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How do i make amd radeon 7400M my primary display adapter?


Dexter

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Hello, i recently upgraded my windows 7 to windows 8 professional 64bit and after that my primary display adapter became intel graphics 3000 HD and my other display adapter amd radeon 7470 HD shown code 43 error. I rolled back the intel display adapter, which now is Intel HD Graphics Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.2) and installed catalyst control center which made the code 43 error disappear.
I went to check it again and i noticed that now I have intel graphics 3000 HD again and no error on my the amd one. display adapters2.jpg

However if i go to screen resolution, on advanced settings i notice my laptop is still not using the amd graphic card.
How do i change it?

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 64-bit

VBCoder

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That's is exactly my case after 14.9 version update
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    DELL Inspiron N4050
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon 7300M Series / Intel HD Graphics 3000
    Browser
    Internet Explorer / Mozilla Firefox / Opera / Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total Security

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With mismatched (different manufacturers) video cards your best bet is to install the driver offered by the manufacturer of the PC. That driver is custom made for the switchable graphics to work correctly. Installing the two separate drivers like Intel and then AMD/ATI may not work correctly. I'm lucky my laptop has an AMD APU so my switchable graphics are AMD/AMD. I can install the latest Catalyst CC and everything works as intended.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2