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Win 8 AMD Switchable Graphics FAQ

  1. #251


    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    Attachment 11239

    From my Hardware ID's

    this was posted as a driver that would work, another guy is trying them on his machine with the same ID's, so I'm waiting to see how that goes.
    ===========================================================


    From my observations, these should work for you in Windows 8:

    http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp58501-59000/sp5881​5.exe


    AMD card in inf:

    "%AMD6740.7%" = ati2mtag_Vancouver_PXAI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6740&SUBSYS_185E103C

    Intel card in inf:

    %ISNBGM2ML_SG% = iSNBM1ML_PROXY, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0116&SUBSYS_185E103C
    yes hoody this was for me, but i dont have yet my copy of windows 8. im very insecure about, so i ll wait for somebody who already have windows 8 and my same configuration to try this drivers...meanwhile i still have windows 7

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  2. #252


    VA USA
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    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center


    So OK, I still have W7, so they are working on your W7? no weird problems?.
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  3. #253


    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    So OK, I still have W7, so they are working on your W7? no weird problems?.
    i dont know, in windows 7 i have the drivers that came with my HP, and works fine.
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  4. #254


    VA USA
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    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center


    Quote Originally Posted by aleseba77 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    So OK, I still have W7, so they are working on your W7? no weird problems?.
    i dont know, in windows 7 i have the drivers that came with my HP, and works fine.
    LOL Oh man, OK well thanks anyway
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  5. #255


    hehe, we re both in the same situation, find somebody who have the same conifguration as us, and have installed windows 8. to tell us, if this drivers works or not!!!
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  6. #256


    Posts : 108
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center © 2013 Version: 6.3.9600 Build 9600.16408


    Quote Originally Posted by codenamexxi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MKeezy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by codenamexxi View Post

    Exactly! 1) Try 2) Speak :-)
    My older notebook was HP G6-1007sl. On HP site, they listed only Windows 7 64 bit drivers. But those drivers works very well even for 32 bit... So I thinks it's the best to try ourself the drivers you need.... Sometimes you can even find the drivers from the manufacturers site of the various components (except original HP Drivers, like HP Wireless Button, HP 3D Drive Guard)...
    Dude... It seems your HP G6-1007sl Laptop comes standard with the following specs:

    Attachment 11235

    Unless you have a Custom built version of this model laptop, you're only running a 1.8 GHz AMD Phenom II Quad-Core P960 processor. The person at HP may have been right in telling that they only have 64bit drivers for your system, because 64 bit version operating systems were the only operating systems they built that model with. Why you would need an x86 switchable graphics driver is beyond me. Windows 8 was not designed to run on pcs that were made earlier than 2 years ago. Windows 8 was designed to run on pcs with the 2nd and 3rd Generation Intel chipsets.

    You obviously have a custom built system if your running one with an Intel i5 core and switchable graphics. Hell... Pc with the 1st Gen Intel chipset would have problems running the necessary hardware to run Windows 8. I can bet there won't be any Windows 8 support coming from HP for that model either. Try looking under the following CTO model listings for your laptop to see if there is a custom built version of your model PC that came with an x86 version of Windows installed: (Laptops and Netbooks (11))


    Select a product or category from the list below HP Pavilion g6-1007sl Notebook PC | HP® Support


    AMD High-Definition Graphics Driver HP Pavilion g6z-1c00 CTO Notebook PC | HP® Support=


    Or... Just do a clean install with a 64 bit version of Windows 8, but you'll have to find 64 bit version drivers for your hardware. That may be easier than trying to find x86 drivers. I'm shocked the you were even able to install Windows 8.
    Before judging the others, READ THE OLDER POSTS!!! I've written my older notebbok was a g6-1007sl... If you read my older post, I've written that actually my laptop is a g6-2212sl!!!

    1) HP website listed only Windows 7 64 bit drivers for my older laptop, but those drivers also work for 32 bit Windows 7
    2) HP website listed only Windows 8 64 bit drivers for my new laptop, but those drivers also work for 32 bit Windows 8, except Graphics Cards drivers...

    I provided you with the HP support links for the "Customized To Order" (CTO) versions of your G6 2200 model pc in an earlier post on page 21 of this thread. I also told you that there were display drivers for your pc the contained both x86 and x64 bit drivers for your model graphics card. The drivers description page states that the driver works with for both x86 and x64.

