AMD Radeon HD 8750

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    Computer semi-expert

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    Hey folks, been a while.

    I came into possession of an AMD Radeon HD 8750 graphics card (the name is according to what a Linux Mint live CD told me in the device manager). I installed it in a Dell Dimension E521 that I have. Incidentally, the hard drive failed on the machine, so I am reinstalling XP (and Vista and 8.1!). I'd like to try to find drivers for this card for XP if possible, although it seems to work without drivers.

    I wasn't able to dig up anything through Bing searches, so anyone who finds anything must be a better looker than me. :)

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Unfortunately the only drivers for AMD HD 8750 are for Windows 7 & higher and Linux.

    https://www.amd.com/en/support/grap...d-8000m-series/amd-radeon-hd-8750m-series-gpu

    The video card will work with XP of course because XP installs basic VGA for video cards it can't identify/doesn't have drivers for. However you won't be able to select higher resolutions/bit depths or 3D hardware acceleration.

    I suggest you try Snappy Driver Installer.

    https://sdi-tool.org/development/

    It's free, open source and has a HUGE database of drivers - I personally tested it on an old Gateway MD2601u laptop that originally came with Vista - after I installed XP on it I had no sound, WIFI, ethernet and basic VGA - Snappy found all the drivers (I had to use a USB WIFI adapter that came with its own XP drivers initially since Snappy uses the internet for search).

    There's no guarantees it will find the correct driver and Snappy will often give you different versions of the same driver to choose so it'll be trail and error. I had to try 3 different sound drivers before I found one the worked on that laptop.
     
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    Thanks, Clippy! I'll have to try Snappy. Possibly, Snappy will also install a few other missing drivers as well.

    I'll report back once I've tested Snappy to see if it has the driver.
     
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