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Win 8 AMD Switchable Graphics FAQ

  1. #271


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


    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    at least Mkezzy is at peace lol, and can sit back now lol.




    I told you the hp update worked. I even got the catalyst control center running in my system tray now. Switchable graphics and both drivers are working properly in Windows 8 environment. Problem solved!!! I'm onto upgrading my display to touch screen now.

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  2. #272


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


    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??

    It seems your switchable graphics are working as they should. Intel/AMD switchable graphics are set to dynamic mode by default. The switching is done automatically while in Dynamic Mode depending on the your graphics performance needs while in that mode. However, your Intel graphics is the primary graphics source device used while in Dynamic Mode to conserve power and battery life. The grapics switching is user-initiated while under fixed mode allowing the user to take full advatage of their higher peformaning graphics option, while gaming, running CAD or any other High performance demand application. The user must manually switch to the Fixed Mode setting from the "Default" Dynamic Mode in the Sys Bios and then switch to the AMD graphics option.

    When I initially installed the HP update, both drivers installed just fine, but the ATI Catalyst Control Center did not install correctly, at fist. I re-installed the setup again later and selected the "Typical Install" option and the Catalyst Control Center application installed properly. Re-download the HP switchable graphics update found in an earlier post withing this thread and re-install it, selecting the "Typical Install" option. The Catalyst Control Center should install just fine for you as well.
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  3. #273


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


    Be sure that your HP Coolsense software is working correctly. There have been many users complaining that their Coolsense Technology software stopped working upon upgrading to Windows 8. The software both monitors and manages your grpahics perfomance and adjusts toy CPU and graphics fans accordingly to minimize overheating. You run the risk of running hot while overclocking when using the AMD Graphics without it - not to mention the excessive fan noise.
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  4. #274


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


    Man... This new Asus mother baord is a beast!!! I'm going to get one of these for myself.

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  5. #275


    mombasa,kenya.
    Posts : 6
    windows 8 RTM, windows 7 ultimate


    So I 'successfully' installed Leshcat drivers(v12.10) on windows 8 RTM. But its like the AMD card doesn't work. When both cards are enabled brightness control does not function. Switchable graphics panel and even the catalyst control centre are no where to be seen(except for the catalyst control manager in the control panel).

    When the AMD card is disabled brightness controls work like they should. I like these Intel HD drivers because the computer is not as hot as it used to be when I was using the default drivers that installed with O.S.

    When I disable the Intel HD driver, brightness controls don't work and the image quality is very poor(like using the standard video adapter drivers). Am guessing the AMD drivers didn't install properly. But the log on completion showed no errors and that the Leshcat drivers had installed properly.
    I have the AMD 6300m series(6370m to be exact) card.

    What I want most is to get the switchable graphics capability.
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  6. #276


    VA USA
    Posts : 349
    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center


    After a few more people with my setup trying the sp58815 this one seems to have the best feed back from them, for my specific unit.

    I have some questions alphastar.

    What is the date of these drivers? ie, is the AMD and Intel upto date, or at least close?
    Where did you find this one listed? I mean under what HP model, since its not in the W8 listing for my dv7t-6c00.

    If nothing else shows up this month, I will d/l that one than and go ahead to install W8 just to give this mess a go myself.

    Thanks for that one anyway, as it seems to work OK for others where I had posted it. Seems the only real problem for most still is that BF3 game, they still complin that it over heats the system when playing that, but that's no problem forme as I don't play that or have any games like that.

    BTW I went back to "dynamic" on my BIOS, for the heck of it, (was using my Radeo for everything while connected to wall) and found nothing I use even kicks in the 7690m xt, this is on my W7 with the OEM HP driver, even the games I have. Of course MSI afterburner doesn't work on the Intel 3000. So I'm wondering, just how much can that Intel 3000 apu handle anyway? anybody ever test it?. And this could be some of the "its not switching" problem so many complain about lol, maybe the programs they use just don't require any more video power than the Intel 3000 is capable of.
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  7. #277


    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    After a few more people with my setup trying the sp58815 this one seems to have the best feed back from them, for my specific unit.

    I have some questions alphastar.

    What is the date of these drivers? ie, is the AMD and Intel upto date, or at least close?
    Where did you find this one listed? I mean under what HP model, since its not in the W8 listing for my dv7t-6c00.

    If nothing else shows up this month, I will d/l that one than and go ahead to install W8 just to give this mess a go myself.

