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08-01-2011 08:51 PM
New BIOS for Fixed mode is now available!
|Compatibility:||Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit), Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)|
- Fixes an intermittent issue where the battery does not property recharge. - Adds support for switchable graphics fixed mode.
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08-02-2011 08:26 PM - edited 08-02-2011 08:27 PM
Sheaaa, looking at the driver downloads page:
The new bios is not available here, so I assume it's not designed for your system - and I wouldn't try it as a laptop with dodgy switchable graphics is better than a potential brick.
EDIT: Actually, you have an AMD processor ---> you shouldn't have this problem?
08-04-2011 08:42 PM
Hi Guys, I'm a Student, who is looking to buy this laptop,
HP Pavilion dv6t Quad Edition
- dark umber
- Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
- 2nd generation Intel(R) Quad Core(TM) i7-2630QM (2.0 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache) w/Turbo Boost up to 2.9 GHz
- 2GB GDDR5 Radeon(TM) HD 6770M Graphics [HDMI, VGA]
- 8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
- 640GB 7200RPM Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
- No Additional Office Software
- No additional security software
- 30% OFF! 9-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery (over-sized) - Up to 9.75 hours of battery life +++
- 15.6" diagonal Full HD HP Anti-glare LED Display (1920 x 1080)
- FREE Upgrade to Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner
- HP TrueVision HD Webcam with Integrated Digital Microphone and HP SimplePass Fingerprint Reader
- Intel 802.11b/g/n WLAN with Wireless Display Support
- Standard Keyboard with numeric keypad
- HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope
I got a good price and a free x box deal, I was wondering why HP is giving this laptop for this price , so I did some research on this , and found out the OPEN GL problem , I would like to know from someone Is the issue Fixed with this laptop ? So I can go ahead and buy this... Let me know?
08-04-2011 10:23 PM
Well, technically I wouldn't say it's fixed because dynamic switching still won't let the 6770M handle opengl based, but the new bios posted in the following thread (or probably already installed if you get it) enables you to switch manually to the 6770M, so you don't even need to use the Intel graphics. Dynamic switching is not even that great anyway.
So more generally, yes, you can play/use openGL based games/software perfectly when using fixed graphics.
08-09-2011 12:45 PM
maybe u missed this:
HP has a document about how to configure the ATI® Mobility Radeon® Switchable graphics feature. This
document also describes the differences between fixed and dynamic switchable graphic modes and how
to use each effectively.
Open GL Functionality:
To operate certain OpenGL applications, you will need to install the latest graphics driver (SP 53025)
which can be found here: ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp53001-53500/sp53025
provides Intel Graphics Driver version 220.127.116.119 to support the Intel GPU in HP notebooks with
switchable graphics. The AMD graphics card in newer HP Pavilion dv6 and dv7 Series models may not
run certain Open GL software.
Update: There is a BIOS update in the works that will allow you to switch from the default Dynamic mode to Fixed mode. Switching to Fixed Mode will allow you to run Open GL programs on the AMD Radeon graphics processor. We will let you know as soon as this is available.
I take that to mean that maybe even after the BIOS update, there might still be OpenGL games that won't work????
08-09-2011 02:51 PM
That is ridiculously old^
Once you have the bios update, go to bios on startup (f10) go to the 2nd or 3rd tab and change "Graphics Mode" or "Switchable Graphics" to fixed. Then right click on the desktop and "Configure Switchable Graphics" and select the high performance card. OpenGL games will run just fine now.