How to fix Radeon Software and Drivers don’t match

If you are someone that uses either an AMD CPU or GPU or for that matter use both, then you do know that the AMD Radeon Software is your best friend. It can, however, throw an error message that says Radeon Settings and Drivers versions do not match, So, what do you do? Well, we have a few methods you can follow. Read on to know more.

In a Windows PC or for that matter any PC, the drivers play an important part as they act as a way that the hardware uses to communicate with the OS. These are essential so that the particular hardware functions perfectly without any trouble. And, if there ever is any trouble, there will always be a fix in the form of an update or by simply reinstalling it.

The Radeon Software by AMD is a great tool when you want to update your AMD hardware drivers, check for news, make various changes in the settings regarding the display and graphics, and also see what games are managing to play in a specific frame rate. While all of this is good, the software can also throw around issues with the drivers and software versions not matching at all. This can be annoying and the message always shows up whenever you start the software. There are a few ways that you can follow to fix Radeon Software and Drivers don’t match. Here is a guide on how to fix such issues.

Fix for Radeon Software and Driver Versions not Matching

Method 1: Reinstall AMD Drivers via Device Manager

  • Open up the Start Menu and type in Device Manager.
  • Now click on it when the Device Manager shows up in the results.
  • With the Device Manager open, scroll and select the Display Adaptors.
  • Now, under that, select the AMD hardware that you have installed on your PC.
  • Right-click it and then choose Properties from the Context menu.
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  • Now, click on the Drivers tab. You will see a list of options under this tab.
  • Click on the Update Driver button.
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  • Select the ‘Search automatically for drivers’ option.
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  • It will search for the driver using internet, so once it finds the new driver click on next.
  • The system will begin to install the drivers.
  • Once completed, it will ask you for a restart to finish the installation.
  • You will now not be getting the error message about the driver versions not matching.

Method 2: Clean Installation of Display Drivers

There can be chances where the driver might have got its files corrupted, which results in such error messages showing up. You can, however, perform a clean installation of your AMD Display drivers easily. Follow these steps.

  • First, you need to download DDU. This is the free Display Driver Uninstaller.
  • You can download it from here.
  • Once you have downloaded the program, install it on your system.
  • The program recommends that you reboot and use it in safe mode. Otherwise, you can always make use of it in the regular mode.
  • With the program open, simply select the type of driver and choose GPU.
  • Below that, you can select AMD.
  • It will now display the details of your display driver.
  • Towards your left, you will see three options.
  • To perform a clean installation, select the first one. The tool will now begin to clear and delete off any traces of the driver’s files.
  • A reboot would be needed to complete the process.
  • Now, simply visit the official AMD Driver download page and scroll to the bottom.
  • You can now pick the type of device that you have, followed by the exact model.
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  • Once you have got that sorted, you can simply download the driver and install it on your system.
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  • In this way, a clean installation of your graphics driver has been installed right away.

Method 3: AMD Auto Detect Tool

This is one of the easiest ways to download and update the AMD drivers on your Windows PC. All you need to do is to visit this link and download the tool. Once the tool has been downloaded, it will then search for AMD devices on your computer and then connect to the internet and search for any updates that are available. Once it finds the updates, it will then ask if you wish to download them. Simply download the updated drivers and install them on your PC. A system restart will be required, and then you will be good to go.

Conclusion

And these are the three simple ways you can follow anytime you get the Radeon Software and Drivers don’t match error. Apart from that, if you feel like the Radeon Software is just not something you want, simply uninstall the program and manually update the drivers by following any of the above methods. This saves you from having to deal with the software issues showing all the time. If you have any queries, feel free to leave them in the comments below.

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By Joshua D'souza

Enjoys games, 90's hip-hop, and tech. Loves exploring the infinite world of laptops and food. Every ready to provide assistance in anything that rocks his boat. Will gladly enjoy capturing memories through various lenses. Worked previously at PiunikaWeb as an author and researcher.

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