    I'm sorry that you feel I'm being judgmental. Whatever that is suppose to mean.... I did read your post, that is were I picked up your having mentioned that you have an issue with finding drivers for your HP G6-1007sl system. That said, good luck with your search for a solution.
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  7. #257


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    Windows 8 Pro


    Hi , i downloaded both Leshcat and benchmark's 7900 MOD for my 6770M graphic card , apparently both are working (as in being detected properly working easily) but the real problem comes when im running a game , if i run fifa 13 both the drivers run perfectly for about 5 mins and after that i get huge lag which isnt supposed to come at all .... i tried restarting the game after wards but after restarting the game even at the start i get huge lag ... i checked the FPS rating for fifa 12 and 13 both shud run at ultra settings and i was running them at "Very low" and experienced this lag ..... its on both these 3rd party drivers :-/ .... currently im on Leshcat 12.10 ... any help guys ?

    heres my System graph when Fifa 13 is Running .... really Suprising the GPU is relaxed and the game LAGS ...

    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by vasu; 14 Nov 2012 at 14:05.
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  8. #258


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    Windows 7, Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by MKeezy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by andi View Post
    Hi folks - I've been trying to upgrade my HP Pavilion dv6-3114sa bought in December 2010 to Windows 8 but have got completely stuck with the graphics drivers. The machine is all AMD with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 and 5470 graphics. Under Windows 7 this works fine and switches between the low and high power hardware as needed. In Windows 7 the 2 devices are named as follows:
    AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470

    I have tried the following:
    - Clean Windows 8 Install
    - Clean Windows 8 plus 12.10 catalyst drivers from AMD website (installs a driver for the 5470 as '5000 series' but leaves the stock MS driver for the 4250 ('4000 series')
    - Leshcat driver
    - 12.6 'legacy' driver from AMD
    - All the above with Windows 8 upgraded from a fully working Windows 7

    Based on all this I seem to be stuck, I just can't get a working setup for my hardware which is hugely frustrating on a machine less than 2 years old - very cross with HP (and ATI/AMD and Microsoft for that matter as pre-upgrade no issues were flagged).

    So you guys are my last hope before quitting and re-installing Windows 7 - I hope someone out there can help me!

    thanks in advance,
    Andi
    It sounds like you should be shopping for drivers at the AMD support web site. This discussion only addresses the issue of ATI/Intel Hybrid switchable graphics users. You said your other system has both Intel i5 core CPU and ATI Radeon graphics, but you never mentioned that the system in question has both. If you only have ATI graphics you need to check the AMD site. They have Beta drivers that might address your problem.

    You might be able to find what you are looking for here:

    AMD Catalyst 12.8 (8.982.0 July 27) AMD Official WHQL - Guru3D.com Forums
    Thanks for replying MKeezy. So a couple of things, you're right that I don't have ATI/Intel switchable graphics in the HP Pavilion with the problems - I have ATI/ATI switchable graphics! When the machine runs Windows 7 with the HP provided (but very old) drivers I can switch between the low power 'Mobility Radeon HD 4250' graphics and the high power 'Mobility Radeon HD 5470' and by default CCC will offer to switch any time I change between mains and battery power. The feature appears to be part of AMDs M880G chipset (see here).

    In the Gurur3D thread that you linked there are references to the 4250 and lack on on-going support from AMD which isn't promising .

    I'm finding that I can't find a single package from AMD/ATI which support both Mobility Radeon HD 4xxx and 5xxx and if I try and mix and match drivers to get both devices looking happy the devices work but instead of switching graphics I get both at the same time and 2 displays showing up in windows 'Screen Resolution' control panel with an extended desktop (who knows where the second desktop is showing - I can't see it).

    Is there a thread somewhere I've missed on ATI/ATI switchable graphics setups?

    thanks,
    Andi
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  9. #259


    Posts : 4
    Windows 7, Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by alphastar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by andi View Post
    Hi folks - I've been trying to upgrade my HP Pavilion dv6-3114sa bought in December 2010 to Windows 8 but have got completely stuck with the graphics drivers. The machine is all AMD with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 and 5470 graphics. Under Windows 7 this works fine and switches between the low and high power hardware as needed. In Windows 7 the 2 devices are named as follows:
    AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470

    I have tried the following:
    - Clean Windows 8 Install
    - Clean Windows 8 plus 12.10 catalyst drivers from AMD website (installs a driver for the 5470 as '5000 series' but leaves the stock MS driver for the 4250 ('4000 series')
    - Leshcat driver
    - 12.6 'legacy' driver from AMD
    - All the above with Windows 8 upgraded from a fully working Windows 7

    Based on all this I seem to be stuck, I just can't get a working setup for my hardware which is hugely frustrating on a machine less than 2 years old - very cross with HP (and ATI/AMD and Microsoft for that matter as pre-upgrade no issues were flagged).

