home Edition
    Phoenix Rom Bios Plus Version 1.10A05
    Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00 GHz
    1.5 GB Ram
    Direct X 9.0c

    125 MB DDR ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128 PM.

    Should I follow the advice in the link I posted and download the 7.7 driver?

    Thanks for any help you can give me. Hope I posted in the right place.
  2. catki86226

    catki86226 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I wasn't able to post a link, but the thread I'm talking about was entitled "Sims 2 failure, ATI Radeon 9800 & DirectX 9.0c"
  3. catki86226

    catki86226 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    OK, maybe I can get help with a different question.

    I'm trying to uninstall CCC and the current driver. I found the instructions for doing that.

    Here are my two questions.

    1. After I uninstall everything ATI should I also delete the ATI folder?

    2. Is CCC of any use at all? Can I simply install the driver?

    Thanks for any help.
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,185   +469

    I would delete the old ATI folder. It will be recreated with installation of the new ATI driver. For the time being just install the driver only.

    I have an older AGP Radeon 9600 Pro card and I've found that the 8.6 driver is stable. Have you tried that one.
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