Windows 10 drivers for AMD 740G chipset (AMD Radeon 2100, both 32- and 64bit)

If you have tried to install Windows 10 on an older setup that runs on AMD 740G chipset (which integrates ATI Radeon 2100 graphic chip), you might have run into the issue where Windows 10 fails to locate proper drivers for this hardware; and it uses generic graphics adapter driver instead which is only able to run 1024×768 on this chip and not a pixel more.

Search no more, there are working drivers (both x64 and x86), but they are hard to find (well, if you are reading this, you already found them, but I went through quite some trouble).

I am in the Czech Republic and I have found deep in comments on a local IT news site someone mentioning they got it running through Windows 7 drivers for an MSI motherboard with this chipset (I myself tried a lot of different drivers for Windows 7 from Gigabyte, neither of them worked and one of them even bricked my whole setup).

Well anyway, I went googling MSI, and their website was down. Great, though it turned out it was not down, just their DNS settings are broken and their whole website just didn’t really work from over here, so I had to teleport through my American VPS over VPN into the United States and ta-dah, after hours of trying I finally got me working drivers.

For future reference, I am saving them here since I have a full office of PCs running on this chipset that I am slowly migrating to a fresh install of Windows 10, because well… after running a Windows 7 instances for almost a decade, it’s time. :D

This was tested and works on:
* Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2, rev. 3.0 (HW ID is PCI\VEN_1002\DEV_796E\SUBSYS_D0001458\REV_00)

Frankly, I don’t remember the exact source for these drivers, but they are from the MSI website, downloaded as Windows 7 chipset drivers for a random MSI motherboard with 740G, so you can try to re-find them if you don’t trust this unknown blog with bunch of articles written in weird language running on basic WordPress. Though it does look more trustworthy than, doesn’t it? No, seriously, I will try to eventually cite the proper source. Edit: Someone found it and posted the links in the comments, feel free to download directly from MSI.

If this have helped you, please note in the comments which motherboard have you used with these drivers so others can find this easily as well:

Download drivers here: Radeon 2100 on AMD 740G chipset (Windows 10 both 32b and 64b).zip

How to install this driver?

  1. Pres WinKey + R, type in devmgmt.msc and Enter (or simply access the Device Manager any way you like)
  2. Expand the option Display adapters
  3. Right-click on the graphics adapter and select Update Driver Software...
  4. Select the option Browse my computer for driver software
  5. In the next window point the path into the folder you just unzipped from the drivers you had just downloaded.
  6. Keep clicking Next until the end, and then restart the computer

Known issues

I have ran into an issue when the computer has two separate LCDs plugged in (into the VGA and DVI port). On those computers, some (not all) of the graphic elements in Windows 10 are blurred (as if the displayed pixels don’t match the physical pixels). It only happens with desktop icons and some of the settings. I have spent another afternoon on this after finally I gave up. Tried everything and nothing works. However even if you really need to run two displays, it’s just a little annoying but totally can be lived with. All the other computers that have only one screen attached run perfectly.

If anyone manages to find out what might cause this and how to fix it, please let me know in the comments!

23 Replies to “Windows 10 drivers for AMD 740G chipset (AMD Radeon 2100, both 32- and 64bit)”

  1. you’re the only site that i’ve found (including AMD) that easily and successfully filled my need for a updated driver for my Radeon graphics that shouldnt have sucked as badly as they were so before spending a lot of loot on new graphics card i made a final search and found,what i feel ,is truth on the internet-and from Czech republic no less! Im in Canada but im afraid the west is hung up on hype and bullshit more than simple solutions and services met-but thats not sexy or love you guys-big fan from here in.

  2. This is real help! Thank you very much for the driver! Now I’m testing the computer. I’m not sure that this solution is good for games, but the computer is supposed to be used for simple purposes. You are the only one where I got real help!
    Thank you!

  3. Glad it helped :) I’ve been running 5 computers this was on Windows 10 for a few months no with no issues (except the one with two monitors as mentioned in the article).

  4. Kudos for your work! Your site is the only site which provided a solution for this problem. Thank you!

  5. THANK YOU!!!! You made my night!!! Spent the last hour trying to get this stupid driver installed!!!

  6. Amigo você está de parabéns! Procurei esses Drivers em todos os cantos da internet do mundo, e graças a Deus os encontrei em seu site!! Todas as minhas gratificações para você diretamente do Brasil.

    Muito Obrigado.

    Rickson Rocha

  7. I like everyone was pleased to find this, but I must say we are now using an unoptimised driver that is almost 10 years old. For instance my screen from time to time only shows a white cursor on boot up

  8. Thanks from Australia Jiří Pavlík !
    I too have the same mobo from an old computer and this worked perfectly. I also breathed more life into this old computer installing a 250gb SSD for $15USD now the old computer FLIES!!

    Thanks again for your instructions

  9. Sensacional.
    Resolveu meu problema, mas como uso apenas um monitor. Não consegui ver o outro erro pra tentar ajudar.

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