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Windows 7: Amd Drivers Question ?

01 Jun 2012   #1
simonsez9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Sp1
 
 
Amd Drivers Question ?

i have a question about the display drivers. Which are the important drivers to install for the display and HDMI Audio?
As i see during installation that there is an application by the name of AMD SDK or Hydra so it is necessary to install them or only the display driver and HDMI audio is enough for playing games and watching HD movies ?


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01 Jun 2012   #2
shmO

x64 Windows 7 Home
 
 

You should install any drivers listed for the device/devices.. I dont think that any could be classified as "Not important enough to install". I know the SDK is a DEV Kit im pretty sure, you might be able to do without. Did you build your PC custom or did it come from a manufacturer?
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03 Jun 2012   #3
ManOwar2

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I would recommand installing all the components, it does not require that much of space. Not of all of them are necessary thought. Just to make sure, install everything anyway.
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03 Jun 2012   #4
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
 
 

Personally I don't like installing anything I don't need or want.
The more things that are installed, the more potential there is for problems.
I prefer a cleaner system without any un-needed "stuff".

I don't need AMD SDK or Hydravision, so I don't install them.
If later I find I do want them, I'll install them.

In some cases older drivers work better for me...

I have an HTPC with multiple displays, audio devices, media programs, codecs, utilities, etc...
For me, making sure everything works well together is more important than having the "latest and greatest".

I create a backup image before installing/uninstalling anything or trying configuration changes.
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05 Jun 2012   #5
shmO

x64 Windows 7 Home
 
 

I should take note and give that a try..
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05 Jun 2012   #6
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
Personally I don't like installing anything I don't need or want.
The more things that are installed, the more potential there is for problems.
I prefer a cleaner system without any un-needed "stuff".

I don't need AMD SDK or Hydravision, so I don't install them.
If later I find I do want them, I'll install them.

In some cases older drivers work better for me...

I have an HTPC with multiple displays, audio devices, media programs, codecs, utilities, etc...
For me, making sure everything works well together is more important than having the "latest and greatest".

I create a backup image before installing/uninstalling anything or trying configuration changes.
+1
All you NEED are the video and hdmi audio drivers.
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