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Solved Win 8 AMD Switchable Graphics FAQ


MKeezy

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Hello,
First of all, thank you for your extremely quick reply. I will try to provide a few more details about my system.

Among all the items you seem to have installed on your system, I don’t see any mention of AMD/ Intel Switchable Graphics. Can you provide us with more information about exactly what AMD/Intel devices you have installed? Info like driver versions would be helpful.
I am assuming I do have switchable graphics because of what I see when I go on the AMD Catalys Control Center:

View attachment 37019

And here are my drivers:

View attachment 37020 View attachment 37021

By the way, if your system actually has an AMD/Intel hardware configuration. You would only be interested in the WDDM1.3 update package which is the most current Microsoft provides for that particular hardware setup.


Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. - Graphics Adapter WDDM1.1, Graphics Adapter WDDM1.2,
Graphics Adapter WDDM1.3 - AMD Radeon HD 8570M
Last Modified: 12/9/2013
Size: 65.7 MB​


Yes, I believe it is the one I downloaded. I am just puzzled about how to apply it.

You said, your device manager shows that your display hardware is current and up-to-date as it is. Can you tell me if either of your two display adapter names has been changed? For instance, my original adapter name was AMD Radeon HD 64900M, which was changed by Microsoft in my device manager to 7400M series. Therefore, the Microsoft update for the device was not based on my display adapter’s original name but rather the new name to which it was changed.

Can you tell me the original series number for your display adapters? I have to assume that 8570M is the original series number. I’m not familiar with that series being part of the switchable graphics family.
As far as I can tell, the display adapter names have not been changed, however I am not sure about how to check that. The names I provided are those that I can see on the device manager interface, and they seem to be correct for my laptop model.

You mentioned that your system was brand new. Have you contacted your system’s manufacturer about the issues you’re having with your display adapter(s)? From what I can tell, your system is running with 4th Generation Intel processor and does not have switchable graphics. This forum mainly addresses issues with AMD/Intel switchable graphics. However, I did come across some information that may help you. You’ll find a link to that info below. The following is a link to some info that you may find helpful:

Windows Next Graphics Driver Dynamic update - 13.251.0.0 (WDDM1.3) - Guru3D.com Forums
Yes, I tried to contact Lenovo on their forum, but did not receive any reply. There also seems to be a certain number of users having the same problem, and I have to say that when I realized that I couldn't help showing a bit of irritation (caused by the fact that I definitely didn't expect to have issues with drivers on a brand new laptop...). Looking at it now with a chillier mind, it probably wasn't the best course of action, but oh well. Anyway I am linking here the thread from their forum that I believe is most pertinent (there is actually more than one on this issue):

Lenovo G510 switching graphics tests and issues. - Lenovo Community

Regarding the link you provided, I had seen it previously and downloaded the .exe update they provided, but when I try to run it it gets blocked by Windows Smart Screen. I could allow it to run anyway, but I decided instead to play it safer and post questions here. If you or somebody else can confirm that it's legit and safe I can try to run it and see how it goes though.

I had also tried to apply this procedure:

1. Unzip the file to a designated location or folder.
2. Click Start.
3. Right-click Computer > Manage. When prompted for permission from User Account Control, click Yes.
4. Select Device Manager from the navigation tab on the left.
5. Double-click Display Adapters.
6. Right-click the AMD Graphics Controller and click Update Driver Software.
8. Click Browse my computer for driver software.
9. Click Browse and select the directory where the driver files are located.
10. Click Next. Drivers are now being installed.
11. Reboot computer when prompted.

to install the drivers I got from the WDDM1.3 update package, however after step 9 instead of installing the drivers it says that my drivers are already updated and stops.

I believe this is all, please let me know if I missed something, and thanks again for your help. I consider myself tech savvy, but drivers and hardware issues give me a headache x) .

EDIT: I was trying to play Dragon Age Origins to make sure the issue was actually still there, and I had a BSOD with the following error:

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (igdkmd64.sys)

Hope this helps shedding some light on the problems I am having.


Hello Kalenz,


File igdkmd64.sys is the Intel Graphics Kernel Mode Driver for Microsoft Windows 8. I would suggest you to follow the steps provided below: Disable Intel graphics card and check if you get the blue screen.

• Press Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc in the run prompt.
• Expand the Display adapters section, right-click the Intel display adapter, click disable.
• Restart the computer and check if you get the blue screen error.

If you do not get the blue screen error, update the Intel adapter drivers. If the issue still persists, try trouble shooting steps below:
Check in Windows updates if any driver updates are available. If so, install the same and check if it helps.

a) Press “Windows Logo” + “W” keys from the keyboard.
b) Type “Updates” in the search bar and click on “Install optional updates” from the left pane.
c) From the “Windows Update” window, click on “Check for Updates” on the top left corner, to receive a fresh list of updates and then install all the updates listed there.

If you do not get the blue screen error, update the Intel adapter drivers Intel® Driver Update Utility

Here also is a link to instructions on how to create your own thread here on Eight Forums to get more help with your specific issue: http://www.eightforums.com/bsod-cra...e-screen-death-bsod-posting-instructions.html


When checking for Microsoft updates, make sure you have check for optional updates enable. Any hardware update will be an optional update from the Microsoft Update Service. It may not be included with the Important Updates the updates service offers. Many users often chooses to hide these optional updates or disables the option to receive such updates all together, so make sure you have not done so.
 

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Kalenz

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Hello,

After doing a little more research, it seems that your issue isn’t with your drivers, but rather your switchable graphics settings. It seems you have yours set to Global Mode. According to what I’ve read, you may want to disable switchable graphics and just use the AMD graphics while playing process hungry applications. You can do this by entering your system’s BIOS setup utility and changing your system’s switchable graphics mode to fix. This will ensure that only your discrete AMD graphics card is used to display.

[...]


Try troubleshooting your settings.


