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Installed video driver for a31p on XP no luck

#1 Post by smf » Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:18 am

after I Installed the video driver for my A31p running Xp. After install, under adapter type, it's now showing ATI mobility Radeon 7500. I can also now hit "stand by" on power menue options. so The video graphics driver is reading but not working. can't even watch a youtube video or watch dvd. Everything is still choppy. What is going wrong?
I downloaded driver from HERE: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds013750

Any help is much appreciated!! thanks!

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Re: Installed video driver for a31p on XP no luck

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:21 am

Get some Omega drivers, like these: https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/om ... 8-252.html
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Re: Installed video driver for a31p on XP no luck

#3 Post by smf » Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:12 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:21 am
Get some Omega drivers, like these: https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/om ... 8-252.html
So, shall I delete the ATI Radeon 7500 driver I installed, and then install omega drivers, or keep current non-working driver and install omega right along side it, i'm confused lol
Any help I appreciate a lot, thanks!

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Re: Installed video driver for a31p on XP no luck

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:30 am

OUT with the old, IN with the new.
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Re: Installed video driver for a31p on XP no luck

#5 Post by smf » Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:47 pm

No It's far worse now as it reverted to using the microsoft stock 'plug n play' monitor driver. i need help big time now!

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Re: Installed video driver for a31p on XP no luck

#6 Post by ajkula66 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:17 pm

Try this

https://thinkpads.com/support/Thinkpad- ... /A31p.html

There was something wrong with your previous install since I can tell you that the video card shouldn't be "seen" as Radeon 7500.
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Re: Installed video driver for a31p on XP no luck

#7 Post by smf » Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:33 am

ajkula66 wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:17 pm
Try this

https://thinkpads.com/support/Thinkpad- ... /A31p.html

There was something wrong with your previous install since I can tell you that the video card shouldn't be "seen" as Radeon 7500.
That's What I used. Still saying "Radeon 7500" it's an A31P with an A31 motherboard in it. Isn't it the same Graphics Card tho!?

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Re: Installed video driver for a31p on XP no luck

#8 Post by ajkula66 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:40 pm

smf wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:33 am
ajkula66 wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:17 pm
Try this

https://thinkpads.com/support/Thinkpad- ... /A31p.html

There was something wrong with your previous install since I can tell you that the video card shouldn't be "seen" as Radeon 7500.
That's What I used. Still saying "Radeon 7500" it's an A31P with an A31 motherboard in it. Isn't it the same Graphics Card tho!?
No it's not. So I'm not surprised that the machine is unusable for the web.
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Re: Installed video driver for a31p on XP no luck

#9 Post by smf » Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:37 am

ajkula66 wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:40 pm
smf wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:33 am


That's What I used. Still saying "Radeon 7500" it's an A31P with an A31 motherboard in it. Isn't it the same Graphics Card tho!?
No it's not. So I'm not surprised that the machine is unusable for the web.
What should I do about thins?
I mean the A31 and A31p Both take the same driver download so it must be similar hardware!

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Re: Installed video driver for a31p on XP no luck

#10 Post by ajkula66 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:38 am

smf wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:37 am
What should I do about thins?
I mean the A31 and A31p Both take the same driver download so it must be similar hardware!
Well, giving up on the idea of using an A3x system for the web would be my recommendation.

Radeon 7500 found in A31 is a 16MB - possibly 32MB if the board is from one of the hi-end versions - while the FireGL 7800 in A31p is 64MB. Pretty significant difference.

Nevertheless, it's the CPU that is incapable of handling today's requirements. And there's nothing one can do about that.

These machines are antiques. As cool as they may be, using them as a daily driver mimics the concept of sitting behind the wheel of Ford Model T on today's highways. Not a pleasant experience.

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Re: Installed video driver for a31p on XP no luck

#11 Post by Saucey » Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:47 am

For youtube, my A31p was not able to play anything, via XP or Linux. It choppy even with di.fm music streaming that I had to use a software music player. It still skipped some songs but it played 95% of them.
I don't think my T43p can play youtube in 480p without issues.

As far the DVD issues, perhaps there are some encodings that are missing on XP, which is giving you the choppy playback.
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