Ah, another 3rd-party modded driver!
Thanks, I will add it to the appropriate section on the first post.
Also, I believe the reason that you can have 2 different Driver Providers is because perhaps you are running x86 (32-bit) and not x64 (64-bit)? Windows x64 has driver-signing enforced by default, so you must have the same Provider for both drivers.
As an aside, I also noticed that Benchmark3D's AMD (official) Catalyst 12.10 WHQL downloads list an AMD Catalyst and an AMD Catalyst Mobility 12.10 download direct from AMD, although I can't find a page on AMD's Support Hub that talks about the Catalyst Mobility driver.
Time for some more testing...thanks again for the info!
hey, alphastar, did you get it to work?
I did...and the first post is definitely overdue for an update (sorry all...it's coming soon, I promise).
Until then, the most up-to-date info (from me) right now is:
- The (technical,) Switchable Graphics explanation at post #382
- Post #383 (comparing the HP SoftPaq SP59147 and SP59850 driver versions vs. official Intel/AMD Catalyst beta driver versions)
- ...and post #389 (on choosing between SP59147, SP59850, and AMD Catalyst Beta) right after it.
Of course, some older AMD Switchable Graphics solutions require the AMD Catalyst Legacy (12.6) drivers for Windows 8, or 3rd-party options like Leshcat's UnifL (see post #385).
But essentially, if you have an HP, you should be looking at SP59147 or SP59580 (or other supported HP Win8 driver according to your model, see the first post for details), plus running the AMD Catalyst beta after reboot, to update to the latest AMD drivers.
FWIW: I am currently on SP59850 (Intel HD Graphics 184.108.40.20617) + AMD Catalyst Beta11 (AMD Radeon HD 220.127.116.11):
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Hows it goin Alpha
Well I also use the sp59850, and its a stable driver on my machine.
So by the way your sayin I assume you can also install the new AMD drivers on top, as long as you keep the HP drivers,(and the Intel) is that the deal? If so than I may try that when the final comes out and see how that goes. If it works like that than I guess we can just keep updating the AMD part after all while leaving the Intel part alone since that's what makes the brightness and stuff work ( if that's the way it works)
So far I seem to be humming right along now withW8 and this HP switchable mess lol, I still won't buy any Radeon GPU in a laptop again though. As you see from a post I answered aleseba77, I have my W8 functioning pretty much like W7 was, I never even go to the tile screen I boot right to desktop. For me it works, I don't use touch screens, and the look of the GUI in metro looks like XP to me. I'm waiting now for a program that will add glass effect again on 8, like the program I once had for XP.
Hope Christmas went well, now on to 2013 I'm ready for the "cliff" I have my repelling gear ready lol
With my new DSL service I feel like I'm flyin after 15 years of dialup
- W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center
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- Laptop 17.3"/Samsung 26"
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- 1920x1080 HD
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- Hitichi 750g 5400 rpm Laptop
- Brushed Aluminum (steel)
- external USB
- external USB
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