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Win 8 AMD Switchable Graphics FAQ

  1. #431


    Posts : 138
    Windows 8 CP x64


    Quote Originally Posted by rictrejos View Post
    Hello all,

    Anyone got luck yet with switchable graphics on HP ENVY 17-2070nr?


    • 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2630QM Processor 2.00GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.90 GHz
    • Radeon HD 6850M Graphics and Intel HD 3000


    i try with this solutions and dont work!

    Thanks!!!!!
    @rictrejos

    First step: post the PCI Hardware IDs for your AMD card.

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  2. #432


    Hello!
    this might be a dumb question, I'm sorry in advance
    as far as i noticed, this thread is focused on HP notebooks, but since it's the closest to the answer I've been scanning the whole Internet for, I'm gonna torture you with my Samsung problems.
    To be specific, my model is the NP350V5C-S07, and it has switchable Intel HD3000/Radeon HD7670M graphics. However, since I installed Windows 8, only Intel seems to be working as it should, and the Radeon became the laziest ever and it's been off for 2 months now at first I shrugged my shoulders at that when this Samsung auto-update thingy didn't fix it in any way, but now the super slow Intel is starting to annoy me bad.
    So, the question is: will the HP drivers mentioned by @alphastar in post #59 make my laptop explode, or is it possible they'll help me big time?
    Any help appreciated,
    Matt
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  3. #433


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by alphastar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rictrejos View Post
    Hello all,

    Anyone got luck yet with switchable graphics on HP ENVY 17-2070nr?


    • 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2630QM Processor 2.00GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.90 GHz
    • Radeon HD 6850M Graphics and Intel HD 3000


    i try with this solutions and dont work!

    Thanks!!!!!
    @rictrejos

    First step: post the PCI Hardware IDs for your AMD card.
    Thanks alphastar!! this is the information:

    AMD
    PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68A8&SUBSYS_159B103C&REV_00
    PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68A8&SUBSYS_159B103C
    PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68A8&CC_030000
    PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68A8&CC_0300

    Click image for larger version



    INTEL
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0116&SUBSYS_159B103C&REV_09
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0116&SUBSYS_159B103C
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0116&CC_030000
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0116&CC_0300

    Click image for larger version



    Only with this Intel Driver work my windows 8, but without the amd card.

    Thanks alphastar!
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  4. #434


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    Hi everyone. I'm yet another annoyed user who cannot install drivers for my AMD + Intel switchable graphics display. My laptop is an HP "dv3-4121ss" which includes ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 + Intel HD. So far I've been completely unable to find working drivers, and I'm clueless as to what to do, since I can't find compatible drivers ANYWHERE for Windows 8. Can you please help me? According to the device manager, these are the IDs of my devices:

    AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
    PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68E0&SUBSYS_1600103C&REV_00
    PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68E0&SUBSYS_1600103C
    PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68E0&CC_030000
    PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68E0&CC_0300

    Intel HD (not sure whether it's 3000, 4000...)
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&SUBSYS_1600103C&REV_02
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&SUBSYS_1600103C
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&CC_030000
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&CC_0300

    Any ideas as to what to do? Which are the options at hand? I surely could use some help from the experts here.

    Cheers.
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  5. #435


    Hi, I have a an HP tm2t-2100 with a ATI Mobility Radeon 5450 graphics card. I just installed Windows 8 and it tells me it cannot start the ATI card? I just tried installing the Catalyst 13.1 by Leshcat, but it seemed to have failed on the AMD display driver and HDMI audio. Does anyone else have a 5450 radeon card and if so, how can I get my graphics card to work so I can use my HDMI port, cause it doesn't seem to work just with the standard intel graphics card. Please help! Thanks greatly in advanced!
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  6. #436


    Posts : 1
    Win 8 Enterprise


    Hi all master on this thread.
    I have a Lenovo G470 Notebook with Radeon 6300M VGA card.
    I still can't figure out how to make the switchable graphics work for win 8.
    I already installed switchable graphic driver that I got from lenovo official site, but when I click right button on my mouse still there isn't swtchable graphic choose

    can someane give me a tutorial to solve my problem right here? please..
    thanks for your help. sorry if my english is bad, cause i am not from US or UK..
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  7. #437


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 and 7


    The answer is in front of our nose people... I may be wrong but I have been reading stuff trying to fix it for 2 days and the fix was simple.... Correct switchable graphics has to be the same provider..... Uninstall all drivers you've got for one.... ATI and Intel HD plus the HP support framework....then restart your PC..... goto HP website download the latest hp support framework and ATI drivers for windows 8...... dont worry about intel... the moment u install intel drivers it fails or the ati catalyst control fails to work.

    One thing significant i found on this forum is that 1, it has to be the same manufacturer and 2 its the ati catalyst that does the switiching. lucky for those who get it to work with different driver manufacturer.

    1 .install hp support framework...
    2. reboot
    3. install ati
    4. reboot
    5. Viola switchable graphics is there including AMD driver for intel graphics.

    I am on HP Pavilion M6 intel graphics 4000D and Radeon 7670M. I just discovered this by accident... I was about to install intell HD drivers too.... good thing i checked device manager first if the driver is already installed after installing ATI and if the switchable graphics ws back and it is.
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  8. #438


    Posts : 138
    Windows 8 CP x64


    @ stanchuck, Ebrecht, FajriRA,

    Please post your PCI Hardware IDs...without them, we will all be shooting in the dark.

    @Ebrecht & Scaflown: Leshcat's newer releases (13.x) may or may not support the older Radeon 5000 Series properly...however, as JoeNZ pointed out, the SOLUTION for WORKING Switchable Graphics is to ensure that you are running an AMD-provided (i.e. Provider in Device Manager says "Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.") Intel HD Graphics driver. (See the Code (43) section at the top of the first post on this thread). For more, see my instructions on how to fix this.

