I've seen recommendations that it is better to uninstall previous drivers, reboot, then install the new drivers. I have a radeon HD6950 and usually I get a pop-up from ati notifying me when new drivers become available. I usually just follow the on screen instructions an do the auto install.
Do you guys recommend manually installing the drivers?
I always do the uninstall/install.
It's the way I was taught way back in the day when I 1st started building.
Force of habit? Probably.
When new drivers come out.
I read the readme.
What's fixed. What issues do these new drivers have.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Currently using v11.11 for that reason.Edit
V12.2 are out.
Will sticking with v11.11
Known issues under the Windows 7 operating system
The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows 7 operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst. These include:
Alan Wake - Enabling CrossfireX can cause corruptions or hangs. This issue will be fixed in AMD Catalyst 12.3
Elder Scrolls - Image corruption can be be seen with Anti-Aliasing enabled on speciic AMD graphics hardware. This issue will be fixed in AMD Catalyst 12.3
Vsync may be disabled after task switching when playing Rage.
A black screen may be displayed when running Civilization V in certain Eyefinity configurations.
Playing Far Cry 2 at high in game settings may generate a system hang.
Poor performance may be experience when playing Dirt 3 in DirectX 11 mode at low resolutions with Crossfire enabled.