Try changing your switchable graphics setting in your Catalyst Control Center from Global Settings Mode to Application Settings Mode. (This allows you to choose which application uses which Graphics adapter.)
Try disabling Dynamic mode and enabling Fixed mode in your system’s BIOS setup utility. (This ensures that only your AMD discrete graphics adapter is used and your dedicated Intel graphics adapter will not be used.)


The current Global Setting in your AMD Catalyst Control Center automatically switches between graphics adapters, but may not be selecting the appropriate card for the applications you’re running. However, changing that setting to the Application Setting allows you (the user) to choose for each application you run exactly which of your two graphics adapters will be used. Try both trouble shooting tips I provided above and get back to me with the results of each. I will continue researching an appropriate solution to your problem in the mean time.

I tried disabling switchable graphics from the BIOS, the problem is that it disables the AMD card instead of the Intel GPU. This was also reported in the thread I linked from Lenovo, so I was expecting it. Also, for what concerns Global Settings vs Application Settings, I think that at least for my configuration that window doesn't offer a choice between two configuration modes, it seems to me that it is a different way to set switchable graphics options. I already set up all demanding applications to use "high performance" options, and from my Unigine Benchmark tests I can see that the switching does happen sometimes. It's just that the AMD card doesn't work properly when it kicks in (that's my hypothesis at least).


To try and explain myself better, this is a screenshot of a test that I ran with both gpus enabled, on basic settings:


Unigine.png


You can see that it says "GPU model: AMD Radeon HD 8570M 13.200.0.0/Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 10.18.10.3304 (2080MB) x1". This makes me think that the switch did happen during the test.


P.S., I'm amazed there are PC manufacturers out there who are actually continuing to build systems with the AMD/Intel switchable graphics setup. The have to know serious performance and driver related issues exist with this hardware configuration by now. NVidia/Intel is a much better and reliable setup.

I am also totally baffled that I have to deal with issues of this kind with a brand new laptop, which is practically out of the box (I bought it on Jan 29). I can understand issues with drivers when updating to a new OS or a new version of a previous OS, but they are selling this laptop with the exact configuration I am using. One would think that it should work without the end user doing anything. I guess I am assuming too much. Forgive my ranting :) .

File igdkmd64.sys is the Intel Graphics Kernel Mode Driver for Microsoft Windows 8. I would suggest you to follow the steps provided below: Disable Intel graphics card and check if you get the blue screen.


• Press Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc in the run prompt.
• Expand the Display adapters section, right-click the Intel display adapter, click disable.
• Restart the computer and check if you get the blue screen error.

If you do not get the blue screen error, update the Intel adapter drivers. If the issue still persists, try trouble shooting steps below:
Check in Windows updates if any driver updates are available. If so, install the same and check if it helps.


a) Press “Windows Logo” + “W” keys from the keyboard.
b) Type “Updates” in the search bar and click on “Install optional updates” from the left pane.
c) From the “Windows Update” window, click on “Check for Updates” on the top left corner, to receive a fresh list of updates and then install all the updates listed there.


If you do not get the blue screen error, update the Intel adapter drivers Intel® Driver Update Utility


Here also is a link to instructions on how to create your own thread here on Eight Forums to get more help with your specific issue: http://www.eightforums.com/bsod-cra...e-screen-death-bsod-posting-instructions.html


When checking for Microsoft updates, make sure you have check for optional updates enable. Any hardware update will be an optional update from the Microsoft Update Service. It may not be included with the Important Updates the updates service offers. Many users often chooses to hide these optional updates or disables the option to receive such updates all together, so make sure you have not done so.

The first thing I did the first time I had this error was googling for it, which lead me here:

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (igdkmd64.sys) - Microsoft Community

Where the solution proposed seems to be similar to what you were suggesting. Back them I read through it quickly and I assumed that updating meant trying to update through devmgmt.msc, which was saying my drivers were already updated: I am seeing now that if I try to update through the Intel Utility it actually detects a new driver, so I am hoping this will make things better. I unfortunately already have all updates available according to Windows Update, even including optional updates (I made sure the settings were right).


A note regarding disabling the Intel GPU from devmgmt.msc: when I do that and reboot I get a warning on the device manager for the AMD saying that it's not working correctly, and everything graphics related seems to run very slowly (even worse than when I have both activated).


I will keep you posted and report back here once I install and test the new Intel Driver. Also, if you don't mind I was thinking about posting a link to this thread on Lenovo's forum. I am sure other users with my same problem would find what we are writing here helpful.

EDIT: Well, that was quick. I received an error message while trying to install the new intel driver, saying that the driver is not supported for my laptop, and that I should contact my manifacturer. Back to square zero I guess :p . But I am really starting to think that Lenovo is the one that is supposed to fix this.
 
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MKeezy

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Re: Kalenz

Hello,

After doing a little more research, it seems that your issue isn’t with your drivers, but rather your switchable graphics settings. It seems you have yours set to Global Mode. According to what I’ve read, you may want to disable switchable graphics and just use the AMD graphics while playing process hungry applications. You can do this by entering your system’s BIOS setup utility and changing your system’s switchable graphics mode to fix. This will ensure that only your discrete AMD graphics card is used to display.

[...]


Try troubleshooting your settings.


Try changing your switchable graphics setting in your Catalyst Control Center from Global Settings Mode to Application Settings Mode. (This allows you to choose which application uses which Graphics adapter.)
Try disabling Dynamic mode and enabling Fixed mode in your system’s BIOS setup utility. (This ensures that only your AMD discrete graphics adapter is used and your dedicated Intel graphics adapter will not be used.)


The current Global Setting in your AMD Catalyst Control Center automatically switches between graphics adapters, but may not be selecting the appropriate card for the applications you’re running. However, changing that setting to the Application Setting allows you (the user) to choose for each application you run exactly which of your two graphics adapters will be used. Try both trouble shooting tips I provided above and get back to me with the results of each. I will continue researching an appropriate solution to your problem in the mean time.

