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johnliu
Journeyman III

Radeon X1200 built-in display 8GB RAM problem

  • AMD Graphics Card Make & Model
    • Radeon x1200 built-in display
  • Desktop or Laptop System
    • Desktop
  • Operating System
    • Windows 10 64bit 20H2 Build
  • Driver version installed
    • 10.2 (8.593.100.0) for Windows Vista 64 bit from AMD web site. Decompressed and installed manually.
  • Display Make and model and connection/adapter in use, resolution, and refresh rate.
    • AOC N950Sw 1366x768 @@60Hz VGA cable
    • One line for 1 display device connected
  • CPU/APU Make and model number
    • Phenom II x4 925
  • Motherboard Make & Model + Bios Revision
    • Gigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H v1.0, BIOS F7e, AMD690G(RS690+SB600)
  • Power Supply Unit Make & Model + Wattage
    • Delta 300W
  • Memory Make & Model + Frequency
    • Qimonda 1066Mhz CL7 4x2GB

There is no any problem when 2-7GB Ram installed.
However, when it reach 8GB ram, there is a display problem.
The screen goes back to 4:3 at 1024x768 max.
Device manager shows an exclamation mark on Radeon X1200:
Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems (Code 43)

There is no any problem for 8GB ram on Windows 7 64 bit v8.56.1.16.
I take out this driver from Windows 7 64 bit and install it in Windows 10 64 bit.
Windows 10 64 bit said it is not signed and does not let me to install.
Then I disable the Windows 10 64 bit driver digital signature and I can install it.
The PC frozen after seeing a black screen. I reboot the PC.

After that, device manager shows an exclamation mark on Radeon X1200 again: 
Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source. (Code 52)

The driver from Gigabyte is also defective in Windows 10 64bit. Blue screen+reboot.

I would like to use 8GB ram without graphic adapter on Windows 10 64bit.
How to solve it?

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elstaci
MVP

Re: Radeon X1200 built-in display 8GB RAM problem

You have a very old obsolete motherboard with a legacy X1200  GPU.

According to Gigabyte there are no Windows 10 drivers for your motherboard (https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/GA-MA69GM-S2H-rev-10/support#support-dl-driver and at AMD Download page there are no Windows 7 nor Windows 10 drivers for your X1200 Legacy GPU: https://www.amd.com/en/support/graphics/integrated-motherboard-graphics/ati-radeon-x12xx-series/ati-...

The last AMD driver from AMD is for Vista Windows OS.

Microsoft Catalog has a X1200 driver for Windows 7: https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=Radeon+x1200

I found a few old threads where Users installed the Vista AMD Driver for the X1200 to make it work under Windows 10.

Personally I don't believe the X1200 is compatible with Windows 10 since it is so old. It doesn't have the electronics to be able to run correctly in Windows 10.

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