So I've been encountering this annoying problem ever since I updated my Windows 7 to the latest version. Before then I was running on an update from 2011 >.>
Anyway, ever since the update I've been unable to use Youtube (or any flash playback service that isn't games) without the entire computer locking up, and any sound being distorted. I've also had a few occasions where my display drivers have completely died. Luckily they recovered themselves, but still annoying.
I've got a Mobility Radeon HD5470 with 2010 drivers, but whenever I try to update them it says they're fully up-to-date. When I try using AMD's website, they don't even recognize the card as being a thing. The only thing that seems to acknowledge there being updated drivers is DriverUpdate, and it'll only download them if I pay them $30 for the privilege and fuck that.
So, any ideas on how to solve it? I'm wary of even playing anything on Steam in case I majorly shit something up. xD