Screen tearing in AMD driver

Is it okay to remove the default graphic driver of the system and replace it with the downloaded driver from the manufacturer's site? I'm have the model of :

AMD E1-6015 APU with Radeon R2 Graphics

and I noticed that I'm using this for the graphics driver:

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kabini [Radeon HD 8240 / R3 Series]

I don't know if it's the correct driver but I think it's not.

I found this driver from the AMD site.

I want to try it because my laptop is suffering from screen tearing for more than a year now since I started using Manjaro.

That is not recommended.

inxi -G

mhwd -l --pci

Graphics: Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kabini [Radeon HD 8240 / R3 Series] driver: radeon v: kernel
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.5 driver: radeon FAILED: ati unloaded: modesetting resolution: 1366x768~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: AMD KABINI (DRM 2.50.0 4.14.124-1-MANJARO LLVM 8.0.0) v: 4.5 Mesa 19.0.6

0000:00:01.0 (0300:1002:9838) Display controller ATI Technologies Inc:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
           video-linux            2018.05.04                true

i may be wrong but i thought the "crimson" drivers are what we refer to as "catalyst". catalyst wont run on newer versions of xorg. just thought i would mention it.

whats wrong with the driver your already using?

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Probably need to do something with configs

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You're most probably fine with the radeon driver. I agree with masterfix that screen tearing is mostly a configuration issue.

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edit you xorg configuration , or post it here if you dont know how.
cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/*.conf

should look something like this as an example

#/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-radeon.conf

Section "Device"
    Identifier "Radeon"
    Driver "radeon"
    Option "TearFree" "on"         #<----add this line
EndSection

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ATI#Xorg_configuration

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Okay, I'll try it.

Edit: Still the same tearing problem.