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Windows 7: Laptop Display DIMS No Matter What I Do

28 Sep 2018   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Laptop Display DIMS No Matter What I Do

Hi, I have a 2011 Pavilion DV7-6c00TX uses a dual/switchable graphic mode setup : integrated is Intel 3000 HD, and dedicated is 2gb DDR5 AMD Whistler XT. It has semi-UEFI integration.

If leave the laptop idle for about 15-30 mins, it dims. I'm not sure if monitor shuts off after any longer.
But Here are actions i have taken since setup :-
I have the perfect, latest precise oem Graphical driver (2-in-1) installed. I am convinced this is the most applicable driver for this oem-unique legacy switchable system. not last catalyst, not crimson beta.
At BIOS, my Display Mode is set to DYNAMIC.
I have already specificied my own custom high performance power scheme, where
i. the screen should never dim
ii. the monitor never shuts off
iii. screensaver set to paused
iv. laptop never sleeps
v laptop never hibernates
vi. laptop disks never turn off
vii. ATI (AMD) Powerplay is set to MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE (under power options)
At Intel Display Control Center, settings as set to MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE.
At Catalyst Control Center, Power Play is DISABLED.
Other Stuff around Windows : Screensaver set to 'none' true off/disabled.
Only Clean Windows installed at the moment in this test system. No App Software introduced yet.

BUT IT IS STILL HAPPENING. My screen dims after about 15-30 mins. Appreciate experienced users with specific knowledge of this common issue to give advice. Have also made a query of this at HP site.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Sep 2018   #2

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring


I take it those are the MS options, whats on the HP Pavillions power options??
Depending on the comps set-up the HP's will/can override the MS ones

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Sep 2018   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

hi torch thx for reply. but what did u mean by HP's options, and where would those options be? u mean as in inside BIOS? no this system has most options in BIOS already quite locked down by UEFI, there is no HP power option i am aware of.

the exact model is dv7-6c00TX.

graphical mode may however be linked to power, and i have that option in BIOS at either DYNAMIC or FIXED. I have not changed from DYNAMIC atm.

i have switched AMD's PowerPlay OFF.

under windows, my power plans are almost always set in a particular way, dogma my contemporaries call the 'Kurgan Switch'; it's better to burn out, than to fade away :-

Power Plan (XXX)

Default Power Plans :-

1. Balanced (Recommended)
2. Power Saver
3. High Performance

Create a power plan :-

1. High Performance>XXX>Never/Never>Save Changes.
2. Change advanced power settings>Change settings that are currently unavailable.
3. Ok>Save Changes.

XXX :-

1. Balanced (Recommended)
2. XXX
3. High Performance
4. Power Saver

XXX [Active] :-

Require a password on wakeup
On battery: Yes
Plugged in: Yes
Hard disk
Turn off hard disk after
On battery: Never
Plugged in: Never
Desktop background settings
Slide show
On battery: Paused
Plugged in: Paused
Wireless Adapter Settings
Power Saving Mode
On battery: Maximum Perfomance
Plugged in: Maximum Perfomance
Sleep after
On battery: Never
Plugged in: Never
Allow hybrid sleep
On battery: Off
Plugged in: Off
Hibernate after
On battery: Never
Plugged in: Never
Allow wake timers
On battery: Disabled
Plugged in: Disabled
USB settings
USB selective suspend setting
On battery: Disabled
Plugged in: Disabled
Intel(R) Graphics Settings
Intel(R) Graphics Power Plan
On battery: Maximum Performance
Plugged in: Maximum Performance
Power button and lid
Lid close action
On battery: Do nothing
Plugged in: Do nothing
Power button action
On battery: Shut down
Plugged in: Shut down
PCI Express
Link State Power Management
On battery: Off
Plugged in: Off
Processor power management
Minimum processor state
On battery: 100%
Plugged in: 100%
System cooling policy
On battery: Active
Plugged in: Active
Maximum processor state
On battery: 100%
Plugged in: 100%
Dim Display after
On battery: 0 Minutes
Plugged in: 0 Minutes
Turn off display after
On battery: Never
Plugged in: Never
Display brightness
On battery: 100%
Plugged in: 100%
Dimmed display brightness
On battery: 30% (Default)
Plugged in: 30% (Default)
Critical battery action
On battery: Shut down
Plugged in: Do nothing
Low battery level
On battery: 13% (Default)
Plugged in: 10% (Default)
Critical battery level
On battery: 8% (Default)
Plugged in: 5% (Default)
Low battery notification
On battery: On
Plugged in: On
Low battery action
On battery: Do nothing
Plugged in: Do nothing
Reserve battery level
On battery: 0% (Default is 7%)
Plugged in: 0% (Default is 7%)
ATI Graphics Power Settings
ATI Powerplay Settings (Note : PowerPlay is switched off at CCC panel).
On battery: Maximize Performance
Plugged in: Maximize Performance
My System SpecsSystem Spec

01 Oct 2018   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

i just got a reply from a HP support personnel on this in the hp forums - they PM me and tell me to phone their support!?
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