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Q: Laptop graphics card AMD Radeon undetected on laptop Envy m6...

My laptop (envy m6 1162la) was not using the graphics card (AMD Radeon 7640M). I tried reinstalling the software AMD Catalyst but it wasn't detecting it either. I checked the windows device manager and the graphics card was greyed out (had to turn the option to show hidden devices because it wasn't showing). I tried updating drivers but it kept showing an error message (Code 45). Then I followed the steps in this guide and tried uninstalling the device, rebooting and reinstalling. Now it's not even showing in the manager, and I can't find the driver download page in the HP website. I also checked the AMD legacy software (catalyst) because it said it included the old drivers, but no luck so far. I'd appreciate any help in this matter. Thanks in advance.

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Preferred Solution: Laptop graphics card AMD Radeon undetected on laptop Envy m6...

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


I have an HP Envy 17t 3000 CTO Notebook PC Product# LW900AV Every so often I would get the message "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered" for quite a while but was never able to fix the problem. Then I started to get the blue screen of death which said something about a memory dump and a memory driver. Usually I would hold down the power button and restart it.

Then while in regular windows mode the screen got all staticy, upon restarting I got to the windows logo, then I'd see a black screen with static in it and it never fully started. I can go into safe mode with no problems, graphics or otherwise.

Going into Device Manager I deleted the AMD Radeon HD 7690 M XT Graphics driver, then restarted, and it would start and run fine with the other driver (Intel driver) until Windows loaded another driver for the Radeon driver (I couldn't stop it) after loading the screen would go blank again. Nothing found online so far has fixed the problem.

I then went into Recovery and went back to factory settings. Which worked for a few hours, everything worked fine. Then I started to get the static again, to the point I'm right back to where I started.

Can anyone tell me exactly what the problem is? Hardware or Driver? Why did it work temporarily? Is it possible to totally disable the Radeon driver for good, where it doesn't reload when restarted? My computer has two graphics drivers (not sure why) Is there a way to use the other driver instead (the Inte... Read more

A:Problem with AMD Radeon graphics card on my HP Envy Laptop

I can't tell you how to turn off the Radeon card for good, as that information isn't in the HP Envy manuals that I was able to find, but I can tell you a few things.

1. It sounds like a hardware problem. The Radeon card may be failing. The other possibility is that the Radeon driver is becoming corrupted somehow (how I don't know, and it's a bit of a mystery as to how it could become corrupted)

2. The computer has two graphics cards in it. One for low power general use (the Intel) and one for more demanding graphics duties (the Radeon). In your laptop, whichever card is used is supposed to be switchable.

3. It works properly in Safe Mode because the laptop only loads the Intel drivers in Safe Mode, not the ATI/Radeon driver. Therefore the Radeon card is not being used in Safe Mode, so it will always appear to work properly.

Since it's out of warranty, you might want to have it evaluated by a trained technician. The graphics card may have to be replaced (if it even can be - some cant be). Get a quote first on how much the evaluation will cost, and how much a graphics card will cost if that turns out to be the trouble. If its a significant chunk of a new laptop's cost, you might want to reconsider fixing that one, and just buy another.

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I have a laptop HP Pavilion 15-p110nr: AMD A10-5745M with AMD Radeon HD 8610G 768MB integrated graphics cardAMD Radeon R7 M260 2GB (dedicated graphics card)6GB RAMWindows 8.1 64 bit The problem is that the laptop refuses to make any use of the R7 m260... for video games and everything, it's always using the integrated HD 8610G. The laptop detects the R7 card, as it is shown in the device manager, as well as a 'linked card' on the CCC and on other programs like AMD System Monitor. But the card simply doesn't do it's job, it doesn't start working. I've used the AMD System Monitor to check if it had any activity, and it's always 0. I have read many other posts on the internet about people with the same problem, and I've tried every solution that people suggested, without any luck: - I have used the Catalyst Control Center to control the Switchable Graphics and set my games to high performance. This should make the R7 be the main graphics card for that videogame, but it doesn't work. There's also a switchable graphics monitor in the CCC, I activate it to see what card is being used when playing a game, but even the monitor doesn't work! it doesn't show the game's .exe (I've tried different games like GTA V, Skyrim or TDU2). - I've read you can just disable the integrated graphics card on the BIOS, but I don't have that option on my BIOS... And if I disable it on the Windows Device Manager, the R7 still doesn't start working, but instead, th... Read more

A:Laptop won't use dedicated graphics card (Radeon R7 m260)

Any help please?

