Alright, after much pain and suffering, I've fixed everything driver wise and while I haven't confirmed that the memory leaks are completely fixed, I have a feeling it will be okay now. I squarely blame ATI for my problems so far, and I think there will be others who could get these issues due to their overly complex driver updating process. Not to mention that their site has WRONG links and files on it.
I'm going to write a guide as to what I did here. Mods you might want to sticky this just in case anyone else has the same issue.
First off I will post my specs again:
Processor: Core i7 740QM
Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
OS: Windows 7 Professional
The main problem is that the AMD website provides a number of download options for their various products. It could never be as simple as, here is your driver - download it
could it? Anyway just forget about going to their site at all, it didn't help me in the slightest. Their software suite prompted to download the incorrect file, and the CCC download on their page did not include the display driver for 11.6 (you'll notice the file it links to does not have "dd" in its name).
So I followed the guide here: http://www.hardwareh...-06-2011-a.html
but I downloaded the driver from here: http://forums.guru3d...ad.php?t=346152
because it was much faster. Make sure you get the MOBILITY driver if you're on a laptop.
I've just done all of this, and booted the game and voila, beautiful smooth frame rates. I'll play more later on today to confirm if the memory leaks are happening or not.
Edited by Cyn!c, 18 June 2011 - 04:45 PM.