    Thanks for that one anyway, as it seems to work OK for others where I had posted it. Seems the only real problem for most still is that BF3 game, they still complin that it over heats the system when playing that, but that's no problem forme as I don't play that or have any games like that.

    BTW I went back to "dynamic" on my BIOS, for the heck of it, (was using my Radeo for everything while connected to wall) and found nothing I use even kicks in the 7690m xt, this is on my W7 with the OEM HP driver, even the games I have. Of course MSI afterburner doesn't work on the Intel 3000. So I'm wondering, just how much can that Intel 3000 apu handle anyway? anybody ever test it?. And this could be some of the "its not switching" problem so many complain about lol, maybe the programs they use just don't require any more video power than the Intel 3000 is capable of.
    Hi Hoody, and what about this one?

    Re: Switchable Graphics Problem in Windows 8 - Page 2 - HP Support Forum

    you said that the one from Adrenalyne should work?? i have both sp58815 and sp59147, and i dont know what of them use...

    are you going to take the chance with the sp58815??
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  8. #278


    Posts : 108
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    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    After a few more people with my setup trying the sp58815 this one seems to have the best feed back from them, for my specific unit.

    I have some questions alphastar.

    What is the date of these drivers? ie, is the AMD and Intel upto date, or at least close?
    Where did you find this one listed? I mean under what HP model, since its not in the W8 listing for my dv7t-6c00.

    If nothing else shows up this month, I will d/l that one than and go ahead to install W8 just to give this mess a go myself.

    Thanks for that one anyway, as it seems to work OK for others where I had posted it. Seems the only real problem for most still is that BF3 game, they still complin that it over heats the system when playing that, but that's no problem forme as I don't play that or have any games like that.

    BTW I went back to "dynamic" on my BIOS, for the heck of it, (was using my Radeo for everything while connected to wall) and found nothing I use even kicks in the 7690m xt, this is on my W7 with the OEM HP driver, even the games I have. Of course MSI afterburner doesn't work on the Intel 3000. So I'm wondering, just how much can that Intel 3000 apu handle anyway? anybody ever test it?. And this could be some of the "its not switching" problem so many complain about lol, maybe the programs they use just don't require any more video power than the Intel 3000 is capable of.


    Hey Dumbass,


    Don't take my word for it. I'll just let HP's owner website explain to you how they designed their Dynamic Mode switchable graphics to work. (See the section I've highlighted in red.)


    HP Notebook PCs - Switchable Graphics on Notebooks Configured with Intel and
    ATI GPUs


    This document contains information
    pertaining to specific HP notebook PCs configured with dual Intel and AMD
    graphics adapters.




    Types of switchable graphics
    used on HP notebook PCs


    Depending on the model, HP notebooks with
    switchable graphics will operate in one of two modes, Fixed
    Mode
    or Dynamic Mode . Earlier models of HP notebook
    PCs supported Fixed Mode while later models support Dynamic Mode. Using the
    Fixed Mode drivers on a notebook that supports Dynamic Mode will not work. Using
    Dynamic Mode drivers on a notebook that supports Fixed Mode switchable graphics
    will not work.


    Dynamic Mode switchable graphics were introduced in HP
    notebook PCs because Dynamic Mode preserves maximum battery life and is
    configurable based on your preferences. Dynamic Mode enables the notebook to use
    both the integrated and discrete graphics processors without restarting or
    resetting the display. Fixed Mode graphics require customers to change the power
    state of the PC to enable the higher or lower power
    processor.


    For the best performance in all configurations, be
    sure to keep your graphics drivers and software updated. See HP Notebook PCs -
    Locate and Install Updated BIOS, Drivers, and Software
    .



    Using Dynamic Mode switchable
    graphics


    By default, a notebook with Dynamic Mode switchable
    graphics uses the integrated, or low-power, graphics chipset for most
    applications. The notebook will automatically switch to the high-performance
    chipset when the application requires more performance. Cus
    tomers can configure
    which applications require the high-performance chipset by selecting the
    application in the ATI Catalyst Control Center. When an application is
    configured to use the high-performance chipset, the notebook will switch
    graphics solutions when the application is started or closed.



    Change the switchable graphics
    settings in Dynamic Mode


    You can change the default switchable graphics
    settings with the ATI Catalyst Control Center software
    installed on your HP notebook PC. (If you do not have this software, or if you
    previously uninstalled it, see HP Notebook PCs -
    Locate and Install Updated BIOS, Drivers, and Software
    to learn how get the
    latest version.)

