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Windows 7: Do I need this driver update?


05 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Do I need this driver update?

Hey,
I'm running Windows 7 X64 machine and my graphics card is AMD ATI Radeon HD 5450 and I'm using the latest driver for it (v13.1). I was wondering what this update (shown in screenshot below) might be and whether it's useful for me or just ignore it?.
Thanks




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05 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Well, my rule of thumb is , "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". Are you noticing anything wrong? If not...... I'd pass. You could "search it", see what it offers and make a decision based on that and your particular machine. OR ,lol, you could install it and see if it messes up your machine/system. Rollback if so.

Up to you but unless it addressed something specific to my machine I wouldn't.
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05 Mar 2013   #3

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

+1 Indy I don't ever remember seeing that one when I had that card and the only place I would be downloading the driver and software for that would be from ATi - Global Provider of Innovative Graphics, Processors and Media Solutions | AMD not from a Windows update.

As said magood if aint broke...... but in the event of a problem do as above
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06 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

If indeed you have these drivers installed...

AMD Catalyst

And you have rerun windows update, that should not be showing up.

If it persists, you could hide the update, but as I stated, it should not keep showing up.

Check it`s size, 39.7 MB against the size of just the driver in the Catalyst software suite.
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06 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks a lot for your feedback
YEA, I believe it shouldn't be showing up since I'm using the latest catalyst driver but for some reason it shows up. MAY BE because I don't always opt to install the "Catalyst Manager" and the "SDK" components of the driver (I uncheck their boxes so that they don't install) so that's why Windows believe I need to update or something (I'm guessing at this point)
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06 Mar 2013   #6

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
If indeed you have these drivers installed...

AMD Catalyst

And you have rerun windows update, that should not be showing up.

If it persists, you could hide the update, but as I stated, it should not keep showing up.

Check it`s size, 39.7 MB against the size of just the driver in the Catalyst software suite.
Yep AddRam I was going to suggest that but it seemed to me that it was already installed and why not use the thing when you have it as I had the same problem with my Sandy Bridge and got a new monitor on it. I cannot remember who put me onto it but I rescaled the screen and all came good.
But there again I didn't have any problems around Windows updates.
For my money I would leave it alone in case it clagged it up.

As of now I have gone over to NVidia and find they are far less problematical.
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