After reinstalling Windows (moving from 7 to 8) on a Dell Dimension E520, Windows does not recognise the GPU. It's a GeForce 7300 LE.
The hardware IDs listed in the device manager are:
The device instance path listed in the device manager is:
According to this PCI database, it's detected as an ATI RADEON X1300/X1550 Series Secondary.
I've downloaded the 307.83 driver for Windows 7 32-bit, which is the latest version with support for this card. There are no Windows 8 drivers available but these should work from what I've read, the system is Windows 8.1 32-bit. It refuses to install and displays this message:
This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware
I've tried modifying
C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\307.83\Win8_WinVista_Win7\International\Display.Driver\nv_dispi.inf (the only
.inf file in that directory) to append lines after the original lines for this card, as recommended by various pages on the internet:
%NVIDIA_DEV.01D1% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_01D1 %NVIDIA_DEV.01D1.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_71A7&SUBSYS_01871043&REV_00\4&3886766A&0&0108 ... NVIDIA_DEV.01D1 = "NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE" NVIDIA_DEV.01D1.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE - modified INF"
Sadly, this did not help. What can I do at this point?