I tried disabling switchable graphics from the BIOS, the problem is that it disables the AMD card instead of the Intel GPU. This was also reported in the thread I linked from Lenovo, so I was expecting it. Also, for what concerns Global Settings vs Application Settings, I think that at least for my configuration that window doesn't offer a choice between two configuration modes, it seems to me that it is a different way to set switchable graphics options. I already set up all demanding applications to use "high performance" options, and from my Unigine Benchmark tests I can see that the switching does happen sometimes. It's just that the AMD card doesn't work properly when it kicks in (that's my hypothesis at least).


To try and explain myself better, this is a screenshot of a test that I ran with both gpus enabled, on basic settings:


View attachment 37051


You can see that it says "GPU model: AMD Radeon HD 8570M 13.200.0.0/Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 10.18.10.3304 (2080MB) x1". This makes me think that the switch did happen during the test.


P.S., I'm amazed there are PC manufacturers out there who are actually continuing to build systems with the AMD/Intel switchable graphics setup. The have to know serious performance and driver related issues exist with this hardware configuration by now. NVidia/Intel is a much better and reliable setup.

I am also totally baffled that I have to deal with issues of this kind with a brand new laptop, which is practically out of the box (I bought it on Jan 29). I can understand issues with drivers when updating to a new OS or a new version of a previous OS, but they are selling this laptop with the exact configuration I am using. One would think that it should work without the end user doing anything. I guess I am assuming too much. Forgive my ranting :) .

File igdkmd64.sys is the Intel Graphics Kernel Mode Driver for Microsoft Windows 8. I would suggest you to follow the steps provided below: Disable Intel graphics card and check if you get the blue screen.


• Press Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc in the run prompt.
• Expand the Display adapters section, right-click the Intel display adapter, click disable.
• Restart the computer and check if you get the blue screen error.

If you do not get the blue screen error, update the Intel adapter drivers. If the issue still persists, try trouble shooting steps below:
Check in Windows updates if any driver updates are available. If so, install the same and check if it helps.


a) Press “Windows Logo” + “W” keys from the keyboard.
b) Type “Updates” in the search bar and click on “Install optional updates” from the left pane.
c) From the “Windows Update” window, click on “Check for Updates” on the top left corner, to receive a fresh list of updates and then install all the updates listed there.


If you do not get the blue screen error, update the Intel adapter drivers Intel® Driver Update Utility


Here also is a link to instructions on how to create your own thread here on Eight Forums to get more help with your specific issue: http://www.eightforums.com/bsod-cra...e-screen-death-bsod-posting-instructions.html


When checking for Microsoft updates, make sure you have check for optional updates enable. Any hardware update will be an optional update from the Microsoft Update Service. It may not be included with the Important Updates the updates service offers. Many users often chooses to hide these optional updates or disables the option to receive such updates all together, so make sure you have not done so.

The first thing I did the first time I had this error was googling for it, which lead me here:

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (igdkmd64.sys) - Microsoft Community

Where the solution proposed seems to be similar to what you were suggesting. Back them I read through it quickly and I assumed that updating meant trying to update through devmgmt.msc, which was saying my drivers were already updated: I am seeing now that if I try to update through the Intel Utility it actually detects a new driver, so I am hoping this will make things better. I unfortunately already have all updates available according to Windows Update, even including optional updates (I made sure the settings were right).


A note regarding disabling the Intel GPU from devmgmt.msc: when I do that and reboot I get a warning on the device manager for the AMD saying that it's not working correctly, and everything graphics related seems to run very slowly (even worse than when I have both activated).


I will keep you posted and report back here once I install and test the new Intel Driver. Also, if you don't mind I was thinking about posting a link to this thread on Lenovo's forum. I am sure other users with my same problem would find what we are writing here helpful.

EDIT: Well, that was quick. I received an error message while trying to install the new intel driver, saying that the driver is not supported for my laptop, and that I should contact my manifacturer. Back to square zero I guess :p . But I am really starting to think that Lenovo is the one that is supposed to fix this.


Hello Kalenz,




(Very Important Question: Does your system use UEFI instead of BIOS?) if so, you'll need to follow certain procedures to make changes to it.

Okay, there is another way to enable just your AMD graphics adapter. You can do that through your AMD Catalyst Control Center’s Graphics Properties menu. Simply select the “Power” tab/ “Switchable Graphics Global Settings”/ set both available options to “Maximize Performance”.

This should cause only your AMD display adapter only to be used for everything.

I want to know that these are only trouble shooting steps, to help us deduce where the actual problem lies. You mentioned that you were getting a BSOD while running certain programs. These particular steps are to help isolate which of the two graphics adapter drivers are causing that particular issue. I mentioned earlier that based on the information you provided, the problem seems to lie with your Intel driver. Naturally, I want to take the Intel driver completely out of the picture to see if the BSOD issue yet persists.

If your Intel drivers turn out to be the culprit, you only need to upgrade your Intel driver to fix the problem. However, simply installing an update over corrupted drivers may not be enough. It may be necessary for you to completely uninstall both your Intel and AMD drivers to do a clean install of both to correct this issue. Once all previous drivers are removed, you can either manually re-install them or allow windows update service to do so for you.

If you choose to do so, you’ll need to download a copy of Driver Fusion by Treexy or some similar software to completely remove any and/or all previous instances of your AMD/Intel graphics drivers. All of this is to keep you from having to re-image your system to fix the problem.

Recap:

  1. Re-enable switchable graphics in BIOS.
  2. Re-configure switchable graphics to Maximize Performance under Global Settings option in CCC properties.
  3. Check to see if you can recreate the driver failure using only your AMD graphics adapter.


Lastly, I suggest you use the Intel update utility to update any Intel drivers you have. Using the Device Manager retrieves the latest updates available in the Microsoft Update Catalog. They’re not always the latest offered by the hardware manufacturers.
Here’s the thing…. You system probably has an energy stay rating, which is lost while using only your AMD graphics. This can cause excessive heat and fan noise. The two graphics adapters were intended to be use in tandem to conserve energy yet provide adequate power to render a full range of graphically demanding applications.



