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Not able to switch my graphics or even use AMD graphics

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    Windows 8 64-bit

    Not able to switch my graphics or even use AMD graphics


    I having trouble with my Windows 8 64-bit system, mainly with not being able to switch my graphics or even use AMD graphics. My HDMI cannot be used because my graphics isn't installing like it should. Any tips or help is appreciated!

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    Win 8 AMD Switchable Graphics FAQ

    Not sure if this link will help, but it looks like you need to download and install drivers from you laptop manufacturer. (Laptop makers tend to use custom device IDs, so that an installer from www.amd.com may not recognize your hardware.) I hope that some Win8 ones are available.

    If you post the full model number of your laptop, someone may be able to help you locate the drivers.
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    Windows 8 64bit


    My I7 dell uses switching graphics. I thought the same thing until Dell explained it to me. There should be an app or utility that will allow you to assign graphics. The reason is power consumption. For instance, to read a text document or shop on eBay, you don't need AMD graphics. If you are rendering HD video, you do. So Word gets assigned intel hd graphics and Adobe encoder cs6 gets assigned AMD. Find the utility by searching AMD or Intel in the charms. Select the option to assign each process. When you open and then close a program, let's say Word, it will ask you to assign the graphics card one time. After that Netflix worked on my windows 8 app, where as it wanted an update to intel HD graphics first.
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Not able to switch my graphics or even use AMD graphics
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