    If you want to maximize the notebook's energy
    efficiency or if you typically use programs that have lower graphical
    requirements (such as word processing or spreadsheet programs), you do not need
    to make any changes to the settings in the ATI Catalyst Control Center. The
    notebook will use the power-saving chipset by default for all applications. You
    can still run high performance programs, videos, and games in this mode but you
    may notice lower frame rates, dropped frames, and choppy animations and
    transitions.

    If you use applications that have higher graphical
    requirements (such as 3D video games), then you can try using the
    high-performance chipset for those applications. This allows graphics intensive
    software, videos, and games to run at their optimum settings.



    WARNING: Using the high-performance graphics chipset on battery power
    will shorten the battery's effective usage time. The high performance chipset
    generates a noticeable amount of heat while running graphics intensive programs.
    You may also notice increased activity from the notebook
    fans.




    Figure 1: ATI Catalyst Control Center
    window



    To change the switchable graphics settings in the
    ATI Catalyst Control Center:




    1. Click Start , type CCC in the search field, and then select
      CCC - Advanced from the search results list.

    2. Select Switchable Graphics from the menu in
      the Catalyst Control Center.

    3. Select a Recent Application and click the
      green or red button to change the default graphic solution from power-saving to
      high-performance.

      Or click Browse to find the executable file
      for the application you need to configure.

    4. Click Apply to save the new
      settings.



    The specified changes take place immediately.




    Dynamic Switchable Graphics:
    OpenGL applications cannot be configured to use the discrete GPU


    When configuring the Dynamic Switchable Graphics in
    the Catalyst Control Center, some notebook PCs may not permit any OpenGL
    applications to be associated with the Discrete (dGPU) or high-performance GPU.
    The OpenGL applications will work using the power-saving or Integrated GPU
    (iGPU) but the performance levels may be lower than expected. HP has released an
    updated BIOS and AMD Graphics driver to enable Fixed Mode Switchable Graphics
    functionality for certain notebook models originally configured with Dynamic
    Switchable Graphics.

    To find more information about the OpenGL
    limitations and to obtain the updated BIOS and driver see OpenGL
    Applications Cannot Be Configured to Use the Discrete GPU
    .



    Using Fixed Mode switchable
    graphics


    A notebook with Fixed Mode switchable graphics has
    the following default settings:




    • AC adapter connected - The
      notebook uses the high performance ATI chipset to more easily handle graphically
      intense activities such as watching an HD movie or playing the latest 3D video
      game. The low power Intel chipset is only used for displaying the operating
      system's windows and animations.

    • AC adapter disconnected - The
      notebook uses the low power Intel chipset to display all graphics, videos, and
      animations. This provides longer battery time, and the notebook generates less
      heat. The high performance ATI chipset is turned off completely.



    Although HP recommends using these default
    settings, you can change them to meet more specific needs.



    Change the switchable graphics
    settings in Fixed Mode


    You can change the default switchable graphics
    settings with the ATI Catalyst Control Center software
    installed on your HP notebook PC. (If you do not have this software, or if you
    previously uninstalled it, see HP Notebook PCs -
    Locate and Install Updated BIOS, Drivers, and Software
    to learn how get the
    latest version.)

    If you want to maximize the notebook's energy
    efficiency or if you typically use programs that have slight graphical
    requirements (such as word processing or spreadsheet programs), you can try
    using the low power chipset exclusively. You can still run high performance
    programs, videos, and games in this mode but you will notice lower frame rates,
    dropped frames, and choppy animations and transitions.

    If you run programs that have heavier graphical
    requirements (such as 3D video games), and you keep the notebook plugged in most
    of the time, then you can try using just the high performance chipset. This
    allows graphics intensive software, videos, and games to run at their optimum
    settings.



    WARNING: Using the high-performance graphics chipset on battery power
    will shorten the battery's effective usage time. The high performance chipset
    generates a noticeable amount of heat while running graphics intensive programs.
    You may also notice increased activity from the notebook
    fans.



    To change the switchable graphics settings in the
    ATI Catalyst Control Center:




    1. Click Start , type CCC in the search field, and then select
      CCC - Advanced from the search results list.

    2. In the ATI Catalyst Control Center , click
      the Graphics menu and select Switchable Graphics .



    3. In the Switchable Graphics window, choose a
      Selectable Graphics Setting:



      • To select a specific graphics processor, uncheck
        Automatically select power-saving GPU when on battery , and then select
        either High Performance GPU or Power-saving GPU .

