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Windows 7: Acer Laptop: Switchable Graphics using i7 & AMD Radeon

02 May 2012   #181
Wolfz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

To be more specific, when I click on power saving, the save option on the lower right corner wont activate, it just stays on high performance all the time.


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02 May 2012   #182
Lak3rsFan

Win7 Ult x64
 
 

You can't do it via the Power options on the taskbar. Doesn't work like that, only via CCC.

Try installing BIOS 1.20, then install the Modded BIOS, then re-install CCC.

I'm on LeshCat drivers, so maybe, if that doesn't work, switch over to LeshCat, that'll prob work then.
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02 May 2012   #183
Wolfz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Im not using the power options from the taskbar, im using the CCC with right click from the desktop.
I already installed 1.20 BIOS version, going to reinstall the custom BIOS now, and then install the ATI VGA drivers again.
Let's see how that goes.
In any case, do you mind giving me a LeshCat drivers link? I'll apreciate it.
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02 May 2012   #184
Wolfz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok after re installing the custom bios everything works fine now, I can switch between the integrated and the dedicated on the fly with the CCC, maybe all I needed was update to 1.20 bios then install the custom
Thank you very much for your help.
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02 May 2012   #185
Lak3rsFan

Win7 Ult x64
 
 

No probs!
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03 May 2012   #186
Wolfz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well I just noticed something interesting, I can switch the graphics alright with CCC but only when there's no program runnning, like clean desktop.
I wonder if this is normal, because it's kind of annoying to have to close all the programs to set power saving graphics, also, I dont have the option for automatic power saving switch like I saw on your screenshot
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03 May 2012   #187
Lak3rsFan

Win7 Ult x64
 
 

Yes, that's true...but really only when it's using the video card like our web browser or media player.

But I guess there's nothing else we can do...
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08 May 2012   #188
OnL1N3

windows 7 64bit
 
 

anyone get the error after doing all this of when the laptop goes into sleep mode and you turn on the screen stays black?

just double checking the custom bios is version 1.17 not 1.20 right?
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08 May 2012   #189
Lak3rsFan

Win7 Ult x64
 
 

Haven't had any other issues.

Yes Custom Bios is at 1.17.
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08 May 2012   #190
OnL1N3

windows 7 64bit
 
 

hmm it sucks because id have to hold the power button to force shut down and turn back on for me to be able to see the screen again
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