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Windows 7: Updating ATI VGA Drivers, Will I get any problem?

17 Sep 2011   #1
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 
Updating ATI VGA Drivers, Will I get any problem?

Hi there people!!

I would like to upgrade my VGA drivers, so I can see if I get better performance on some stuff (like games and so...)... the problem is that in Acer.com they have no upgrades for my model (in my sig), so, I was willig that the generic drivers provided in AMD can do for my lappy... I used the Udate advisor app from them and says that 11.8 driver is the latest for me... but is known that manufacturers do specific mods for the device drivers...

Do you recomend upgrading with the latest AMD drivers or I need to wait for Acer to release a new set?

Thanks In advance.

See ya!!!!


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17 Sep 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If Acer don't have any updated drivers you can by all means try the manufacturer's latest offerings.

Create a restore point first, so that if you encounter a problem you can always restore your computer to a time before you updated the driver.

In addition, you need to be aware that the manufacturer's drivers will probably have different functionality to your OEM (Acer) drivers, and if you experience a problem you can always just roll back to the previous driver by going into device manager and expanding the graphics adapter then clicking the Driver tab.
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17 Sep 2011   #3
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just get the drivers for your card from AMD,

Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7

You're showing that your card is made by XFX, which means Acer has nothing to do with it. Also any driver from XFX will be nothing more than the exact same thing as what is from AMD. About the only difference in the driver from XFX might be their logo showing up during the install or possibly in the CCC.

Desktop drivers aren't like laptop drivers where they have been modded by the computer manufacturer in the case of laptop manufacturers, to work with the laptop screen any any power saving schemes they might use.
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18 Sep 2011   #4
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Well... I see that this couldn´t be as easy as I spected... I wish Acer updates their drivers soon... I don't know why they don't.

Thanks guys

See ya!!!
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18 Sep 2011   #5
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Just get the drivers for your card from AMD,

Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7

You're showing that your card is made by XFX, which means Acer has nothing to do with it. Also any driver from XFX will be nothing more than the exact same thing as what is from AMD. About the only difference in the driver from XFX might be their logo showing up during the install or possibly in the CCC.

Desktop drivers aren't like laptop drivers where they have been modded by the computer manufacturer in the case of laptop manufacturers, to work with the laptop screen any any power saving schemes they might use.
actually the xfx driver downloads are generally larger as they contain all the language packs and extras.

I personally suggest going straight to amd/ati myself as well though.
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21 Sep 2011   #6
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Thanks magus... in general, the ATI card I was talking about is the one I use on my laptop (Acer), which is listed in my sig... in my XFX I have no problem because I use AMD divers, and do the work nicely.

See ya!!
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