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Windows 7: Help me set primary adapter on AMD Catalyst 6520G+7670M

08 Oct 2012   #21
Nutle

7 x64
 
 

If 6520G is on the same chip as CPU and we say that CPU=6520g, then it reaches ~75 degrees at peak with an average of 67 and 55 when idle (did some tests with AMD System Monitor - it's a nice thing actually, helped me figuring out how does this machine work ), and 7670M peaked at 66 degrees I think with an average of 62. So it's not that much, though I'm not sure how does it work for laptops, but I remember my old 8800GTS reaching 92 and similar degrees and it used to be normal So compared with that 75/66 aint that bad. Or am I wrong?

And about those "proper" drivers - how will we know when AMD will have finally released them? Should we check their driver section every once in a while or what? I don't suppose they are going to send us an email about that (would be nice though )


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08 Oct 2012   #22
Kaneda

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well I don't think they will, it's part of the first generation of dual cards in AMD, I think. So it's still experimental. I think we'll see the changes in future CCC updates, but for now - we got what we go.
I don't wanna speak too soon but mine has been working nicely for a week now (tfu tfu tfu).


It's good temperatures for a dual card system and one that is as powerful (I think) as it is. 60-70 is fine and I'll invest in a cooling pad under the laptop for heavier gaming.
The laptop is really cheap by any standard - look at it this way:
-new
-pioneering hardware: quadcore and dual-gpus

usually it would be 2000lt for anything like this, but now - laptops are getting more efficient and cheap. it's good news to me.
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08 Oct 2012   #23
Nutle

7 x64
 
 

Yeah, it is a good price.

I did some research though and found out that in 12.6 beta AMD released drivers for:
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Notebooks with AMD Accelerated Processors 
  • AMD Radeon HD 7660D (A10-4600)
  • AMD Radeon HD 7640G (A8-4500M)
  • AMD Radeon HD 7520G (A6-4400M)
but not for ours.. and left "Future Catalyst releases will continue to add Dual Graphics support for additional titles".. So they are doing something, but soo slowly And I've checked 12.9 beta - still nothing for us.
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08 Oct 2012   #24
Kaneda

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

AMD Catalyst

Right now I'm using 12.8, and pretty soon I might install this. DL'ing right now.
This has 6520g specifically and 7000M series (what we also got).

things are looking up, eh?
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10 Oct 2012   #25
Nutle

7 x64
 
 

So it seems.

How are 12,9? Have you tried them yet? It's good though that they are finally working with the 7000 Series, but there hasn't been anything mentioned about our Dual Graphics processing, like in 12,6.. Well, maybe in 12,10 (13,0? ) we'll finally get them!
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11 Oct 2012   #26
Kaneda

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

12.9 beta is alright - no crashes or anything.
When the dual graphics is available, CCC gives a little icon in the top right saying so - F1 2012 for example does this. So I guess all has been working fine.
Other games have not given me dual graphics experiences - they leave it to 7670m , which is ok too. 6520g would only slow me down and it's really just for lower power consumption and browsing/movies/simple stuff.

I'm eager for new drivers, since I want to do more with my cards.
Try 12.9 - it's good.
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27 Oct 2012   #27
Nutle

7 x64
 
 

12.10 whql and 12.11 beta have been released! And in 12.11 beta they say that they've improved a lot with 7xxx cards, though as I understand it's only with 28nm architecture gpu's, and our 7670 is 40nm, right? Sadly, there's nothing official about our particular dual gpu type and after installing 12.11 device manager still says that 7670m is 6700/6600 series card.. Also I'm not sure yet whether these drivers are better than the older ones, but i did get a nice fps raise in Skyrim, though it wasn't a driver related thing - apparently by default most of the programs use only one cpu core out of four, and most of the time it's not a big problem. There's a good tool to check how many cores are used by which running programs - CPU Control - and I've noticed that when I set Skyrim to use 4/4 cores it runs much much better. It can even handle Ultra settings nicely (though not perfectly) and High settings without any problems. Before that I had huge lags with High settings in more crowded ares, like cities..

Anyhow, my point was, that you might find this useful
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28 Oct 2012   #28
Kaneda

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nutle View Post
12.10 whql and 12.11 beta have been released! And in 12.11 beta they say that they've improved a lot with 7xxx cards, though as I understand it's only with 28nm architecture gpu's, and our 7670 is 40nm, right? Sadly, there's nothing official about our particular dual gpu type and after installing 12.11 device manager still says that 7670m is 6700/6600 series card.. Also I'm not sure yet whether these drivers are better than the older ones, but i did get a nice fps raise in Skyrim, though it wasn't a driver related thing - apparently by default most of the programs use only one cpu core out of four, and most of the time it's not a big problem. There's a good tool to check how many cores are used by which running programs - CPU Control - and I've noticed that when I set Skyrim to use 4/4 cores it runs much much better. It can even handle Ultra settings nicely (though not perfectly) and High settings without any problems. Before that I had huge lags with High settings in more crowded ares, like cities..

Anyhow, my point was, that you might find this useful
Thanks!!!
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25 Aug 2014   #29
edwardvandriel

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 
help please

Hi Kaneda,

I've got the same issue with the same laptop. Problem is I still can't figure out how the fix the damn problem. Since you already did it, could you give me a hand and give me some detail?

Many thanks
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26 Aug 2014   #30
Kaneda

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Eddy,

This problem surfaces at random, really. It's all about driver stability, so just check for new drivers at AMD and take a stable release. Updating my drivers used to fix the problem for some period of time before the problem pops up again. I can check and reply to you which release I have (the longest running one without problems), but I know it's not the newest one, I haven't had the problem in quite some time.
There's no need to panic though - I thought my PC would die from these BSODs but it is still with me.

Also, the graphics card works as intended - it only applies the 7670 when it is actually needed. On some old games in the period 2000-2006 it IS a bad thing, because the old games might benefit from the high-end card but whatever , the 6520g works pretty good as well as saves energy during the process.

Hope this obvious advice helps!
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