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Laptop with both Intel graphics and Radeon?

Q: Laptop with both Intel graphics and Radeon?

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?


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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 have the same problem when i was on windows 7 i can see in my display adapter that its AMD i upgraded to windows 10
its say Intel HD Graphics  http://imgur.com/Ay2df9X 
and i tried to see the amd control panel i suddenly found the it is disabled ...  and no display connected to it  http://imgur.com/a/jB6CU 
Please help me this laptop is new and im so scared something happened to the AMD card 

A:AMD Radeon HD/Intel switchable graphics

Marko91 HP laptops, especially the older Win7 machines, often came with two different graphics chips -- and Intel and then, either an AMD or Nvidia.  This was known as Switchable Graphics or Hybrid Graphics.  You ran using the Intel chip most of the time, but when you needed extra graphics power, like in Gaming, the PC automatically switched over to using the AMD or Nvidia graphics chip.Problem is, this requires special graphics drivers to work, and while those came preinstalled on the Win7 laptops, those drivers simply do not exist for Win10.  Those drivers are not available from Intel, AMD, or Nvidia.  A way to tell if your PC has two different graphics chips is to look in Device Manager under Display Adapters.  If there are two different adapters listed, one Intel and one AMD/Nividia, then you have this problem -- and if you force an upgrade to Win10, you will have serious graphics problems and your machine will not work. Please follow these directions to find the detailed product number for your laptop:  Finding Your HP Product Model Number | HP® Customer Support With that information, I can see if there are HP Win10 vide drivers for your laptop. We can proceed once you provide the information.Thanks

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hello since i upgraded to window 10  I cannot use my AMD Radeon hd card,and on catalyst i dont have the choice anymore to switche from one card to the other, what can i do , basically my computer run only on intel HD Graphics card, no no open gl ,no games anymore.......thank you I have an hp dv7HP Pavilion dv7-6b00 serie

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A:AMD Radeon HD/Intel switchable graphics

flcph2015 Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the situation is that you should not have done the Win10 Upgrade.  Their Upgrade tool does a really poor job of detecting switchable graphics prior to the updrade, and as a result, folks like you end up with machines that are no longer fully functional.  Same thing happened to me. With switchable graphics, the only working drivers come from the OEMs that make the machines, because the hardware is customized, so to have to be the drivers.  MS does not supply these drivers, nor do the video card makers. So, without HP Win10 drivers for your PC, you're stuck with only two outcomes:1) Keep Win10 and struggle with the graphics problem2) Return your PC to the original OS. I chose the second because I prefer a PC with an older OS where everything worked, to a PC with a new OS, where some things do not work.

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I just reformatted a Samsung laptop and am trying to get it all loaded and patched back up again. The laptop has a AMD Radeon HD 7400M graphics adapter. So after getting it up and running (at a low resolution obviously), I downloaded and installed the latest AMD graphics driver w/ the Catalyst Control Center thingy. Now the display is at the native 1600x900, but Device Manager shows both the AMD graphics adapter and Intel HD Graphics 3000 adapter.

Why are there two listed? I tried removing the Intel adapter earlier and the display went all wonky back to the previous 1024x768 resolution.

I'm the type of computer user who likes to get rid of stuff that's not needed. So are both graphics adapters really needed?

A:Why do I need Intel HD 3000 graphics with AMD Radeon HD?

The two graphics systems are needed to support the hybrid system used on many of today's laptops, the Intel is used for general low graphics intensive applications and the AMD is used for certain higher requirements such as games. The purpose of the dual system is to conserve power when possible and only use the power for the HQ graphics when it is actually needed

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Hello There! I Bought brand new HP Notebook few days ago Model ay-102tu Spec:Windows 10 pro 64-bitcore i5 (7th generation)4GB DDR4 Ram 500 GB HDDIntel HD Graphics 620 (working fine)AMD Radeon R5 m330 (2gb dedicated (have error) ) when i startup my notebook after windows startup few seonds screen gone blanked for 2 3 seconds and  message displayed ""Driver Has Respond working and has been recoverd""sometimes it moves to BSOD I have also followed TDR delay but nothing worked  i thought that was driver issue so i re install win10 pro and install the latest amd driver from HP support assistant and also from amd site (AMD catalyst)MY NOTEBOOK began to slow and take 2 3 mins for startup after amd driver installation i have tried every single method to fix amd card but not worked so i unistall amd driver and now my pc is fast enough for startup  but i cannot play games on intel graphics SO i request To All Please provide me a better way to fix amd radeon r5 m330 for my hp notebook  

