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Win 8 AMD Switchable Graphics FAQ

  1. #571


    Posts : 15
    WINDOWS 8.1 PRO WITH MC


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by gasdel View Post
    I installed the graphic card but the intel hd graphic is disappeared from device manager.
    anyone can help me?
    Thank you in advance for any help
    Nice motherboard and it does support switchable graphics. There will be settings in the BIOS to decide whether to use the Intel graphics, the dedicated card or both (switchable). Be sure you have the latest BIOS and drivers for your board installed. Look here: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P8Z68-V PRO
    My Motherboard is the P8Z68-M-PRO

    thank You for your replay popeye,

    Yes BIOS and drivers are updated, yuo are right about the BIOS setting for the graphics, now i can see both graphic cards, though the switchable option it's not displayed in the contest menu is it right? (right clicking anyway) and even if i disable the intel graphic from bios, the transcoding job is done from the CPU and not from the discrete card.

    Thank you so much

    Gas

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  2. #572


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    You may need to re-install the drivers now that you changed the BIOS settings.
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  3. #573


    Posts : 28
    windows 8.1 pro x64


    Iam not sure if this will help anyone with a HP 1st generation laptop switchable.... For example I have a HP Envy 14 1211nr, which is the i5 1st generation with amd 5650 1gb gpu in it, switchable.

    We see a lot of references that we need to adjust settings in the bios to use discrete i believe it says... Well we dont exactley have that option in the bios.... Or do we

    I was currently running F.26 Insyde bios...

    In order for someone to adjust the gpu in the bios you actually need to downgrade to F.23

    Then tap F10 + A key on post... this will get you into the advanced bios features

    This applies to the following models which are the 1st gen INTEL / AMD Combo

    dm4-1XXX
    dv5-2XXX
    G32-XXX
    ENVY 14-1XXX

    compaq: CQ32-XXX
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  4. #574


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    That is some really great info! Thanks for sharing.
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  5. #575


    Delhi
    Posts : 28
    Windows 8


    guys i need your help
    i am on windows 8
    i am using HP laptop
    this is my ccc version

    i got 2 problems
    well first one is that i can't update to windows 8.1 as the update always hang on 82% and after that my laptop
    automatically shutsdown i don't know whats the reason is and that's why i am stuck at windows 8 till now although have 8.1 ISO but i don't want to install it as i have to erase my my windows 8 which came pres-installed so i will
    loose my genuine windows 8 .now i want to know what if i open the 8.1 installer and install it from a virtual tool like
    Deamon although it gives an option to keep files app setting safe but i fear that it would conflict with 8 and i would have to format my laptop then
    ok now to the major problem
    i just recently purchased Watch Dogs and installed it.I played the first mission and got busted so the mission failed and it began to reload and then a error pops up saying watch dogs have stopped working
    upon googling i found out that this is due to DUAl AMD Graphics so they stated that i should disable it
    but i cant find any option of disabling DUAL Grahics
    so can you guys help me
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  6. #576


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


    Quote Originally Posted by avidqtaqtx View Post
    guys i need your help
    i am on windows 8
    i am using HP laptop
    this is my ccc version

    i got 2 problems
    well first one is that i can't update to windows 8.1 as the update always hang on 82% and after that my laptop
    automatically shutsdown i don't know whats the reason is and that's why i am stuck at windows 8 till now although have 8.1 ISO but i don't want to install it as i have to erase my my windows 8 which came pres-installed so i will
    loose my genuine windows 8 .now i want to know what if i open the 8.1 installer and install it from a virtual tool like
    Deamon although it gives an option to keep files app setting safe but i fear that it would conflict with 8 and i would have to format my laptop then
    ok now to the major problem
    i just recently purchased Watch Dogs and installed it.I played the first mission and got busted so the mission failed and it began to reload and then a error pops up saying watch dogs have stopped working
    upon googling i found out that this is due to DUAl AMD Graphics so they stated that i should disable it
    but i cant find any option of disabling DUAL Grahics
    so can you guys help me
    OK as far as I know, I also had the 8.1.1 update problem, cept mine wouldn't update at all, I also had to get hold of an ISO installer for 8.1 with update 1. I just ran it using the "keep" all settings and programs, and it went OK, now to be honest, I also had an W8 pro retail key which I had to use to activate it back to pro, cause to install it you need a "public installer key" which I assume you already have as you said you got to the selecting part.

    check this thread

    How to download Windows 8.1 Update 1 Official ISO file?

    and this one

    Windows 8.1 Update 1 (KB2919355) installation FAILS


    Now for the second question, I'm assuming your talking about the switchable graphics, thing is you need to have it set to "dynamic", not "fixed", the new drivers and w8 don't like fixed. you can check that in your BIOS setting, but unless you've changed that before it most likely already set to "dynamic".