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I have a brand new laptop that I'd like to integrate into a Jenkins setup for running benchmarks. We have Clonezilla and an MS corporate license server. I want the Envy laptop to come up and do a PXE network boot. Clonezilla will serve it the right Windows image, optional driver(s) and Jenkins then applies and runs the benchmark. My first problem is in booting. I have found how to disable CD/DVD Rom boot, and the network boot (That's the one I want...) but not how to disable the local mass-storage boot. The environment  I'm using hasnetwork-accessible power switches and the conventional setup is PXE boot on power-up, but I can't find any controls in BIOS (f10) or boot menu (f9) to cause PXE boot on powerup. If I press F12 manually, PXE boot starts and runs for a while. Is there any way to configure the software / hardware so that on powerup it does a PXE boot?  The next problem is that the hardware/firmware of the HP ENVY laptop don't get along well with Clonezilla, so that its unable to successfully serve an OS image to the computer.  Since the beginning of recorded history, this is the 157th computer the group has set-up, and the first dead-in-the-water failure. We've updated the kernel of the VM Clonezilla is running in. It bothers me a bit that the ENVY can see into the kernel of a VM, and gets unhappy, but nobody promissed me a rose-garden. Just another tricky day... Very Best Regards!Bill

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A:Unattended PXE boot? Envy laptop, FX-8800P Radeon 7 processo...

Sadly, the correct answer is, "You can'tget there from here." Laptops at tbe very low end of the performance spectrum may come with "InsydeH2O" or other low-rent BIOS products, and simply lack a control to boot on power-up. They may not even know they've been powered-up.  Whether AC power is appled to the power adapter or not, they just sit there.IF you want to turn it on, push the "power/reset" button. Simply put, these are computers that require human touch to get started. If you need automatic response to power on, or remote power cycle to get back to status quo ante, don't buy an "Envy".  A "ProBook", "EliteBook", or "Pavillion" are good laptop choices.  We haven't tried the Omen or Spectres yet.  We don't plan on trying ChromeBook or Stream unit. We have had a couple of the 2-in-ones tablet/laptop combos and not succeeded in power-on boot with them. The "all in one" works-in-a-display, like an Apple iMac, work fine for us. Thie issue isn't directly corellated to processor maker, most AMD and Intel-based products have the better BIOS, which appears to be an HP creation. I don't think it corellates with single channel or dual channel memory.  Its about product name and capability.  Envy units don't have an unattended power up and boot capability. Bill

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Hi all,

I just bought a HP Pavilion G7 laptop from Future Shop. It has Radeon graphics (1GB) but when I try and run canyourunit.com it tells me I have intel. I also went to device manager and it tells me I have both Intel and Radeon graphics.

Why is this?


A:Laptop with both Intel graphics and Radeon?

whats the exact model
they seem to have both
see here

reading the service manual
it has Switchable discrete graphics: page 3

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I recently did several updates from HP. Shortly after I notice when I hover over a desktop icon the text line that appears is partially blacked out. I was hovering over the Firefox icon. And this is an example from a drop down menu in my picture editing program.  I can click on the top drop down and the black lines dissapear until I scroll on the drop down with the cursor. I'm trying to find out if this is bad video and I need to sent the computer in for warranty. I am considering reloading the computer. I often do this with my laptops once a year or so. But first I would like an opinion on what this might be. This only affects drop down and pop up text as far as I can tell, so it still could be software related, I hope.

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My Laptop does not have AMD Radeon Graphics , It has INTEL Graphics hardware This HP Notebook - 15-ay079tx comes with AMD Radeon Graphics It was really disappointed that chat support specialists disconnected the chat so many times, they sent an email,I have replied to email with details but yet i have not received any answer from the support email id's: <[email protected]>[email protected] VERY POOR SUPPORT FROM HP INDIA, I DID NOT EXPECTED THIS !!! 

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while playing games I have noticed my brother's laptop screen freezes, showing physical dumping reports.
it happened before but not as much as its happening today.

I cannot run my laptop in normal window mode. It only starts in "safe mode".
The message appears is as:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP2: FFFFF88005507910
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000002
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:
I've collected all the necessary information as instructed in this forum. I dont have much technical knowledge. Please help me solve my problem.

A:BSOD in Toshiba Laptop with AMD Radeon Graphics

Well, I used to play a lot games all together. Today I was trying Splinter Cell Blacklist. Unfortunately I could not even play for 5 mins and the bad thing just happened!
By the way I am using Windows 7 64 bit Home+AMD Radeon HD 7670M+6GB RAM+500GB HDD. In my laptop there are many installed games like Assassin's Creed III, Far Cry III, Call of Duty etc. Also I am using Clone Drive and software like AutoCAD 2013 (which I just uninstalled), MAtLAB etc.
Does it have anything to do with these? Or do I need to repair my OS?
I am really confused?

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So I just purchased this new Acer laptop.
It has a Radeon HD 6650M, and an i7-2360QM with HD Graphics 3000. The Graphics processor within the i7 is the primary VGA and I cant get the computer to utilize the Radeon. Its supposed to be switchable with the catalyst drivers to run off the i7 for increased battery life, and the Radeon when pluged into an outlet. I've downloaded the Drivers off of asus' website and that did nothing. And when I open The Catalyst Control Center, it gives me the option to use "High Performance Graphics" this of course does nothing. The computer still runs off of the i7.

