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Win 8 AMD Switchable Graphics FAQ

  1. #581


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Peterdoubt View Post
    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!
    For drivers I would try leshcatlabs.net. What I used when I had an Intel+Amd laptop and they worked very well. Also me sure your BIOS is set to dynamic or switchable.

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  2. #582


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Peterdoubt View Post
    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!
    For drivers I would try leshcatlabs.net. What I used when I had an Intel+Amd laptop and they worked very well. Also me sure your BIOS is set to dynamic or switchable.

    I tried the leshcatlabs drivers when I was first updating to 8.0 but I couldn't get them to work. Are the new ones more stable? Do they work with my machine? And how do you set the bios? Thanks -
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  3. #583


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    I don't know how they will work on your particular machine just that they worked for me back when I had Intel+AMD Acer laptop. You should read the forum there and decide for yourself which version to try.

    For BIOS on HP I believe repeatedly tap Esc key on boot, then F10 to get to BIOS.
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  4. #584


    That's for the leshcat drivers, right? I'll have to see what the default setting for this machine is. I wonder why the intel driver update didn't work? Oh, well. After my last Windows 8 update, ie10 keeps stopping and trying to restart. I thought maybe the video drivers might be involved. It's always something - I'd go back to Win 7 if I could...
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  5. #585


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1

    Switchable Graphics not working after 14.9 version


    Hi,
    Few days ago, Raptr informed me that a newer AMD Catalyst driver is available (14.9). After installing it, switchable graphics issues arises as shown in the below image:

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    I uninstalled the graphics driver using AMD cleanup utility and made sure that driver is uninstalled from device manager. I performed clean install then after using Tuneup Utilities to clean any remaining files and of course restarting windows. Same problem exists. I'm not sure what's the problem.

    My Graphics card is : AMD Radeon HD 7400M Series / Intel HD Graphics 3000.

    Your assistance is appreciated
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  6. #586


    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1

    The solution for me.


    Guys i've entered to my bios and selected the fixed option in the switcheable graphics menu. i have an hp envy 14 bets edition with amd radeon 6700m and intel graphics hd3000. now in ccc i can select witch gpu i want to use.
    i'm sorry for my english i'm from uruguay and we speak spanish here. i hope it works for you too, it has been a rough path haha. i also installed the microsoft update that appers before in this thread.
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  7. #587


    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by nachvarela View Post
    Guys i've entered to my bios and selected the fixed option in the switcheable graphics menu. i have an hp envy 14 bets edition with amd radeon 6700m and intel graphics hd3000. now in ccc i can select witch gpu i want to use.
    i'm sorry for my english i'm from uruguay and we speak spanish here. i hope it works for you too, it has been a rough path haha. i also installed the microsoft update that appers before in this thread.
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  8. #588


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hey Guys!

    Toshiba Satellite L50B Windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    Intel Core i7 4510
    RAM 8 Go
    AMD Radeon R7 M260 2GO + Intel HD Graphic 4400


    So in Device Manager i have both drivers installed from Toshiba's website

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    But when i screen resolution>advanced settings i only find the intel internal card with total memory 1.7 gb, and both dedicated and system memories with 0MB

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    i tried installing the driver from the amd site but nothing changed, also disabled the intel graphic card but still the amd didn't show up it says microsoft basic display with 253MB total memory.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated

    Edit: I checked the hardware id of both of them and they're not the same.
    Last edited by Haythem91; 29 Oct 2014 at 17:47.
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  9. #589


    Posts : 28
    windows 8.1 pro x64


    Hello,

    I am revisiting this thread. I still have my HP Envy 14 1211nr intel hd (1st gen) and amd 5650. I am still having a issue. However, previously I got this to work in earlier in the thread by rolling back to the previous bios update and then loading the drivers. But I actually found a better workaround.... I installed win7 drivers in compatibility mode under windows 8. I am using the drivers from 2010, I will try to update and see what happens. But I can tell you this, switchable graphics with charger removed and back on this works 100 percent. I checked dxdiag and it using the correct drivers as well. Christ I don't know why I didn't try this 2 years ago lol. I did this on a clean install of win 8.1
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