Help with updating AMD drivers.

Blooo

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Nov 20, 2011
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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.)
 

Dr. McKay

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Jan 20, 2010
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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...).
 

Rodus

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Oct 25, 2008
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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...).
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.
 

Dr. McKay

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Jan 20, 2010
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Belgium, Europe
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.
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 ?
 

Rodus

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Oct 25, 2008
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Midlands, UK
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.
 

Blooo

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 20, 2011
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Notebook Graphics
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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