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Hello!Yesterday, I had some problems. FPS drop on games, and found that my laptop was using intel integrated graphics instead of AMD! So when I tried to use AMD, it switched to VGA graphics adapter, which isn't launching games or anything.  i thought of returning to intel, can't find it.I have AMD 7400M HD series, about the intel, I don't know. I want you guys to give me correct drivers, exactly please. Since it's not working wherever I downloaded them.Basically I want to switch back to Intel integrated graphics, or to AMD radeon 7400M hd series if possible.Thanks in advance.

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Hi, I just bought this HP Slimline Desktop - 450-120d and tried using it with some games and some of them give me an error "Unrecognized video card." I tried switching them to high performance in the amd control center but still the same error.  What can I do to fix this?

A:switchable graphics not working (radeon r5 330 and intel hd ...

Your PC is a desktop, not a notebook. Desktop PCs do not have switchable graphics. That is a high-end notebook feature. The Omen 15 has it. When a video card is installed, the Intel HD graphics is disabled and the video you have is proviided by the video card only. Which specific games did you try to run? There is a website called Can I run it? that willl give you a report on the hardware in your PC and specific gameshttp://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri If your PC won't run specific games it could be because of the entry level graphics and Intel CPU that is installed in the motherboard. Your desktop PC is not meant for gaming. It is an entry level productivity desktop PC.

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which graphics card can you compare an integrated hd graphics 2500, does it run the same or almost with the geforce 210? or better with hd 5450?

A:what's better: Intel HD Graphics 2500 vs Radeon HD 5450

HD 5450 is powerful than the Intel HD 2500. HD 5450 is only comparable to Intel HD 4000, 4400, 4600, and Intel Iris Pro HD 5200.

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Hi, I would like to ask you guys, how can I disable or set up my graphics card priority on my Probook 470 G2 because all games and Photoshop too are using the integrated Intel HD GPU and the performance is horrible. Photoshop sends an error message all the time if I open it. The games run with very low video settings and FPS is horrible. I can't enjoy neither the work and nor the games. Thanks for replies and help!

A:How to disable Intel HD graphics and use AMD Radeon R5 M255 ...

@supratist In your BIOS I do not see a setting to disable the Intel graphics. But  in Device Configuration I see you can adjust Video memory.  Default is 32MB if that is what yours is set at try the 512MB setting. REO

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I have a compaq presario with onboard graphics and I installed a rad 9250-I disabled the onboard plugged the monitor into the new one and everything worked fine until I turned it off and restarted and it recognized the old board again. the computer froze. I had to pull the new card and plug the monitor into the old slot. I've already put it into bios PCI so by all rights it shouldn't recognize the old board. Can I turn automatic hardware detection off? Or any other suggestions?

A:Intel Onboard Graphics And New Radeon 9250

I figured it out for myself,

1) Click start --> click Run
2) Type services.msc --> click ok
3) Select shell hardware detection --> right click --> select
4) Choose disabled in the startup type --> click apply and ok.

It worked and everything is ok now, but thanks for being here!!!!

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I have been searching on the internet about this issue I'm currently battling. I have have found similar issues but not exactly what I am going through.

I am hoping you experts can help me. Here it goes...

I have a Lenovo G50-80 laptop, which is less than a month old. It came with Windows 8.1 and had a free upgrade to Windows 10. It ran fantastically except I still preferred Windows 7 - I did a clean install.

The problem is my graphics card. When I had Windows 10, in the dxdiag page I had the following tabs:System

Basically on the Display tab, the Intel HD Graphics 5500 is displayed and on the Render tab, I had the AMD Radeon HD 8500M.

Now that I downgraded to Windows 7 (installed all updates including SP1), the Render tab is no longer there.

I have checked the device manager and saw both cards listed and active with no errors.

I did the following:Updated Drivers for both Intel and AMD graphics
Uninstalled all graphic drivers and reinstalled Intel first then AMD
Changed the settings on the AMD graphics controller to Maximum Performance on the game I am playing

I do not know what I am missing here.

I am really looking forward to a solution.

Thank you in advance, gentlemen!