I contacted Asus technical support via online chat, and they had no idea what they were talking about, sying something along the lines of "You need to take out your new AMD card and put in another and see if that works." I told them several times that I had a laptop and no option of switching graphics cards. so I'm hoping someone here can at least guide me in the right direction.

Since I still might RMA this laptop, I don't want to do anything too crazy to get access to the Radeon. But I will accept crap battery life if that means I get to at least use the Radeon.
The Catalyst Driver version is 8.813.1.0

A:Acer Laptop: Switchable Graphics using i7 & AMD Radeon

First, I suggest that you restore your original driver setup from when you first got this laptop while you perform tests of this new graphics system. In recent years the graphics drivers for both video chips had to be installed together as a package, and installing the stand-alone driver for the AMD or nVidia chip screwed things up for some folks.

That said, please be aware that I just started reading about these new graphics chips this week. I am hardly up to speed and certainly no expert.

But it is my impression, based upon this article here (nVidia Optimus, I know - but AMD and nVidia tend to mirror each other in technology):
Nvidia Unveils Optimus Switchable Graphics Technology | PCWorld
it sounds to me like the more powerful graphics chip does not "kick in" until you are actually doing something that requires more graphics power.

Here is the AMD article:
AMD Switchable Graphics Technology
While it is not clear, it could be assumed that they are doing the same thing.

Not having complete control over my computers settings would drive me right out of my mind! If these new graphics chips only run on automatic that is a real negative for me.

Let's see if others with more experience with these chips will chime in. I think this thread would be better in the Graphics Cards section for best exposure to the people who might know. I'll see what I can do about that.

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Hi to all dear members

I have read this topic : (all of 29 pages ! )

Acer Laptop: Switchable Graphics using i7 & AMD Radeon

I have the same problem too

But my laptop is dell - inspiron 5520

My system specification is :

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3612QM CPU @ 2.10GHz --- Ivy Bridge

8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3

Graphics :
AMD Radeon HD 7670M
Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000

Brand Dell Inc.
Version A07
Date 05/17/2012

But the big problem is there is no Video Configuration in my bios

and there is no updated bios software in dell site :

Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United States]

From the above topice about aser , I have noticed that the only way to solve the

problem is using the modded bios. if i am wrong , let me know

I searched this site but there is no modded bios available to my laptop

Bios Mods Tools; - [http://www.bios-mods.com/BIOS]

please help me.

thanks alot.

A:Windows 7 - Dell Laptop: Switchable Graphics using i7 & AMD Radeon

From what I can tell from the Dell documentation, you can only use one or the other and if the optional video, such as you have, is installed that is the default.

The Dell BIOS is protected and any attempt to modify the Dell BIOS will most likely cause it to Corrupt. There is no recovery from a corrupted BIOS on a Dell, the ONLY option is to replace the motherboard.

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My CPU runs cool enough it seems. But I notice Flash Player and just about everything else uses a lot of it. Also when I toggle the Firefox browser to "use hw accel when available" I can detect no difference. I suspect this GPU is not capable of it. Anyone know for sure? Here's what Speccy shows:

ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
Manufacturer ATI
Model AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
GPU Wrestler
Device ID 1002-9809
Subvendor Toshiba (1179)
Current Performance Level Level 0
Voltage 0.863 V
Die Size 59 mm?
Transistors 59 M
Release Date Jun 2012
DirectX Support 11.0
GPU Clock 500.0 MHz
Temperature 48 ?C
Core Voltage 0.863 V
Driver version
ROPs 4
Shaders 80 unified
Memory Type DDR3
Memory 384 MB
Bus Width System
Pixel Fillrate 2.0 GPixels/s
Texture Fillrate 4.0 GTexels/s
Bandwidth 8.5 GB/s
Count of performance levels : 2
Level 1 - "Perf Level 0"
GPU Clock 280 MHz
Memory Clock 533 MHz
Level 2 - "Perf Level 1"
GPU Clock 500 MHz
Memory Clock 533 MHz

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Which gpu has better graphics performance. I have the choice between those two (Geforce 630m or Radeon 7670m). I'm looking to buy a new laptop soon and that is the two I have choices from. I'd like to know which would be better. It would be for gaming some, Photoshop (graphics design and image editing), Skype, and so forth. They're both around the same price range, so I'd like to get the best for the money. They'll both be equipped with a Intel Core i5. The Geforce is priced a little higher than the Radeon, but not too much. As I said, they're around the same price. I've always liked Geforce, but I'd like an opinion.

A:Laptop graphics comparison (Geforce 630m vs Radeon 7670m)

I figured someone could shed some light on this. It's not that difficult of a question.