P.S., I’m not sure why you would even bother with trying to fix this issue on your own, while you should have an active warranty from the manufacture or merchant who sold you the computer. I would advise you not to do anything that would void that warranty early (Only Install Lenovo Approved Device Drivers) . It took most of us on Eight Forums, literal, months to solve this problem with no help whatsoever from the pc manufacturers.
 
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Kalenz

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Hello,

After doing a little more research, it seems that your issue isn’t with your drivers, but rather your switchable graphics settings. It seems you have yours set to Global Mode. According to what I’ve read, you may want to disable switchable graphics and just use the AMD graphics while playing process hungry applications. You can do this by entering your system’s BIOS setup utility and changing your system’s switchable graphics mode to fix. This will ensure that only your discrete AMD graphics card is used to display.

[...]


Try troubleshooting your settings.


Try changing your switchable graphics setting in your Catalyst Control Center from Global Settings Mode to Application Settings Mode. (This allows you to choose which application uses which Graphics adapter.)
Try disabling Dynamic mode and enabling Fixed mode in your system’s BIOS setup utility. (This ensures that only your AMD discrete graphics adapter is used and your dedicated Intel graphics adapter will not be used.)


The current Global Setting in your AMD Catalyst Control Center automatically switches between graphics adapters, but may not be selecting the appropriate card for the applications you’re running. However, changing that setting to the Application Setting allows you (the user) to choose for each application you run exactly which of your two graphics adapters will be used. Try both trouble shooting tips I provided above and get back to me with the results of each. I will continue researching an appropriate solution to your problem in the mean time.

I tried disabling switchable graphics from the BIOS, the problem is that it disables the AMD card instead of the Intel GPU. This was also reported in the thread I linked from Lenovo, so I was expecting it. Also, for what concerns Global Settings vs Application Settings, I think that at least for my configuration that window doesn't offer a choice between two configuration modes, it seems to me that it is a different way to set switchable graphics options. I already set up all demanding applications to use "high performance" options, and from my Unigine Benchmark tests I can see that the switching does happen sometimes. It's just that the AMD card doesn't work properly when it kicks in (that's my hypothesis at least).


To try and explain myself better, this is a screenshot of a test that I ran with both gpus enabled, on basic settings:


View attachment 37051


You can see that it says "GPU model: AMD Radeon HD 8570M 13.200.0.0/Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 10.18.10.3304 (2080MB) x1". This makes me think that the switch did happen during the test.





I am also totally baffled that I have to deal with issues of this kind with a brand new laptop, which is practically out of the box (I bought it on Jan 29). I can understand issues with drivers when updating to a new OS or a new version of a previous OS, but they are selling this laptop with the exact configuration I am using. One would think that it should work without the end user doing anything. I guess I am assuming too much. Forgive my ranting :) .

File igdkmd64.sys is the Intel Graphics Kernel Mode Driver for Microsoft Windows 8. I would suggest you to follow the steps provided below: Disable Intel graphics card and check if you get the blue screen.


• Press Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc in the run prompt.
• Expand the Display adapters section, right-click the Intel display adapter, click disable.
• Restart the computer and check if you get the blue screen error.

If you do not get the blue screen error, update the Intel adapter drivers. If the issue still persists, try trouble shooting steps below:
Check in Windows updates if any driver updates are available. If so, install the same and check if it helps.


a) Press “Windows Logo” + “W” keys from the keyboard.
b) Type “Updates” in the search bar and click on “Install optional updates” from the left pane.
c) From the “Windows Update” window, click on “Check for Updates” on the top left corner, to receive a fresh list of updates and then install all the updates listed there.


If you do not get the blue screen error, update the Intel adapter drivers Intel® Driver Update Utility


Here also is a link to instructions on how to create your own thread here on Eight Forums to get more help with your specific issue: http://www.eightforums.com/bsod-cra...e-screen-death-bsod-posting-instructions.html


When checking for Microsoft updates, make sure you have check for optional updates enable. Any hardware update will be an optional update from the Microsoft Update Service. It may not be included with the Important Updates the updates service offers. Many users often chooses to hide these optional updates or disables the option to receive such updates all together, so make sure you have not done so.

The first thing I did the first time I had this error was googling for it, which lead me here:

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (igdkmd64.sys) - Microsoft Community

Where the solution proposed seems to be similar to what you were suggesting. Back them I read through it quickly and I assumed that updating meant trying to update through devmgmt.msc, which was saying my drivers were already updated: I am seeing now that if I try to update through the Intel Utility it actually detects a new driver, so I am hoping this will make things better. I unfortunately already have all updates available according to Windows Update, even including optional updates (I made sure the settings were right).


A note regarding disabling the Intel GPU from devmgmt.msc: when I do that and reboot I get a warning on the device manager for the AMD saying that it's not working correctly, and everything graphics related seems to run very slowly (even worse than when I have both activated).


I will keep you posted and report back here once I install and test the new Intel Driver. Also, if you don't mind I was thinking about posting a link to this thread on Lenovo's forum. I am sure other users with my same problem would find what we are writing here helpful.

EDIT: Well, that was quick. I received an error message while trying to install the new intel driver, saying that the driver is not supported for my laptop, and that I should contact my manifacturer. Back to square zero I guess :p . But I am really starting to think that Lenovo is the one that is supposed to fix this.


Hello Kalenz,




(Very Important Question: Does your system use UEFI instead of BIOS?) if so, you'll need to follow certain procedures to make changes to it.

Okay, there is another way to enable just your AMD graphics adapter. You can do that through your AMD Catalyst Control Center’s Graphics Properties menu. Simply select the “Power” tab/ “Switchable Graphics Global Settings”/ set both available options to “Maximize Performance”.

This should cause only your AMD display adapter only to be used for everything.

