Originally Posted by RafaSimpsons
You're misleading who reads this. You have an old computer with an old ati card, of course it will bring some trouble. Hey, you shouldn't have updated the drivers. Sometime it's useless to update drivers, it only brings problems. If I was a person who doesn't knows a **** about this, I would think. Oh, I'm going for Nvidia then. But we go back to the same situation. If you have an old computer with a Nvidia card, the same will occurr. That's you fault, not ATI fault. They won't make drivers compatible with the same card forever. They must make the drivers to the current cards that they are making.
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Nice of you to sum up driver issues as "an old computer".. First off, I've been building and testing various different pc's for the last 15 years. I've had driver issues with three different ati cards over the years. The "old computer" received that card new when it was still second to the top of the line, as I buy the next to top for the price drop. Issues have plauged that 2600hd since it's purchase. As for nvidia giving problems in an old computer, that is BS. Who is trying to miss lead now, I have two old PC's with nvidia cards with no issues. Further more have NEVER had ANY issues with their cards/ drivers. (Reason I recommended them)
Ati has been known for there **** drivers. For another example, doing a upgrade to another card you first must uninstall the old ati drivers. Unless your not that old you'll know where I'm going with this... if not, there uninstaller would remove your Gart driver (yes agp). Could have ati gotten their $hit together? Sure, but since they have burned me with issues I refuse to buy them.
Another example, they started to require .NET for their catalyst drivers. Would have been great if they put it on the installation CD. Further more what really set me off was I had no internet at the time.
They might be old computers now, but the issues happened while it was new. Not just new to me, tech wise. Now before you claim I'm "miss leading" I'm talking about issues that I've come across in MY PAST. Not all hardware reacts the same to each other. Claiming there is no issues with a product, then calling someone a liar when they emerge would classify you as an ignoramus.
As I've stated above, it is possible they have gotten their act together. Would I waste my money again to find out..... hell no