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Windows 7: m17x R3 6970m driver. Whats best working ccc driver for switchable gr.


14 Jul 2012   #1

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m17x R3 6970m driver. Whats best working ccc driver for switchable gr.

i have a m17x r3 having trouble keeping the switchable graphics working.
specs: m17x r3
proc. 2630qm
gpu: 6970m with switchable intel graphics
screen: 1920 by 1080 non 3-d
hard drives: kingston hyperx ssd os / stock 750bg dell harddrive as second. but have the ssd in the second slot and regular in first slot due to the sata problem with reading correct speed.


my problem is everytime i reinstall or try a different setup i get fooled. i start fresh, or uninstall old drivers ccc and do driver sweep till vga on both gpu. and i install the dell driver that puts drivers on both gpu and integraded switchable. great works good switches back and forth no problem. then i take what ever driver im thinking is working at the time and install it over the dell driver. all works good, get ccc and can switch cards. then a couple days and few restarts later. they no longer switch back and forth. i've read that not all are compatable with the switchable mobile cards but hav'nt really seen a post that says this driver update works for 6970m with switchable graphics so just seeing if any of you guys have some experience and know exactly which driver works well with switchable graphics. would leave it on the stock dell driver but get messages from games like you need to update you graphics driver, then i do and it starts all over again. don't mind if it's not the latest and greatest driver although the most current working switchable would be great. i know this post is a little thrown together so ask if any additional info is needed will be monitoring post before i go any further installing programs and such.

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14 Jul 2012   #2

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on a side note i was wondering which is better, the resource cd i have, has the original hd blackcomb xt driver for 6970m switchable, but there is a newer base driver on the dell site, which sould i use as the base driver to install the updated driver over?
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14 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Hello BDogg464,

When it comes to switchable graphics drivers, installing new ones can be an art form in itself.

It's often the case that upgrades are done by installing new ones over old ones. You cannot perform driver sweeps between upgrades, it won't work that way.

The only resource for switchable drivers would be your orginal cd and the ones on the dell site.. They're the only ones guaranteed to work 100% for your card.

There a site run by this fella who makes custom switchable drivers for Intel/AMD combination cards like yours. He offers a guide and FAQ on how to deal with problems that you may face with those drivers...

Read the FAQs and the guides carefully before attempting to try out his drivers.

http://leshcatlabs.net/index.php/f-a-q/

http://leshcatlabs.net/index.php/manuals/quick-manual/

http://leshcatlabs.net/index.php/manuals/

Catalyst 12.6 UnifL UP2/3 for Hybrid Graphics
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14 Jul 2012   #4

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also does anyone else have trouble downloading the drivers from the site, always ask me for the self reconition software, then doesn't work not compatable or something... so if you have a working switchable graphics driver link that would be awesome..... currently have installed the 12.7 beta and profiles, cards switch back and forth but certain games wont run, skyrim and others.... but this is second run with the 12.7 and they have the problems described in the first post. work then stop switching a couple days after install.
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14 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

BDogg464, read my previous post.
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14 Jul 2012   #6

windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

ahhh just saw the first reply there between me rambling, will check it out now and thanks, hav'nt seen that information before and just have seen post of people installing 12.4 and 12.7 and such.. mabey they just don't use the switchable parts or care but would like utilizing full capability of my pricey but lovely machine.
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14 Jul 2012   #7

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after post. went to the pages you posted and got things working. did the 12.6 update and confirm it is switching and playing all my fav games with no faults. battlefield 3, mw3, skyrim, the line, etc..... thanks abunch again,have seemed to get more help from here then from company and alienware forums!! problem solved.....for now.
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14 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Nice to see you got it working, hopefully this solution lasts longer than the previous ones!

Thanks for the feedback mate!
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14 Jul 2012   #9

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well i guess fixed for now did'nt last long, everything installs and runs fine but now when i restart it sits on the black screen for like 20 seconds before starting back up. no errors or anything but can't be normal. and im refering to after installing the 12.6 driver mentioned above. does not do it before the driver is installed. i guess ima try out the dell driver and see how it runs games.... might reread everything and try the 12.6 again, mighta skipped something. but the question is i guess,

Is the restart taking so long because the altered 12.6 driver is unknown or not from dell.
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15 Jul 2012   #10

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BDogg464 View Post
well i guess fixed for now did'nt last long, everything installs and runs fine but now when i restart it sits on the black screen for like 20 seconds before starting back up. no errors or anything but can't be normal. and im refering to after installing the 12.6 driver mentioned above. does not do it before the driver is installed. i guess ima try out the dell driver and see how it runs games.... might reread everything and try the 12.6 again, mighta skipped something. but the question is i guess,

Is the restart taking so long because the altered 12.6 driver is unknown or not from dell.
Thats strange. The long restart could be a side effect of those drivers, but the only way to be sure is to revert back to Dell drivers and find out. Yours is the first time I've heard of that issue.
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