For the life of me I cannot work out how to properly install the drivers for an AMD graphics card. I have an Acer laptop with a Radeon HD 6550m in it.
I go to the official AMD support site (after a clean Windows 7 64 bit install), select notebook graphics, Radeon HD series, Radeon HD 6xxxM series, Windows 7 64 bit then finally display results.
I see 'Catalyst Software Suite' available for download (1.1MB file size) revision 11.9. I download it and install it and then BOOOOOM, it says 'AMD Catalyst Mobility cannot be downloaded due to incompatible hardware/software on your computer. The version of your graphics adapter is not supported.'
Umm... what? I know for sure I have a HD 6550M as it says so in device manager on my Windows 7.
So then I try clicking on the 'individual download' tab on the amd website and find something called 'Catalyst Control Center'. File size 87mb, revision number 11.9. I install it with express settings but it says: 'installation complete warnings occurred during the installation.' Here is the log:
I did not truncate that, that is the entire log file even after refreshing my browser several times.
So after that install nothing has changed, the screen didn't even flash during install. I still do not have a functioning graphics card. I can't even view my desktop at proper screen resolution for my 14inch screen.
So what is going on here? What is the correct way to install this card? What is the difference between 'Catalyst Software Suite' and 'Catalyst Control Center' and which am I supposed to download and install?
What a nightmare... I'd just like to be able to enjoy some Starcraft 2 (so hopefully I can get absolutely most up to date driver for this card.)
PS. Here is a screenshot of my laptop after my futile attempts: