Help with updating AMD drivers.

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  1. Blooo macrumors newbie

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    Ok so wheni installed windows 7 x64 via bootcamp on my 2011 iMac it asked me to insert a disk so i could download the drivers for when i install windows.
    I did that and when i installed windows i also installed the updates.

    Some games i try to run have really bad FPS so i have had a look around the internet and have found out that this may be due to not having the latest drivers.

    I tried updating them in device manager and used a program off of the AMD/ATI website and they both say that they are upto date.

    Now with a little more searching on the net i found out that the bootcamp version of my drivers are up to date but i need to install the catalyst driver package instead of the bootcamp one and that should solve my FPS problems.

    My question is how do i go about downloading the newest catalyst drivers to solve this problem? I have downloaded the catalyst control center but havnt got a clue what to do from there (not used to windows.)
     
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  3. Dr. McKay macrumors 6502a

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    When in bootcamp (win 7 x64), even the catalyst drivers identify my card as a radeon mobility 2600 xt, whereas I have a Radeon HD 2600 Pro...
    And as far as I know, the HD 2600 Pro IS a desktop card, unless Apple is lying about the specs and it really is a 2600 xt mobility in my iMac (I'd have to open it up to verify, though...).
     
  4. Rodus macrumors 6502a

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    iMacs have always used mobility cards even though Apple often don't specifically state it. Desktop cards have too high a power draw and heat output.
     
  5. Dr. McKay macrumors 6502a

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    I therefore ask the question : why do my iMac's specs state 'ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro' which is a desktop card, when this is obviously not the case ?

    In other words, forcing Win7 to recognize my card as the Radeon HD 2600 Pro could harm my computer ?
     
  6. Rodus macrumors 6502a

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    Because Apple never bothered to differentiate between desktop and and mobility card, although they do now. You cant force you card to pretend it is a desktop version, it doesn't work like that, you simply download the mobility version of the catalyst drivers.
     
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  9. Blooo, Jan 14, 2012
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    Blooo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    after selecting notbook and the right graphics card and windows 7 x64 it takes me to download Catalyst Software Suite

    After trying to install i get AMD could not be downloaded due to incompatable hardware/software on your computer
    your computer does not contain a proper graphics adapter.

    i have read around and found i need to download the new beta of catalyst.

    but what do i actually do in the catalyst program to update?
    if i click check for drivers it takes me back to the same website you linked to and after i select the options which are

    notebook.
    radeon HD series
    radeon HD 6xxxm series
    windows 7 64 bit

    the only thing i can download is the Catalyst Software Suite again.

    thanks for the help so far.


    Earlier i only posted i have an iMac. Here are the actual specs
    2011 iMac
    2.5ghz intel core i5
    4gb 1333 mhz ddr3
    AMD Radeon HD 6750M 512 MB
     
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