I’ve read many posts about the ATI/OpenGL problems. I’ve still got problems running Blender and though I’d post to see if I can get any help.
I’ve got the same issue as many others with ATI cards. Blender runs really slow after a few minutes. Menus, keystrokes, and mouse movements take some time to react. Needless to say, this makes Blender unusable for me. Here is a brief list of what I’ve tried to fix it:
-Changed to 16 bit color mode…Didn’t help
-Changed my OpenGL settings to boost performanc…Didn’t help
-Tried download Catalyst Drivers 3.9 and used the opengl driver from that to run Blender…Blender crashed at startup using that driver (but my video card is much newer and probably isn’t supported by those drivers anyway)
Anyway, here’s my hardware. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.
Compaq Persario R4012US Laptop (PCI-E Bus)
AMD Athlon 64 3200+
1256 MB DDR333
ATI Radeon Xpress 200M w/128MB VRAM
If anyone has figured out a way to get Blender running on a rig similar to this, please let me know.
PS - I built Blender from source code using MSVC 7.1. It’s version 2.37a