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Graphic issue with Lenovo IdeaPad laptop


nxaquoc

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#1
Hi,
During the installation process for Windows 8 consumer preview, my laptop screen displayed very poor resolution, so poor that I could hardly see anything. The problem continued after installation completed. I can only now see things through a second monitor. Things seem to also work when I put the laptop display on duplicate or extend mode

I have read many posts on similar problem, and have been installing many drivers, but nothing seem to help!... Would someone please point me to the right driver for my computer? Some info on my laptop is below for your reference.
Computer info: Ideapad U460; video: Intel (r) HD graphic; Windows 8 consumer preview 64-bit Thanks !
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8 consumer preview

XDleader555

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Hi,
During the installation process for Windows 8 consumer preview, my laptop screen displayed very poor resolution, so poor that I could hardly see anything. The problem continued after installation completed. I can only now see things through a second monitor. Things seem to also work when I put the laptop display on duplicate or extend mode

I have read many posts on similar problem, and have been installing many drivers, but nothing seem to help!... Would someone please point me to the right driver for my computer? Some info on my laptop is below for your reference.
Computer info: Ideapad U460; video: Intel (r) HD graphic; Windows 8 consumer preview 64-bitThanks !
Lenovo Ideapad U460 has an Nvidia card according to my searches (either a 4XXM or 3XXM). Could you post your hardware ID's of your graphics card and possibly find out if there is a specific model on the bottom of the laptop?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-2500k
    Motherboard
    ASRock z77 Extreme 4
    Memory
    Team Elite 8GB (4 x 2GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 3000 & Nvidia GT 530
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC892
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital Caviar Black 750 GB SATA III 7200 RPM
    PSU
    Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W
    Case
    NZXT GAMMA Classic Series
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
    Keyboard
    i-rocks RF-6570
    Mouse
    i-rocks RF-7550A
    Internet Speed
    17Mbps

nxaquoc

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The model number is CBA3124225. On a Lenovo support site, you could see some available drivers through this link:
Lenovo Ideapad Support & downloads - Drivers & Downloads

I have Intel HD graphic (microsoft corporation - WDDM 1.1) with currently install driver is 8.15.10.2302.

The version with Nvidia graphic is with Core i5 chip, mine is older and comes with Intel P6000 (1.86 Ghz dual core) instead.

Thanks
 

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XDleader555

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Try the drivers in my thread. Try Version 8.15.10.2622 first, since the drivers above it are desktop drivers. The link is in my signiture
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-2500k
    Motherboard
    ASRock z77 Extreme 4
    Memory
    Team Elite 8GB (4 x 2GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 3000 & Nvidia GT 530
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC892
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital Caviar Black 750 GB SATA III 7200 RPM
    PSU
    Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W
    Case
    NZXT GAMMA Classic Series
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
    Keyboard
    i-rocks RF-6570
    Mouse
    i-rocks RF-7550A
    Internet Speed
    17Mbps

nxaquoc

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I have installed the 8.15.10.2622 driver from your post, still could not solve the issue. It seemed to improve the resolution a little, but not really help much. Any other suggestion please?

below is what this post looks like using the laptop display mode:

20120404_230435.jpg

 

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    Windows 8 consumer preview

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#6
If it really has installed how about trying to increase the resolution? Right click your desktop and hit "Graphics Properties...". Choose Advanced mode and set the resolution.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-2500k
    Motherboard
    ASRock z77 Extreme 4
    Memory
    Team Elite 8GB (4 x 2GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 3000 & Nvidia GT 530
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC892
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital Caviar Black 750 GB SATA III 7200 RPM
    PSU
    Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W
    Case
    NZXT GAMMA Classic Series
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
    Keyboard
    i-rocks RF-6570
    Mouse
    i-rocks RF-7550A
    Internet Speed
    17Mbps

nxaquoc

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#7
Yes, I have changed to resolution to 1366x768 as seen in the photo below while in the extend mode. However, When I switch back to PC screen only mode, nothing improved.

photo 2.jpg
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 consumer preview