Mobility Drivers - the DH way

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  1. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    Hello! We have had many people registering on Driver Heaven lately and I know this site can be a little bewildering as it is not a "normal" tech site. We aren't limited by merely reviewing hardware and games, we also produce our own modded drivers, and we have a team of coders who make some extremely useful applications.

    This leads me into the purpose of this post. ATI powered laptops. Most of you know that ATI have improved mobility support, however they are still tied in with OEM restrictions and certain companies such as DELL will not accept the installation drivers from ATI's website.

    This is when the Driver Heaven ATI Mobility modder comes into play. this application is a simple click and run tool which will modify the offical ATI drivers to support ANY laptop/ATI powered solution, meaning you can keep up to date with driver fixes and have the best ingame support possible. This can be a godsend for users running high end dell laptops (amongst others), as they are still (with many systems) running their own versions of the 6.6 drivers, 4 revisions behind the latest ATI set.

    What is even better is, it is totally free, make sure to check it out - and remember we have our own TOOLS section support forum if you have questions.

    Full support for:
    ATI MOBILITY RADEON
    ATI MOBILITY RADEON 7500
    ATI MOBILITY RADEON 7800 GL
    ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9000
    ATI MOBILITY FireGL 9000
    ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9200
    ATI MOBILITY IGP 320M
    ATI MOBILITY IGP 340M/345M
    ATI MOBILITY IGP 7000
    ATI MOBILITY IGP 9000
    ATI MOBILITY IGP 9100
    ATI MOBILITY FIRE GL T2/T2e
    ATI MOBILITY RADEON Xpress 200 Series
    ATI MOBILITY FireGL V3100
    ATI MOBILITY FireGL V3200
    ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5000
    ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5100
    ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9500
    ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9550
    ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9600/9700 Series
    ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9800
    ATI MOBILITY RADEON X200
    ATI MOBILITY RADEON X300
    ATI MOBILITY RADEON X600
    ATI MOBILITY RADEON X600 SE
    ATI MOBILITY RADEON X700
    ATI MOBILITY RADEON X700 XL
    ATI MOBILITY RADEON X800
    ATI MOBILITY RADEON X800 XT
    ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1300
    ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1400
    ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1600
     
  2. SFOSOK

    SFOSOK 939 Goin Strong

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    Anyway we can get this for Nvidia?
     
  3. Geminiwave

    Geminiwave I Have lovely Breasts

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    I no longer have an ATI laptop, but when I did, these were godsends.
     
  4. hackerx

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    will this run the mobility x1800?
    i'm buying an alienware soon which has that gpu.Or should i just use the omega drivers?
     
  5. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    The X1800 is supported yes.
     
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    ivan300 Booooo

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    Falstaff Old Codger

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    I used to improve my Dell
     
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  9. blueice228

    blueice228 New Member

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    same here but I ended up using the OMEGA driver. Easier to install for me.

    Though my laptop is old now, 9700 mobility, so using the latest driver or not doesnt help improving frame rate.
     
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    Yeah this tool is awesome..worked great on my girlfriends HP laptop.
     
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    Wow, this looks great and everyone really seems to like it.
    I have a Dell 9200 with a 9700 mobility and am very eger to try this out. However, my laptop is still under warnenty and I would not want to void that. Any potential problems there or is it full speed ahead?
     
  12. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    There are no real problems to note, no, however we cant for sure say 100% it will go perfect. hard to cover every eventuality.

    If it reassures you, ive just used the tool on a DELL 2010XPS to upgrade to the new offical Cat 6.10 and it has worked perfectly fine.
     
  13. Karhu

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    Well, I went ahead and installed the new drivers. The instructions where very easy to follow and the program worked great.

    For the most part, everything seems to be running fine. Several graphical errors have occurred though. I do not know whether to associate these with the new drivers or not. For now, I’m going to leave them in and continue testing.

    First, when playing the project reality mod for BF2, the game crashed (not that unusual by itself), but several pieces of my desktop would not show up and I had to turn off the power (could not access the start menu) and reboot.

    Second, twice now Civ 4 has crashed on me for seemingly no particular reason. I get the following message:

    I hit “OK” and then I get a second error message:
    However, I do recall that when I used to get fairly far in Civ4, where I could see most the world, the game would start to slow down and then crash. This is a little different, as the game just crashes and I’m not quite as far along. After one of the crashes it reset all my civ4 settings to default, that was interesting.

    In the end I just don’t think I have enough ram (only One gig) and that updating drivers just can’t compensate for a lack of ram...

    Anyways, great site and like I said, I plan to leave in the new drives unless you guys advise otherwise.
     
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    Fujitsu-Siemens with ATI MOBILITY RADEON X700

    Well,my laptop isn't Dell, orAlienware so it's not so "strong".It's still under warranty.I already have some omega drivers (3.8.273),but they are not very efficient.
    What are the improvements in these Modder drivers from this site?
    I tried downloadin original Catalyst 7.1,even though it said on the ATI site that Fujitsu-Siemens was supported,their verification software "said" that my laptop isn't supported!?!

    What's the difference between CATALYST 7.1 and the drivers mentioned on this site???
    Are they better,worse,safer,or not???:confused:
     
  15. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    They aren't modded drivers, this is actually a tool to let you install the Offical ATI drivers from their own site. So you don't get any tweaks. This might aid some people if they have issues or don't want to use modded drivers.
     
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    what happened to the DHzer0point driver? i checked the link at the left and there's no more link to the DHzer0point driver? only the omega driver :(
     
  17. MrSpock2002

    MrSpock2002 Because I said so!

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    These drivers were stopped. The team that did them has stopped developing them due to personal/work etc reasons.

    I reccomend using the DH Mobility mod tool. Download the tool from this site, go to ati.com and download the newest drivers. When you get to the ati site driver page, click on "multiple downloads" this way you can download the driver, and cc panel seperatly. Now, click the driver exe, once it's all unpacked to the ati folder, stop the instalation, then use the DHM tool, follow the onscreen instructions, next it will say "go mobile" click yes, then install the drivers, next install the cc panel.

    Before doing all this make sure you uninstall any ati software, and drivers.
     
  18. ronhaha108

    ronhaha108 New Member

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    Any chance the Mod Tool works with the Windows Vista Catalyst? I've got a Radeon Mobility 9000.

    Thanks!
     
  19. dexterav

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    very nice!
    but missing X1450...:tears:
    this mod not work with this card
     
  20. Zeatrix

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    Please add Vista support! :)

    Pretty please?
     
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