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I have an HP Pavilion g6 1202tx. I have all my games switched to high performance in dynamic mode using catalyst control center. One day when I opened game settings in pes 14 game launcher and opened specs tab, I saw that under my GPU was written Intel(R) HD Graphics Family ‎(PS5.0/VS5.0)‎ and not AMD, with a Bad rating beside it. So, surely pes 14 is using Intel(R) HD Graphics Family ‎(PS5.0/VS5.0)‎ as GPU and not AMD. And this may be the reason for poor performance of all my games(L.A Noire runs with 11 fps even in the lowest settings,
GTA 4 with 20 fps in lowest settings). You can get specs for my laptop by googling HP Pavilion g6 1202tx. Also,
is fixed graphics mode better than dynamic mode?

A:Games using intel hd graphics instead of amd mobility radeon

It's all about the power profile mode you're using. If it's set to balanced, your laptop will swap GPUs that will depend on the application. If it's set to High-Performance, it will only use a dedicated GPU (if there's any). If it's set to low-power state then it'll only use the integrated ones.

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Hi everyone,I have HP ENVY 6 (1206tx) laptop with Intel 4000 graphic and Amd Radeon 8600/8700m but I could not install amd Radeon driver on it. When I try to install at the last moment of installation it became hang. What can I do please help me.

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This is my system

Dell Dimension 3000
Intel pentium 4
2.8 GHZ 512 RAM
windows XP (sp2)
Intel extreme graphics 2 onboard video

The video card im trying to install is a
Radeon X800 PCI series

When I try to disable the video card it seems to only reset my graphics settings to 8 bit and 800 x 600 resolution, I've looked at other posts here about the Intel extreme graphics 2 and I know that it will consistently try to reinstall its driver if uninstalled. My ATI Catalyst software will not install itself for some reason. I put in the disc and it goes through the installation process, aburptly stops but it doesn't install any ATI things onto the computer, when I look in my control panel afterwards there are no ATI things in there whatsoever.

I know this video card works and everything cause it was working in my other dimension 3000 even before I disabled the onboard video on that computer it allowed the ATI software to be on the computer. I tried getting the latest drivers from ATI but when trying to install them it pops up a message saying
"Setup was unable to find components that can be installed under your current hardware or software configurations. Please make sure you have the right required hardware or software"
what does that mean? Im not sure what hardware or software I may be missing...

any idea as to what I should do? Thanks in advance!

A:Intel extreme graphics 2 or radeon X800 problem?

You may need microsoft .net framework 1.1 which is on the ati site as well as microsoft's!!!!

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I am considering buying a new laptop (both are HP) and was hoping to get an answer to which processor would better suit me..I don't game a whole ton, so no worries in that. I'm looking for the best bang for the buck and the one that will last the most. They both are roughly the same price out the door with tax.

Core i7 Intel? HD Graphics 4400 or AMD A8-Series AMD Radeon HD 8210 which is going to be better in the long run.

Thank you all,

A:Core i7 Intel Graphics 4400 or AMD A8-Series AMD Radeon

the intel graphics are onboard and the amd is an add-on board.. in case of failure - the amd is replacable

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Alright so I've got a serious problem here, my manufacturer which is ASUS in my case will NOT be supporting this graphcis card or the computer itself so I'm left out in the dark.
I have tried with everything and I came to the conclusion that modded drivers works the best which still is pretty bad(switchable Graphics profiles are not saved - Adding Photoshop for example today results that in a week it will be wiped out and the performance will be zero)

The generic AMD drivers does not work, the HP drivers works 50-50, I can Control Everything with switchable Graphics
except for the manual program adding and the modded leshcat drivers are not of my liking.

Considering the fact that AMD supports ENDURO on the whole Radeon HD 7000M series I would expect it to work on the generic drivers.

So if anyone got anything that could help my situation I would gladly hear you out.

I'm thinking that using the modded drivers will be my last desperate move.

P.S. I'm also not using the newest Intel Drivers as they are reported to cause problems

A:Switchable graphics with Intel HD 3000 and Radeon HD 7610M

Sorry for bumping but is there anyone that can help with this?

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Hi, my laptop is overheating and wasting power because it is always running my ATI Radeon mobility graphics card. I have switchable graphics, and I want the computer to ALWAYS start up using Intel HD graphics.

I cannot find ANY settings to make Intel HD the default graphics card.

I have tried uninstalling ATI radeon graphics card. It always reinstalls AND SWITCHES to it on startup.

How can I make Intel HD the primary graphics card(PREFERRED), or completely remove ATI radeon so it never reinstalls the drivers after I have uninstalled it?


A:Disable ATI radeon switchable graphics or use Intel HD by default

There would be an option in your BIOS to disable/enable onboard graphic chip. Also look for something along the lines 'Init Display first' (though these differ bios to bios) and select 'Onboard' or similar equivalent option.

You can also disable your radeon card through Device manager. Open Start menu, type 'Device Manager' and select it from the list displayed. Look for the card>right click>disable.

If unsure, post a screenshot and we'll work you out through the steps.

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I hope everybody can help this.
This morning, i upgraded my Intel HD Graphics 3000 because some programs force me to update it. But, I don't know why, after restaring my laptop, I see that the graphics has changed from Radeon to HD Graphics. You know, HD Graphics is only have 64 MBs of its RAM. Different far away from my Radeon that has 1024 MBs of RAM.

And when I try to playing some games, it says, "Your Graphics card doesn't meet the system requirement". It is very sucks. And then, checking the Device Manager it doesn't show my Radeon graphics anymore.

I want to change my graphics back to Radeon, but can't. I've tried every step from the internet and still not work. There is no message something like this in my desktop: "Switchable Graphics Driver". And every start, the Catalyst Control Center says: "Catalyst Control Center is not supported by the driver version of your enabled graphics card. Please update your AMD graphics driver or enable your AMD adapter using Displays Manager.". I have followed this from internet:

Click "Start."
Click "Control Panel."
Click "Display."
Click "Change Display Settings."
Click "Advanced Settings."
Click the "Adapter" tab. Select the ATI adapter from the list on screen. Click "Properties."
Click the "Driver" tab.
Click "Enable" to enable the ATI ad... Read more

A:Updating Intel HD Graphics 3000 Makes the Radeon Gone

Anyone could help, please...?

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I bought a HP Elite 8460p notebook, and it comes with Intel HD Graphics 3000 and a dedicated AMD Radeon HD 6470M.
It came preinstalled with Windows 7. And I quickly removed it and installed Windows 8.1 pro from scratch, I formed that hard drive, but not the recovery drive.
After I installed with 8.1 I noticed that the dedicated graphics card was not installed and the drivers aren't there. I tried Snappy Driver Installer, I tried the driver from HP for it. I've even tried suggested route from hp's forum, AMD Radeon HD 6470m Driver for Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit -"Hp ... - HP Support Forum - 3073197

But I am unable to find those two drivers with those versions anywhere listed on the HP forum where some users state that that technique/solution does work.
I'm not sure what todo, I really don't want to go to Windows 7. As I have purchased Windows 8.1 Professional.
I've ran speccy, and it does not show a second graphics card. I see no options anywhere on this computer for switchable graphics, and I do not see anything in device manager installed or missing.

Can someone please help me out?

A:HP 8460p Intel HD Graphics 3000, Radeon 6470M not working.

The link is to the HP Support page with Win8.1 drivers for your PC. I would install the Chipset drivers (because they probably include the Intel video drivers, as well) and the AMD video drivers: Drivers & Software for HP EliteBook 8460p Notebook PC - HP Support Center.

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Hi my name is James

I am running a Dell dimension 2400 with 256mb ram, celeron processer 2.4 ghz and Intel extreme graphics, and 40 gb hdd and the rest.

I just brought a 256 mb PCI card made by powercolor, built with radeon 9200 technology. Not pci express just straight PCI

Followed the instructions, pluged card in, turned on computer,go into the device manager and i get a yellow
"!" mark with the code 12 error against my card.

Uninstalled onboard intel extreme graphics controller, its model thing is ...
Intel® 82845G Graphics Controller it has 64mb of video ddr ram
Um well as soon as i uninstalled it and rebooted, windows would automactically recongise it again and then yeah. it would become default.
So i disabled it and now its outta use. yay =)
I am currently running off the default windows vgasave graphics thing and i still have the error code 12 on my radeon.

I have installed catallyst, downloaded specific drivers from the powercolor site, installed those and i get either

TUL corporation, RADEON 9200 SERIES ver. [5/3/2006]

just the plain

RADEON 9200 SERIES ver. [5/3/2006]

Well i am using the plain Radeon 9200 series driver ^
And have tried both with no luck.

I read somewhere that i should not use the microsoft drivers
so i steered clear.

Then i saw that I should try adjusting the agp apeture in the bios setup.
To have it under 64mb.
I dont even have a agp slot!! but it couldnt hurt.
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A:Ati radeon 9200 upgrade from intel extreme graphics , pci , code 12 error

Did u try to install the latest Catalyst drivers? The latest Catalyst drivers do not have support for the 9200 series of video cards. U will have to use Catalyst 6.5, which is the latest one for ur card. Here is the link.

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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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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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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:

Read our privacy statement online:
Windows 7 Privacy Statement - Microsoft Windows

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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to upgrade an Intel graphics card in my Toshiba Satellite a100 PSAA8C-0FH00E laptop? It's because I can't run Halo 2 or NFS: Carbon, so I want a 512 MB instead of my current 128 MB. My friend said it's impossible since The Intel video card is integrated into the motherboard or something. Sorry, I'm a total noob with hardware. Thanks!

A:Intel graphics card for a laptop

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Hey Guys,so i bought this hp laptop(my father bought it for me actually lol ) from the store(Jarir bookstore) a couple of weeks ago,and it has both integrated and dedicated graphics(hybrid/discrete).Its not a gaming laptop but its pretty good with games released before 2016(doesnt mean it cant run games released in 2016).Its got 4gb ram,Intel 520 Graphics 2 gb(integrated) and an AMD R5 M330(render only display device) with display memory 4gb and dedicated memory 2 gb.I know its a low end graphics card but can it really be worse than the intel's built in graphics??
I have checked the specs,and also tryed both graphics on games(intel looks nicer,but amd gives a bit more fps but there are black edges in rendered tiles in games).I dont wanna use integrated for gaming becoz who would?
How is this possible?I mean why would they bother putting in a dedicated graphics if its worse than the Integrated one?Also all my drives are up to date,Is there anything i would be doing wrong still?
Here are my specs:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home Single Language, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6200U CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 78 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3994 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon (TM) R5 M330, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 451 GB (324 GB Free); D: 13 GB (1 GB Free);
Motherboard: HP, 8136
And here is the intel gpu specs: Intel Hd Graphics 520
Total memory: 2gb
Dedicated Memory : 247 mb
Also the intel gp... Read more

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my dad wants a laptop for about £400-£500 now i know the specs but im not sure which is the best graphics series Intel GMA or ATi Radeon HD series?

is there a page that tells me the power or which is best in order?

namely Intel GMA 4500
ATI Radeon HD 4250


A:whats the best laptop graphics Intel GMA or ATi..?

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Fault codes W1FQSJVAE-RK28H6 and WVC007002-UM7D0J on my laptop, Mathematical Operations Test failed. Does anyone know what's wrong? Seem's to lose contact to the graphics card and jam the computer, then return back to business after a while.B71-80 Laptop, model 80RJ0006MX, Win7 64-bit. Intel driver ver. Doesn't allow to uodate the driver from Lenovo or Intel webpages, windows says that the driver is correct, working properly and the newest version.  

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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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I have a HP Pavilion au084tx laptop with 4gb nvidia940mx dedicated graphics card. But the default driver is always Intel HD graphics. I am not able to use the nvidia card for games. How do I disable Intel HD graphics in the bios. I've tried disabling it from device manager but that just activates the generic Microsoft display device. Can anyone help me in this.

A:Disabling Intel HD graphics on HP pavilion laptop

Hi, Have you tried from the Nvidia Control panel ? Please try: (a) Right click a blank space on desktop,(b) Select Nvidia Control panel, From there, you can pick Nvidia (from 3D option). Regards.

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ok did a search and didnt come up with anything...

have uninstalled and installed the "updated" driver from intel but it shows on the intel driver that it is version but when installed it is still any ideas as to why the installed version is different than the posted version (yeh i know intel isnt worth a you know what but it is all i got atm lol)

A:Intel 82852 graphics card for laptop

They probably updated the driver,but didn't change the
version number in the installer.

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Hey, I am at the end of the ropes on this one. I just can not seem to be able to update the graphic driver for my intel integrated graphics card.

The reason i want to update this is because i get this error when I try to start up:

Spoiler: Error

I found out that the driver version after the #1 is my NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M card, but the one after the #2 is the Intel HD Graphics 4600. #2 is the one i need to update

I mainly need help finding the right driver that works for my laptop, I am told that only ones from the Toshiba website work, but the most recent driver is from 2013, which does not see right to me.

