Catalyst Control Center Safe to Disable at Start or Uninstall?

Discussion created by larryng on Aug 3, 2015

I am building business desktops with the Athlon 5350 (excellent little processor!). Everything works unbelievably well (big smiles from all users), but we do have one annoyance, that of the Catalyst Control Center hogging a bit of CPU% well past Windows 8.1 boot-up. When first installed, the PCs were very responsive and the user could go straight into an Office doc very quickly, but now the user has to wait a minute (okay, half a minute) for the Word/Excel to load because of CCC still doing its thing in the background.


The slow boot is not hugely important, but it does lower the perceived quality of the setup. If we could bypass the CCC initializing during boot then we would be back to having wide smiles.


My question: is there any problem with disabling CCC from startup, so as to prevent CCC from loading during boot?


What about uninstalling CCC. Is there a real need for a non-gaming business computer to have CCC installed?



Windows 8.1 Pro dual monitors

No gaming, just normal text work plus minor photo editing.

CCC driver packaging version 15.20.1062-150715a-187146C

Catalyst version: 15.7.1

CCC version: 2015.0715.2138.37093