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Win 8 AMD Switchable Graphics FAQ

  1. #301


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    Quote Originally Posted by kaany View Post
    Anyone knows a working Win 8 x64 driver from HP for AMD Radeon HD 6370M + Intel HD Graphics 3000 for Pavilion dm4-1300st?
    No luck with the product page, there are only win 7 drivers..
    @kaany, Peterdoubt, jambosam:

    I just checked SP59147 (which I'm using), and the AMD Radeon HD 6370M is supported (although not officially listed); this is currently the most recent version of the HP Switchable Graphics driver AFAIK, maybe until SP59850 is released.

    Of course, without knowing your Hardware IDs (see here for instructions) I can't confirm that this will work for you without a doubt...but I'm pretty sure (see "C8146815.inf" file in SP59147):

    Code:
    ATIR300="WDDM (R300)"
    AMD68E4.1 = "Radeon (TM) HD 6370M"
    AMD68E4.2 = "Radeon (TM) HD 6370M"
    AMD6760.1 = "Radeon (TM) HD 6470M"
    AMD6760.2 = "Radeon (TM) HD 6470M"
    AMD6760.3 = "Radeon (TM) HD 6490M"
    AMD6760.4 = "Radeon (TM) HD 6490M"
    AMD6760.5 = "Radeon (TM) HD 6490M"
    AMD6760.6 = "Radeon (TM) HD 6490M"
    AMD6741.1 = "Radeon (TM) HD 6630M"
    AMD6741.2 = "Radeon (TM) HD 6750M"
    AMD6741.3 = "Radeon (TM) HD 6750M"
    AMD6740.1 = "Radeon (TM) HD 6770M"
    AMD6740.2 = "Radeon (TM) HD 6770M"
    AMD6740.3 = "Radeon (TM) HD 6770M"
    AMD6740.4 = "Radeon (TM) HD 6770M"
    AMD6740.5 = "Radeon (TM) HD 6770M"
    AMD6740.6 = "Radeon (TM) HD 6770M"
    AMD6760.7 = "Radeon (TM) HD 7450M"
    AMD6760.8 = "Radeon (TM) HD 7450M"
    AMD6760.9 = "Radeon (TM) HD 7450M"
    AMD6760.10 = "Radeon (TM) HD 7470M"
    AMD6760.11 = "Radeon (TM) HD 7470M"
    AMD6741.4 = "Radeon (TM) HD 7690M"
    AMD6740.7 = "Radeon (TM) HD 7690M XT"
    Last edited by alphastar; 29 Nov 2012 at 09:37.

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  2. #302


    Alphastar

    thank you so much for this info...I'll go look into it right now. I was told at HP that they will not be supporting this card, and to try Leshcat. Only other suggestion was a driver for a 7xxx series card, which left me with a black screen.
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  3. #303


    Alphastar
    Should I uninstall whatever AMD driver is there now first? At this point I'm confused and have forgotten some procedures. AMD is currently disabled - running on Intel.
    Thanks
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  4. #304


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peterdoubt View Post
    Alphastar
    Should I uninstall whatever AMD driver is there now first? At this point I'm confused and have forgotten some procedures. AMD is currently disabled - running on Intel.
    Thanks
    Based on my experience, the HP installer should take care of everything.

    I just read on HP forums that some black screen issues can be caused by BIOS versions (see this), so I've added a note about BIOSes to the first post.

    If you've disabled the AMD (discrete GPU) card in the BIOS (probably not, I don't think this can be done on most computers), then you may want to re-enable it there first, before installing the HP Switchable Graphics driver. If you don't want to use the Intel GPU at all, simply download and install the AMD Catalyst 12.10 or 12.11 Beta driver (12.11 is better for gaming) from the AMD Support Hub, and make sure that your BIOS is set for "Fixed Mode" (more details here).

    If AMD Radeon HD GPU is disabled in Device Manager, you can re-enable it there before installing the HP SoftPaq (otherwise the AMD GPU part of the driver may not install properly).

    Finally, if you want to revert to (as stock as possible) Win8 defaults, then follow these instructions for display driver removal. You can safely ignore whatever Windows Update does after that, and simply install SP59147.
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  5. #305


    Quote Originally Posted by alphastar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Peterdoubt View Post
    Alphastar
    Should I uninstall whatever AMD driver is there now first? At this point I'm confused and have forgotten some procedures. AMD is currently disabled - running on Intel.
    Thanks
    Based on my experience, the HP installer should take care of everything.

    I just read on HP forums that some black screen issues can be caused by BIOS versions (see this), so I've added a note about BIOSes to the first post.

    If you've disabled the AMD (discrete GPU) card in the BIOS (probably not, I don't think this can be done on most computers), then you may want to re-enable it there first, before installing the HP Switchable Graphics driver. If you don't want to use the Intel GPU at all, simply download and install the AMD Catalyst 12.10 or 12.11 Beta driver (12.11 is better for gaming) from the AMD Support Hub, and make sure that your BIOS is set for "Fixed Mode".

    If AMD is disabled in Device Manager, you can re-enable it there before installing the HP SoftPaq.

    Finally, if you want to revert to (as stock as possible) Win8 defaults, then follow these instructions for display driver removal. You can safely ignore whatever Windows Update does after that, and simply install SP59147.
    I'll check the new BIOS info. I just disabled the AMD in Device Manager. Haven't touched the BIOS. When I enable it there, I get the black screen. You had mentioned installing from disk and then installing the Catalyst over it.
    Do you recommend removing current display drivers first?
    BTW hardware id is 68e4...
    You are truly a scholar and a gentleman : )
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  6. #306


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    Quote Originally Posted by alphastar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphastar View Post
    With my current setup, I'm still hearing my fans go up to medium (but not to LOUD) with too many tabs in IE10...but at least I have no suspend/resume issues or black-screen-with-touchpad-lit when my machine goes idle anymore, like I did with Intel driver 9.17.10.2875 and previous (AFAIK also .2867, .2857), together with AMD driver from Windows Update (which would also "Code 43" in Device Manager, for reasons explained here).

