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Bug Or Feature? AMD's Catalyst Doesn't Recognize NB Driver

Conclusion And Advice

As a Catalyst user, you should adopt a certain degree of serenity. Some things may seem strange at first, but not all of them are actually signs of serious issues. If you just know certain tricks and workarounds, many inconsistencies can be solved more easily than you'd at first think.

Manually editing the configuration of the Catalyst setup can help solve situations like the one we've just explored. This article's documented steps should benefit less-experienced users, and perhaps suggest a lasting fix to AMD. The more features a software combines in a package, the more complex it gets. Mistakes are almost inevitably made. The real question is how well those mistakes will be addressed and remedied. This should be kept in mind when complaining.

  • icepick314
    I would like to hear what AMD says about their Catalyst installer "bug"...
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  • AMW1011
    THESE are the type of articles that made Tom's awesome years ago, hopefully you guys will keep them coming.

    Thanks, very interesting.
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  • tigsounds
    So, I guess since I installed with the express method, I'll never know.
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  • superflux
    It still didn't work for me on my radeon 3200 laptop...
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  • omoronovo
    Am I the only one that took note of the fact that the driver version installed was "1.3.3.7"? Maybe Microsoft and ATI/AMD were trying to tell you not to bother :p
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  • dlpatague
    Yes I love articles like this also. Very informative and helpful.
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  • The Greater Good
    The "Bug or feature" only works with Apple.

    ...just sayin...
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  • This problem has certainly been around for years. I remember posting a question about it on the AMDGame forums.
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  • How about just installing 10.6!
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  • Ciuy
    wtf, update? why they hide it? wtf ATI !!!!!!!
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