Powercolor X1650 Pro 512MB HM1 Driver

  frostysnowman 14:15 08 Oct 08

I have recently installed the above card in my PC. I used the supplied CD to install the necessary software and drivers but have noticed since that my PC has become sluggish. I have read that the ATI Catalyst Control Centre is a resource hog and only the drivers should be installed. I used the 'Easy Express' install method on the CD but there is another 'Custom' method. When clicking on this there are several items that you can choose to install or not. These are:
ATI Driver
ATI Avivo
Net 2.0
ATI Parental Control
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable.
Since installing the card using the 'express' method I now have Net Framework 2.0 installed, ATI Catalyst Control Centre, ATI Avivo Codecs, ATO Parental Control and the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable.
Can anybody advise me which are the minimum required to install the card so as not to take up unnecessary resources and how I can uninstall the remainder. Thanks for any advice.

  woodchip 14:25 08 Oct 08

Why not remove them from Add Remove Programs in Control Panel? you can easy put them back from the CD if you want. The Above will not Remove the Graphics card Drivers

  frostysnowman 10:28 10 Dec 08

Thanks for your advice and sorry for the delay in replying.

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