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01-07-2012 07:41 AM
I recently updated the bios on my HP Pavilion g6 notebook, hopeing i would get the option to choose between fixed or dynamic graphics and i got no option. i read that some hp notebook models have that option and other options via the bios or switchable graphics. how come i get no options or choice over my 2 graphics cards, i want my ati card to be the main and the intel to bugger off, is there a sollution to this problem? why can other hp notebook models have those options and not my HP Pavilion g6? pleaseeee helppppp
01-29-2012 04:37 AM
This option is no longer available and your dGPU is essentially worthless until HP release a BIOS update (at this point it appears that they won't). Like the rest of us, you were tricked by false advertising and will struggle just to get HP to at least acknowledge the fault.
See these threads:
01-29-2012 06:32 AM
.... thats just great, if only i would have known i would be facing this problem before i bought this laptop, i wouldnt have bought it.. there was an update for the bios like a month ago but it did absolutly nothing to fix the problem, what do u think about this sollution... i donno if itll fix the problem but its worth a shot. my hp laptop came with a genuine copy of windows 7 installed and with all the hp software installed.. what if i, formatted and installed vista or another fake copy of windows 7 without all the hp software.. i could manually install the drivers for my main gpu and ignore the built in intel crap card. this would ofcourse ruin the genuine copy of windows i have but its worth it in my opinion. what do u think?
01-30-2012 05:03 AM
I'd be doubtful if you could fix the problem through selective re-intallation this way ishkhan, but try it and let us know if you don't mind the time and effort involved.
I would try this first, it's the best hope I have come across for a solution, posted by member Cobl:
01-23-2012 09:07 AM
Yes actually after trying practically everything possible, I found the solution here:
This is a third party driver for laptops with switchable graphics, with Intel HD + AMD graphics cards.
The 11.11a UnifL driver supports OpenGL. This is what I'm using. I'm quite happy with the performance and stability.
I think the 11.11c UnifL driver also supports OpenGL, but the later drivers like 11.12 or 12.1a do not.
I would reccommend this solution, as there is no solution available from hp, Intel or AMD.
If you do decide to try this, pl. read through the FAQ (links on right), and follow the steps exactly as described.
Best of luck & do post back if successful