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A graphics driver update installation was prompted today, which I accepted.  Upon completion of the download, my laptop went blank.  It now appears to be a brick. So, how do I get this fixed?  I can't reboot the laptop.  It has power to it, the circular "cursor" that would indicate some kind of installation was taking place, sat there forever, stopped and is now at a blank screen.  I get no further options to do anything else. I don't have a restore disk as there is no optical drive in this laptop.  How do I get my laptop functional again without a screen and operating system with which I can work?  There is no safe mode - there is NO "mode" at all. I wish I could provide more details, but I cannot get device specific information as the laptop is a brick as I said previously. I have information with this new laptop that says I can call HP within the first 90 days for free assistance.  When I do that, it tells me to go online.  Fortunately, the laptop is not my only pc (I am on a desktop pc now for clafication) or I wouldn't be able to do that.  I've tried a few links on the support page which tell me they are not functioning(?). How am I supposed to fix this laptop without tech support that was promised by HP within the first 90 days? Help please.  Thank you.

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my hp envy 17 3d laptop always running on onboard graphics despite trying to switch to amd radeon graphics card many times and hence unable to select 120 hz display or watch blu ray 3d movies in 3Dmy hp envy dispay is 3D 120 hz refresh rate display, but in the display setting it only shows 60 hz and the computer is not rendering 3D 

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I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 on my rather old and aging laptop. Doing so, I've developed a frequent but random problem where if my web browser loads or closes a tab that has a video embedded into it, it will freeze the entire computer-- no BSOD, just nothing moves, including the mouse. If sound was playing, it stays at a steady buzz. Once the system is frozen, the only solution is to hold down the power button on the laptop and hard reboot it.

This doesn't happen for every video, longer videos are more likely to freeze my system, but even long videos SOMETIMES work.

This never happened with Windows 7, and I highly suspect that it is the fault of the video drivers for my legacy ATI Radeon HD 3870 x2 cards. My driver version is 8.970.100.9001, which is the most recent driver available on the ATI webpage.

I've tried completely uninstalling my graphics drivers using Display Driver Uninstaller from safe mode, selecting the option to not allow the same driver to be reinstalled automatically upon reboot, however, on reboot, my system showed the exact same driver version, so I guess windows reinstalled the driver anyway.

Freezes are getting more common. Just browsing facebook is a minefield now, since if any videos are on my wall, just scrolling down might cause the entire system to freeze.

Does anyone have any suggestions for other things I could try? Is there some other legacy driver for my card that might work?

A:Old Laptop w/ Radeon HD 3870 x2 card, Freezes computer randomly

Hello Iunnrais Welcome to the Ten Forums!

Sounds like it's time! Time for a full clean install that is! First you will want to look for at least 8.1 updates for the model you have there! When not finding any 10 drivers in general available the 8.1 are the closest to 10 compatibility wise and should work without problems.

Since you saw the upgrade from 7 to 10 turn out buggy as all too often being seen when jumping three versions newer the Clean Install after considering a total wipe of the old drive there if that is not seeing problems by the way would tend to insure the best working results.

On a HP laptop that came with the 32bit 7 Home Premium back in 2012 being upgraded to 10 there wasn't any hesitation on seeing the batched up upgrade immediately replaced by a second clean install! Following the second 32bit clean install that once the OEM stuff was nuked off entirely saw the 64bit 10 Home install go on! Unfortunately the drive and no longer seeing anything come up when powering it up on the display resulted in seeing a replacement Toshiba laptop with 10 already on ordered in January! Being only 3yrs. old and finding the drive was stuffed once it was later placed in an external usb enclosure is why a look at the drive would be recommended as well as seeing a nice clean install take place.

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Hello Comunity, I have HP Envy (J Series, if its matters) Laptop and I want to know if its possible to upgrade existing video card to GTX 1070. I tried to google and didnt not find anything, so I suppose its not possible otherwise somebody would post video on youtube.. I just want to know what is the most powerful video card I can install for my laptop? I am going to use it for rendering, so gaming video card like GTX 1070m ( there is laptop version of it right?) is prefered. Questions:1. Is it physicaly possible to install GTX 1070 for the HP Envy 17" laptop?  There is laptop version of this video card right as I know ( GtX 1080 and 1060 also good if they fit.) 2. If its not possible to install GTX 1070 the most powerful video card I can fit in?http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html - I used this as a reference. My PC specs: i7-4700MQ CPU @2.40GHz & 12ram & GeForce GT 740M at the moment. Thank you!

A:HP Envy 17" Laptop & GTX 1060,1070, 1080 Video Card

Hi, What is your J series machine ? Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108Regards.

