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#1 tg1911

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 12:11 PM

ATI Catalyst Control Center

I'll be using a Radeon HD 2600XT video card.

Is the Catalyst Control Center worth installing, or not?
Advantages?
Disadvantages?

Just can't decide whether I should install it, or not.
It's a pretty big download (21.0MB) for something I won't need, or make use of.

Edited by tg1911, 09 November 2007 - 12:12 PM.

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 02:07 PM

I had it and never had a need for it so I uninstalled it. Note: I'm not a gamer. I have noticed posts from time to time about problems with it, but none first-hand
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Posted 09 November 2007 - 03:03 PM

Thanks for the response, garmanma.
I do very little gaming, either, but I was wondering if there were other advantages to the program.

I've read a few reviews on it, but most of those were for the older versions.
I couldn't find much information on the latest release.
I'm basically looking for as much information as I can get, on the program, such as the advantages/disadvantages, so I can make a decision as to whether it's something I might want to check out, or not.
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Posted 09 November 2007 - 04:23 PM

Here's ATI's info on the CCC.
http://ati.amd.com/products/catalystcontro...r/features.html
I do have it installed but not running it in the background. If I need to access it I can right click on the desktop and it's listed in the drop down menu. It's mostly to tweak the card for games and such things. I've never used it for anything, but the 21meg download wasn't that much since I have 320GB
of hard drive space.
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Posted 09 November 2007 - 05:54 PM

Thanks, CTH_Tom.
I've read what ATI had to say about it.
I was just wanting the opinions of members, who have used it.

Storing the download isn't the problem (250GB internal, 500GB external), I just didn't want to waste the bandwidth, or time, if I didn't need to. :thumbsup:

I think I may have found something else to use, that doesn't seem like it will be as resource intensive.
Looks like it'll do, everything I need, and doesn't require the installation of .NET Framework, like the Catalyst Control Center.

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 08:32 PM

Tg1911 I installed ATI Tray Tools and it has most of the features of CCC, minus the pretty interface.
I opted out for the program to start when Windows start.
I would go for the Tray Tools and forego the eye candy which I'm sure added many megs to the download of CCC.

Edited by CTH_Tom, 09 November 2007 - 08:41 PM.

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 09:14 PM

Thanks for the info CTH_Tom.
When I get my system up, this will probably be the route I go with.

I'd rather functionality, over eye candy, any day of the week. :thumbsup:
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Posted 22 November 2007 - 11:23 PM

well..i have the x1959xt card and i don't do heavy gaming or anything...i really don't use it at all unless im cloning my video to shoot it over to the TV...other than that i have never used it....basically its just a bunch of settings that you can customize your vid card with...some stuff would be setting the video colors..i.e. gamma, rgb settings etc..and some overclocking abilities....

basically if you don't game, don't install it unless you do heavy vid. editing or watching...

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 07:42 AM

Have a look here.
http://www.tweakguides.com/ATICAT_6.html
Don't know about ati, but the nvidia one uses about 0%cpu and 2.5mb ram. The number should be pretty consistent and since it does include some monitoring feats (power/temp), I personnaly would install just to be on the safe side.
The ATI one does seem to add more instability for some, so well it's up to you.

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 07:53 AM

Thanks for the input, guys.
I'm using ATI Tray Tools, and so far, It seems to do everything I need.
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