Here are my specs:
Toshiba Qosmio x75 a7170
Windows 8.1
Intel Core I7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M AND Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600

A:Updating Integrated Intel Graphics on Toshiba Laptop

Also i downloaded Intel Driver Updater Utility and i get this when it searched for Graphics drivers;

Spoiler: Intel Driver Updater Utility


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This is my first post so if there is something i didn't include please advice, also if this is in the wrong section I apologize.
I was very frustrated about a game, not using the dedicated GPU. In my frustration i disabled from the device manager the intel graphics. Suddenly my screen resized, nothing seemed to work so i forced restart. The asus logo appears and is followed by a "windows blue" screen (not BSOD).
I've search online for similar problems,
Things I already tried to avail:
1) I have tried reseting the bios by opening the laptop itself and removing the bios battery.
2) I connected the laptop through VGA and HDMI to another monitor, bot report "no signal"
3) I have tried different combinations of keys to enter bios or safemode, none work
4) [Not a solution but i had no ideas left] I have tried enabling the card "blind" using the keyboard, start+r -> devmgmt.msc etc since i just cant see, it didn't work though i then tried to alt+f4 and shut down and it failed. conclusion maybe the problem isnt the integrated graphics?
5) Booting through a new windows disk, didn't boot. I want to believe that the boot priority is set to hdd for this.

What I concluded so far is that I need windows access to enable access to my bios.
I'm all out of ideas, and very frustrated any help would be greatly appreciated.

My Specs:
Laptop Asus F550C
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M 2gb
6gb ram
win 8.1 64bit

A:I disabled intel integrated graphics, asus laptop win 8.1

Welcome to the forum!

Yea, on these laptops disabling the Intel GPU is not wise as it also controls the discrete GPU.

You mention you can't get into Bios or boot from a DVD. This is before Windows even loads so you should be able to do both. On my machine I can get into bios if I hold the F2 key down while prssing the power button. Don't know exactly which key is your bios key.

Once in bios you need to set the boot order to boot from the DVD, then do a repair install.

PS: Would also suggest getting an external drive and get in the habit of making an image at least every couple weeks. Most imaging software lets you create a boot disc so you can restore the image even if the computer crashes.

PPS: Looked it up and your bios key should be F2.

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I have an ASUS laptop with an intel core i5 and usually my games would use that as the graphics setting. But when i go to try and play them now for some reason, they run off something called microsoft basic render card and the intel hd 4000 isnt an available option to use when under settings. How can i fix this?

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I bought this laptop for my mother around 2 months ago, and up until she moved house recently, she always had it plugged in to an external monitor via VGA. When she moved house and the laptop was unplugged, I'm not sure if display settings were changed and the laptop had been turned off, and whether this is the cause of my problem, but now the laptop doesn't recognise it's own screen, and says that a monitor is the primary display when plugged in via HDMI. I think that the issue is that I need to re-install the graphics driver, but I am not sure which one to download and install. There are 4 options on the HP support website: - AMD/Intel Switchable High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver (American, International)  - Intel High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver (American, International)- Intel High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver - Broadwell/Skylake (American, International)  - Intel High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver - Bay Trail-M (American, International) I am pretty sure it is not the first one, as this laptop is Intel rather than AMD, but from there I am not sure which of the other 3 is the correct one. I have downloaded the second one, but I don't want to try and install it in case I lose all function from the laptop. Any help would be appreciated, cheers!

A:HP 250 G4 Windows 10 Intel i5 Laptop Graphics Driver Issue

Hi: You should be able to press the F4 key to toggle the display you want to see. Just keep pressing it until you get the notebook display to show up. The graphics driver depends on what processor your notebook has. Bay Trail is for the notebooks with Pentium/Celeron processors and the Broadwell/Skylake is for the notebooks with Intel 5th and 6th generation Core processors.

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I'm not sure if I'm posting this thread in the right section, its my first thread post here.

I have a Dell n5110 i5(intel HD 3000 graphics),that I bought last year to assist me with my studies. I didn't care much about the graphics when I purchased it.
I'm not a hardcore gamer, but I read that I should have bought a laptop with a better card graphics if I was to play the latest games.Of all the games I would have liked to play GTA 4. I know its not possible with what I have.

I love my laptop though. And I intend to have it with me for a longtime even if I don't get to play the latest games(I can play older ones like Hitman blood money).
I'm curious, since I haven't found the answer elsewhere, whether it is possible to have a gaming card graphics added one day for the model of laptop I have.
Thanks in advance!

A:Changing card graphics(HD3000 intel) in Dell Laptop. Is it possible?

I looked at the specs for the N5110 and that laptop is designed for dual graphics.
It says it has an optional AMD Radeon HD 6470M graphics card.

First, I would check in the Device Manager to see if you have 2 graphics devices, if you do not already know that you bought the laptop without the dedicated graphics option.

If not, then I would look at purchasing the optional card from Dell.
I'd have more info but without a Service Tag number you can't get any info out of Dell.

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Hello,  I have the Y700 Touch-15ISK Laptop (ideapad) which I received as a replacement for my last Lenovo which could not be fixed by Lenovo Support. Since I received this as a replacement, my warranty only lasted a month (the residual from my initial warranty). Now, I have only had it for a few months and it has had many instances of the blue screen of death with my computer suddenly needing a restart. I do not have warranty anymore so I am reaching out to you all. The hardware scan says the Mathmatical Operations Test on my Intel (HD) Graphics 550 card failed. I got the result code: WVC007002-UL7VFK. I could not find any information about this code online.  Through the Lenovo website I tried to update my Intel driver by downloading the one the website recommended for my computer after I entered my Serial # (I think it was Intel VGA) and after it downloaded I got a warning saying: "Error: The driver being installed is not validated for this computer. Obtain the appropriate driver from the computer's manufacturer. Setup will exit." Regarding the blue screen of death, there have been several different error messages, but the one that comes the most often is "DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE". The most recent blue screen message was "Stop Code: SYSTEM SERVICE EXCEPTION; What failed: igdkmd64.sys" I am not sure if these problems are related, but it seems the most important issue is the graphics driver since I use a lot o... Read more

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I have been using dell Vostro 2420 laptop for the last 2 years. I had windows 8.1 installed in it in the last month. When I was using windows 7 I got occasional display problem with display getting blurred(consisting of close horizontal lines, and picture getting shifted to left side of the screen). According to the instruction from dell, I uninstalled both intel and nvidea display drivers. They got reinstalled automatically after restart. Now I got the display error again. I uninstalled the display drivers. But only nvidea is automatically reinstalled. When I tried to install intel hd graphics driver manually, it shows that "the computer does not meet the minimum requirements for the installation to complete". What to do? Please help.

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Issues again with laptop monitor.  Passes all hardware tests.  Did a complete reinstall of Windows 10 using MS Media creator.  Laptop monitor worked with 2006 MS Generic Graphics driver but when updated, laptop monitor went blank but external monitor started working.  Believe this is a driver problem but each one I try has the same result.  
Had same issue in January.  Was under warranty at the time and ultimate result was to reinstall Windows from Microsoft, motherboard was also replaced although the tech didn't believe it had anything to do with the problem.  Laptop monitor worked fine until a couple of weeks ago when new Windows updates were installed.  I have seen several other posts that are describing the exact same issue.  
Currently, I have latest drivers for the graphics -, Windows 10.0.15063.  At this time, my nice expensive laptop is just a desktop.  Any suggestions on what to try next?

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All right so I definitely need some help from the pros. I'm not a very big gamer, the only 3-D game I play is the Sims 2. I am having a laptop built for me with a Intel Pentium M 760 (2 GHz) processor and I need to choose between the standard Intel Extreme Graphics video card or the more expensive Nvidia PCI Express 6600 video card with 128 MB Video Memory. Which do you think would be better and more worth the money for my purposes?

Thanks so much!

-Molly Kay

A:Nvidia 6600 or standard Intel Extreme Graphics video card for my new laptop?


the 6600 is WAAYYY better ...but depends .for e.g if you dont play games at all than y spend money hmm

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hi goodday, can you help me i  bought a Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKBRN Laptop, 15.6", Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel GMA HD. I mention its specification below is that posible to upgrade its ram and add new Graphics video card processor type          Intel Core i5-8250U graphics cardIntel GMA HD display typeFHD-LED IPS Display display size15.6" operating systemWindows 10 product typeLaptop model series(Lenovo) IdeaPad colorGrey operating system architecture64 bit processor speed1.6 GHz capacity1 TB HDD RAM4 GB RAMthanks

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