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Okays so ive had some issues with my video card so I decided to make sure I had all of the drivers. I went to the website and got the drivers but there is at least 12 drivers and utilites downloads. Ive already installed them all. But what Im thinking is that some of them were old versions. I had no idea on how to figure it out so I just installed them all. Will this cause any problems? I thought I had my drivers up to date but apparently I didnt because now I have something called trixx that lets me OC and set my fan speeds.

Well apparently doing this made my drivers out of date. I went into steam and checked for driver updates after I downloaded all of this and it says its out of date now. So which do I trust? And does that mean I shouldnt use Trixx and just use CCC?
Edited by Kyubimark - 2/21/11 at 8:06pm
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Why in the world would you download them all....?
Use a program like DriverSweeper and rid them all, then download the latest.
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Where do I find the latest? Do I just get them from the steam update?
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No. Head to ATI's website and download them.
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx
Fill in the information.
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Nevermind Im working on fixing drive sweeper.
Edited by Kyubimark - 2/21/11 at 8:24pm
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if your look for drivers for your video card you have to go to the ATI website since you have an ATI card.

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx

go to that link. for the first box you select desktop graphics. Second box select Radeon HD Series. Third box select Radeon HD 6xxx Series PCIe and then in the final box select your operating system.

The site will then give you the latest drivers for your card. Download them. Then use DriverSweeper to clear all of the old drivers and after the old ones are gone install the new ones.

Or you can manually un-install them by going to control panel, uninstall programs and uninstall every program from ATI. Then install the new drivers afterward.

hope this helps!
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Also uninstall the ATI drivers/software in safe mode. Try using driver sweeper in safemode also and see if it works there.

Just in case you're not sure how to get safe mode just hit the F5 key during the boot process to get the safe mode options.
    
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^^^^ yea, you can do that. However I never did any of that in safe mode. And once you uninstall all of the ATI drivers your graphics settings will all be weird and your screen resolution should be 800x600. Don't panic. Just go into the folder the new drivers were downloaded into and run them. Everything will go back to normal after their installed and you restart your pc.

Now when you select your OP and the site gives you the latest drivers you will have options to install Catalyst Control Center packages or get the drivers individually. I would say to go with the very first Package install. Unless you dont want all of the extra options.
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Okay im doing that now. I couldnt use the drive sweeper it would lock my computer up so I just deleted everything manually through hard drive.
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The trixx utility isnt in these set of drivers? Do any of you know anything about that?
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