I bought dual monitor video card, an ATI Radeon HD2400 VGA< 256MB PCIe X16…used from ebay, and at the end of the description, it say’s HP, Dell. I asked the seller if it’ll work in a self built computer and he said yes. It DOES actually work just fine. But after installing all drivers, except for this one last item…this dual video card, I can’t seem to find one. Even a driver disk I have that’s listed for another video card I have, ‘Gigabyte RADEON 2400 dual video card’ doesn’t seem to install the drivers…funny, because I have another machine I built (not the original machine with that card) that was an ATI Radeon 2400, which WAS able to install drivers from this same driver disk.
Going on line, all I see are some ‘applications’ that make you install on your computer, and THEN they are supposed to look for the right drivers. And these sites, although they claim to say “official drivers” the link on google says “Ad” SUSPICIOUS! Tried to go directly to an ATI site, all once again all I see are these ‘applications’ or ‘driver finders’. Since I’ve spent a portion of my evening last night without success, I’m considering ‘temporarily’ hooking it up to the internet…which I HATE doing…and selecting to let the computer search the net for drivers…but I’m half expecting I’ll run into these damn driver finder apps!
I’m also wondering two things…
- what if I just don’t install a driver for the video card at all? It seems to work fine without it!
- being the cards listing had “Dell & HP” at the end of the description, was it manufactured to NOT be able to get a driver for it, if NOT on a DELL or HP? I would think that would be the case, but this is just getting stupid.