I want to know that these are only trouble shooting steps, to help us deduce where the actual problem lies. You mentioned that you were getting a BSOD while running certain programs. These particular steps are to help isolate which of the two graphics adapter drivers are causing that particular issue. I mentioned earlier that based on the information you provided, the problem seems to lie with your Intel driver. Naturally, I want to take the Intel driver completely out of the picture to see if the BSOD issue yet persists.

If your Intel drivers turn out to be the culprit, you only need to upgrade your Intel driver to fix the problem. However, simply installing an update over corrupted drivers may not be enough. It may be necessary for you to completely uninstall both your Intel and AMD drivers to do a clean install of both to correct this issue. Once all previous drivers are removed, you can either manually re-install them or allow windows update service to do so for you.

If you choose to do so, you’ll need to download a copy of Driver Fusion by Treexy or some similar software to completely remove any and/or all previous instances of your AMD/Intel graphics drivers. All of this is to keep you from having to re-image your system to fix the problem.

Recap:

  1. Re-enable switchable graphics in BIOS.
  2. Re-configure switchable graphics to Maximize Performance under Global Settings option in CCC properties.
  3. Check to see if you can recreate the driver failure using only your AMD graphics adapter.


Lastly, I suggest you use the Intel update utility to update any Intel drivers you have. Using the Device Manager retrieves the latest updates available in the Microsoft Update Catalog. They’re not always the latest offered by the hardware manufacturers.
Here’s the thing…. You system probably has an energy stay rating, which is lost while using only your AMD graphics. This can cause excessive heat and fan noise. The two graphics adapters were intended to be use in tandem to conserve energy yet provide adequate power to render a full range of graphically demanding applications.



P.S., I’m not sure why you would even bother with trying to fix this issue on your own, while you should have an active warranty from the manufacture or merchant who sold you the computer. I would advise you not to do anything that would void that warranty early (Only Install Lenovo Approved Device Drivers) . It took most of us on Eight Forums, literal, months to solve this problem with no help whatsoever from the pc manufacturers.
Hello,
sorry for the late reply, as I mentioned in my previous post I am unable to update to the latest Intel driver, since I get an error message stating that that driver is not supported for my device. For what concerns my manifacturer, the only way to officially contact them in my country (Italy) is a call center phone number which is active Monday through Friday between 9 am and 6 pm. I work from 8:30 to 7 pm, so you can see how that doesn't work well for me :) . I tried to post on their forum but I received no reply.

I was hoping that my problem could be fixed through the windows update utility, which is why I started posting here. I see now that it's not going to be that easy. I will just try to avoid running applications that put stress on the graphic cards and wait for a fix to come. Thank you for trying to help me, and sorry if I wasted your time.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo G510
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-4200MM @ 2.50 GHz
    Memory
    8.00 GB

MKeezy

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Hello,




I tried disabling switchable graphics from the BIOS, the problem is that it disables the AMD card instead of the Intel GPU. This was also reported in the thread I linked from Lenovo, so I was expecting it. Also, for what concerns Global Settings vs Application Settings, I think that at least for my configuration that window doesn't offer a choice between two configuration modes, it seems to me that it is a different way to set switchable graphics options. I already set up all demanding applications to use "high performance" options, and from my Unigine Benchmark tests I can see that the switching does happen sometimes. It's just that the AMD card doesn't work properly when it kicks in (that's my hypothesis at least).


To try and explain myself better, this is a screenshot of a test that I ran with both gpus enabled, on basic settings:


View attachment 37051


You can see that it says "GPU model: AMD Radeon HD 8570M 13.200.0.0/Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 10.18.10.3304 (2080MB) x1". This makes me think that the switch did happen during the test.





I am also totally baffled that I have to deal with issues of this kind with a brand new laptop, which is practically out of the box (I bought it on Jan 29). I can understand issues with drivers when updating to a new OS or a new version of a previous OS, but they are selling this laptop with the exact configuration I am using. One would think that it should work without the end user doing anything. I guess I am assuming too much. Forgive my ranting :) .




The first thing I did the first time I had this error was googling for it, which lead me here:

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (igdkmd64.sys) - Microsoft Community

Where the solution proposed seems to be similar to what you were suggesting. Back them I read through it quickly and I assumed that updating meant trying to update through devmgmt.msc, which was saying my drivers were already updated: I am seeing now that if I try to update through the Intel Utility it actually detects a new driver, so I am hoping this will make things better. I unfortunately already have all updates available according to Windows Update, even including optional updates (I made sure the settings were right).


A note regarding disabling the Intel GPU from devmgmt.msc: when I do that and reboot I get a warning on the device manager for the AMD saying that it's not working correctly, and everything graphics related seems to run very slowly (even worse than when I have both activated).


I will keep you posted and report back here once I install and test the new Intel Driver. Also, if you don't mind I was thinking about posting a link to this thread on Lenovo's forum. I am sure other users with my same problem would find what we are writing here helpful.

EDIT: Well, that was quick. I received an error message while trying to install the new intel driver, saying that the driver is not supported for my laptop, and that I should contact my manifacturer. Back to square zero I guess :p . But I am really starting to think that Lenovo is the one that is supposed to fix this.


Hello Kalenz,




(Very Important Question: Does your system use UEFI instead of BIOS?) if so, you'll need to follow certain procedures to make changes to it.

Okay, there is another way to enable just your AMD graphics adapter. You can do that through your AMD Catalyst Control Center’s Graphics Properties menu. Simply select the “Power” tab/ “Switchable Graphics Global Settings”/ set both available options to “Maximize Performance”.

This should cause only your AMD display adapter only to be used for everything.

I want to know that these are only trouble shooting steps, to help us deduce where the actual problem lies. You mentioned that you were getting a BSOD while running certain programs. These particular steps are to help isolate which of the two graphics adapter drivers are causing that particular issue. I mentioned earlier that based on the information you provided, the problem seems to lie with your Intel driver. Naturally, I want to take the Intel driver completely out of the picture to see if the BSOD issue yet persists.