      • To allow the computer to switch between graphics
        processors as needed, check the Automatically select power-saving GPU when on
        battery
        option. The selectable GPU settings are now
        unavailable.






    4. Click OK to save your settings and close the
      configuration utility.



    The specified changes take place immediately.




    See Also

    HP Notebook PCs -
    Overview of Switchable Graphics or Dual GPUs


    HP Notebook PCs -
    Switchable Graphics on Notebooks Configured with Intel and ATI GPUs


    HP Notebook PCs -
    Locate and Install Updated BIOS, Drivers, and Software


    HP Notebook PCs -
    Why Computers Generate Heat



    HP Notebook PCs - Switchable Graphics on Notebooks Configured with Intel and ATI GPUs - c03048374 - HP Business Support Center
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  9. #279


    VA USA
    Posts : 349
    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center


    Quote Originally Posted by MKeezy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    After a few more people with my setup trying the sp58815 this one seems to have the best feed back from them, for my specific unit.

    I have some questions alphastar.

    What is the date of these drivers? ie, is the AMD and Intel upto date, or at least close?
    Where did you find this one listed? I mean under what HP model, since its not in the W8 listing for my dv7t-6c00.

    If nothing else shows up this month, I will d/l that one than and go ahead to install W8 just to give this mess a go myself.

    Thanks for that one anyway, as it seems to work OK for others where I had posted it. Seems the only real problem for most still is that BF3 game, they still complin that it over heats the system when playing that, but that's no problem forme as I don't play that or have any games like that.

    BTW I went back to "dynamic" on my BIOS, for the heck of it, (was using my Radeo for everything while connected to wall) and found nothing I use even kicks in the 7690m xt, this is on my W7 with the OEM HP driver, even the games I have. Of course MSI afterburner doesn't work on the Intel 3000. So I'm wondering, just how much can that Intel 3000 apu handle anyway? anybody ever test it?. And this could be some of the "its not switching" problem so many complain about lol, maybe the programs they use just don't require any more video power than the Intel 3000 is capable of.


    Hey Dumbass,


    Don't take my word for it. I'll just let HP's owner website explain to you how they designed their Dynamic Mode switchable graphics to work. (See the section I've highlighted in red.)


    HP Notebook PCs - Switchable Graphics on Notebooks Configured with Intel and
    ATI GPUs




    This document contains information
    pertaining to specific HP notebook PCs configured with dual Intel and AMD
    graphics adapters.




    Types of switchable graphics
    used on HP notebook PCs


    Depending on the model, HP notebooks with
    switchable graphics will operate in one of two modes, Fixed
    Mode
    or Dynamic Mode . Earlier models of HP notebook
    PCs supported Fixed Mode while later models support Dynamic Mode. Using the
    Fixed Mode drivers on a notebook that supports Dynamic Mode will not work. Using
    Dynamic Mode drivers on a notebook that supports Fixed Mode switchable graphics
    will not work.


    Dynamic Mode switchable graphics were introduced in HP
    notebook PCs because Dynamic Mode preserves maximum battery life and is
    configurable based on your preferences. Dynamic Mode enables the notebook to use
    both the integrated and discrete graphics processors without restarting or
    resetting the display. Fixed Mode graphics require customers to change the power
    state of the PC to enable the higher or lower power
    processor.


    For the best performance in all configurations, be
    sure to keep your graphics drivers and software updated. See HP Notebook PCs -
    Locate and Install Updated BIOS, Drivers, and Software
    .



    Using Dynamic Mode switchable
    graphics


    By default, a notebook with Dynamic Mode switchable
    graphics uses the integrated, or low-power, graphics chipset for most
    applications. The notebook will automatically switch to the high-performance
    chipset when the application requires more performance. Cus
    tomers can configure
    which applications require the high-performance chipset by selecting the
    application in the ATI Catalyst Control Center. When an application is
    configured to use the high-performance chipset, the notebook will switch
    graphics solutions when the application is started or closed.



    Change the switchable graphics
    settings in Dynamic Mode


    You can change the default switchable graphics
    settings with the ATI Catalyst Control Center software
    installed on your HP notebook PC. (If you do not have this software, or if you
    previously uninstalled it, see HP Notebook PCs -
    Locate and Install Updated BIOS, Drivers, and Software
    to learn how get the
    latest version.)

