Many people who wants to get pleasure by watching videos and playing games on their computer, especially computers with AMD are looking for solution on how to update Catalyst control center to fix their video card drivers. Updating catalyst requires some technical and effective methods to resolve the issue on your video card.
It is highly recommended that you update Catalyst Control Center to fix video and graphics problems such as bad company 2 crossfire problems 11.2. The update software automatically detects your current drivers and replaces it with recent one. However, if you don’t have any video or graphics problem, then doing video card update will do you no harm either.
What is AMD Catalyst?
AMD Catalyst or was known as ATI Catalyst is a software which includes in the driver package for ATI/AMD Radeon products, mainly designed for Microsoft Windows OS and Linux 32 or 64-bit computers. There are various features you can use to tune up your graphics card on ATI Catalyst Install Manager such as monitor properties, 3D settings, ATI Avivo, SmartGart, VPU Recovery, ATI Overdrive, ATI PowerPlay, and also ATI CrossFireX.
Windows Video Card Location
Before going to update Catalyst Control Center, make sure that your Windows OS recognizes your graphics card. If the OS doesn’t see it, then you wouldn’t be able to watch any video or playing games. It’s easy to check whether Windows knows the drivers plugged in or not. Here’s the steps to find out Windows recognizes your AMD Catalyst drivers or not:
- Open “Device Manager” by right clicking on “My Computer” and go to “Properties.” Go to Hardware tab and click Device Manager.
- If Windows doesn’t recognize the video card, it will signal a question mark or yellow exclamation mark icon next to the Display Adapters items. If the icons are showing, then you have to install graphics card driver.
- Note the make and model of your graphics card. This is very important since you are going to manually installing the laptop drivers. Manually installing can be quite easy, all you have to do is go to main website of the card’s manufacturer and download drivers from the support page.
- Once you have downloaded the drivers, run the setup file.
- If you see a dialog box pop up with a warning message, click “Continue Anyway”. Windows will install the new drivers for you.
- Restart your computer to ensure that installation is done properly.
Check Device Manager again to see if the driver is installed properly. If it does, then you have fixed the problem. Otherwise, the manual installation gone wrong.
Update Catalyst Control Center
AMD Catalyst control center has improved over time to give users more graphics experiences as AMD has released their newest Catalyst media center for Windows 7. If you are having problems updating AMD Graphics Catalyst Driver for Windows 7, you can read these solutiond and see if this also works for you.
Steps on how to update Catalyst Control Center can be found below:
- Get the latest drivers on AMD Graphics Drivers and Software webpage. You can see display drivers, WDM drivers and Catalyst Control Center in the ATI Catalyst Software Suite
Download AMD Catalyst 11.4 Early Preview here
Download AMD Catalyst 11.2 v4 App Profile Driver here
- Remove your current graphics driver before installing ATI Catalyst drivers you have downloaded
- Run the setup file to install the latest version of graphics card. Don’t forget to close all active applications in order to make the setup not getting interrupted by these applications when installing drivers
- Click Yes when there is a dialog box showing “Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to his computer”
- Click Next on “Select components to install”
- Click Install to create temporary install folder to store the files temporarily. The files can be safely deleted after the installation is completed
- Click Next on welcome screen then click Install
- Click Install to continue
- Select Express and click Next
- Click Accept when EULA window shows up
- Click Finish
Last process is to restart your computer to make sure that the driver installation is properly configured. When it is done, you now know how to update Catalyst Control Center yourself and get the latest AMD Graphics Catalyst Driver update for Windows 7.
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