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Windows 7: Help updating graphics please

03 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
Help updating graphics please

Some games i play have started to stutter or crash completely so im thinking i need to update my graphics.Ive tried this before but never was able to get anything to install.I know nothing about updating graphics so please bear with me.I think my graphics are embedded or integrated or some thing like that not even that sure how to find out (its a notebook).Here are some specs i could find

Graphics Software

Driver Packaging Version 8.653-090908a-088707C-Acer
Provider ATI Technologies Inc.
2D Driver Version
2D Driver File Path /REGISTRY/MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet001/Control/CLASS/{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}/0001
Direct3D Version
OpenGL Version
Catalyst™ Control Center Version 2009.0908.2225.38429

Graphics Hardware

Primary Adapter
Graphics Card Manufacturer Powered by ATI
Graphics Chipset ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500 Series
Device ID 9553
Vendor 1002

Subsystem ID 0200
Subsystem Vendor ID 1025

Graphics Bus Capability PCI Express 2.0
Maximum Bus Setting PCI Express 2.0 x16

BIOS Version
BIOS Part Number BR33605.001
BIOS Date 2009/06/26

Memory Size 512 MB
Memory Type DDR2

Core Clock in MHz 680 MHz
Memory Clock in MHz 500 MHz
Total Memory Bandwidth in GByte/s 8.0 GByte/s

Display adapters

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500 Series
Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Axpress Chipset Family

Ive checked on acers website but there latest version is this one 2009

Any help much appreciated

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03 Dec 2010   #2

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

hey matey ive had loads of problems in the past with the catalyst c c . have you tried getting rid . also amd's home site have the drivers including the legacy ones
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03 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Sorry to sound a noob but dont know what legacy means lol.I have uninstalled ccc once before and updated through WU but just ended up with the same drivers i had and no CCC.Anything i try and download from amd get the "This version is not compatible with your system please contact your manufacturer for updates"
Im stuck totally

thanks dan
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03 Dec 2010   #4

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

legacy drivers are for the slightly older stuff they cant be bothered to properly write drivers for . but ive just looked and your chipset is there hd 4500 ATI Catalyst
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03 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Ok tried that but get the same error. Ive gotta be goin wrong somewhere
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03 Dec 2010   #6

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

When your graphics are playing up is it after a period of time (ie when it gets warm ) or any random time .
I used to game on a lappy and found as it got older it needed to be cooled to stay running or i would crash (bsod) maybe its not your drivers ?.
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03 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

No its most of the time the lappys not that old really and they used to play fine.There not over intesive games and i dont think overheatings a problem.As a test i just installed an old version of doom 3 lol and even thats stuttery.

P.S bet its not that sunny in blackpool at the mo
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03 Dec 2010   #8

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

ha ha no its not its friggin freezing
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03 Dec 2010   #9

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

Ive had a look around and cant see any obvious common faults .What you need is someone who knows what there talking about . If it was me id strip it and clean it first then mess with the software . as i recall the last time i took a laptop apart they usualy have a common heatsink for cpu and gpu chips so if your fan is for instance clogged it may affect the cooling of your chipset .
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03 Dec 2010   #10

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1

ATI Catalyst

this is the 64 bit driver i run amd with no ccc issues try uninstalling use driver sweep dump the main folder path and reinstall the ccc using the link

you should be gold after this
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