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Win 8 AMD Switchable Graphics FAQ

  1. #261


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    Windows 8 32 Bit


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

    Yes, The driver setup contains both x32 and x64 drivers. The setup determines which of the two driver versions you need and installs only that one. however, if you look in the AMD folder after install, you'll see x64 bit files are there also. They are not installed to your System32 folder.
    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)...
    but i need the graphics driver -_-
    Sorry. I've done many tests in my old G6-1007sl, but nothing working... If you want Windows 8 32 bit Drivers, you can download files for HP G6-1104sl (if i remember correctly), except for vga. You can use amd catalyst legacy 12.6 to use hd4250, but none to have both the graphics cards...

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  2. #262


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 32 Bit


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

    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.
    Sorry for my bad english... My goal wasn't to offend you :-) Anyway the CTO version for G6 does not work like the drivers i've downloaded from intel and amd sites (you can read on older posts). The driver doesn't provide intel drivers :-) Thanx and sorry if I have misdjudged you :-)
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  3. #263


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    Hello, I've got ntb HP dm3-1120 ec. It's running two graphics cards - ATi HD4330 and ATi HD3200. After installing windows 8, I'm unable to get running HD4330. It's running on 3200. I have installed latest catalyst for these graphics cards from AMD website but I just can't get working that 4330. Even if I disable HD3200, windows starts like there is no active graphics card. How can I solve this?

    edit. I don't need to switch cards.. If HD4330 will only work, that's fine
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  4. #264


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 32 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by GameEs View Post
    Hello, I've got ntb HP dm3-1120 ec. It's running two graphics cards - ATi HD4330 and ATi HD3200. After installing windows 8, I'm unable to get running HD4330. It's running on 3200. I have installed latest catalyst for these graphics cards from AMD website but I just can't get working that 4330. Even if I disable HD3200, windows starts like there is no active graphics card. How can I solve this?

    edit. I don't need to switch cards.. If HD4330 will only work, that's fine
    I think that you can. AMD doesn't support anymore older graphics cards. I can give you a tip, but I don't know if that will work. Install AMD Catalyst 12.6 legacy (AMD Catalyst), then install AMD Catalyst 12.11 beta (AMD Catalyst)... The 12.11 version will not update drivers, but the AMD Control Panel is newer. Maybe, if you're lucky, you can have a working switchable graphics.

    I don't know if that will work, but you can try...
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  5. #265


    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    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
    Hoody, look this

    FrancescoI’m trying this driver on W8 Pro 64, it works very good on my HP DV6 6C80EL (7690m XT + Intel 3000). The only problem that I found, is that if in the bios is selected “dinamic” works only the Intel 3000, if I set “Fixed” in the bios, works only the 6790m XT.

    this guy posted it, in the leschcat blog, it seems pretty much to what Mckeezy, explain
    apparently the driver works, the CCC doesnt work, the only thing we have to do, is, in the BIOS put Fixed, instead of Dinamyc.
    and that is...this is the solution for the 7690m Xt...what u think??

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  6. #266


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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
    Quote Originally Posted by aleseba77 View Post

    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
    Hoody, look this

    FrancescoI’m trying this driver on W8 Pro 64, it works very good on my HP DV6 6C80EL (7690m XT + Intel 3000). The only problem that I found, is that if in the bios is selected “dinamic” works only the Intel 3000, if I set “Fixed” in the bios, works only the 6790m XT.

    this guy posted it, in the leschcat blog, it seems pretty much to what Mckeezy, explain
    apparently the driver works, the CCC doesnt work, the only thing we have to do, is, in the BIOS put Fixed, instead of Dinamyc.
    and that is...this is the solution for the 7690m Xt...what u think??


    yeah seen it, and replied, wana see what he comes back with. Its not exactly a "solution" if it won't switch at all unless you always do the BIOS thing when your on wall or battery. I asked him to check something and wana see if it does chane if he is plugged in and than unplugs.

    I have my BIOS set to fixed here on W7, and it ONLY uses the Radeon when I stay plugged in, but as soon as I unplug, a popup box comes up saying its changing video, if I plug it back in, it goes back to using ONLY the Radeon.

    I would think if this is a HP driver for this card, than it should be doing the same thing. I don't care if ONLY the Radeon is being used when plugged in, I just don't want it to be used while on battery, But on battery I don't care if it just uses the Intel either.

    Get this BS figured out and maybe I will attempt W8 .

    It still is beyond me why the Illustrious HP still hasn't posted a W8 diver in the Support download page of this dv7t-6c00 with this gpu/apu. Yet there are ALL these HP drivers available flying around out there being found by somebody.
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  7. #267


    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aleseba77 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post

    LOL Oh man, OK well thanks anyway
    Hoody, look this

    FrancescoI’m trying this driver on W8 Pro 64, it works very good on my HP DV6 6C80EL (7690m XT + Intel 3000). The only problem that I found, is that if in the bios is selected “dinamic” works only the Intel 3000, if I set “Fixed” in the bios, works only the 6790m XT.

    this guy posted it, in the leschcat blog, it seems pretty much to what Mckeezy, explain
    apparently the driver works, the CCC doesnt work, the only thing we have to do, is, in the BIOS put Fixed, instead of Dinamyc.
    and that is...this is the solution for the 7690m Xt...what u think??


    yeah seen it, and replied, wana see what he comes back with. Its not exactly a "solution" if it won't switch at all unless you always do the BIOS thing when your on wall or battery. I asked him to check something and wana see if it does chane if he is plugged in and than unplugs.

    I have my BIOS set to fixed here on W7, and it ONLY uses the Radeon when I stay plugged in, but as soon as I unplug, a popup box comes up saying its changing video, if I plug it back in, it goes back to using ONLY the Radeon.

