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Catalyst Control Center

    Question

  • When I start up my computer a message tells me that my catalyst control center is not operating.  I don't even know what it is.  Can you suggest what I should do.
    Monday, August 01, 2011 5:02 PM

Answers

  • Catalyst is the front end software for an ATI /AMD graphics card. It makes changes features your graphics card supports easy to do, however it is not a necessary piece of software. You can uninstall Catalyst by opeining the Windows Control Panel / Programs and Features. Just uninstall Catalyst and not the device driver.

    You may also want to check to see if the is a more recent driver and Catalyst available for your computer. ATI Graphics cards: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx

     

    J W Stuart: http://www.pagestart.com

     


    Never be afraid to ask. This forum has some of the best people in the world available to help.
    • Proposed as answer by zhen tan Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:04 AM
    • Marked as answer by Robinson Zhang Tuesday, September 06, 2011 6:17 AM
    Monday, August 01, 2011 5:31 PM
  • I want to add that if you have an older ATI video card it may not be supported by Windows 7. I recently did an upgrade to 7 from XP for a customer and encountered the same issue. I just uninstalled the catalyst software and  everything continued to work fine (Aero effects, etc.). I actually ended up "upgrading" (It was an AGP card so there aren't very many good upgrades out there) the card to an nVidia geforce 6200 only because the fan on the old card quit which caused it to overheat. The 6200 actually is one of the few AGP cards I have found that has windows 7 drivers available. Just an FYI
    • Marked as answer by Robinson Zhang Tuesday, September 06, 2011 6:17 AM
    Monday, August 01, 2011 8:33 PM

All replies

  • Catalyst is the front end software for an ATI /AMD graphics card. It makes changes features your graphics card supports easy to do, however it is not a necessary piece of software. You can uninstall Catalyst by opeining the Windows Control Panel / Programs and Features. Just uninstall Catalyst and not the device driver.

    You may also want to check to see if the is a more recent driver and Catalyst available for your computer. ATI Graphics cards: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx

     

    J W Stuart: http://www.pagestart.com

     


    Never be afraid to ask. This forum has some of the best people in the world available to help.
    • Proposed as answer by zhen tan Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:04 AM
    • Marked as answer by Robinson Zhang Tuesday, September 06, 2011 6:17 AM
    Monday, August 01, 2011 5:31 PM
  • I want to add that if you have an older ATI video card it may not be supported by Windows 7. I recently did an upgrade to 7 from XP for a customer and encountered the same issue. I just uninstalled the catalyst software and  everything continued to work fine (Aero effects, etc.). I actually ended up "upgrading" (It was an AGP card so there aren't very many good upgrades out there) the card to an nVidia geforce 6200 only because the fan on the old card quit which caused it to overheat. The 6200 actually is one of the few AGP cards I have found that has windows 7 drivers available. Just an FYI
    • Marked as answer by Robinson Zhang Tuesday, September 06, 2011 6:17 AM
    Monday, August 01, 2011 8:33 PM