    This is the essence of Leshcat's drivers...he custom builds them and adds additional performance tweaks and fixes. However, all support is based on what he does, and there are some additional steps to workaround issues with 3rd-party (non-Microsoft sanctioned) drivers. In short, these are likely to be the most up-to-date Switchable Graphics drivers you can get (i.e. AMD Catalyst Beta 13.2 w/ AMD-signed Intel 9.17.10.29xx presently), but you need to read the new driver posts and installation instructions carefully, and ask for support there. REMEMBER: This is a 3rd-party, (unofficial,) community-supported driver.

    The other common way of obtaining same is - downloading the HP SoftPaq (SP59850.exe or SP60155.exe) or other OEM or HP "AMD High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver" (Note: you may need to extract the .exe, then use Device Manager to manually search for the Intel driver subfolder). Then, install the latest AMD Catalyst Beta (12.11 Beta 11 or 13.2 Beta 5 currently) to install the AMD drivers for the Radeon 54xx/6xxx/7xxx + then AMD Catalyst Control Center - CCC (3-in-1 if you use the HP SoftPaq) which allows you to do the switching.

    Optionally, HP has recommended trying, (and some people have reported success with) downloading the appropriate Windows 7 (x86/x64) driver from 24/7 Online support for HP's Home and Home Office Products | HP® Support and installing it using (Win8 Application) Compatibility Mode.

    @rictrejos - You're already halfway there! If you are seeing both cards listed as your screenshots above suggest, then the reason you are missing AMD CCC to enable the Switchable Graphics UI, is because your Intel driver Provider (look at your screenshot) says "Intel Corporation". It should say "Advanced Micro Devices, Inc." like the AMD driver. If you still cannot see the CCC menu after right-click your Desktop and have installed the correct Intel driver (i.e. "Graphics Properties" and "Configure Switchable Graphics" are NOT the top menu options when you right-click), then you should install the AMD Catalyst Beta on top of what you are running to enable AMD CCC.

    Most of this is explained in the first post...although it isn't the most logically laid out thing in the world. Also, there are a few posts which solve issues for specific cards, so check out the Search Thread dropdown (only there when you Login) at the top of this page (e.g. search for "6300" or "SP59850").

    I hope this helps clear a few things up!
    Last edited by alphastar; 15 Feb 2013 at 06:57.
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  9. #439


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 64 bit

    Both cards shown but Intel driver has wrong provider


    @ alphastar,
    I have the same problems as rictrejos. I can see both AMD and Intel graphics cards in my Device Manager, and none of them have any exclamation marks. I downloaded the relevant driver package from the HP website, and installed it. The Intel media components that came along with it were installed as well. However, the Intel driver provider is still Intel corporation, and not AMD as should be. What should my next step be, to fix this and regain my switchable graphics?
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  10. #440


    Posts : 138
    Windows 8 CP x64


    Quote Originally Posted by topgunrdg View Post
    @ alphastar,
    I have the same problems as rictrejos. I can see both AMD and Intel graphics cards in my Device Manager, and none of them have any exclamation marks. I downloaded the relevant driver package from the HP website, and installed it. The Intel media components that came along with it were installed as well. However, the Intel driver provider is still Intel corporation, and not AMD as should be. What should my next step be, to fix this and regain my switchable graphics?
    @topgunrdg

    Essentially the same; you need to install the AMD-signed (Device Manager->Driver tab->"Provider: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.") Intel HD Graphics driver.

    Here are the 3 options:

    1. Uninstall the current Intel HD Graphics driver using Device Manager (select the "Delete the driver software..." checkbox as well), then install the HP SoftPaq (SP60115.exe is currently what I'm using, but if you're not sure about the correct one for your computer model, please post your Hardware IDs), and/or
    2. Use the "Have Disk/Choose" method to install the correct AMD-signed Intel driver - the SoftPaq should first be extracted to a folder using 7-Zip or WinRAR, and/or
    3. Remove all Display drivers until Device Manager shows "Microsoft Basic Display Adapter" or "Standard VGA" (Win7) using Driver Fusion. How to do this is explained in summary in Thread #312 onwards, with step-by-step details in #318 and #320 (substitute the correct SoftPaq for your computer here). The procedure is based on Leshcat's Manual - Cleanup Instructions: Removing Previous Brand/Custom Drivers. Read Thread #312 to #330 if you want a preview of what to expect from beginning to end.


    Regardless of which option, Windows 8 will likely attempt to automatically reinstall a driver from the Microsoft Windows Update website (usually the default WDDM 1.1 or WDDM 1.2 drivers) if you're connected to the 'Net, so you may be forced to download the necessary files first and remain disconnected from the Internet for these Options to work perfectly...however, the WDDM drivers are also a good starting point for Option 3.

    Also note: you do not have to touch the AMD/ATI driver, as you do not have any exclamation mark or Code (43) error with it in Device Manager. Once you load the AMD-signed Intel HD Graphics driver, you should get the AMD CCC options when you right-click the Desktop.


    ADVANCED USERS:

    Any HP/OEM Switchable Graphics SoftPaq (e.g. SP59147.EXE, SP59850.EXE, SP60155.EXE, etc.) will ALL contain the AMD-signed Intel HD Graphics drivers (but different Intel versions behave differently, so newest SP is strongly recommended). However, you can also obtain those from any other OEM or 3rd-party Switchable Graphics driver set (e.g. Leshcat, but you will also need DSE Installer [Test Mode enabler] to avoid driver signing errors - see Leshcat's Manual); i.e. the Switchable Graphics driver download will provide the correct Intel HD Graphics driver, but the installation procedure is dependent on which one (HP SoftPaq or OEM/3rd-party) you download.
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