I have a couple Pro Mini Arduinos and an FTDI Basic Programmer.
I pick the Board and the Processor, not sure which programmer to pick in Arduino IDE.
I have tried them all. My Basic has 3.3 or 5V. My Pro Mini is suppose to be 5V 16 MHz.
It will not program. I get several messages and lots of stuff with it tries to program.
It says it has synchronization error. It grinds away. I have tried all combinations.
I loaded the driver down from FTDI. It seems to be OK. Installs as COM14.
I am not sure what baud rate to set in Windows. I have tried 56 KB as well as others.
I am using W7 and latest Arduino and can program my Nanos just fine.