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Hi, I am Istiak from Bangaldesh. I am using HP ENVY 15-j139tx. My sister brought new HP ENVY x360 15-aq160sa from UK for me. In new HP ENVY x360 15-aq160sa there is no extra graphics card but in my HP ENVY 15-j139tx there is extra graphics card of NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M. Now can I remove graphics card from HP ENVY 15-j139tx and add that to HP ENVY x360 15-aq160sa? Is it possible? Or ENVY x360 15-aq160sa supports extra graphics card that I can add? If yes please let me know that model of graphics card that I can add.

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Inherited Acer Aspire 5553g from my dad, a few years old but still good specs. AMD Phenom II X4, 6gB of RAM and and ATI Mobility Radeon 5650 GPU.

Yesterday bought Planetary Annihilation. All within laptop specs. Run first time but crashes because video driver is out of date.

Download the correct patch from AMD website and run their clean-up utility.

Then run the patch (14-4-mobility-win7-win8-win8.1-64-dd-ccc-whql.exe). After apparently successful installation and restart there is no evidence that the GPU has been installed correctly and my resolution is still way off.

Check the device settings in My computer and says that a 5000 series ATI card is installed as well as a 4200 card (????). I decide to uninstall it but as soon as I'm done, windows notifies me that it is installing the driver for a 4200 card. However, the resolution still won't go above 1024x768 in the settings and steam can't detect a graphics card installed at all. Ontop of this, planetary annihalation still won't work.

Has anyone got any ideas? Could it just be something to do with what Acer have done with laptop? What's the deal with the 4200 card; as far as I'm aware I should only have a 5650 in here.

A:Bizarre goings on updating Radeon 5650 card in Acer Laptop

A few things to note here:

First and foremost, the only recommended source for laptop drivers is from the laptop manufacturer. Any other source you are trying your luck as the drivers have not been configured for your exact hardware.

Second, many laptops with a "highend" chipset, also have a low end chipset for normal everyday use which uses less power. So it's possible there are two chipsets in that model as well. As for drivers, note above.
I will also point out that in regards to gaming, that laptop specs have to exceed the recommendations to actually work well. This is because laptop hardware and desktop hardware (even the same chipset) are not equal. So if you look up the benchmarks for a desktop 5650 gpu and the laptop (ie: mobile) 5650, you will see the laptop benchmarks are slower.

Having said all of that, your current issue appears to be video driver related.

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Can I change the dedicated video card (AMD RADEON R9 M275) from my Lenovo laptop y40-80 to another video card ??If you can change the video card, what are the options? maybe NVIDIA?Please help me.Thanks

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I am looking to buy a EVGA GeForce GTX 750 TI 2 GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics card, i don't know if I have enough room inside of my case or if my CPU can handle it, thanks.  Graphics card link - http://www.bestbuy.com/site/evga-geforce-gtx-750-ti-2gb-gddr5-pci-express-3-0-graphics-card/4906008....PC Specs link - http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c03787848

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A:HP Envy Graphics card Upgrade- HP Envy 700-74

Hi, You should have enough room inside your PC but you should do some measuring just in case.  Review this posted document.  Review these HP how-to articles. HP Secure Boot Windows 8 Topics   Computer Does not Start After Installing a Video Card (Windows 8)

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Hi, I have lenovo ideapad 100-15IBD and i whould know if i add a graphics card to my laptop.   Thanks.

A:Graphics card for my laptop

Hi ilai2000,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.
Unlike Desktops, laptops are not great at upgrading Graphics Card this goes for IdeaPad 100-15IBD aswell
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Mates I'm using Windows 8 and I have NVidia GeForce GT550M as graphics driver but my laptop does not see my card although I have installed graphics driver. Is it fixible or not ? If yes, how can I fix it.

I think, It must be written that "GeForce GT 550M" not Intel Graphics Driver and;

in here, the green thing have to be connected with GeForce 550M part, doesn't have ?

A:My Laptop Does Not See My Graphics Card

Does not anyone know this ? Please help me.

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My Problem is that I am going to buy a laptop (A Toshiba Satellite A105-S2081) from TigerDircet. The site says it has an ATI Radeon® Xpress 200M graphics card.

My question is. Is this a good card for movies and games?

Like could it play Guild Wars, Oblivion, AOE 3, BF2, and the big MF *FEAR*

I dont know anything about laptop graphics cards or what its equvalent to in nVidia cards. ATI is like another language to me

Thanks for the help.

A:Graphics card for a new laptop.

The 200M is the chipset. It has onboard graphics that are derived from the ATI X300. The X300 is not much of a graphics card. Not sure where this performance falls compared to an X300. Chances are it's lower or about the same.

