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14.1 amd catalyst issue

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February 11, 2014 6:56:19 AM

i have the 13.12, i uninstalled it and deleted all the amd files that the installer didnt uninstall, still everytime i install the new 14.1 it keeps saying catalyst version 13.12, people told me that its just a bugged number and that what i have is 14.1, i installed starswarm to try mantle but it says no mantle drivers found so obviously i dont have the 14.1 as people told me .......please help
my specs are:
Intel Core i5-3230M (2.6 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
6 GB DDR3
AMD Radeon HD 8670M (2 GB DDR3 dedicated)

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February 11, 2014 7:02:21 AM

3mran said:
i have the 13.12, i uninstalled it and deleted all the amd files that the installer didnt uninstall, still everytime i install the new 14.1 it keeps saying catalyst version 13.12, people told me that its just a bugged number and that what i have is 14.1, i installed starswarm to try mantle but it says no mantle drivers found so obviously i dont have the 14.1 as people told me .......please help
my specs are:
Intel Core i5-3230M (2.6 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
6 GB DDR3
AMD Radeon HD 8670M (2 GB DDR3 dedicated)


Try booting into safemode and running driver sweeper to uninstall the current drivers. Then re-boot into windows and install the 14.1. If no joy you're gonna have to delete from the registry (at your own risk).
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February 11, 2014 7:06:02 AM

i did try to uninstalling from registry but nothing happend, ill try to boot into safe mode as you say
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a b À AMD
February 11, 2014 7:33:41 AM

Do a complete wipe of the existing driver with this
http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/display_driver_unin...

And then make sure you install the right driver from AMD
http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/mobile?os=Windows...

Make sure to run the installer as administrator. I heard you can get issues if you don't do that.

If you still can't use Mantle, don't panic. Mobility graphics cards do not have complete Mantle support yet. Especially with BF4.
http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=386213

There is a modded version of the driver available that seems to enable Mantle with certain laptops. If you try it and screw up, don't blame me.
http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=386275
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February 11, 2014 8:14:55 AM

soo umm i did as you guys said still says 13.12, i really am afraid of using this modded version huilun02 told me about because it doesnt say its compatible with my gpu
any more ideas to help me?
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a b À AMD
February 11, 2014 8:26:24 AM

Then probably just the version bug. It doesn't do anything. Certainly not worth messing up the registry just to have it show a different version.

I had it before and it went away after a few new drivers. As for Mantle maybe wait for a newer driver with better mobility support.
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