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ATI Mobility Radeon HD5470 Update

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Thilan, Dec 19, 2011.

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  1. Thilan

    Thilan Thread Starter

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    My current GPU driver is 11.11 ATI Mobility Radeon HD5470 but there it a new update! Should i install it onto my Dell Inspiron N4010..Will it cause unwanted problem to my laptop?
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Is there any reason you think you should?

    If everything is working, why take the risk?

    If you do, create a restore point, and preferably, a full system backup, just in case.
     
  3. Thilan

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    Well, I want to play Battlefield 3..So i was just wondering to get MAX FPS shud i update my graphic card!
     
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    If you can back up your system, you could always try it.

    But updated drivers are not always a good thing for graphics. Newer drivers are most compatible with newer cards. They attempt backward-compatibility, but the further away from the release of your card it gets, the less that compatibility actually is complete. Sometimes something needs to be sacrificed with regard to older cards in order to update the drivers for newer ones, and newer drivers can actually slow down older systems, instead.

    But that is not always, true, either. If you know how to reverse the process completely, there is no harm in trying it.
     
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