Here's some more info on the chipset:

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Just joined this forum and I need some advice and hope someone can assist me?
I have an Advent 7003 pentium 4 windows xp home edition 2000mhz processor with 40gb hard drive
It has a S3 Graphics ProSavageDDR installed and having just bought a new game I find it will not work (Lara Croft - Angel of Darkness)
I have been advised that I will need a graphics card?
If so :-
1. Is it possible to fit a graphics card to my Advent 7003?
2. If so which would be the best one to get?
Any help gratefully accepted

A:Graphics card for laptop

Most laptops are not meant to be used for gaming and thus have no capacity to upgrade anything other than memory or a hard drive. I would bet your graphics card is built into the motherboard and cannot be upgraded. I have however seen docking stations that allow you to add an external video card or other peripheral but I would hazard a guess Advent has no such thing.

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im thinking about buying a new laptop for when i go to university but it needs to be able to run maya 3d animation software.On mayas system requirements page they recommend a Qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL® graphics card but i have absolutely no idea what that is.

(full maya system requirements link.)

what i want to know is what should i be looking to for when i buy a laptop please keep in mind that im trying to keep within a budget of £400.

could a Nvidia Geforce 8200 card run maya? or is it too low spec

the laptops im looking at are like these...



any good?....any recommendations?

all replies are apprieciated

A:laptop/graphics card help

The one at £347.41 will run the it but how well I not sure......

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Thanks for taking the time to read.

So I was in school today, talking to a friend about CoD5:WaW. And He was telling me his laptop was too slow. And I was saying mine was also lagging when playing it. And he was telling me he was getting a "laptop PCi graphics card" to make it run better. I had no idea what a PCi card is.

So my first question is, What is a PCi slot/port/thing? On my laptop on the side there is this small little button and then a press it in, it extends out and a little slot beside it is then open. <<< Is that the PCi port?

Secondly, Can I get a new graphics card? I wanna play games on my Laptop without having to buy a new computer. :/

And If I could do this, could anyone reccommend a good, cheap PCi graphics card?
For Media and gaming.

Thhaankks for reading

(oh and sorry if this is in the wrong section)

Btw. Im using a Toshiba Satellite L355 with windows vista home premium.

A:Laptop PCi Graphics card? :/

its actually a pcmcia slot, i wish it was that easy to upgrade a video card in a laptop but it cant really be done unless the video memory is shared. you can adjust how much memory is allocated for the video card in the bios, hope that will help.

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Hi,GuysMy Question Is That Can I Add A Graphics Card To My Laptop Pavilion G6 Core i5....I already Have Upgraded My Ram To 8 Gb......I Hope You All Will Get On This Very Soon...And Give My Instant And Accurate Results.......

A:Can I Add Graphics Card To My Laptop?

Abd17 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!Unlike desktop PCs, laptops do not use video "cards"; instead, they use video chips that are permanently attached to either video modules, or to the laptop system board.  These are not customer-replaceable parts.

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Just wondering, as I have a good processor and am going to upgrade the memory on my laptop, as to whether you can upgrade the graphics card on a laptop? I have a Samsung V20 2Ghz Pentium 4 with 248MB Ram (at the moment) and Intel Graphics card, which is rubbish and why I want to change it.

I just wondered, seeing as a good bog standard (better than Intel shite) card is quite cheap, whether you could put it in a laptop or not.


A:New Graphics card in laptop...?

Nope, 99% of all laptops have the video integrated into the motherboard. There usde to be options for docking stations where you could add an external video or other card to. Might be worth a look on samsung's web site.

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I've got an HP Pavilion laptop. Is there any way to install a better 3D card? Externally somehow? Thanks.

A:graphics card for my laptop?

I'm not a laptop expert but I don't think it's possiblt to upgrade VGA cards on such a computer. I might be wrong. Check out the HP site & see what you can find out there.

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Alright guys, this looks like one of the best places to post this question and couldnt find much using the search.

I was wondering what you would recomend as the best graphics card within ?50 - ?120

My system specs:

Vista Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
Acer Aspire 5735
Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo CPU @ 2GHz


Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
1.28GB Adapter RAM
Hope that gives you enough to go on. I have no idea about graphics cards but Ive just got into PC games and want to be able to play them all quite well.

Thank you in advance

A:Best Graphics Card for my laptop?

Hi Jacob and welcome to Vista Forums

Sorry, but you cannot upgrade the graphics capability of a laptop as the GPU is part of the motherboard.

What you could do is to upgrade the memory of your laptop so that you have the maximum amount installed that is supported.

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Can you install an upgraded graphics card on a laptop or is it not practical?

A:Laptop Graphics Card

Only if the graphics card in the laptop is upgradeable in the first place. Some higher-end (mostly gaming) laptops, but only some. Most laptops come with onboard graphics and are not upgradeable at all.

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hi all

I have a toshiba laptop
Mobile Intel 945GM
128 Mb

i cann't run many games on it

Win Xp_pro_SP2


can I change this Graphic Card
or add another one..

or overlaod it

what can i do?

need help please

A:New graphics card for laptop?

It's a laptop, you can only upgrade ram and hard drive, nothing else.

