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Low Performance in Wolfenstien Enemy Territory after updating drivers HD7420G

Question asked by dpchristman on May 19, 2017
Latest reply on May 19, 2017 by dpchristman

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
Video Adapter
Name: AMD Radeon HD 7640G
BIOS: BR42549.bin
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
Network Adapter
Name (1): Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20) (Ethernet)
Name (2): Atheros AR5BWB222 Wireless Network Adapter (Other)
IP Address (2):
Name (3): Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter (Other)
IP Address (3):