ok. I'm sorry for all of the edits, but upon further research I have decided to completely overhaul how I am asking my question and what I am asking. Thank @StephenMyall for making me see some sense, because if I hadn't done this I never would have gotten an answer for this.
ok, In any case, here goes: I have a radeon x1200. @StephenMyall linked to a guide on how to install current ati catalyst drivers, and 2xxx-4xxx legacy drivers in 12.10. That did not work for me mainly because I need to install the legacy drivers 9.3. It says on the ATI website that 9.3 is only compatable with x.org 6.7-7.4.
So my question is this: How would I downgrade to x.org 7.4, what would this effect, and would there be a better option that might get me better performance than the native drivers, like the proprietary 9.3 legacy drivers.