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i Was wondering if i could add a graphics card to this lap top in the future i know most laptops can not but this one has some evidence that you may be able to Thank you for your help

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I recently bought my girlfriend an ACER Aspire 6920G laptop from PC world, yea i know first mistake,
But i was wondering if its possible to change the ATI HD 3650 512mb graphics card to a nividia one???

Any help woiuld be greatly appreciated,



A:Laptop Graphics Card?

It depends on whether or not the graphics card is on board or a seperate unit, if I understand the situation correctly.

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Im looking to buy a new graphics card for my laptop but I am unsure what graphics cards are compatible with my motherboard model.

Could someone please enlighten me as to what type of graphics card would be best suited to my motherboard, my budget is around $300 but i would be willing to spend more if required.

My laptop model is a Hewlett Packard Pavilion ZV5200

Other information.
Athlon 3000+
1024 DDR RAM
Nvidia GeForce4 420 Go

Thanks in advance.

A:New Laptop Graphics Card

I think we have had at least half a dozen of this same thread already. Please! Don't think that you are somehow original! With 99% probability someone has asked your question before and you can find the answer by using the amazing "search" feature.

As a rule you cannot replace the graphics on laptops. Only some very special models have replaceable cards or PCI(-E) slots. Some docking stations have PCI(-E) slots too. I really doubt that your consumer laptop fits into any of these categories.

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I have a SAMSUNG ATIV BOOK 2 which was working fine until i got a BSOD about some kernel and the next morning the thing won't boot up saying 'all boot options have been tried'. I just decided to reformat it but then i found out C: drive was missing. Not found on BIOS, and on disk part. The only unusual thing i did was install .net 3.5 via dism , it said it was installed but some programs demands for it still.

Can someone help me? Or am i doomed because its an HDD prob? But SENTINEL says its 100% healthy. And yes I tried reseating the hard drive

A:Laptop hdd undetected even in BIOS

If me, I would pull the hard drive and install it into an enclosure attached to another computer, or install it in another as a secondary drive (not boot drive), then see if you can, first, retrieve any data you don't want lost. Then run diagnostics on the drive.

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I use Vista Home Basic 32bit
I want to upgrade Graphics card in my laptop
My Laptop is Presario A900

Can Someone Help me please, Do send me the emails at REMOVED

Himanshu Dave

A:Graphics Card Upgrade in LAPTOP

First get rid of that email. If you dont, you will have so much spam, you will be able to get rich selling it by the pound.

That being said

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Here are the specs:


I can't figure out how to get the keyboard off and I don't want to break anything.

I'm trying to change my video card so I can connect it to my analog TV - Hitachi Rear Projection 48" 1993. The current video card won't do it. Is there any other way I can accomplish this? I've heard there are adapters but I don't know what to get.

A:How Do I Change the Graphics Card in my Laptop?

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Well basically, my laptop is a Toshiba Satellite L500-19z
My graphics card is a crappy Mobile Intel series 4 family chipset.

I originally bought the laptop at Christmas (2009) for everything: Social Networking, coursework, a little gaming etc. But at the time I didn't think it was rubbish for big games (such as Dragon Age: Origins).
So anyway, I was wondering if it is actually possible to replace my graphics card?
I'm looking at the PNY NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS PCI-E Graphics Card, but is that even compatible with laptops?

My game is quite laggy, it's OK 50% of the time but it gets quite annoying when you're trying to battle and it takes about 5/10 seconds for an ability to actually work (if it even does!)

Are there any graphics cards out there that I can use? Or can I even replace my graphics card, or increase the performance of my game?

Thanks in advance


A:Replacing the graphics card in my laptop? :/

Sorry,laptops with integrated graphics can't be upgraded.
Even laptops with dedicated graphics cards can usually
only be swapped with the same card due to proprietary design.

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hello, i have a lenovo ideapad 500 laptop with intel hd graphics 520 and amd r7 m360 and every thing in the laptop like games and apps use only intel not amd i tried to do a clean uninstall with ddu in safe mode for both intel and amd and got the latest drivers for both and updated my windows but still amd isn't working and it's normally detected in the devise manager , i contacted amd and all i got from them is update your drivers and do the high performance stuff in amd switchable graphics settings but i already done all these steps and nothing solved it for me so they told me to contact the laptop manufacture because the laptop uses the customized hardware. The laptop manufacturer could customize its hardware and drivers to support the specific features and functions of the laptop, where the AMD driver could have the limited support for such product. so please someone help me with this, my amd is detected and lenovo solution cenetr passed the test for the amd graphics card and still, nothing works on amd 

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I have a HP dv6 laptop and when I extended to an external monitor the picture was terrible. I find that it's not using it's Radeon HD 6770M card as output. It shows in the Device Manager ok, but the desktop options are for the Intel card.
How do I activate the Radeon card for output?

