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04-03-2012 08:26 PM
Update: well i disabled TDR (thought i had done this on my laptop before the restore, but i have a feeling it was placed in the wrong folder in regedit). ANYWAY, my computer had a random slow down, everything was very laggy. I closed chrome and steam (both of which were downloading things) and the slow down stopped after about 3 minutes. Computer didnt freeze or crash, so not sure what this means!
04-04-2012 11:09 AM - edited 05-01-2012 10:17 AM
Wow my thread has turned into one of the largest threads on HP FORUMS
@ Questionerer: If you dont have options for FIXED SWITCHABLE GRAPHICS in BIOS then look at first thread on HP display forum. You need to update your BIOS to F.1A I beleive.
Second thing is that Switchable Graphics just dont work and they will never work the way you want it to. If you want Switchable Graphics that work better get a laptop with NVIDIA GPU, but even my Dell with NVIDIA 560 switchable graphics fails. Switchable Graphics is just too new without enough time spent developing it yet. Go fixed.
@ Aplant92: I think I read that you did a full hard disk reformat and reinstalled Windows 7 and you still have crashes (ps. I told you computer repair center dont work, they have guidelines they must follow because of warantee issues and they only do recovery repairs, but they dont diagnose and treat system errors). I beleive you have an Envy (I have Pavilion dv7t Quad), and if you did indeed do a full reinstall, and installed 12.2 preview dirver (not 12.2 full), then there might be an integrity issue with the Envy. What that means is they have formated the motherboard, cmos, bios, cpu, gpu wrong somewhere and one of them is most likely conflicting with each other. If thats the case HP has a lot of work to do and they should recall the Envy.
In regards to 12.3 I am still testing, stressing, benchmarking 12.3 to see if it performs any better.
In conclusion, HP has designed a horrible laptop design.
04-04-2012 11:12 AM
04-04-2012 11:44 AM
Confirm for me a few things:
1) Did you Reinstall Windows 7 through start up (going to Bios and labeling CD as first boot drive)
2) Reformated the 3 hard drives into one (delete the partitions) to wipe all the hard drives.
04-04-2012 11:46 AM