    Hopefully HP's SoftPaq SP59850 is the cure...


    Hell I was surprised that "dedicated" graphics card on a laptop was actually "integraded" on the MB and couldn't be replaced as in a desktop. When all this started I was just going to get a Gforce and replace the Radeon lol, and so my education on laptops started lol.
    Hey HOODY,

    I just updated my post above again...I'm still having issues with suspending under moderate to high mem usage when the computer is idle. The last time I didn't have these high-fan and idle-crash issues, I believe I was running Intel 9.17.10.2792 or 2827 on Windows 8 Release Preview (if Intel/AMD/Microsoft/HP are listening).

    At any rate, I'm on pure HP drivers and still not satisfied, so we may be a ways from having this "solved", even with SP59850, unless they've made some serious progress with the QA/testing for Switchable Graphics setups.

    Also, a little OT, but there are laptops with removable/upgradeable cards - see Implementations in the MXM article on Wikipedia for details.
    Hy bud,,

    yeah I feel about the same way, but until that thing shows up we won't really know, however, he (wes) did say that anything that actually shows up on the model you have driver download page "has been tested to work" on that model. in other words when you use a driver that "may" look the same if its NOT listed for your specific model it probably won't work as you expect since it wasn't "tested" (and I assume tweaked for your specific model) So I'm sorta kinda hopeful, only thing now is "when" This is what makes it so hard to download any new AMD or Intel driver directly from those guys. And why the laptop makers have us over a barrel.

    As for the gpu change thing , yeah I read something about this, but even they were a bit shakey, but who knows, for now I'm not going to worry about it, this laptop is going to end up just replacing my desktop vista machine anyway, and if/when I get another one, that one will have a gforce setup, no more radeon for me.

    One thing I find as I'm getting older, is I no longer have this greek desire to "create" things, ie PPS, movies, graphics, and the like, and so I'm lookin at these things now more as just to do the usual online crap, banking, email, and let somebody else create the content. I used to have a room full of old computer hardware and software in the thought it would be useable down the road lolol okyyyy, I seen so many changes now that I realize there is no reason to "upgrade" anyting or hold on to anything like ram or HD ect in the thought you'll be able to use that stuff down the road.

    Things changed at a slower pace a few years ago and you could kinda do that, but now the evolution of this electronic stuff is moving so fast that the laptop you buy today is already worthless 3 months down the road. All the parts you thought were new, are already re designed and replaced, drivers for your printers , scanners, ect are no longer available, it just keeps moving.

    So the best thing I can say is just buy what you need now, use it as is, and start saving for the next thing in a couple years.
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  7. #307


    Just saw your edits....
    If AMD is disabled in Device Manager, you can re-enable it there before installing the HP SoftPaq.
    Is the SoftPaq the driver package? Re-enable and then dl the driver?
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  8. #308


    Posts : 138
    Windows 8 CP x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Peterdoubt View Post
    I'll check the new BIOS info. I just disabled the AMD in Device Manager. Haven't touched the BIOS. When I enable it there, I get the black screen. You had mentioned installing from disk and then installing the Catalyst over it.
    Do you recommend removing current display drivers first?
    BTW hardware id is 68e4...
    You are truly a scholar and a gentleman : )
    LOL, thanks!

    I checked your Hardware ID (68E4) by looking at the ATI Catalyst PCI Vendor ID (1002) List link on the first post. That matches the following lines in the SP59147 "C8146815.inf" file:

    Code:
    [ATI.Mfg.NTamd64.6.2]
    "%AMD68E4.1%" = ati2mtag_ManhattanP_PXAI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68E4&SUBSYS_3673103C
    "%AMD68E4.2%" = ati2mtag_ManhattanP, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68E4&SUBSYS_3675103C
    I would recommend following the instructions (these) for reverting to Win8 VGA drivers (stock). After you've run Treexy Driver Fusion, reboot, then run SP59147.
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  9. #309


    Quote Originally Posted by alphastar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Peterdoubt View Post
    I'll check the new BIOS info. I just disabled the AMD in Device Manager. Haven't touched the BIOS. When I enable it there, I get the black screen. You had mentioned installing from disk and then installing the Catalyst over it.
    Do you recommend removing current display drivers first?
    BTW hardware id is 68e4...
    You are truly a scholar and a gentleman : )
    LOL, thanks!

    I checked your Hardware ID (68E4) by looking at the ATI Catalyst PCI Vendor ID (1002) List link on the first post. That matches the following lines in the SP59147 "C8146815.inf" file:

    Code:
    [ATI.Mfg.NTamd64.6.2]
    "%AMD68E4.1%" = ati2mtag_ManhattanP_PXAI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68E4&SUBSYS_3673103C
    "%AMD68E4.2%" = ati2mtag_ManhattanP, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68E4&SUBSYS_3675103C
    I would recommend following the instructions (these) for reverting to Win8 VGA drivers (stock). After you've run Treexy Driver Fusion, reboot, then run SP59147.
    I'll give it a shot. When I check for BIOS update at HP, says I have latest BIOS. Anything else to do in that regard before I proceed? Don't want to end up with that black screen - then I can't see your valuable posts and get your needed hand - holding. Oh God, did I just say that?
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  10. #310


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    Windows 8 CP x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Peterdoubt View Post
    I'll give it a shot. When I check for BIOS update at HP, says I have latest BIOS. Anything else to do in that regard before I proceed?
    Nope, go for it (driver removal process, then install)!
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