How to Get Back AMD Catalyst Control Center to configure my VGA? Solved

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       17 Mar 2016 #1

    How to Get Back AMD Catalyst Control Center to configure my VGA?

    Windows 10 Pro x64, 8.970.100.9001 AMD driver from Microsoft, (Mobility) Radeon HD 3200 graphics card

    Basically, long story short, I've used an old W7 Pro licence to create another partition, so I could dual boot my current W7 Home Premium with Windows 10 Pro, and test how it works in my laptop (spy this M$... hoho)...

    Everything seems OK... except that only the driver is avaiable in the system... no Catalyst Control Center to configure 3D or Video performance...

    Any idea on how I can use CCC with this driver? I've tried using the version for the last legacy drivers for this card and W8, but no settings available, so, uninstalled the thing. I'm tempted to backup this driver (that seems to work fine) and roll back to 8.970.100.7000, which has CCC...

    Thanks in advance for the help.
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  2.    17 Mar 2016 #2

    If your using the new radeon you goto the display tab then click Additional Settings in the top right corner.

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       17 Mar 2016 #3

    Mhhhh... Nope, the CCC I wanted to use was 13.1 version... And the problem is that 3D settings and such simply dont appear on the manager using 8.970.100.9001 driver...

    Tested reverting to 8.970.100.7000 with CCC, windows then updates to latest but CCC stays, so I'm able to configure the VGA.

    Now... The next issue... Seems that this drivers on Windows 10 report a weird DX version in dxdiag (10 instead of 11 like W7) even 100.7000 does the same... And I think this is the reason for e10s on Firefox for not being working along with hardware acceleration... Any idea on how to fix this?

    Thanks for replying and the help ;-)
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  4. FerchogtX's Avatar
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       18 Mar 2016 #4

    Well... after battling enough with the OS, I just find that the VGA is working under DX10 mode, just like in W7, but the performance is reeeeeally dissapointing. Something I woudn't be surprised of, since this card was built on 2008-2009, and the best drivers were designed for Windows 8 or 7, or at least, in those OSes I get less issues and less processor usage (even Youtube videos on 360p take over 50% CPU... while in W7 take over 30% to even 18% at times, because the VGA does the work instead).

    Anyhow, I cannot blame the OS only, in fact, for many basic stuff, it works somehow faster than W7, even Windows Search works properly without disabling it because it takes over the system resources (Vista, 7), but watching videos without burning the case is a must, unfortunately, seems that this PC is not meant for W10 XD.

    I mark this as solved because the solution to get Catalyst Manager back, for the interested, is to revert drivers to a version that has CCC, install the suite, and then, let Windows to update the drivers to latest. Vuala! CCC with latest drivers to tweak available!

    Cheers peeps, and thanks for the help @ComedyCarnage
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