Compatible WDDM driver

badbecky11

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Jan 1, 2012
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Hello,
Is there a WDDM compatible driver for 9250 radeon video card?The card is 256 mg and since I put Windows 7 on my pc it shows it is only using 18 mg. And if you go to systems and check out vidoe card it shows a standard VGA card instead. Can yo p[lease help me.
 

tlmck

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Windows 7 does not use WDDM. It uses a new thing called WHQL, and ATI(now AMD) stopped making drivers for that card with Windows XP. What Windows 7 is doing is using it's generic VGA driver like it does in safe mode. As you have surely seen, it is limited.

You did not mention whether it is a PCI card or AGP. If it is AGP, then there are a few modern AGP cards available that will work fine on Windows 7. Here are the few I found just with a quick look. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20600007850&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&SrchInDesc=hdmi&Page=1&PageSize=20

Unfortunately they are more expensive than their more modern PCIe counterparts. The good news is the least expensive card is way, way, way more capable than you have now.
 

WDDM = Windows Display Driver Model and has nothing to do with WHQL. W7 uses WDDM 1.1 & W8 uses/includes WDDM 1.2.