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Win 8 AMD Switchable Graphics FAQ

  1. #411


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 64 BIT


    No, I'm living in Iran and Iran bought. Likely purchased from Dubai.

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  2. #412


    Quote Originally Posted by poma View Post
    No, I'm living in Iran and Iran bought. Likely purchased from Dubai.
    try this

    Software & Driver Downloads HP Pavilion g6-1236se Notebook PC | HP® Support

    here are your drivers for Windows 8 64bits
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  3. #413


    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
    Wow looks like the noise level on this blog went from 90 to 0 lol.

    I guess its due to many more finding W8 drivers, as in my case.

    Anyway just wanted to post that leshcat's site is back up, and no password needed.
    LOL Hoody, you re right, ii'm very please with windows 8, all the drivers of my Note are functional and working fine.

    how are your? did u install w8?
    Hy man, yeah have it installed and actually almost looking like W7 . I found a nice start button/menu program, I found a neat old windows games package that installs all the old MS games, I found a program to recover the gadgets too. I'm still looking for a program to bring back the clear aero look. I had a program like that once for XP.

    I also moved up from the dark ages of dialup to DSL this weekend

    As for that sp59850 it works great on this laptop, works as the old driver did on W7.

    So yeah so far I have things working OK.

    One thing I did experience the other day though was when I installed a bad program called change sound, it really hosed the registry couldn't do squat in Windows at all, but luckily I had Acronis 2010 installed and had made a image a couple days before, whew, so did my first full image restore lolol, but learned a lesson, and found that this Acronis 2010 works great in W8

    Hope the blog stays active, you never know
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  4. #414


    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aleseba77 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    Wow looks like the noise level on this blog went from 90 to 0 lol.

    I guess its due to many more finding W8 drivers, as in my case.

    Anyway just wanted to post that leshcat's site is back up, and no password needed.
    LOL Hoody, you re right, ii'm very please with windows 8, all the drivers of my Note are functional and working fine.

    how are your? did u install w8?
    Hy man, yeah have it installed and actually almost looking like W7 . I found a nice start button/menu program, I found a neat old windows games package that installs all the old MS games, I found a program to recover the gadgets too. I'm still looking for a program to bring back the clear aero look. I had a program like that once for XP.

    I also moved up from the dark ages of dialup to DSL this weekend

    As for that sp59850 it works great on this laptop, works as the old driver did on W7.

    So yeah so far I have things working OK.

    One thing I did experience the other day though was when I installed a bad program called change sound, it really hosed the registry couldn't do squat in Windows at all, but luckily I had Acronis 2010 installed and had made a image a couple days before, whew, so did my first full image restore lolol, but learned a lesson, and found that this Acronis 2010 works great in W8

    Hope the blog stays active, you never know
    and what about antivirus, i have installed AVAST i have downloaded from the Windows store
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  5. #415


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 64 BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by aleseba77 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by poma View Post
    No, I'm living in Iran and Iran bought. Likely purchased from Dubai.
    try this

    Software & Driver Downloads HP Pavilion g6-1236se Notebook PC | HP® Support

    here are your drivers for Windows 8 64bits
    not working...
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  6. #416


    Quote Originally Posted by poma View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aleseba77 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by poma View Post
    No, I'm living in Iran and Iran bought. Likely purchased from Dubai.
    try this

    Software & Driver Downloads HP Pavilion g6-1236se Notebook PC | HP® Support

    here are your drivers for Windows 8 64bits
    not working...
    did u try uninstall all the drivers, and install then this ones?
    another option is, do a new clean installataion of the Windows 8 and then install this drivers, the first one you have to install is the graphics one.
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  7. #417


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by alphastar View Post
    Ah, another 3rd-party modded driver!

    Thanks, I will add it to the appropriate section on the first post.

    Also, I believe the reason that you can have 2 different Driver Providers is because perhaps you are running x86 (32-bit) and not x64 (64-bit)? Windows x64 has driver-signing enforced by default, so you must have the same Provider for both drivers.

