Topic Title: AMD GPU Driver Update Query
Topic Summary: Unable to update GPU Drivers
Created On: 03/16/2014 01:19 AM
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 03/16/2014 01:19 AM
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I have a Sony VAIO Laptop (SVE151G13W). It has an AMD Radeon 7550/7650M HD Graphic Card. I have Windows 7 x64. In my Catalyst Control Centre I see the following information regarding my currently installed drivers :-


Driver Packaging Version - 8.932.5.7-120209a-134725C-Sony
Catalyst Version - 12.6
2D Driver Version - 8.01.01.1223
Direct3D Version - 7.14.10.0889
OpenGL Version - 6.14.10.11411
Catalyst Control Center Version - 2012.0209.2326.41882

Obviously, these drivers are seriously outdated.This causes me ti have poor performance in all the latest games and updating my drivers is really important.

I downloaded and installed the latest drivers (ver. 13.12). It installed AMD Catalyst Install Manager along with an HDMI Driver. The patch notes on the website state that the package contains Catalyst Control Centre and Drivers but all it installed on my system was the Catalyst Install Manager. After a restart my resolution was reverted to 1280x768 (previously it was 1366x768). Then, I had to reinstall the driver that was provided by the seller (which is 2-3 years old, and which is the one I am having now).

Please help me upgrade my drivers to the latest possible version.

Thanks in advance.

* This laptop came with Windows 8, which I removed and replaced with Windows 7 x64 (as I found Win 8 wasn't that great for gaming). I read somewhere that latest drivers are not compatible with Sony laptops. But that sucks! How can I use my GPU properly without the latest drivers?! I am willing to bypass/remove/delete any security protocol/software necessary, but I really need to install new drivers as I simply cannot do without them. I don't care about voiding guarantee/warranty. I just need to install the latest drivers in any way possible.



Edited: 03/16/2014 at 01:28 AM by P R E D A T O R
 03/16/2014 01:24 AM
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STICKY; Updating Mobility Drivers



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 03/16/2014 01:31 AM
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Originally posted by: stumped STICKY; Updating Mobility Drivers

 

Yes, I went through this thread. I recently updated my query, so please reply accordingly. I need to update my drivers in ANY way possible. I simply cannot do without it. Thanks.

 03/16/2014 02:44 AM
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Then ask owners of Sony laptops. Your not the first one to want to update their drivers. Start with the Sony Laptop user forum.

   http://forum.notebookreview.com/sony/

 



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 03/16/2014 02:58 AM
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Originally posted by: stumped Then ask owners of Sony laptops. Your not the first one to want to update their drivers. Start with the Sony Laptop user forum.

 

   http://forum.notebookreview.com/sony/

 

 

 

I had a chat with customer support, but they kept referring me to the driver provided on their website, which is pretty old.

Would this problem be solved of I reinstalled the OS provided by the manufacturer (Windows 8), and then tried installing the latest driver?

 

 03/16/2014 04:23 AM
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No. The problem is Sony. The drivers in their laptops are proprietary and will not accept generic drivers, which is all AMD offers. As I said, ask other Sony users what they have done. If you had Intel graphics + AMD graphics there are mods. I am sure if you Google enough you can find a work-around.



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Intel I7 960 @ 3.87ghz *Intel DX58SO *HIS HD6970 2gb *Corsair TX650M *2x4gb Corsair XMS3 *WD Black 1TB *Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit ***Asus N71Jq laptop *Intel I7 720QM Processor *Mobility Radeon HD5730 1gb *8gb Ram *Windows 7 64bit ** Toshiba P75-A7200 * Intel I7-4700MQ * Windows 8.1 64bit


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 03/16/2014 04:40 AM
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Yeah, I just asked this question on the netbookreview forums. The problem is definitely with Sony. All their Customer Support Exec tells me is that I should download the driver which they have provided on their website (which is utterly useless). I am waiting for a reply there. And I do not have integrated graphics. I only have an AMD card. I am a noob in these maters so if you could direct me towards a way/mod by which I can bypass this Sony problem, I would be grateful.  

 03/16/2014 12:10 PM
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Leshcat Drivers



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 03/16/2014 01:47 PM
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Either the beta or the 13.2 WHQL. Follow the installation guide.

http://leshcatlabs.net/manual/



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 03/17/2014 12:43 AM
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Thanks a TON for your help! Finally got the latest driver version. 

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