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Windows 7: How to control my graphics card

02 Sep 2012   #11
bloomingflower

Home basic x64
 
 

the utility couldn't display info. about radeon. goes to "not responding" mode. there is no ATI on the card its only Radeon (TM) HD. may be utility doesn't support it. if so whats next?

plz I help me on my issue as soon as possible. it's urgent!




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02 Sep 2012   #12
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bloomingflower View Post
the utility couldn't display info. about radeon. goes to "not responding" mode. there is no ATI on the card its only Radeon (TM) HD. may be utility doesn't support it. if so whats next?
Apparently something is not right with the hardware setup, perhaps a BIOS setting needs to be changed.

===> I would call HP SUPPORT, and give them the serial number of your HP Pavillion g6-2020ee Notebook (which is what shows up from the B1N48EA model number you provided). Ask them to help you uncover the mystery of the "wrong" graphics setup.

According to the HP hardware description of that machine, your video graphics are supposed to be true ATI/AMD HD: Video Graphics AMD Radeon HD 7670M (1 GB DDR3 dedicated). GPU-Z should show you all kinds of details that conforms to AMD Radeon HD graphics but it's not... it's showing you onboard Intel Graphics stuff.

According to what GPU-Z says you are running with onboard Intel HD Graphics Family (GT2+ GPU) with 0 memory, which is absolutely NOT AMD Radeon HD 7670M with 1GB memory as documented on the Dell site for that machine.

===> PHONE HP and get their support. Could be as simple as a BIOS setting to pick one graphics processor or the other, if there's really an HD7670M chip in that notebook.


HOWEVER... IT COULD ALSO BE JUST THE WRONG VIDEO DRIVER INSTALLED AND YOU SIMPLY NEED TO INSTALL THE PROPER DRIVER (probably after uninstalling the Intel HD graphcs driver first, but HP support could help you with that question)!! Or, the correct ATI driver may already be installed BUT YOU MUST SELECT THAT ATI HD7670M GRAPHICS FOR USE ON THE MACHINE (since it appears to be a dual-mode graphics machine, from what I can read about it).


NOTES:

(1) I'm puzzled. The BIN48EA model number leads to the g6-2020ee as you describe, but on this list of HP products for the g6 notebook family there is no such model as the g6-2020ee. Other models in the g6 family, but not 2020ee. Perhaps the 2020ee is unique to HP Australia. Don't know.

(2) Searching further, I found this post on an HP support forum, which describes EXACTLY THE SAME PROBLEM YOU'RE HAVING (also without having success finding the exact model number in the HP notebook product list):
I own the HP G6-2003eq and I am unable to find this model in the HP support/drivers page.

I want to install official AMD drivers for the graphics card because the games that I play are unable to identify and use the 7670m.

I am now running on the integrated hd3000 gpu and that does not suffice. The graphics driver is not available on the official AMD site either. Please respond to this request as I am sure I am not the only one in this situation.
(3) And the solution (which apparently worked and solved his problem) was to examine another "nearby" model in the g6 notebook family on the HP site, and notice that there are TWO DIFFERENT VIDEO GRAPHICS DRIVERS AVAILABLE. For example, looking up the g6-2010nr shows the following two drivers available, one for the ATI HD7670M and the other for the onboard Intel HD graphics:



(4) Following the link to the ATI HD drivers reveals the following... that your machine apparently has DUAL-MODE GRAPHICS CONFIGURABLE (i.e. you can choose either low-power graphics from Intel or high-power graphics from ATI):



(5) And the description of what that dual-mode driver consists of is as follows:



Note that the version of the dual-driver which is currently included in this ATI/Intel driver package is 8.933.3.3000, and that THERE IS A FIX TO PROVIDE BOTH INTEL AND ATI GRAPHICS SUPPORT. Your GPU-Z screenshot shows a driver version 8.933.0.0, which obviously is older (and perhaps doesn't have the "fix" to truly support dual-mode switchable configurable Intel/ATI graphics).

===>> You may already have the proper dual-mode driver installed (or not). Read your user manual to see how to reconfigure your notebook to switch from (a) onboard low-power Intel graphics (say on battery), to (b) ATI HD7670M high-power ATI graphics (say when it's plugged in, perhaps also supporting HDMI output for digital audio and video).

It may be as simple as installing the dual-mode driver I'm pointing you to, or there may be more to the selection process in order to switch graphcs. But if your notebook DOES support dual-mode graphics (as it apparently does) READ YOUR MANUAL to learn how to configure for either mode.

I suspect that when you do get the proper dual-mode driver installed (if it's not already installed, so that you just need to learn how to select the HD7670M graphics), and you do select the ATI HD7670M graphics, that when you then run GPU-Z you will absolutely see it is the HD7670M graphics you are making use of.

This should get your engineering graphics to work properly.

Let us know how it works out.


(1) TRY UPDATING TO THE NEW, LATEST DUAL-MODE DRIVER FROM THAT LINK.

(2) READ THE MANUAL AND LEARN HOW TO SWITCH GRAPICS MODE, BETWEEN INTEL AND ATI.
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03 Sep 2012   #13
sid92

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

hey bro.... Gpu-z only show u your hardware info... It seems that your lappy supports switchable graphics... just right click on desktop click on switchable graphics... then browse the content for the application u r using.. then click on high performance mode.. the program will definitely use your graphics card....
Bst of luck..
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03 Sep 2012   #14
sid92

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

...And kindly please dont go for the drivers provided by hp as mentioned above.... It really sucks... I had a long time issue with the driver version 9.933.3.3000. Just download catalyst 12.8 WHQL from amd official site.... Trust me u will get benefit...
thank you
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03 Sep 2012   #15
bloomingflower

Home basic x64
 
 

I forgot to include this. this dialog box appeared when opened GOU-Z.
what about it?

thnx


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03 Sep 2012   #16
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Several things...

