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12-01-2011 03:04 PM
Ok, so I am still having issues with my GPU and games using OpenGL. I have already applied the correct BIOS fix for my particular model of dv6 machine. I am positive that I am running in Fixed mode, as my Catalyst Control Center options are now showing that I am running on the discrete GPU. I can further confirm this from the fact that Battlefield 3 and other games not utilizing OpenGL now have no issues whatsoever.
Today I finally got the time to test whether or not OpenGL games would work on my laptop. I attempted to start up Amnesia: The Dark Descent, which utilizes either OGL 2.0 or 2.1. I would assume the BIOS fix would allow my laptop to run this game easily. However, upon attempted startup, I get the "AMD graphics driver has stopped working and has recovered" error.
I am fairly sure that my drivers are updated, as I have recently updated through HP support. I did download the Battlefield 3 and Rage support drivers from AMD. Could this be causing issues? Or is it something else?
12-01-2011 05:04 PM
Ok, so I tried something. I did an express Uninstall of everything AMD/ATI using the uninstall wizard in my Control Panel. After that, I went back to HP's driver support and downloaded the latest AMD drivers for my laptop. Amnesia and OpenGL related stuff seems to be working now, as the game ran fine. My card is also showing up in Systemrequirementslab, which means I am still maintaining fixed mode, which is good.
However, after doing all of this, Catalyst Control Center did not pop up again in my recently installed programs. It was wiped with the express uninstall, but I assumed it would download with the Driver package. I even did a restart of my system and nothing showed up then either.
Where is Catalyst at now? I need it to tweak settings in the future, and I can't change any graphics options related to the dGPU at all right now.
12-02-2011 04:34 AM
You should download the graphic card updates from the AMD site, as this is would i usually do as it contains the Catalyst Control Centre and compatible updates for your card.
12-02-2011 06:12 AM
I've already done this, many times. I downloaded the package from HP, and it says it contains Catalyst Control Center. I just used Driver Sweeper, removed all AMD stuff, and did a clean run of the latest AMD graphics update from HP's support section. It says it installed Catalyst, but I still can't find it anywhere in my programs.
12-02-2011 07:00 AM
Ok, now download the new and updated drivers from the AMD website, as this would contain the Catalyst Control Centre.
If you need help on where to download, specify your Operating System.
12-02-2011 08:14 AM
I honestly think you were missing my point. I had downloaded the recent drivers from AMD and HP, and OpenGL seemed to be working, but I couldn't find CCC anywhere on my machine.
However, CCC finally popped up when I downloaded it from your driver search through AMD's stie. I did a Driver Sweeper run before that, and it still wasn't popping up.
I tested Battlefield 3 and Amnesia (uses OGL), and everything seems to be working.
I think my issue is resolved.