I recently updated my AMD Catalyst driver, and have been having nothing but problems since.
I was using an old 2012 version of the diver and had no issues.
When I upgraded to the 2015 version, I started having issues.
I am not a heavy gamer by any means.
One game I enjoy is Wolfenstien Enemy Territory
This game is well over ten years old, so system requirements should not be an issue (my relevant system info is below)
With the new driver installed, the game is jumpy, laggy, and my ping is through the roof.
When I roll back the driver everything is fine.
However, as a side effect of rolling back the driver:
Dropbox no longer works
Windows Experience Crashes
Photo Viewer no Longer works (as well as a lot of other windows image viewers)
I reinstalled the lasted radeon catalyst package, and skipped all the gaming evolved stuff, and that got everything back.
However, the game is unplayable under these settings.
I am sure that I am just missing the correct sequence of tweaks here, but have no idea what it might be.
|Windows Version||: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit|
|Identifier||: AMD64 Family 21 Model 16 Stepping 1|
|Name||: AMD A8-4500M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics|
|Speed||: 1.9 GHz|
|Physical Memory||: 8 GB|
|Virtual Memory||: 14 GB|
|Name||: AMD Radeon HD 7640G|
|Chip Type||: AMD Radeon Graphics Processor (0x9903)|
|Dac Type||: Internal DAC(400MHz)|
|Driver Version||: 15.7.1|
|Driver Date||: 8-3-2015|
|Provider Name||: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.|
|Memory Size||: 512 MB|
|Screen Resolution||: 1440x900|
|Monitor||: Generic PnP Monitor|
|Physical Storage Device|
|Controller||: Primary Controller|
|Type||: Master drive|
|Buffer Size||: 8.0 MB|
|Drive Type||: Fixed|
|Drive Size||: 465.8 GB|
|Logical Storage Device|
|Local Disk (C:)||: 447.7 GB (271.1 GB free)|
|AC power status||: Online|
|Battery charge status||: High?the battery capacity is at more than 66 percent|
|Battery life percentage||: 100%|
|Battery life remaining||: Unknown status|
|Battery full life time||: Unknown status|
|Name (1)||: Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20) (Ethernet)|
|Name (2)||: Atheros AR5BWB222 Wireless Network Adapter (Other)|
|IP Address (2)||: 0.0.0.0|
|Name (3)||: Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter (Other)|
|IP Address (3)||: 0.0.0.0|