Thursday, 16 October 2014

Update Ati Graphics

For nearly as long as there have been computers, there have been ATI graphics cards. Updating your drivers is important: It keeps your device up to date by the manufacturer's standards, and can help with minor glitches and basic troubleshooting. You can do this with the Windows interface or by downloading new software directly from ATI.


Check and Update Video Driver

1. Right click in an empty space on your desktop and select "Screen Resolution." This opens a screen with your basic display settings, including the monitor (or screen, for a laptop) you use, your resolution and the orientation of your display.

2. Click on "Advanced setting" to open a new dialogue box. The box that appears is specific to your video driver (the software that controls your video chip or card). The default tab is "Adapter," which displays the video controller in your system. If you have an ATI card or chip, it will say "ATI" beside "Chip Type."

3. Click on "Properties" in the section "Adapter Type." Enter the administrator password. The "Properties" button reveals four tabs for your video device: "General," "Driver," "Details" and "Resources." On the first tab ("General"), the system should tell you that the device is working properly.

4. Click on "Driver" to modify or update the video driver. Click "Update Driver." If you've downloaded a new driver for your device, tell Windows where to find it. If you haven't downloaded anything new for the video card, click "Search Automatically for Updated Driver Software" and follow the prompts on screen.

ATI Graphics Driver and Software Update

5. Visit AMD's support and download page. Click on "Support and Drivers."

6. Follow the many prompts. If you don't know the specifics, just fill in what you do know. There's a "Not sure" option in each category if you can't remember.

7. Click the gray "Display results" button. Three types of downloads are now available to you: "AMD Catalyst Packages," Individual Downloads" and "Optional Downloads." Click "Individual Downloads" and click the "Download" button beside "Catalyst Control Center."

8. Click on the downloaded file to open it. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the newest version of the "Catalyst Control Center," a complete graphics chip management program released by ATI to simplify your graphics settings.

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