(1) Your current video driver level of 8.933.0.0 appears to be back-level. And that means both ATI and Intel graphics drivers (assuming both are installed with 8.933.0.0, by HP) are back-level. If GPU-Z is detecting some problem, that's interesting. It's obvious to me you need to update your clearly back-level video drivers.

Whether you use (a) the HP-recommended dual-driver 8.933.3.3000 download (to get "reasonably current" versions of both ATI Catalyst driver for the HD7670M as well the Intel HD Graphics driver) which has a date back in April 2012, or (b) the most current 12.8 ATI Catalyst driver which presumably should install ok for just the HD7670M and which would mean you would likely still want to download/install the "current" version of the Intel HD Graphics driver as well, one way or the other it appears your video drivers are out-of-date.

It's not clear if a driver for both the HD7670M as well as the Intel HD Graphics hardware are installed, but both back-level, or whether just the Intel driver is installed. Personally I would think BOTH are currently already installed (from HP), but you probably could stand to update them (as shown on the HP support site to get the latest version they provide).

Updating both drivers seems important, and would be helpful and useful no doubt. Personally, I'd probably first use the HP dual-driver download since that's still posted on the HP support site. Make sure things are stable. Then you could take a system image backup, and try further updating the HD7670M driver by itself even further through applying the latest 12.8 drivers from ATI (which may or may not work), and if it worked great but if not you could just restore the image backup from the prior stable environment.

(2) Your machine apparently has dual-graphics mode (which I've never come across myself, personally) and apparently you can enable it using the instructions provided in a post above:
It seems that your lappy supports switchable graphics... just right click on desktop click on switchable graphics... then browse the content for the application u r using.. then click on high performance mode..
It seems this is the method you should use to actually ENABLE use of the HD7670M. Have you tried doing this as recommended? What happens?

Is there actually a "switchable graphics" item that appears on the desktop right-click context menu? If you follow that item, what are you then presented with... perhaps a way to browse \Program Files for the applications which you want to enable "high performance mode" with? Sounds good to me.
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03 Sep 2012   #17
bloomingflower

Home basic x64
 
 

SOLVED
This method works.

"R.C on desktop ->Graphics properties-> switchable graphics-> ....etc". YES

thank you all

but I'm not sure about the drivers you mentioned many. After this what drivers should be installed/updated? I'd be grateful if you have links.
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03 Sep 2012   #18
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bloomingflower View Post
SOLVED
This method works.
And what method was that? Right-click on the desktop, select "switchable graphics", and follow the wizard to enable "high performance" for specific programs? Or what?

And now what does GPU-Z show? Is there any mention of the HD7670M now, or is it still only showing the onboard Intel graphics hardware?


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but I'm not sure about the drivers you mentioned many. After this what drivers should be installed/updated?
Your 8.933.0.0 is obviously not current. That's for absolute sure.

The HP support site provides a link to download 8.933.3.3000, with a dual-driver package that provides updated drivers for both your HD7670M as well as for your Intel graphics. That's why you normally go to the manufacturer's site and see what they recommend as the "latest drivers" for the various hardware components on the particular machine they built and that you bought. Same with updating drivers for network adapter, audio, etc.

Now, might you get "more current" drivers from say the ATI/AMD site (e.g. current Catalyst drivers are recently released 12.8) and would it support the HD7670M in your machine? I don't know. You could try it, but if the hardware is "unique" then the general 12.8 drivers may not install. You could try it, but just be aware that it may or may not work. I'd certainly trust the HP-provided "latest driver" 8.933.3.3000 package to work, and improve your existing 8.933.0.0 situation (even though since it's from April it is obviously not going to be the latest general 12.8 version from ATI/AMD).

In the end, it's up to you. Just take a precautionary "system image" backup before you begin applying significant driver updates, just to give you an "instant recovery" method (i.e. restore system image) in case something goes awry.


But as to the subject of this thread, are you saying you now have absolute proof-positive that you ARE making use of the HD7670M for your engineering application? How do you know for sure?
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03 Sep 2012   #19
sid92

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I told u.. I have ati 7670m... Pls donot install the driver version 9.933.3.0000. This is totally an insane driver.. I had tried it & suffered a lot.. My system rating was decreased by .3 after updating it.. I dont want anyone to be suffered like me.. Trust me.. I am again saying that DOWNLOAD CATALYST 12.8 WHQl.. It will bet sure work on your display adapter.. Just google it.. There are many links for this download.. Otherwise i will post a link 2maro..
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03 Sep 2012   #20
bloomingflower

Home basic x64
 
 

I've mentioned it above. "Right click on desktop ->Graphics properties-> switchable graphics-> (from browse choose the program you want to configure)->high performance".
YES.This is the method that worked.


-->regarding the GPU-Z nothing is different. It still not responding for radeon.

-->I KNOW it works coz I see the 3D graphics now by my own eyes.Besides you select this option "switchable graphics.. etc" from the AMD Radeon window.

thank you

sid92
We are waiting your post.
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