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Windows 7: amd drivers

03 Feb 2016   #1
ethel

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
amd drivers

Hello everybody. I just wanted to know about updating chipset drivers. I have ASUS motherboard
A85XM-A.
Display Adapter- AMD Radeon HD 7480D driver 12.105.0.0
Dual Core Processor-AMD A4-5300 APU with radeon(tm) HD Graphics driver 6.1.7600.16385
AMD A4-5300 APU with radeon(tm) HD Graphics driver 6.1.7600.16385
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

AMD A85X chipset
The drivers on the processor seem old, but I do not know much about drivers, and do not want to update
and end up with the wrong drivers. If someone can let me know if it is okay like it is, or should I update,it
would be appreciated.



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06 Feb 2016   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

It is better to use up to date drivers. And the drivers available with ASUS may not be very up to date.

If you follow the guide Device Installation Settings then you never have to think about the drivers once again.
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06 Feb 2016   #3
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Or you could head over to AMD and select autodetect and it will show you all available drivers for your system.

AMD Driver Autodetect
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06 Feb 2016   #4
ethel

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
drivers

Thank you both for replying. I have been to AMD and they don't just give you the drivers. The last time
I tried I ended up with extra things like ace event log, raptr, quick stream. Does Asus give you the up to
date drivers?
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06 Feb 2016   #5
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

One word of warning, Motherboard manufacturers will sometimes, (often?), tweak the drivers for components (such as a processor), in order to fine tune the compatibility with all the interrelated components used on the board.

AMD drivers will be designed for the processor used in any motherboard, but not a specific one from a specific manufacturer.

The Latest drivers available may not be the best for a specific model of motherboard.

you must be prepared to experiment with new drivers to see if there is any discernible improvement and no unwanted issues. Always image your system before installing motherboard drivers or at least make a restore point - Just in case
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06 Feb 2016   #6
ethel

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
drivers

Thank you Barman58. I am a bit worried about what to do. This is a recent install on windows 7 as I had
to have a new harddrive installed by a technician, and he reinstalled windows while it was there. It had
a couple of problems when I got home with it. I had no audio, and everything it depends on was disabled,
so I reinstalled windows from my disk and everything worked. I did not check under device manager until
about a week ago for the drivers. That Driver for the Processor is from 2006, and I know previously the
driver was 2013. I do not know much about drivers, and I do not touch the BIOS. If I go to AMD can I
get straight drivers without extra things that I will not, and do not want to use?
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06 Feb 2016   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yes Intel adds a lot of crapware to their driver downloads
Running setup.exe should list everything included in it.

I usually cull through it all and trial and error type of thing

So indeed use system images it took me 4 clean installs of win-10 to get straighten out
Win-7 was easier for some odd reason :/
Chip set driver wise anyway.
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06 Feb 2016   #8
ethel

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
drivers

Thank you again. I will go back to AMD and open the zip files, and see if I can get rid of the crap stuff.
I will post back in the next few days, and let you know how I went. My internet connection at weekends
can be a bit slow.
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06 Feb 2016   #9
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Well ethel, I suggested it because I noticed that on your motherboards support page the latest drivers were from 2013 so maybe there were newer ones but Asus hadn't updated their pages.
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06 Feb 2016   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Manufacture don't often release new drivers unless a lot of reported and confirmed issues are found and fixed.
Or for a newer os like win-10.

If in fact the drivers are from 2013 I imagine you already have them
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