AMD 7970m Drivers? New?

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  1. black-bean

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    exactly same concerns as yours scottyboy.
     
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    Exactly, here's what the current one includes 12.7 CAP1

    btw, thanks for the rep! :)

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    Honestly I haven't tried that, but judging by the 0.5mb size of the 12.7 CAP1 it's most likely not a stand alone, probably just some minor modifications to the 12.7 driver, which would mean that you need to install the 12.7 driver first.
     
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    is it safe to install the 12.7 drivers over other AMD drivers already installed? Or is a clean install every time there are new drivers a must.
     
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    It's pretty much like washing your car, you can drive through an auto washing machine and your car will look nice in a few minutes, but the interior will stay the same.

    On the other hand you can deep clean it at home, and it will even have a fresh smell inside :p
     
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    do we need to disable "Driver Signature Enforcement" for installing drivers from AMD (I currently have stock m17xr3 drivers for my 6990m)? Also some of the download drivers are 100+ mb but on the amd site it is only a few MB, why is that?
     
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    Only if it won't let you install it without disabling the option ;)
     
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    ADegtyarev Notebook Guru

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    thanks but would this nullify/void the warranty?
     
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    It won't. You can do any software change in your computer as long as it doesn't damage the internal components. If it corrupts the OS, the warranty will be "frozen" until the OS is fixed correctly, which can be easily done with a clean windows installation.
     
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    I'm confused lol .Yes? er..
     
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    You can but it's better to do a clean install to avoid any further conflicts that may or may not show up
     
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