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Windows 7: Changing a video card adapter type help.

03 Aug 2011   #1
youki412

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Changing a video card adapter type help.

Hello! I've been around here for a sometimes but never registered as a users because I find all the solution I needed, but I have one follow problems that I can't solve and I need sevenforum's help!

I recently bought Sapphire Radeon HD 6770 and comparing game performance with my old graphic card Nvidia 9800 GT, I don't see much of a difference. According to my friend who builds computer, he said it's suppose to be superior differences between those 2 graphic cards. I also tried to sign up for BETA profile for Blizzard game series and apparently it kept detecting the Radeon HD 4200, which is my integrated card. Anyways, my question is, how can I change my Adapter Type? I posted a picture of it so you guys can see what's my problem is. I have the latest Catalyst Control Panel from the sites sticky thread .

I don't know how to check my computer stuff, so here's my computer on website: HP - Pavilion Desktop / AMD Athlon™ II Processor / 4GB Memory / 750GB Hard Drive - p6654y

My english is my second language so if you can't understand what I said I'll be glad to explain again lol. Rough draft xD.

I've already tried Driver Sweeper, failed on me .

I don't know what BIOS means either lol.

If my integrated graphic card is disabled for good, I think I might get to see my 6770's full performance. Also tried overclocking, didn't helped at all :[. I still think it's my integrated card's problem, but hey I could be wrong. I'm terrible at computers .

Thanks.
-youki412




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03 Aug 2011   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Assuming HP didn't hide the option in the bios (and I wouldn't put it past them), have a good look around likely in the Advanced section under Chipset. If it is don't disable it quite yet, first boot back to Windows and uninstall the AMD driver through Programs and Features using the Catalyst Install Manager. Then restart and go into the bios and disable, and re-install the AMD driver using the latest,

Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7

unless that is the one you already have.

P.S. What you're seeing shouldn't happen, but with the way HP likes to hide/disable/monkey around in general with bios settings I'm not really surprised that it did. When it works properly (the AMD onboard video with an AMD video card) you can actually use both at the same time for running up to 4 (or 5 depending on video card) monitors at a time.
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03 Aug 2011   #3
youki412

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thanks for the reply.
my HP does not have BIOS settings for onboard stuff besides LAN and WLAN. I enabled PCI-E on the BIOS as well.

I have 550W for power so 6770 is no problem.
Here's a picture of my Device manager for Display and my monitor.

Edit: "Solution": When I enabled Onboard card in BIOS, I went to device manager and uninstalled it myself and reinstalled the Radeon graphic card. And it works fine now. Thank you for the help!

Hp users, if you have the same problem as mine, use this!


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