A:Selecting the graphics card on my laptop

I tried to install Catalytic Converter but it won't download due to incompatable hardware/software, version of graphics adapter not supported, contact manufacturer.
I've run the driver detect utility on the HP website and it thinks my graphics driver is up to date.

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Can i upgrade my graphics card on my laptop ? L2W56EA#ABU

A:Can i upgrade my graphics card on my laptop?

No sorry. The video chip is a part of the motherboard, soldered in and there is just no means to remove it and replace it with something else. This is true of 99.5% of laptops. 

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System: Dell Inspiron 9400/E1705
Graphics card: nVidia GeForce Go 7900 GS
Integrated graphics on mobo?: I think so; yes, or else disabling the above video card would've blacked everything out, right?

My laptop gets to the black Microsoft Windows XP boot screen (the one with a progress bar below the logo that has blue dots scrolling across it in threes), then the screen dies out just before it reaches the login screen.

I restarted, booted into Safe Mode, disabled my GeForce, restarted again and got all the way to home base; albeit with ****-ugly graphics, as mine's a 17" widescreen and 800x600 does it absolutely no justice.

Enabling the card from there killed the screen dead, so I'm pretty sure by now my GeForce is busted, but can anyone confirm this for me; just so I can be sure?

Also, is there anything I can do about the current crappy graphics, like installing video drivers for the integrated mobo graphics? Or did Dell rip everything "extra" out when I chose the high-end graphics card?

A:Is my Laptop Graphics Card Dead?


your card is outputting a refresh rate or monitor size that the screen cant handle, you need to start in safe mode and apply the lowest setting such as 640 x 480 or 800 x 600 and check the refresh rate is set to 70 hz,

then reboot and change the size back to a normal setting.

The other easier way is to start in safe mode and remove the card in device manager, then reboot and let windows reinstall it.

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2 weeks ago i bought an XPS M1710 laptop off Ebay with a faulty gfx card quite cheaply with the intention of swapping out the card in my I9400 . The card is a GF 7900GTX with 512mb ram ,now the 7 series of laptop cards are notorious for failing due to heat , so after a little research on the matter it appearred there was a little trick you could perform to get these cards working
Well i thought i had got nothing to lose so why not give it ago, heres how

1: remove card from laptop
2: remove the heatsink and backing plate by undoing the retaining screws and gently prising apart
3: remove all traces of thermal paste from gfx and ram chips using 99% rubbing alcohol
4: Place in a pre heated (150 degrees C) oven , on a stiff piece of card for 3 mins only per side ( 6 mins total)
5: turn oven off and leave oven door half open (or half closed) for 30 mins
6: refit heatsink, backing plate and thermal paste, i used as5 and replace in laptop

7: the test , i used prime95 to stress the card + a few swear words thrown in to make it more stressed and it passed

So i was sceptical at first thinking what a stupid thing to do, but it works
The laptop has been running now for 78 hrs continuos with no probs, the temp is 43 degrees C using I8Kgui fan controller
so if anyone wants to try this method, i say give it ago you have nothing to lose

A:repairing a laptop graphics card

Remove the card? Do both laptops have an mxm? I'm curious about this. Most laptops tend to have the darn thing soldered in or part of the mobo. Also, why are you sticking it in an oven >_>

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I've already read through a few tech support forums before registering here, so i know the general consensus is "NO! YOU CAN'T UPGRADE GRAPHICS CARDS IN LAPTOPS"....lol

But I've read a few forums where they say *some* computer models and newer laptops DO have upgradable graphics cards, and I have not found any specific information on whether it's possible in MY laptop or not. So here goes....

I bought a Toshiba Satellite A215-S4747 about a month and a half ago. It's got Windows Vista and the ATI Radeon X1200 graphics card.

Problem is, EA Games says that the Sims 2 is simply not compatible with this graphics card for whatever reason, and it causes all sorts of trippy graphics glitches during gameplay. Everything's fine for about 15 minutes and then I get angular graphic shadows that obscure the screen, Sims' heads in other rooms away from their bodies, etc.

I'll admit it, I'm not incredibly computer savvy when it comes to tech specifications, and I figured the X1200 graphics card would work (EA says the X800 and X900 would work, so logically....?) Now I have a new laptop that I like for everything else, but I can't play my favorite game.

Aside from "go buy a new laptop with a better card" LOL....does anyone have any ideas? Am I incredibly lucky and this happens to be one of the laptops I can upgrade? Are there any external graphics cards (dunno if such a thing exists) or something I could plug into a... Read more

A:Graphics card upgrade in a laptop....?

You cannot upgrade the graphics card in that system. Laptops with upgradable video cards are usually expensive and it is a feature advertised prominently on the box and on the laptop, itself (stickers and such).

If it had video upgrade capability and you purchased it new, it would have been a sort of in-your-face brag you couldn't miss if you read the box and the stickers on the unit.

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