    Hope that helps, just make a good restore image of your system as you have it setup so just in case things don't work out you can restore/recover it.
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  7. #577


    Delhi
    Posts : 28
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by avidqtaqtx View Post
    guys i need your help
    i am on windows 8
    i am using HP laptop
    this is my ccc version

    i got 2 problems
    well first one is that i can't update to windows 8.1 as the update always hang on 82% and after that my laptop
    automatically shutsdown i don't know whats the reason is and that's why i am stuck at windows 8 till now although have 8.1 ISO but i don't want to install it as i have to erase my my windows 8 which came pres-installed so i will
    loose my genuine windows 8 .now i want to know what if i open the 8.1 installer and install it from a virtual tool like
    Deamon although it gives an option to keep files app setting safe but i fear that it would conflict with 8 and i would have to format my laptop then
    ok now to the major problem
    i just recently purchased Watch Dogs and installed it.I played the first mission and got busted so the mission failed and it began to reload and then a error pops up saying watch dogs have stopped working
    upon googling i found out that this is due to DUAl AMD Graphics so they stated that i should disable it
    but i cant find any option of disabling DUAL Grahics
    so can you guys help me
    OK as far as I know, I also had the 8.1.1 update problem, cept mine wouldn't update at all, I also had to get hold of an ISO installer for 8.1 with update 1. I just ran it using the "keep" all settings and programs, and it went OK, now to be honest, I also had an W8 pro retail key which I had to use to activate it back to pro, cause to install it you need a "public installer key" which I assume you already have as you said you got to the selecting part.

    check this thread

    How to download Windows 8.1 Update 1 Official ISO file?

    and this one

    Windows 8.1 Update 1 (KB2919355) installation FAILS


    Now for the second question, I'm assuming your talking about the switchable graphics, thing is you need to have it set to "dynamic", not "fixed", the new drivers and w8 don't like fixed. you can check that in your BIOS setting, but unless you've changed that before it most likely already set to "dynamic".

    Hope that helps, just make a good restore image of your system as you have it setup so just in case things don't work out you can restore/recover it.
    for the dual graphic problem is that i don't see any option to select dynamic or fixed as i didn't have any graphic options in BIOS
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  8. #578


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


    Quote Originally Posted by avidqtaqtx View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by avidqtaqtx View Post
    guys i need your help
    i am on windows 8
    i am using HP laptop
    this is my ccc version

    i got 2 problems
    well first one is that i can't update to windows 8.1 as the update always hang on 82% and after that my laptop
    automatically shutsdown i don't know whats the reason is and that's why i am stuck at windows 8 till now although have 8.1 ISO but i don't want to install it as i have to erase my my windows 8 which came pres-installed so i will
    loose my genuine windows 8 .now i want to know what if i open the 8.1 installer and install it from a virtual tool like
    Deamon although it gives an option to keep files app setting safe but i fear that it would conflict with 8 and i would have to format my laptop then
    ok now to the major problem
    i just recently purchased Watch Dogs and installed it.I played the first mission and got busted so the mission failed and it began to reload and then a error pops up saying watch dogs have stopped working
    upon googling i found out that this is due to DUAl AMD Graphics so they stated that i should disable it
    but i cant find any option of disabling DUAL Grahics
    so can you guys help me
    OK as far as I know, I also had the 8.1.1 update problem, cept mine wouldn't update at all, I also had to get hold of an ISO installer for 8.1 with update 1. I just ran it using the "keep" all settings and programs, and it went OK, now to be honest, I also had an W8 pro retail key which I had to use to activate it back to pro, cause to install it you need a "public installer key" which I assume you already have as you said you got to the selecting part.

    check this thread

    How to download Windows 8.1 Update 1 Official ISO file?

    and this one

    Windows 8.1 Update 1 (KB2919355) installation FAILS


    Now for the second question, I'm assuming your talking about the switchable graphics, thing is you need to have it set to "dynamic", not "fixed", the new drivers and w8 don't like fixed. you can check that in your BIOS setting, but unless you've changed that before it most likely already set to "dynamic".

    Hope that helps, just make a good restore image of your system as you have it setup so just in case things don't work out you can restore/recover it.
    for the dual graphic problem is that i don't see any option to select dynamic or fixed as i didn't have any graphic options in BIOS
    Than maybe you need to check to see if your model has an update to your BIOS. Seems weird that if you had W8 on your machine it must be fairly new, and most already have the switchable option in the BIOS settings.

    Just what type of video card do you have? if its 5000 or higher, and the Intel is at least 2nd gen, you should be able to use the latest AMD drivers, just pay attention to the versions, 14.4 is for W8, 14.6 and above is for W8.1 you also need to make sure the Intel graphics are updated.
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  9. #579


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Maybe need a different BIOS as mentioned in post #573.
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  10. #580


    Hi, haven't been here for a while. I have an HPdv7-4283cl with a Radeon 6370 graphics card w/ intel hd
    After much trouble, trial and error, I was able to get Windows eight to work by running the drivers in compatibility mode. I've had intermittent problems, mostly with heat, but now internet explorer is acting up and I'd like to try upgrading to 8.1. The last time I tried it, the drivers didn't work and I was left with a blank screen. I was able to get to safe mode (aargh!) and restore back to win 8.0.
    Does anyone know of a fix for this? I tried to update the drivers - the Radeon did, but when I did the Intel I was back with a blank screen - agin safe mode and revert to old driver.

    If someone has found a fix can you point me to it? Thanks a lot - I was helped the last time and was able to help a couple of others here. Greatly appreciated!
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