    I would think if this is a HP driver for this card, than it should be doing the same thing. I don't care if ONLY the Radeon is being used when plugged in, I just don't want it to be used while on battery, But on battery I don't care if it just uses the Intel either.

    Get this BS figured out and maybe I will attempt W8 .

    It still is beyond me why the Illustrious HP still hasn't posted a W8 diver in the Support download page of this dv7t-6c00 with this gpu/apu. Yet there are ALL these HP drivers available flying around out there being found by somebody.
    ok
    from HP i wonder the same as you...i don't know...but i´m pretty much tired right now...all i know is that is my last HP, next time i ll be back to Apple, i still wonder why i didn´t buy a mac book. I hate window's drivers.
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  8. #268


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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
    Quote Originally Posted by aleseba77 View Post

    Hoody, look this

    FrancescoI’m trying this driver on W8 Pro 64, it works very good on my HP DV6 6C80EL (7690m XT + Intel 3000). The only problem that I found, is that if in the bios is selected “dinamic” works only the Intel 3000, if I set “Fixed” in the bios, works only the 6790m XT.

    this guy posted it, in the leschcat blog, it seems pretty much to what Mckeezy, explain
    apparently the driver works, the CCC doesnt work, the only thing we have to do, is, in the BIOS put Fixed, instead of Dinamyc.
    and that is...this is the solution for the 7690m Xt...what u think??


    yeah seen it, and replied, wana see what he comes back with. Its not exactly a "solution" if it won't switch at all unless you always do the BIOS thing when your on wall or battery. I asked him to check something and wana see if it does chane if he is plugged in and than unplugs.

    I have my BIOS set to fixed here on W7, and it ONLY uses the Radeon when I stay plugged in, but as soon as I unplug, a popup box comes up saying its changing video, if I plug it back in, it goes back to using ONLY the Radeon.

    I would think if this is a HP driver for this card, than it should be doing the same thing. I don't care if ONLY the Radeon is being used when plugged in, I just don't want it to be used while on battery, But on battery I don't care if it just uses the Intel either.

    Get this BS figured out and maybe I will attempt W8 .

    It still is beyond me why the Illustrious HP still hasn't posted a W8 diver in the Support download page of this dv7t-6c00 with this gpu/apu. Yet there are ALL these HP drivers available flying around out there being found by somebody.
    ok
    from HP i wonder the same as you...i don't know...but i´m pretty much tired right now...all i know is that is my last HP, next time i ll be back to Apple, i still wonder why i didn´t buy a mac book. I hate window's drivers.


    LOL well I'm not in the Apple user income bracket , smirks... I don't own anything Apple, hell I don't even use a cell phone nobody to call or call me that much to justify the cost.

    be as it may, although this may not be the last HP, as I just go with what I can get cheap, but it WILL be my last AMD/ATI product unit, I have learned another lesson, I'm just luck it didn't run me 1000+ as some, I ended up after all the dust settled at 360. So I can deal with the BS as it is, If I need to I will just get another laptop down the road with W8 on it and a 'GFORCE" gpu.

    This is my first laptoip, and I guess I had a learning curve.

    Right now I have other problems to deal with, a cracked #14 molar, that needs a implant, and estimated at around $2000 out of pocket "after" insurance pays. man.

    So lets see what transpires on all this, Windows 8 is still a bit new, although HP and other manufactures have had ample time to produce and post adequate drivers for their product.
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  9. #269


    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aleseba77 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post


    yeah seen it, and replied, wana see what he comes back with. Its not exactly a "solution" if it won't switch at all unless you always do the BIOS thing when your on wall or battery. I asked him to check something and wana see if it does chane if he is plugged in and than unplugs.

    I have my BIOS set to fixed here on W7, and it ONLY uses the Radeon when I stay plugged in, but as soon as I unplug, a popup box comes up saying its changing video, if I plug it back in, it goes back to using ONLY the Radeon.

    I would think if this is a HP driver for this card, than it should be doing the same thing. I don't care if ONLY the Radeon is being used when plugged in, I just don't want it to be used while on battery, But on battery I don't care if it just uses the Intel either.

    Get this BS figured out and maybe I will attempt W8 .

    It still is beyond me why the Illustrious HP still hasn't posted a W8 diver in the Support download page of this dv7t-6c00 with this gpu/apu. Yet there are ALL these HP drivers available flying around out there being found by somebody.
    ok
    from HP i wonder the same as you...i don't know...but i´m pretty much tired right now...all i know is that is my last HP, next time i ll be back to Apple, i still wonder why i didn´t buy a mac book. I hate window's drivers.


    LOL well I'm not in the Apple user income bracket , smirks... I don't own anything Apple, hell I don't even use a cell phone nobody to call or call me that much to justify the cost.

    be as it may, although this may not be the last HP, as I just go with what I can get cheap, but it WILL be my last AMD/ATI product unit, I have learned another lesson, I'm just luck it didn't run me 1000+ as some, I ended up after all the dust settled at 360. So I can deal with the BS as it is, If I need to I will just get another laptop down the road with W8 on it and a 'GFORCE" gpu.

    This is my first laptoip, and I guess I had a learning curve.

    Right now I have other problems to deal with, a cracked #14 molar, that needs a implant, and estimated at around $2000 out of pocket "after" insurance pays. man.

    So lets see what transpires on all this, Windows 8 is still a bit new, although HP and other manufactures have had ample time to produce and post adequate drivers for their product.
    yes i guess, eventually HP will release all the drivers...but with a mac, when they release a new OS you installed it, and that is...everything works...no need any drivers...but you 're right, i ll be patience...
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  10. #270


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    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center


    at least Mkezzy is at peace lol, and can sit back now lol.
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