    If you want to maximize the notebook's energy
    efficiency or if you typically use programs that have lower graphical
    requirements (such as word processing or spreadsheet programs), you do not need
    to make any changes to the settings in the ATI Catalyst Control Center. The
    notebook will use the power-saving chipset by default for all applications. You
    can still run high performance programs, videos, and games in this mode but you
    may notice lower frame rates, dropped frames, and choppy animations and
    transitions.

    If you use applications that have higher graphical
    requirements (such as 3D video games), then you can try using the
    high-performance chipset for those applications. This allows graphics intensive
    software, videos, and games to run at their optimum settings.



    WARNING: Using the high-performance graphics chipset on battery power
    will shorten the battery's effective usage time. The high performance chipset
    generates a noticeable amount of heat while running graphics intensive programs.
    You may also notice increased activity from the notebook
    fans.




    Figure 1: ATI Catalyst Control Center
    window



    To change the switchable graphics settings in the
    ATI Catalyst Control Center:




    1. Click Start , type CCC in the search field, and then select
      CCC - Advanced from the search results list.

    2. Select Switchable Graphics from the menu in
      the Catalyst Control Center.

    3. Select a Recent Application and click the
      green or red button to change the default graphic solution from power-saving to
      high-performance.

      Or click Browse to find the executable file
      for the application you need to configure.

    4. Click Apply to save the new
      settings.



    The specified changes take place immediately.




    Dynamic Switchable Graphics:
    OpenGL applications cannot be configured to use the discrete GPU


    When configuring the Dynamic Switchable Graphics in
    the Catalyst Control Center, some notebook PCs may not permit any OpenGL
    applications to be associated with the Discrete (dGPU) or high-performance GPU.
    The OpenGL applications will work using the power-saving or Integrated GPU
    (iGPU) but the performance levels may be lower than expected. HP has released an
    updated BIOS and AMD Graphics driver to enable Fixed Mode Switchable Graphics
    functionality for certain notebook models originally configured with Dynamic
    Switchable Graphics.

    To find more information about the OpenGL
    limitations and to obtain the updated BIOS and driver see OpenGL
    Applications Cannot Be Configured to Use the Discrete GPU
    .



    Using Fixed Mode switchable
    graphics


    A notebook with Fixed Mode switchable graphics has
    the following default settings:




    • AC adapter connected - The
      notebook uses the high performance ATI chipset to more easily handle graphically
      intense activities such as watching an HD movie or playing the latest 3D video
      game. The low power Intel chipset is only used for displaying the operating
      system's windows and animations.

    • AC adapter disconnected - The
      notebook uses the low power Intel chipset to display all graphics, videos, and
      animations. This provides longer battery time, and the notebook generates less
      heat. The high performance ATI chipset is turned off completely.



    Although HP recommends using these default
    settings, you can change them to meet more specific needs.



    Change the switchable graphics
    settings in Fixed Mode


    You can change the default switchable graphics
    settings with the ATI Catalyst Control Center software
    installed on your HP notebook PC. (If you do not have this software, or if you
    previously uninstalled it, see HP Notebook PCs -
    Locate and Install Updated BIOS, Drivers, and Software
    to learn how get the
    latest version.)

    If you want to maximize the notebook's energy
    efficiency or if you typically use programs that have slight graphical
    requirements (such as word processing or spreadsheet programs), you can try
    using the low power chipset exclusively. You can still run high performance
    programs, videos, and games in this mode but you will notice lower frame rates,
    dropped frames, and choppy animations and transitions.

    If you run programs that have heavier graphical
    requirements (such as 3D video games), and you keep the notebook plugged in most
    of the time, then you can try using just the high performance chipset. This
    allows graphics intensive software, videos, and games to run at their optimum
    settings.



    WARNING: Using the high-performance graphics chipset on battery power
    will shorten the battery's effective usage time. The high performance chipset
    generates a noticeable amount of heat while running graphics intensive programs.
    You may also notice increased activity from the notebook
    fans.



    To change the switchable graphics settings in the
    ATI Catalyst Control Center:




    1. Click Start , type CCC in the search field, and then select
      CCC - Advanced from the search results list.

    2. In the ATI Catalyst Control Center , click
      the Graphics menu and select Switchable Graphics .


    3. In the Switchable Graphics window, choose a
      Selectable Graphics Setting:

      • To select a specific graphics processor, uncheck
        Automatically select power-saving GPU when on battery , and then select
        either High Performance GPU or Power-saving GPU .

