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Old August 25, 2010, 12:05 PM
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Default How do I update an ATI driver?

I want to try and fix this whole freezing of this one game every week or so by updating the drivers as many have suggested.

Im wondering if anyone knows if CCC 10.8 is any good. Im currently running 10.6, and its fine except counter strike: source freezes at least once every 1-2 weeks.

Do I have to uninstall the current CCC I have now, and then install 10.8, or can I just run the CCC 10.8 installer over top of the old one?

Before I do it, I want to make sure it wont give me any problems. I know ATI's drivers are crap, but I want to fix the damned freezing... its very annoying.

If I do run into problems how can I fix it? Through safe mode?
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Old August 25, 2010, 12:30 PM
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when freezes are you logged on steam account, can you "alt-ctrl-del" to see whats running

video card?
OS and service pack?
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Old August 25, 2010, 12:35 PM
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I'd do a thorough uninstall, using Driver Sweeper in Safe Mode. It's pretty simple. Just run the uninstallers for anything ATI, and then boot into safe mode, run Driver Sweeper and clean out the remaining files that are related to ATI. Then boot normally, and run the ATI setup for 10.8.

Directions are here: Driver Sweeper @ Guru3D

There is one piece of ATI software called 'Catalyst Install Manager' which doesn't have an immediate uninstall link that appears in Add/Remove. You have to click 'Change' and go through a couple menu screens to find the 'Remove' option. Just a heads up, as I had trouble with removing that file a couple days ago.
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Old August 25, 2010, 01:16 PM
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Driver Sweeper is junk in my experience. Pay the few bucks for Driver Cleaner.

Here is what I do to uninstall.

- Load installer for the driver version you currently have installed
- Select "Uninstall"
- Reboot to safe mode after the driver finishes uninstalling
- Use Driver Cleaner
- Reboot and install new drivers but select Custom Install and install ONLY the driver + CCC, none of the other crap
- If needed, after reboot install HDMI driver, etc.
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