I read that and most of those issues don't have to do with me, except I don't know if my other hardware is malfunctioning and making the graphics card mess up. Is the latest driver for this card bad? Should I use the older version?
The latest driver I download for this device-catalyst utlity-doesn't start the download of the actual driver, it says "download cancelled"
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 5470
AMD Catalyst driver version: The one from Dell's support site. 12.7 I believe is the one I was having trouble with
Applications and Games: Everything graphics intensive, mostly videos/web videos
CPU: Intel Core I3 first generation 2.13ghz 2 core
display device: the attached monitor on my Studio 1558 laptop
motherboard make: Dell Studio 1558 motherboard
System Memory: 8GB DDR3
Power Supply: 90W Dell power supply
Additional Hardware: USB Mouse. Grado headphones. CoolerMaster Laptop cooling dock.