If your Intel drivers turn out to be the culprit, you only need to upgrade your Intel driver to fix the problem. However, simply installing an update over corrupted drivers may not be enough. It may be necessary for you to completely uninstall both your Intel and AMD drivers to do a clean install of both to correct this issue. Once all previous drivers are removed, you can either manually re-install them or allow windows update service to do so for you.

If you choose to do so, you’ll need to download a copy of Driver Fusion by Treexy or some similar software to completely remove any and/or all previous instances of your AMD/Intel graphics drivers. All of this is to keep you from having to re-image your system to fix the problem.

Recap:

  1. Re-enable switchable graphics in BIOS.
  2. Re-configure switchable graphics to Maximize Performance under Global Settings option in CCC properties.
  3. Check to see if you can recreate the driver failure using only your AMD graphics adapter.


Lastly, I suggest you use the Intel update utility to update any Intel drivers you have. Using the Device Manager retrieves the latest updates available in the Microsoft Update Catalog. They’re not always the latest offered by the hardware manufacturers.
Here’s the thing…. You system probably has an energy stay rating, which is lost while using only your AMD graphics. This can cause excessive heat and fan noise. The two graphics adapters were intended to be use in tandem to conserve energy yet provide adequate power to render a full range of graphically demanding applications.



P.S., I’m not sure why you would even bother with trying to fix this issue on your own, while you should have an active warranty from the manufacture or merchant who sold you the computer. I would advise you not to do anything that would void that warranty early (Only Install Lenovo Approved Device Drivers) . It took most of us on Eight Forums, literal, months to solve this problem with no help whatsoever from the pc manufacturers.
Hello,
sorry for the late reply, as I mentioned in my previous post I am unable to update to the latest Intel driver, since I get an error message stating that that driver is not supported for my device. For what concerns my manifacturer, the only way to officially contact them in my country (Italy) is a call center phone number which is active Monday through Friday between 9 am and 6 pm. I work from 8:30 to 7 pm, so you can see how that doesn't work well for me :) . I tried to post on their forum but I received no reply.

I was hoping that my problem could be fixed through the windows update utility, which is why I started posting here. I see now that it's not going to be that easy. I will just try to avoid running applications that put stress on the graphic cards and wait for a fix to come. Thank you for trying to help me, and sorry if I wasted your time.


Hello Kalenz,



My next suggestion to you would be to completely uninstall both display adapter drivers and start over.

Do a google search for the latest AMD Cleanup tool (“amd_cleanup_util_1.2.1.0”) or better yet, Driver Fusion by Treexy . These tools are used to completely remove all current and previous instances of you AMD drivers and software. I’m not aware of any standalone removal utilities provided by Intel to help remove their graphics drivers like the one provided by AMD. However, the following is a link to detailed instruction on how to remove your Intel display drivers:
Graphics — Uninstalling the Intel® Graphics Driver and Intel Display/HDMI Audio Driver
Once you’ve completely removed both display driver instances, reboot and reinstall any display drivers provided for your system from the manufacturer’s website. Then, run the Windows Update Service to obtain any more recent versions of your display drivers.
Let's Recap:


  1. Download the latest (AMD/Intel) display drivers, for your particular system, from the manufacturer’s website.
  2. Download the removal tools needed to completely remove the previous instances of your display drivers and any software that is associated with those drivers.
  3. Save the driver removal tool(s) and new driver installation packages you downloaded to your Desktop (This will ensure you have access to it from “Safe Mode”).
  4. Restart your computer in Safe Mode.
  5. (Right Click Taskbar/Select Task Manager/Select File/Run New Task/Type “msconfig”/Check Box ‘Create this task with Admin Privileges”/Select “OK”)
  6. (Select “Boot” tab on the “System Configuration” window/Check Box “Safe Boot in the Boot Options section /”Select “Minimal”/ Select “Apply”/Select OK/ Select “Restart”)
  7. Once your system reboots into “Safe Mode,” locate the display driver removal tool you saved onto your desktop and run it. [This instruction is the same if using Driver Fusion to clean previous drivers.]
  8. Verify drivers have been removed from your system.
  9. Open the “msconfig” utility as you did in previous steps, uncheck the boot into Safe Mode option check box/select “Apply”/select “OK”/select “Restart.”
  10. Re-install any original display drivers you acquired that were provided by your system manufacturers’ website, then reboot again and update via Microsoft’s update service.


I mentioned specific tools for removal of your previous drives, but feel free to use whatever removal methods with which you feel the most comfortable. Refreshing your display drivers and software should fix any issues you have right now, with at the very least, being able to update to the latest driver versions.

You’ll need the AMD Cleanup Utility v.1.2.1.0.exe or Driver Fusion by Treexy to remove your old drivers. You’ll also need to procure copies of your system’s original display drivers to do a clean install of them again later
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center © 2013 Version: 6.3.9600 Build 9600.16408
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv6t – 6100 CTO series Notebook PC LM328AV#ABA
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) I7-2720QM @ 2.20 GHz
    Motherboard
    unknown
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD + Radeon(TM) HD 6490M
    Sound Card
    IDT Beats Audio
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768 (Native)
    Cooling
    HP Cool Sene v.1
    Internet Speed
    Broadband (Cable)
    Browser
    IE 11 & Firefox Nightly28.0a1
    Other Info
    Intel Wireless Display
    Bluetooth 4.0

MKeezy

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Hello,




I tried disabling switchable graphics from the BIOS, the problem is that it disables the AMD card instead of the Intel GPU. This was also reported in the thread I linked from Lenovo, so I was expecting it. Also, for what concerns Global Settings vs Application Settings, I think that at least for my configuration that window doesn't offer a choice between two configuration modes, it seems to me that it is a different way to set switchable graphics options. I already set up all demanding applications to use "high performance" options, and from my Unigine Benchmark tests I can see that the switching does happen sometimes. It's just that the AMD card doesn't work properly when it kicks in (that's my hypothesis at least).