      • To allow the computer to switch between graphics
        processors as needed, check the Automatically select power-saving GPU when on
        battery
        option. The selectable GPU settings are now
        unavailable.




    4. Click OK to save your settings and close the
      configuration utility.



    The specified changes take place immediately.




    See Also

    HP Notebook PCs -
    Overview of Switchable Graphics or Dual GPUs


    HP Notebook PCs -
    Switchable Graphics on Notebooks Configured with Intel and ATI GPUs


    HP Notebook PCs -
    Locate and Install Updated BIOS, Drivers, and Software


    HP Notebook PCs -
    Why Computers Generate Heat



    HP Notebook PCs - Switchable Graphics on Notebooks Configured with Intel and ATI GPUs - c03048374 - HP Business Support Center

    Yo homes I dono about this "dumbass" S##t your refering to but I'll let it slide as I figure its used in a joking manner since we did have a fairly well exchange going.

    anyway..........

    Yeah I "understand" all that belive it or not, I already knew what the deal was with the fixed or dynamic thing, that's not the point of this looking for the right working, instalable driver for this idiotic amd/intel switchable thing for W8, or an update to W7 for that matter.

    I already said I had set mine to "FIXED" because I wanted to ONLY use my Radeon card, mainly for the extra power, weather word processing or game playing, I didn't care as long as I was "plugged in", and yeah when I "unplugged" it would just go to the Intel anyway. So it wasn't a problem which card was in "actual" use to me.

    I just wanted to reset it to dynamic just to see what it would do, and so far it hasn't tried to use the Radeon at all, that's ALL I was sayin homes.

    And I said as far as drivers go, the sp58815 one seems to be more capable for me to mess with than the one you used, as several people that do have the same gpu/apu as mine have tried it and say it works OK, just that the BF3 game still crash's due to heat. which I said I don't F with cause I could care less about that crap, for reasons I have no need to even go into here.

    So its cool dude, like i said I'm glad you found your solution and fell satisfied about it.
    Last edited by HOODY; 19 Nov 2012 at 00:33.
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  10. #280


    VA USA
    Posts : 349
    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center


    Quote Originally Posted by aleseba77 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    After a few more people with my setup trying the sp58815 this one seems to have the best feed back from them, for my specific unit.

    I have some questions alphastar.

    What is the date of these drivers? ie, is the AMD and Intel upto date, or at least close?
    Where did you find this one listed? I mean under what HP model, since its not in the W8 listing for my dv7t-6c00.

    If nothing else shows up this month, I will d/l that one than and go ahead to install W8 just to give this mess a go myself.

    Thanks for that one anyway, as it seems to work OK for others where I had posted it. Seems the only real problem for most still is that BF3 game, they still complin that it over heats the system when playing that, but that's no problem forme as I don't play that or have any games like that.

    BTW I went back to "dynamic" on my BIOS, for the heck of it, (was using my Radeo for everything while connected to wall) and found nothing I use even kicks in the 7690m xt, this is on my W7 with the OEM HP driver, even the games I have. Of course MSI afterburner doesn't work on the Intel 3000. So I'm wondering, just how much can that Intel 3000 apu handle anyway? anybody ever test it?. And this could be some of the "its not switching" problem so many complain about lol, maybe the programs they use just don't require any more video power than the Intel 3000 is capable of.
    Hi Hoody, and what about this one?

    Re: Switchable Graphics Problem in Windows 8 - Page 2 - HP Support Forum

    you said that the one from Adrenalyne should work?? i have both sp58815 and sp59147, and i dont know what of them use...

    are you going to take the chance with the sp58815??

    HY, well as I said I had several people install the sp58815 one that I know have the "same" setup as my laptop (7690m xt/Intel 3000), and they all said it installed and worked OK on W8. Just that the BF3 game still had problems.

    That's all I need, a working driver on W8 so I can at least attempt to install the damned W8 thing and see how it goes with the rest of my hardware and software.

    I don't know what the sp59147 one is about. As for that matter I don't even know where sp58815 came from or what actual model laptop it goes with, just that it works without going through all kinds of hoops to get the thing installed.

    btw I asked one guy that is using leshct's driver about the watermark thing, and he said even after removing it the driver still worked for him, now this guy has the same setup as mine also. If lsehcat could ever get his work "signed" I think he'd give em a run though.
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