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Journeyman III

AMD installs Catalyst instead of Driver update

Whenever I try to update my driver from 15.3, it 'updates' Catalyse software instead of the driver. Every time. So it makes it so I cannot update the driver to a current version. Is there any fix for this?

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Re: AMD installs Catalyst instead of Driver update

Journeyman III

Re: AMD installs Catalyst instead of Driver update

I really don't see how that would help considering it's not a graphical or performance bug but whatever here ya go.

Computer Information:

    Manufacturer:  Hewlett-Packard

    Model:  HP Z210 Workstation

    Form Factor: Desktop

Processor Information:

    CPU Vendor:  GenuineIntel

    CPU Brand: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz

    CPU Family:  0x6

    CPU Model:  0x2a

    CPU Stepping:  0x7

    CPU Type:  0x0

    Speed:  3293 Mhz

    4 logical processors

    4 physical processors

    HyperThreading:  Unsupported

    FCMOV:  Supported

    SSE2:  Supported

    SSE3:  Supported

    SSSE3:  Supported

    SSE4a:  Unsupported

    SSE41:  Supported

    SSE42:  Supported

    AES:  Supported

    AVX:  Supported

    CMPXCHG16B:  Supported

    LAHF/SAHF:  Supported

    PrefetchW:  Unsupported

Operating System Version:

    Windows 10 (64 bit)

    NTFS:  Supported

    Crypto Provider Codes:  Supported 311 0x0 0x0 0x0

Video Card:

    Driver:  AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series

    DirectX Driver Name:  aticfx32.dll

    Driver Version:  15.301.1901.0

    DirectX Driver Version:

    Driver Date: 2 26 2016

    OpenGL Version: 4.5

    Desktop Color Depth: 32 bits per pixel

    Monitor Refresh Rate: 75 Hz

    DirectX Card: AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series

    VendorID:  0x1002

    DeviceID:  0x6719

    Revision Not Detected

    Number of Monitors:  1

    Number of Logical Video Cards:  1

    No SLI or Crossfire Detected

    Primary Display Resolution:  1920 x 1080

    Desktop Resolution: 1920 x 1080

    Primary Display Size: 23.54" x 13.23" (26.97" diag)

                                            59.8cm x 33.6cm (68.5cm diag)

    Primary Bus Type Not Detected

    Primary VRAM: -2048 MB

    Supported MSAA Modes:  2x 4x 8x

Sound card:

    Audio device: Speakers (Realtek High Definiti


    RAM:  8150 Mb


    UI Language:  English

    Media Type:  DVD

    Total Hard Disk Space Available:  3221636 Mb

    Largest Free Hard Disk Block:  597931 Mb

    OS Install Date: Dec 31 1969

    Game Controller: XInput Controller #1 detected

    VR Headset: None detected

Made a mistake on the driver. 15.3, will edit above. When I try to update from Radeon settings it just updates Catalyst instead. The program, not the driver through Catalyst. Just Catalyst. My driver remains not updated. This happens every time.

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Re: AMD installs Catalyst instead of Driver update

It would be helpful to know exactly what HD6900 series graphics card you have...but it doesn't matter since they are all Legacy.

Find the correct/latest driver here..AMD Drivers and Support for Radeon, Radeon Pro, FirePro, APU, CPU, Ryzen, desktops, laptops

Like this:

Then clean install the driver: Clean Install AMD Graphics Drivers