To try and explain myself better, this is a screenshot of a test that I ran with both gpus enabled, on basic settings:


View attachment 37051


You can see that it says "GPU model: AMD Radeon HD 8570M 13.200.0.0/Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 10.18.10.3304 (2080MB) x1". This makes me think that the switch did happen during the test.





I am also totally baffled that I have to deal with issues of this kind with a brand new laptop, which is practically out of the box (I bought it on Jan 29). I can understand issues with drivers when updating to a new OS or a new version of a previous OS, but they are selling this laptop with the exact configuration I am using. One would think that it should work without the end user doing anything. I guess I am assuming too much. Forgive my ranting :) .




The first thing I did the first time I had this error was googling for it, which lead me here:

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (igdkmd64.sys) - Microsoft Community

Where the solution proposed seems to be similar to what you were suggesting. Back them I read through it quickly and I assumed that updating meant trying to update through devmgmt.msc, which was saying my drivers were already updated: I am seeing now that if I try to update through the Intel Utility it actually detects a new driver, so I am hoping this will make things better. I unfortunately already have all updates available according to Windows Update, even including optional updates (I made sure the settings were right).


A note regarding disabling the Intel GPU from devmgmt.msc: when I do that and reboot I get a warning on the device manager for the AMD saying that it's not working correctly, and everything graphics related seems to run very slowly (even worse than when I have both activated).


I will keep you posted and report back here once I install and test the new Intel Driver. Also, if you don't mind I was thinking about posting a link to this thread on Lenovo's forum. I am sure other users with my same problem would find what we are writing here helpful.

EDIT: Well, that was quick. I received an error message while trying to install the new intel driver, saying that the driver is not supported for my laptop, and that I should contact my manifacturer. Back to square zero I guess :p . But I am really starting to think that Lenovo is the one that is supposed to fix this.


Hello Kalenz,




(Very Important Question: Does your system use UEFI instead of BIOS?) if so, you'll need to follow certain procedures to make changes to it.

Okay, there is another way to enable just your AMD graphics adapter. You can do that through your AMD Catalyst Control Center’s Graphics Properties menu. Simply select the “Power” tab/ “Switchable Graphics Global Settings”/ set both available options to “Maximize Performance”.

This should cause only your AMD display adapter only to be used for everything.

I want to know that these are only trouble shooting steps, to help us deduce where the actual problem lies. You mentioned that you were getting a BSOD while running certain programs. These particular steps are to help isolate which of the two graphics adapter drivers are causing that particular issue. I mentioned earlier that based on the information you provided, the problem seems to lie with your Intel driver. Naturally, I want to take the Intel driver completely out of the picture to see if the BSOD issue yet persists.

If your Intel drivers turn out to be the culprit, you only need to upgrade your Intel driver to fix the problem. However, simply installing an update over corrupted drivers may not be enough. It may be necessary for you to completely uninstall both your Intel and AMD drivers to do a clean install of both to correct this issue. Once all previous drivers are removed, you can either manually re-install them or allow windows update service to do so for you.

If you choose to do so, you’ll need to download a copy of Driver Fusion by Treexy or some similar software to completely remove any and/or all previous instances of your AMD/Intel graphics drivers. All of this is to keep you from having to re-image your system to fix the problem.

Recap:

  1. Re-enable switchable graphics in BIOS.
  2. Re-configure switchable graphics to Maximize Performance under Global Settings option in CCC properties.
  3. Check to see if you can recreate the driver failure using only your AMD graphics adapter.


Lastly, I suggest you use the Intel update utility to update any Intel drivers you have. Using the Device Manager retrieves the latest updates available in the Microsoft Update Catalog. They’re not always the latest offered by the hardware manufacturers.
Here’s the thing…. You system probably has an energy stay rating, which is lost while using only your AMD graphics. This can cause excessive heat and fan noise. The two graphics adapters were intended to be use in tandem to conserve energy yet provide adequate power to render a full range of graphically demanding applications.



P.S., I’m not sure why you would even bother with trying to fix this issue on your own, while you should have an active warranty from the manufacture or merchant who sold you the computer. I would advise you not to do anything that would void that warranty early (Only Install Lenovo Approved Device Drivers) . It took most of us on Eight Forums, literal, months to solve this problem with no help whatsoever from the pc manufacturers.
Hello,
sorry for the late reply, as I mentioned in my previous post I am unable to update to the latest Intel driver, since I get an error message stating that that driver is not supported for my device. For what concerns my manifacturer, the only way to officially contact them in my country (Italy) is a call center phone number which is active Monday through Friday between 9 am and 6 pm. I work from 8:30 to 7 pm, so you can see how that doesn't work well for me :) . I tried to post on their forum but I received no reply.

I was hoping that my problem could be fixed through the windows update utility, which is why I started posting here. I see now that it's not going to be that easy. I will just try to avoid running applications that put stress on the graphic cards and wait for a fix to come. Thank you for trying to help me, and sorry if I wasted your time.[/QUOTE









Hello Kalenz,

I just noticed your in Europe. There is a patch that you may need to correct this issue. I provided you with the link to some information that spoke of an patch that is necessary to address display issue for European Lenovo systems with Intel/AMD display configurations. Revisit the links I provided and review the information found therein. The patch is needed in conjunction with the AMD update offered by Microsoft.

I know this is really frustrating , but don't give up on finding a solution so easily. You can always refresh your current display drivers by simply doing a clean re-install of them.

Drivers and software - Lenovo G510 Notebook

These things do happen. Files become corrupted and programs stop working as intended. Refreshing your drivers is the safest way to safeguard your system's warranty and fixing whatever issue is causing your not being able to successfully update your existing drivers via the Intel and/or Microsoft Update service. I told you before it took most of us who use this thread literally months to find an acceptable solution. Just try refreshing your drivers by doing a clean re-install and see if that fixes things.

Worse case scenario, you end up with your original drivers and back at square one. Best case scenario, it fixes your current issues so you're able to successfully update all of your current display firmware. Good Luck!!!


