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 Now, the drivers/CCC is very much outdated & I wish to upgrade to a later version.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?