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8470p bios f.46 not updating vbios

Hi all,

 

I have an 8470p with the Radeon HD 7570m graphics card. Bios update f.46 came out recently and I updated to it with no problems. However, the vbios is not being updated-- it shows as still being the old version dated 6/22/12. I tried reflashing the bios 3 times and clearing the CMOS- no luck. Any ideas?

 

Also, is there any news about switchable graphics for this model? The documentation says that this model has switchable graphics, but it's obviously not enabled.

 

Thanks,

Alex

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Re: 8470p bios f.46 not updating vbios

12thetechguy

 

If you had the current vbios version for Intel HD, made the update no vbios update

F46 Fixed

 

"Fixes an issue where the Intel Graphics control panel does not display the correct version of the VBIOS."

 

F10 BIOS  check  the box forSwitchable graphics

 

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I have an 8470p, not an 8570p, and the option for switchable graphics isn't there. In fact, the whole menu looks different.

 

The release notes for f.46 said that they would update models with a discrete graphics card to vbios 13.12.0.45.

 

My system has never had a switchable graphics option...

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HP Notebook PCs - Overview of Switchable Graphics or Dual GPUs

http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/kb/docDisplay/?spf_p.tpst=kbDocDispl...

 

BIOS

Version:F.46 (17 Jan 2014)   Fixes   - Fixes an issue where the System Diagnostics reports the same battery information for both the travel battery and the primary battery.
- Fixes an intermittent issue where the system incorrectly displays a fan error while the system is powering on.
- Fixes an issue where the Intel Graphics control panel does not display the correct version of the VBIOS.
- Fixes an issue where certain brands of USB drives cannot be used to create a USB key to perform a system a crisis recovery.   Enhancements 

- Provides support for the Elpida VRAM module.
- Updates the VBIOS to version 13.12.0.45 for discrete video graphics systems.
- Updates the AMD GOP driver to version 1_53.
- Provides support to display the network MAC address and the hard drive information in the BIOS F10 setup.

 

VBIOS for INTEL HD


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Toffy wrote:

 

- Updates the VBIOS to version 13.12.0.45 for discrete video graphics systems.


If I'm understanding this correctly this is not for the Intel HD vbios, this is for the AMD graphics chipset.

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My system hasn't allowed me to use switchable graphics ever, and it came with the f.44 bios as stock. I had no idea it was implemented, because my bios does not show the option to enable it. Is it possible there are hidden settings I haven't found in the bios?

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Based on the lack of responses and closure, it looks like it's time to call HP Support on this one.

 

HP support number is 1800 334 5144 ( shortcut is voice activated say Elitebook )

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