P.S., Do what you can to fix the issue, but I would demand a replacement system for your trouble. The one you have was obviously not tested before it was boxed and shipped to you.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center © 2013 Version: 6.3.9600 Build 9600.16408
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv6t – 6100 CTO series Notebook PC LM328AV#ABA
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) I7-2720QM @ 2.20 GHz
    Motherboard
    unknown
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD + Radeon(TM) HD 6490M
    Sound Card
    IDT Beats Audio
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768 (Native)
    Cooling
    HP Cool Sene v.1
    Internet Speed
    Broadband (Cable)
    Browser
    IE 11 & Firefox Nightly28.0a1
    Other Info
    Intel Wireless Display
    Bluetooth 4.0

Kalenz

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I tried that, but tbh I think drivers that fix the issue for my system are just not out yet. Funny enough, if I set everything with the power saving option (which is supposed to run only my Intel Card) things improve a lot (my Unigine score on basic goes from around 330 in "High performance" mode to 428 in "Power saving" mode). This also seems to be enough to give me the graphic power that I need for what I use this laptop for.

I tried using the power saving configuration on my laptop because another user reported it to improve things on the Lenovo forum, otherwise I wouldn't even have thought about it since it's totally counterintuitive. Anyway this should be good enough for me until a real fix arrives.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo G510
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-4200MM @ 2.50 GHz
    Memory
    8.00 GB

gasdel

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New Radeon Card Arriving

Hi to moderator and online users;

I just bought A radeon R9 270 graphic card, it will arrive in few days, until now i only used the embedded HD 2000 graphic and intel drivers are updated to the latest.
I would like to know if i have to unistall existing drivers and install only te Microsoft update catalog files i downloaded from micrsoft, or do i have to keep the intel drivers, then install the latest ccc drivers from sapphire/AMD and then execute the micrososft update catolog exe?

I know this kind of request maight be already done but i did not find it.

Thanks in advance for any help
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    WINDOWS 8.1 PRO WITH MC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    SELF MADE
    CPU
    INTEL I7 2600
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z68M-PRO
    Memory
    8GB VENGEANCE
    Graphics Card(s)
    EMBEDED
    Hard Drives
    OS - OCZ VERTEX 120GB
    DATA - WDBLUE 2TB
    Browser
    IE 11
    Antivirus
    BIT DEFENDER

gasdel

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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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    WINDOWS 8.1 PRO WITH MC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    SELF MADE
    CPU
    INTEL I7 2600
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z68M-PRO
    Memory
    8GB VENGEANCE
    Graphics Card(s)
    EMBEDED
    Hard Drives
    OS - OCZ VERTEX 120GB
    DATA - WDBLUE 2TB
    Browser
    IE 11
    Antivirus
    BIT DEFENDER

popeye

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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 Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer V3 771G-6443
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer VA70_HC (U3E1)
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 (800 MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD4000 + GeForce GT 730M
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Generic PnP Display on Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900 pixels
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250 GB
    ADATA SSD SP900 128GB
    PSU
    90 watt brick
    Mouse
    Bluetooth
    Antivirus
    Comodo
    Other Info
    Asus RT-AC56R dual-band WRT router (Merlin firmware). Intel 7260.HMWWB.R dual-band ac wireless adapter.

gasdel

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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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    WINDOWS 8.1 PRO WITH MC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    SELF MADE
    CPU
    INTEL I7 2600
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z68M-PRO
    Memory
    8GB VENGEANCE
    Graphics Card(s)
    EMBEDED
    Hard Drives
    OS - OCZ VERTEX 120GB
    DATA - WDBLUE 2TB
    Browser
    IE 11
    Antivirus
    BIT DEFENDER

popeye

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

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer V3 771G-6443
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer VA70_HC (U3E1)
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 (800 MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD4000 + GeForce GT 730M
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Generic PnP Display on Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900 pixels
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250 GB
    ADATA SSD SP900 128GB
    PSU
    90 watt brick
    Mouse
    Bluetooth
    Antivirus
    Comodo
    Other Info
    Asus RT-AC56R dual-band WRT router (Merlin firmware). Intel 7260.HMWWB.R dual-band ac wireless adapter.

phrozen ghost

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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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    windows 8.1 pro x64

popeye

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That is some really great info! Thanks for sharing. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer V3 771G-6443
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer VA70_HC (U3E1)
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 (800 MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD4000 + GeForce GT 730M
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Generic PnP Display on Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900 pixels
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250 GB
    ADATA SSD SP900 128GB
    PSU
    90 watt brick
    Mouse
    Bluetooth
    Antivirus
    Comodo
    Other Info
    Asus RT-AC56R dual-band WRT router (Merlin firmware). Intel 7260.HMWWB.R dual-band ac wireless adapter.
Delhi

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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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion G6-2302AX
    CPU
    APU Dual Core A4 2.5 GHz with Turbo Core Technology Upto 3 GHz
    Motherboard
    AMD
    Memory
    6GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    512 MB AMD Radeon HD 7420G (Integrated) and 1 GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 7670M (Dedicated)
    Sound Card
    HD Audio, Dolby Advanced Audio v2, Stereo Speakers
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HD Brightview Widescreen LED Backlit Display
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768 Pixel
    Hard Drives
    1TB
    Internet Speed
    10MBps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
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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

http://www.eightforums.com/installa...d-windows-8-1-update-1-official-iso-file.html

and this one

http://www.eightforums.com/installa...-1-update-1-kb2919355-installation-fails.html


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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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

http://www.eightforums.com/installa...d-windows-8-1-update-1-official-iso-file.html

and this one

http://www.eightforums.com/installa...-1-update-1-kb2919355-installation-fails.html


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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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

http://www.eightforums.com/installa...d-windows-8-1-update-1-official-iso-file.html

and this one

http://www.eightforums.com/installa...-1-update-1-kb2919355-installation-fails.html


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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    HP
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    8g
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    Radeon 7690M XT (6770m) /Intel 3000
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popeye

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

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Peterdoubt

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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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