Topic Title: Latest Driver/CCC for VAIO (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650)
Topic Summary: Sony not providing updates!
Created On: 06/29/2014 02:49 PM
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 06/29/2014 02:49 PM
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The following info will be useful for answering my question.

 

Laptop Model: Sony VAIO # VPCEB46FG

OS: Win 7 Home Premium (64 bit) sp1

GPU: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650

Catalyst Control Center: 2010.0209.16.306

Graphic Driver Version: 8.672.1.3000

 

The above info was obtained from CCC, dxdiag & system info. As one can see, my VAIO came with an ATI/AMD notebook gpu. Now, the drivers/CCC is very much outdated & I wish to upgrade to a later version. However when I browsed the AMD site for the latest drivers, it suggested that certain laptops like Sony, Toshiba etc may not perform well with generic drivers. The system manufacturer customized the gpu & hence one has to contact the system vendor to get the specific gpu updates.

In my case, Sony did not turn out to be a reputable brand & they declined saying they did not have any updates at the moment, despite the fact that they never released an update over a period of 4 years! So now here’s my question.

 

Can I install the generic drivers/CCC suite provided by AMD for my VAIO? I do understand that this could cause troubles, but is there a close match for the drivers that would suit my VAIO & its gpu?

The drivers need not be the latest, anything released after 2013 will do. But I really don’t want to be stuck with my current 2010 drivers! I can always revert back in case of problems. So how can I know which driver version is best suited for my Laptop? I already have the latest OS & .NET version. What else steps do I need to take to make this work?



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 06/29/2014 03:07 PM
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You are right, you can not use generic drivers from AMD. Thank Sony for that. Mobility. The regular way that mobility drivers are installed will just report a 'incompatibility'. Does your laptop support switchable graphics? Answer that first, then we will work on a 'workaround'.



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 06/30/2014 02:36 AM
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My apologies... but I am not sure if my laptop has switchable graphics or not. I will ask the same to Sony. In the mean time, I am providing the link to my VAIO model (on official Sony site). May be u can dig out more data about its specs.

http://www.sony.co.in/product/vpceb46fg/specs



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 06/30/2014 04:24 AM
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Ok...doesn't seem to have switchable graphics..that's good. I am going to suggest two ways to install new AMD drivers. For both methods, you need to download to your desktop these drivers.

1.

 
 

You should make a system restore point before attempting, just in case

1. IMPORTANT: All Windows Updates should be current, including the 'optional/suggested' updates
2. IMPORTANT: Disable all anti-virus/ad blockers/anti-malware/ anti-anything before trying to install
3. IMPORTANT: Netframework is required and must be the latest version. (from Windows Update)

Download the drivers for your computer to the desktop. 
 Do not use 'auto-detect and install.

Delete existing drivers from your computer:

In computer control panel select 'uninstall a program'
For computers with Intel processors:
Select AMD install manager and choose 'express uninstall all AMD software'
Including the install manager.

For computers with AMD processors:
Select AMD install manager and 'custom uninstall' the graphics drivers and CCC only.

 

Reboot

Install the new driver suite.

 Reboot

 

That should do it, but if not, then do this:

1.Download the graphics driver 
2.Run the file to a designated location or folder...don't install.
3.Click Start.
4.Right-click Computer > Manage. When prompted for permission from User Account Control, click Yes.
5.Select Device Manager from the navigation tab on the left.
6.Double-click Display Adapters.
7.Right-click AMD Graphics and click Update Driver Software.
8.Click Browse my computer for driver software.
9.Click Browse and select the directory where the driver files are located.
10.Click Next. Drivers are now being installed.
11.Reboot computer when prompted.

 

In either case, when the installation asks if you want a "Express Install" or a "Custom Install"..choose 'custom' and the uncheck the box next to 'Gaming evolved"...that is raptr and you probably don't want that.



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 06/30/2014 09:47 AM
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Thanks for the quick response. Ok the procedure sounds good. But I am using a laptop. Don't u think I should download AMD Catalyst Notebook Display Driver? The one u provided the link for seems to be for a desktop.

I guess this is the link u were trying to give me

http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/mobile?os=Windows%207%20-%2064#amd-catalyst-packages

Now getting to system restore, I don't take much risk. I have a 1TB Ext. HDD on which I have stored the system image! I will be running windows update to get the latest patches & .Net version. And I will mostly uninstall the Anti-Virus before gpu update.



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No...I gave you that driver for a reason...we are trying to bypass the compatibility check. You look at the "read me" of those drivers and see. These are the drivers I use in my laptop....



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 07/01/2014 12:14 PM
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Ok I get it.. the only difference between the two is that the notebook version comes with a compatibility checker. Isn't it?

Another question.. under windows "uninstall/change a program", I see "ATI Catalyst Install Manager" v. 3.0.750. Will that be sufficient to uninstall all AMD components or do I need another uninstall utility that scans for registry & folder leftovers, etc? Any special utility from AMD for this purpose?



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 07/01/2014 12:43 PM
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No...that's the correct program. Just click on it and you will be given some choices...



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 07/01/2014 02:54 PM
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Ok thanks.. one last question though. Once I unistall AMD drivers, the default Intel gpu should kick in. Right? So should I make sure that I have the Intel gpu drivers installed?



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 07/01/2014 03:52 PM
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On your laptop...the Intel drivers are a seperate download...it doesn't affect what you are trying to do. After or before you install the AMD drivers, go to Intel Drivers and run their driver update tool. If there is a new graphics driver it will tell you and offer to install it.

EDIT: Forget the Intel update...it won't work with Sony. It's not that important...just get the last driver Sony has for it.



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Edited: 07/01/2014 at 04:36 PM by stumped
 07/02/2014 02:55 PM
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Ok got it. Thanks a lot for all your help.



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 07/02/2014 04:15 PM
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Glad you got it sorted out....

If you want to update the Intel graphics drivers, use this method and   these drivers.

1.Download the graphics driver 
2.Run the file to a designated location or folder...don't install.
3.Click Start.
4.Right-click Computer > Manage. When prompted for permission from User Account Control, click Yes.
5.Select Device Manager from the navigation tab on the left.
6.Double-click Display Adapters.
7.Right-click Intel HD Graphics and click Update Driver Software.
8.Click Browse my computer for driver software.
9.Click Browse and select the directory where the driver files are located.
10.Click Next. Drivers are now being installed.
11.Reboot computer when prompted.



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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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Edited: 07/02/2014 at 06:08 PM by stumped
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