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Windows 7: Ati ccc update help

06 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
Ati ccc update help

Hi guys
I think i need to update my ccc and drivers but have no idea how to go about it.The ccc version says 2009 so looks outdated.I have never done this before so could do with a step by step walkthrough.This is the list of software and hardware currently installed
thanx in advance

Graphics software

Driver Packaging Version 8.653-090908a-088707C-Acer
Provider ATI Technologies Inc.
2D Driver Version
2D Driver File Path /REGISTRY/MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet003/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

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06 Jul 2010   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

it's very simple xxxdannyxxx,

simply click on this link, and chose the relevant options for your system, which are:

notebook graphics, mobility radeon, 4xxx series and either windows 7 32 or 64 bit - i don't know which system you have.

(if you're unsure if you have 32 or 64bit, goto your control panel, >> system + security >> system. you'll see a line saying system type - it'll either say 32 or 64-bit operating system.)

then back on the drivers download page, press 'display results', scroll down the page, and click the first download button for the full system software suite.

once it's finished downloading, run the program, and follow the prompts.

let us know a) if you need more help or b) if it was a success.

good luck!
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06 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Hi Mickey
Thankyou for that. Its 64 bit version.Do i need to uninstall the old one first or just go ahead and download the new version.Does this update all the drivers etc in one go.Sorry if i sound a bit thick but this is new to me.Is it the full ccc suite i should use
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06 Jul 2010   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

you can install over the top if u like, it saves a bit of time. that's what i do.

however, if you run into any problems, or get any error messages, then uninstall the old one first.

the full ccc suite contains both the drivers and the ccc application itself. it's a bigger download, but it makes sense to update them both at the same time.

don't worry about sounding a bit thick, we've all got stuff to learn.
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06 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Ok thankyou will give it a whirl.Will let you know how i get on.
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06 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Ok first problem i get ATI Catalyst Mobility cannot be downloaded due to incompatable hardware/software on your computer.The version of your graphics adapter is not supported please contact your notebook manufacturer for a graphics driver update.
Any Ideas !!!!!!
I knew it wouldnt be that simple rarely is lol
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06 Jul 2010   #7
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

hmm that was unexpected, sorry about that, ok...

let's try this site instead.

choose notebook >> aspire >> 5935g

then just underneath, you'll see operating system.

choose win 7 home premium x64

scroll down to VGA ATI VGA driver, and download that one. it says it's a 2009 driver too, but it's the most recent one that acer have.

it may well be the same as the driver you've already got , but it may be a bit newer.

at least we've both learned something.
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06 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Thanx Mickey
Have downloaded that one but like you said i think its the same aswell october 09 was about when i got the laptop.Any reason for the other one not working? Is it best just to keep an eye out for updates on the acer site.Do you not think its odd that all those drivers havent been updated since oct o9 or is that normal.Also i have acer updater on this comp which has never updated anything yet will that catch the update when acer put it on their site.
Thankyou for all your help
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06 Jul 2010   #9
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

i really don't know why acer haven't updated their drivers.

i also don't know why the first link i gave you didn't work either. acer buy (some of) their chips from amd\ati, and ati are the ones responsible for making new drivers. they release a new one every single month.

i suppose acer's philosophy is 'if it ain't broke...'

you can visit the acer site from time to time, but the updater program should do it for you...
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06 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

0k thankyou for all your help take care
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