Sapphire HD4850 Reviewgotdamojo06 - June 25, 2008
The first step in getting the Sapphire HD4850 to work properly is to place the CD in the optical drive and wait for the software to start up so that we will be able to begin installing it. The drivers that came with the Catalyst Control Center are the version 8.503. However there are already more up to dated versions of Catalyst out, version 8.6 which are the drivers that I will be using.
The first screen that you come to is the welcome screen where you are supposed to select which language you wish to install in, obviously I will be using English. When you click the next button, you are able to decide if you wish to install the drivers or uninstall them. This screen will make it easier if you need to uninstall an older version and start over with fresh drivers. The following screen is where you are able to choose if you wish to install the drivers in the "Express" option or the "Custom" option. The express option is the one that will install the most common chosen features, while with the custom option you are able to install the features you want. I will choose the custom option to show you what features you can install, which are on the next screen. Check the options you wish to install and click the next button at the bottom.
There is an End User License Agreement that you must accept before you are able to begin the installation. After the installation is complete you will be prompted with the finished screen.
Now that we have the software installed on the computer, its time to open it up and take a look at how it is setup and configure the system to use the HD4850 properly and effectively.