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Windows 7: Selecting the graphics card on my laptop

26 Jul 2012   #1
Alleyoop

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Selecting the graphics card on my laptop

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?


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27 Jul 2012   #2
Alleyoop

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

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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27 Jul 2012   #3
Alleyoop

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

OK, I've got Catalyst Control Centre installed, (my incompatability problem apparently a known issue with this model), but I still haven't solved my output problem.
In Catalyst Control>Switchable Graphics, when I set a program to use Performance mode, (presumably the Radeon), the Radeon doesn't show up in the program as an output option, only Intel.
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31 Jul 2012   #4
Alleyoop

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

In case anybody else has this problem, in BIOS I changed the Switchable Graphics from Dynamic to Fixed and now the 6770M shows up in the settings accessed by right clicking on the desktop.
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