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 10/06/2013 08:01 PM
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I have a question that anywhere I look is not clear. Are the old app profiles included in the newest driver. IE - if I have 10.8 driver do I need to install the 10.5 app-profile or are they included in the 10.8 driver. I ask this becouse I cannot find a definitive answer. Thank you in advance.

 10/06/2013 08:27 PM
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 10/07/2013 04:33 PM
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That link did not answer my question. I refer you to an older thread in which you say this. Question asked was "So....why is it a separate download then?  Wouldnt they just build this into the CCC/Drive package?"

Your answer was. "No...they are seperate. Uninstall the old CAP before installing the new...they are cumulative. Uninstall them using 'remove a program' on your PC."

You have a link to this thread which say's "

Are new profiles cumulative and inclusive (newer profiles contain all the fixes from prior profiles) or are older profile 'fixes' included with each driver new release?

Yes. You only need the most current CAP. Fixes are moved into the next driver releases, too.

So wich is it? Are the older caps included with the newest driver or not.

 If they are included in the newest driver then why arn't the old caps archived with the old driver instead of being included on the newest driver download page?

 10/07/2013 04:52 PM
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Things change. They have started including the profiles with the new drivers...and they are including netframework 4.5 as well. Not everybody NEEDS to update their drivers, yet still want the latest profiles which are available seperately. This can be seen when you are installing the new driver suites...it says "App Profiles". What is the same tho, is that the latest App Profile contains all the previous profiles. 



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 10/07/2013 04:55 PM
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CAP's are cumulative.

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 10/07/2013 05:14 PM
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Let's make a few things clear.

CAPs are cumulative. You're only recommended to uninstall the old one when you install a new one, because it would create multiple entries in your add/remove programs list. Why? Because of the stupidity of both Microsoft and AMD.

CAPs are built into the drivers as well. The separate package was invented for a simple reason. When a new game gets released, it's easier to make a new CAP package than recompiling the whole driver set. In reality it doesn't work of course, as AMD is usually very late for the party when there's a new game, and also usually needs a hotfix driver as well to make it playable.

However, the theories are still in place.

Suggestion: Forget about CAPs, install the latest non-WHQL (called beta) drivers everytime. Or don't update your drivers only your CAPs.



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 10/07/2013 05:57 PM
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Thanks folks for the replies. I just wish they would make sence when they do things. To me it makes no sense to make the caps cumulative when the old are included in the driver. No wonder it's confusing. I don't update my driver unless I feel there is a problem or a fix for a certain game I play, or I have upgraded my card I will install the latest driver. Thanks again for the info folks, much appreciated.

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