I sent an email to support, and they replied with the generic response to update my drivers Had they read the thread in reference, I can't use outside drivers because it breaks the proper operation of this particular laptop.
Here's the only mention of your video card driver:
and the latest driver possibly available from Acer
This doesn't say anything about not being able to use outside drivers, just that you went to Acer. If you were sent to ATI/AMD's webpage, it's because they found a more recent driver, and figured you should try that. Please make sure you're explicit and detailed about the situation, and in everything you've tried.