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

30 Dec 2011   #41
Otase

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Only thing it didnt switch to Radeon was Photoshop CS3,
maybe because its portable version where instalation isnt required.

But maybe people are right, the real low demanding aplications doesnt seem to Switch Graphic to Radeon, as i remember opening a game (Battle Moon Wars) with low requirements + max resolution 640x480, even seting it to high performance wont use Radeon.

I can finaly notice what people are complaining about lol...

No fix for this yet?


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06 Jan 2012   #42
Otase

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Update released for AMD Radeon HD 6650M (04/01/2012)

Acer Support: Downloads & Support Documents - Notebook / Aspire / Aspire 7750G
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06 Jan 2012   #43
tomwhatley

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Otase View Post
Update released for AMD Radeon HD 6650M (04/01/2012)

Acer Support: Downloads & Support Documents - Notebook / Aspire / Aspire 7750G
Have you installed this? I can't until I get home this evening but I just gotta know..... is it true? Can we finally, after months of waiting, use the AMD card whenever we want???
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06 Jan 2012   #44
Otase

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tomwhatley View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Otase View Post
Update released for AMD Radeon HD 6650M (04/01/2012)

Acer Support: Downloads & Support Documents - Notebook / Aspire / Aspire 7750G
Have you installed this? I can't until I get home this evening but I just gotta know..... is it true? Can we finally, after months of waiting, use the AMD card whenever we want???
Im at work downloading it lol, cant try till i get home too, altough i bought an updated model in december, this was almost an year wait for an update if you check date releases xD

Note: it sure is a large download lol (341mb)
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08 Jan 2012   #45
MegaHtun13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
 
 
What did the update do?

I went to Acer's website and downloaded the new update for the 6650m for Aspire 7750G series laptops and I think the performance actually just got worse... Left for Dead has never crashed on me and for the first time it crashed. Now I cannot even make it past 10 minutes of game play before it crashes again. It's starting to get really annoying. Plus I still cannot set the graphics option to dedicated in the bios. It still only has the two options of switchable and integrated. I would like to know what the update actually did. Thank you for any replies.
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09 Jan 2012   #46
Otase

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MegaHtun13 View Post
I went to Acer's website and downloaded the new update for the 6650m for Aspire 7750G series laptops and I think the performance actually just got worse... Left for Dead has never crashed on me and for the first time it crashed. Now I cannot even make it past 10 minutes of game play before it crashes again. It's starting to get really annoying. Plus I still cannot set the graphics option to dedicated in the bios. It still only has the two options of switchable and integrated. I would like to know what the update actually did. Thank you for any replies.
I got same issue, so i reverted back to 8.861 version
Speccy crashed while trying to check graphic card specs/
also 1 Rom/game did lag sometimes for me too, sounds like the update was a flaw lol
Just do an unninstall express and install 8.861 version again.
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09 Jan 2012   #47
search53

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Driver updates won't change BIOS options. There is a BIOS update from (roughly) October of last year, but I doubt it changes the graphics options. I think we would have heard about it if it did.
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09 Jan 2012   #48
tomwhatley

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Otase View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MegaHtun13 View Post
I went to Acer's website and downloaded the new update for the 6650m for Aspire 7750G series laptops and I think the performance actually just got worse... Left for Dead has never crashed on me and for the first time it crashed. Now I cannot even make it past 10 minutes of game play before it crashes again. It's starting to get really annoying. Plus I still cannot set the graphics option to dedicated in the bios. It still only has the two options of switchable and integrated. I would like to know what the update actually did. Thank you for any replies.
I got same issue, so i reverted back to 8.861 version
Speccy crashed while trying to check graphic card specs/
also 1 Rom/game did lag sometimes for me too, sounds like the update was a flaw lol
Just do an unninstall express and install 8.861 version again.
Skyrim plays fine but there are some graphical anomalies. Of course I'm in new areas of the game so I can't say for sure that it's because of the driver update. I plan on keeping the updated driver at this point, though I'm disappointed that there's no AMD card option...and nothing in the way of a change log on Acer's website.
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09 Jan 2012   #49
MegaHtun13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
 
 
Errors all over the place!

I ran a few more tests with the update and it's just a mess... I tried very low spec games such as Advent Rising and the original Dawn of War and everything seems to crash on me. Even some internet sites are crashing. Netflix and Youtube are just two of the various examples. When playing games it seems that the system is switching between the two cards dependent on the load at the given moment. Even though it is set to High Power Card for all my games. When it switches to the integrated then back to the discrete card my entire system locks up and it can take anywhere from 10 to 50 minutes for it to work right again. Plus everything seems to lag unless I restart the laptop. I am really disappointed in the new update.
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10 Jan 2012   #50
popeye1953

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I agree this new driver is a mess. I also don't trust it since Speccy errors out when trying to detect the graphics. When going back to 8.861 I had a heck of time as just uninstalling the new driver didn't work for me. CCC would not start after going back to 8.861 and also couldn't bring up the configurable graphics panel.
I had to uninstall everything including folders then use CCleaner to remove all ATI registry entries, reboot, then install 8.861. Finally everything worked again.
Thanks for the headache Acer!
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