New driver for ATI Radeon HD 3200 was out July 21st. Did anyone try updating?

Discussion in 'Hewlett Packard' started by Przemek, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. Crito

    Crito Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Yes, the HD 3200 is a very capable IGP. It's not quite as fast as the HD 2600 XT in my HP Dragon laptop, but I've yet to find anything I can't run. I've also noticed temps are coming down a little now that the laptop is "broken in", so to speak. I believe this is due to the PCM (phase change material) they use on the heatsinks. Many people mistakingly think it's thermal tape when new. When heated up it turns to a liquid/gel and flows into air pockets though. That's my understanding anyways.
     
  2. 2.0™

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    Crito,

    Nice work on the pictorial. :)
     
  3. Crito

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    Thanks 2.0, just trying to give a little back to the forum/site. I probably wouldn't have bought my tx2500 had it not been for the excellent review I found here.

    Hopefully, now that HP's branded driver has been replaced by ATI's generic one, I won't have to go through that whole mess again in the future. Driver upgrades should work fairly "normally" from now on.
     
  4. be77solo

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    yep, props for taking the time to take and upload the pics... thanks

    And I agree, I love the little 3200, and am very impressed and happy with it's performance!
     
  5. cHaNg-sTa

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    I was wondering what kind of FPS you were getting. Do you have CS:Source to try perhaps? I just did the regular install and I've been trying to play Source online, but when there's shooting/explosives on the screen, my fps drops to like 15-20 =/

    EDIT: I tried to reinstall the drivers by following your steps, but what happens when I don't have the original disc at the "pick have disk option"?
     
  6. Crito

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    The original disk is the driver you downloaded and extracted but canceled out of installing. It's probably in the default location I gave you.
     
  7. drshakawa

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    thanks for the pics! worked alright and i havent had any problems. and it actually fixed a problem in The Sims 2 where the tv's were all just black with no animation
     
  8. prepseb

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    So GTA IV will run on that?
     
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  10. ChronoReverse

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    What about the CCC? If I install the new CCC as well would that break things like Powerplay?
     
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