    As an aside, I also noticed that Benchmark3D's AMD (official) Catalyst 12.10 WHQL downloads list an AMD Catalyst and an AMD Catalyst Mobility 12.10 download direct from AMD, although I can't find a page on AMD's Support Hub that talks about the Catalyst Mobility driver.

    Time for some more testing...thanks again for the info!



    hey, alphastar, did you get it to work?
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  8. #418


    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
    Quote Originally Posted by aleseba77 View Post

    LOL Hoody, you re right, ii'm very please with windows 8, all the drivers of my Note are functional and working fine.

    how are your? did u install w8?
    Hy man, yeah have it installed and actually almost looking like W7 . I found a nice start button/menu program, I found a neat old windows games package that installs all the old MS games, I found a program to recover the gadgets too. I'm still looking for a program to bring back the clear aero look. I had a program like that once for XP.

    I also moved up from the dark ages of dialup to DSL this weekend

    As for that sp59850 it works great on this laptop, works as the old driver did on W7.

    So yeah so far I have things working OK.

    One thing I did experience the other day though was when I installed a bad program called change sound, it really hosed the registry couldn't do squat in Windows at all, but luckily I had Acronis 2010 installed and had made a image a couple days before, whew, so did my first full image restore lolol, but learned a lesson, and found that this Acronis 2010 works great in W8

    Hope the blog stays active, you never know
    and what about antivirus, i have installed AVAST i have downloaded from the Windows store
    HY man, hows your W8 working, mine is now OK, like W7 lol

    Here is what I use, I used to use ZA, this COMODO is working fine, its still a new version and will have more updates but its working well on W8 for me. I have a few gripes about the GUI but so it goes. I liked the way the old version 5 GUI showed you what was connected and at what %.
    COMODO Internet Security 2013 v 6.0.260739.2674 released!
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  9. #419


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Rosterbyte View Post
    i solved installed the leshcatlabs.net ← Keeping it simple drivers!

    which driver did you instal, for both AMD and Intel versions, please name them.
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  10. #420


    Posts : 138
    Windows 8 CP x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Divyanshu View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphastar View Post
    Ah, another 3rd-party modded driver!

    Thanks, I will add it to the appropriate section on the first post.

    Also, I believe the reason that you can have 2 different Driver Providers is because perhaps you are running x86 (32-bit) and not x64 (64-bit)? Windows x64 has driver-signing enforced by default, so you must have the same Provider for both drivers.

    As an aside, I also noticed that Benchmark3D's AMD (official) Catalyst 12.10 WHQL downloads list an AMD Catalyst and an AMD Catalyst Mobility 12.10 download direct from AMD, although I can't find a page on AMD's Support Hub that talks about the Catalyst Mobility driver.

    Time for some more testing...thanks again for the info!



    hey, alphastar, did you get it to work?

    Hey Divyanshu,

    I did...and the first post is definitely overdue for an update (sorry all...it's coming soon, I promise).


    Until then, the most up-to-date info (from me) right now is:


    1. The (technical,) Switchable Graphics explanation at post #382
    2. Post #383 (comparing the HP SoftPaq SP59147 and SP59850 driver versions vs. official Intel/AMD Catalyst beta driver versions)
    3. ...and post #389 (on choosing between SP59147, SP59850, and AMD Catalyst Beta) right after it.


    Of course, some older AMD Switchable Graphics solutions require the AMD Catalyst Legacy (12.6) drivers for Windows 8, or 3rd-party options like Leshcat's UnifL (see post #385).

    But essentially, if you have an HP, you should be looking at SP59147 or SP59580 (or other supported HP Win8 driver according to your model, see the first post for details), plus running the AMD Catalyst beta after reboot, to update to the latest AMD drivers.

    FWIW: I am currently on HP SoftPaq SP59850 (Intel HD Graphics 9.17.10.2817) + AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta11 (AMD Radeon HD 9.10.8.0):

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