Topic Title: Issue with Catalyst and Drivers
Topic Summary: AMD CCC won't install in my Laptop
Created On: 05/13/2013 04:43 AM
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 05/13/2013 04:43 AM
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The_Dude
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Greetings,

my laptop specs are:

Model: Acer Aspire 5742G

Processor: Intel Core i5 M 480
Graphic Card: AMD Radeon HD 6370M 512MB

Lap came with W7 x64 and now has Ubuntu 12.04 x32 and W8 x64.

Had the same problem in W7 and W8, in the "default" Windows7 I only could use acer's default drivers, wich could not be updated nor CCC installed.
Now in Windows 8, I've to use Microsoft's default 6000 series drivers, wich doesn't work very good. Also, can't install CCC by any means.

Is there any problem with this graphic card, isn't it? It is possible to solve it? 

Thanks in advance,

The Dude.

 05/13/2013 10:28 AM
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Read the sticky "updating mobility drivers" in this forum. You need to go to Acer and use the drivers they supply for your laptop. Also check for bios update. The drivers your laptop was designed for will work... Win7. They might have drivers for Win8......Ubuntu, good luck.



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 05/13/2013 10:36 AM
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Thanks for the quick answer but there're not W8 drivers nor new W7 drivers (They're from 2010 - 2011 I believe) in acer's website for this model.

The funny thing is that while running Ubuntu, AMD's newest drivers work like a charm, but in Windows I'm stuck with W7 old drivers or W8 generic ones... that isn't good.

I found that this gpu chip is called "Robson" while tweaking in Ubuntu settings, wich seems to give lots of headaches...

My BIOS is updated too. 

 05/13/2013 11:11 AM
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You won't see any difference with newer drivers...that low-end card was never intended for gaming...just general internet use. Acutually, it is a renamed 5470. Stay with the drivers that worked. As a side note, drivers newer than 12.10 have different netframework requirements...you can read that in the "FAQ" section of the forum.

Edit: benchmark > http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=Mobility+Radeon+HD+5470&id=58



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Edited: 05/13/2013 at 11:27 AM by stumped
 05/14/2013 02:33 AM
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Thanks again for your time.

I'll keep W8 generic drivers, anyway I'm trying to get a desktop to play some games, so... whatever...

The weird thing is that while using Ubuntu games run better, for example Team Fortress 2 (Steam PC/Linux) runs like 10-15% faster for me. 

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