ATI Catalyst program Do I need it.

  prince midas 11:17 09 Oct 2009

I have just found a 60 gb program downloaded to my downloads folder.
It is an ATI download which is probably a program update from a graphics folder.
When I click on the setup.exe it says it will install a ATI catalyst update version 3.00.0732.
From past experience problems caused do I need this update.

  Stuartli 11:31 09 Oct 2009

I have an ATi graphics card but only download the driver - in place of the bloated Catalyst software I use ATi Tray Tools instead.

Far more compact (1.5MB), it does virtually all that Catalyst does. See:

click here

  chub_tor 12:36 09 Oct 2009

If it is your download folder then you do not need to keep it, its only purpose is to allow you to reinstall if you need to. I do use ATI Catalyst (I have a big hard drive and space is not an issue) but I regularly prune the downloads folder for ATI so that I keep only the one presently operating on my system plus the one before last. "just in case".

  prince midas 14:20 09 Oct 2009

THanks guys I think I will remove this download as Iam sick of Bloat.

  woodchip 15:52 09 Oct 2009

It may have download from MS Hardware updates site, if your updates are set to automatic.

If all is working Okay then delete it, if you did not ask for it

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