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Windows 7: Confused?

21 Jul 2011   #1
djdecks2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Confused?

Right my hp pavilion dv6 notebook has switchable graphics

intel hd graphics and ati mobility radeon hd 5470

now on system requirements lab it says that the video card im using is an intel hd graphics but shouldnt it be a ati mobility radeon hd 5470 because thats what it should use for gaming????

how do i switch between them????


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21 Jul 2011   #2
Tchernobog76

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Haven't you received a manual with your product?
I'm sure you can find something in the index.
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21 Jul 2011   #3
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

There are quite a lot of computers in the DV6 series. What is the full product number?

HP Pavilion dv6 Entertainment Notebook PC series
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21 Jul 2011   #4
Tchernobog76

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

If you obtained a manual, go to the index and look for keywords like (HDD, hard drive, etc...)
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21 Jul 2011   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Dwarf,

Intel and Radeon HD 5470

Hardware t%l and 3D Problem HELP

No idea what he is doing wrong but have a feeling that Windows Update is still snaking in a driver update that it shouldn't, and that it is breaking how the switchable graphics is supposed to work. As for the actual model number of his laptop,

HP Pavilion dv6-3073ca Entertainment Notebook PC (XA667UA) specifications - HP Home & Home Office Products
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21 Jul 2011   #6
Tchernobog76

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Windows based drivers suck, you'll be better off using the manufacturers version, it unlocks the hardwares full potential.
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21 Jul 2011   #7
djdecks2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

If you wandering what im doing ill tell you the full story

Right the problem isnt hardware t&l or 3d i realised this because if i didnt have these the game im trying to play wouldnt even start because they are required
so i crossed that out

ive tried every driver possible so im certain this isnt the problem either

so im just trying diffrent things and this could be the problem ill keep it to one topic this time though.
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21 Jul 2011   #8
Tchernobog76

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Great usage of the process of elimination, if you identify the problem I might me able to help you.
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21 Jul 2011   #9
djdecks2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tchernobog76 View Post
Windows based drivers suck, you'll be better off using the manufacturers version, it unlocks the hardwares full potential.
I take it i get these drivers from my manufacturers website
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21 Jul 2011   #10
Tchernobog76

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Totally dude, make sure you get stable versions aswell, I don't really reliably trust beta drivers :P
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