    So you guys are my last hope before quitting and re-installing Windows 7 - I hope someone out there can help me!

    thanks in advance,
    Andi
    *Ahem*, to get back to the ORIGINAL topic of AMD Switchable Graphics drivers (sorry folks, other topics should be elsewhere on the forum) :

    @andi


    I'm not sure if your model uses Switchable Graphics, but it likely isn't the same as these drivers we are discussing. You should review the note for support of AMD HD Radeon 4000 on Windows 8 (a.k.a. AMD Catalyst 12.6 Legacy Driver for Windows 8) from the AMD Support Hub...that driver is probably your best chance on Windows 8.

    FAILING THAT (i.e. if the above doesn't work):

    Looks like the latest drivers for the HP dv6-3114sa is for Windows 7 (x86 and x64). The latest 64-bit graphics driver is SP50599, which you could try installing in Device Manager using the method for HP drivers described here (remove all using Treexy Driver Fusion first).

    Note that the latest Win7 driver from HP for this model is somewhere around AMD Catalyst 11.07 (see the first post under CCC driver details to look it up), which is really old (and likely not compatible with Win8, AFAIK). After trying the Device Manager install above, you might also try updating this setup using AMD Catalyst 12.6 Legacy, or 12.10/12.11Beta6 if all is still not well (i.e. you still cannot switch, but this is a shot in the dark).

    Other steps to try: 3rd-party support (i.e. submit a ticket to Leshcat, or other alternatives on the first post).
    Thanks alphastar - I really appreciate folks input here! I'm working through your suggestions. See my reply to MKeezy with more info also you are right that I don't have Intel/ATI switchable graphics but instead ATI/ATI switchable graphics - is there another thread for the ATI/ATI hardware (I haven't found one)?

    Andi
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  10. #260


    Posts : 4
    Windows 7, Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by andi View Post
    Hi folks - I've been trying to upgrade my HP Pavilion dv6-3114sa bought in December 2010 to Windows 8 but have got completely stuck with the graphics drivers. The machine is all AMD with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 and 5470 graphics. Under Windows 7 this works fine and switches between the low and high power hardware as needed. In Windows 7 the 2 devices are named as follows:
    AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470

    I have tried the following:
    - Clean Windows 8 Install
    - Clean Windows 8 plus 12.10 catalyst drivers from AMD website (installs a driver for the 5470 as '5000 series' but leaves the stock MS driver for the 4250 ('4000 series')
    - Leshcat driver
    - 12.6 'legacy' driver from AMD
    - All the above with Windows 8 upgraded from a fully working Windows 7

    Based on all this I seem to be stuck, I just can't get a working setup for my hardware which is hugely frustrating on a machine less than 2 years old - very cross with HP (and ATI/AMD and Microsoft for that matter as pre-upgrade no issues were flagged).

    So you guys are my last hope before quitting and re-installing Windows 7 - I hope someone out there can help me!

    thanks in advance,
    Andi
    I contacted AMD/ATI support regarding this problem and although their reply suggests there isn't a solution it was prompt and comprehensive for which I commend them. Here it is:

    "I understand that you are questions regarding drivers for your mobility Radeon 4250+5470 on your HP laptop, specifically in how it relates to your ability to upgrade to Windows 8. If this is incorrect, please let me know as the information provided may change.

    Please be advised that AMD offers a reference driver (as-is, limited support) for Mobility Radeon cards because laptop manufacturers will often optimize the laptop by adjusting certain capabilities or specifications of a graphics card to make sure that the entire laptop is running efficiently. Similarily, AMD cannot support changing the Operating System from the one that was distributed with the laptop, as certain hardware components may not be compatible with the new Operating System. As such, our reference drivers may not be compatible with your system. The AMD Mobility Radeon Driver Verification tool (found at AMD Catalyst) helps you determine your notebook’s compatibility with generic AMD Catalyst Mobility drivers. It helps to prevent incorrect installation on incompatible notebooks which may lead to disabled features or functionality. If your system is compatible with our drivers, the installation tool will then install them. If the driver is incompatible, an error will pop up recommending that you contact the laptop manufacturer for drivers.

    Specific to your situation, by virtue of you having a 4xxx and 5xxx card in the same system, you're in the undesireable position of having to shut off one of the two cards in Windows 8. As Win8 requires WDDM 1.2 and the 4xxx series of cards all use WDDM 1.1, you can either use the Beta Win8 drivers for your 4250, which will disable your 5470, or the standard Win8 release which will disable your 4250. Personally, I would stick with Windows 7, as there could be some other hardware compatibility issues that might arise, but contacting HP would be a good bet on that one. Either way, for Win8 specifically, you'll be limited to either the 4250 or 5470, you won't be able to use both solely due to the WDDM 1.2 restrictions in Windows and how that affects our drivers."

    I hope that this information is of use to anyone else with HP laptops with the M880G chipset and that posting it here means some other poor person doesn't waste the time I have trying to solve it! FWIW I have sent a message to the Managing Director of HP UK & Ireland expressing my displeasure.
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