Topic Title: Swithable Graphics issues
Topic Summary: Driver issue
Created On: 10/07/2013 12:21 AM
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 10/07/2013 12:21 AM
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Lizard King
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I have an HP Probook 4530s (Win 7 pro 64-bit) with an AMD Radeon HD 7470M switchable with the onboard Intel HD.

I have a few issues regarding my driver:

- I know the best method for laptop drivers would be getting the drivers from the manufacturer's website which in my case is HP. The thing is that the driver on HP website is from Jan 12 and is about 2 years old!

- I tried downloading the latest Catalyst but whenever I run the downloaded package, I get this error: "AMD Catalyst mobility cannot be downloaded due to incompatible software/hardware"

- This one is not that important but whenever I run the AMD autodetect driver downloader, it identifies my graphic card as 6XXX series but I have the 7470!

 10/07/2013 12:34 AM
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Suggest you have a read of the **STICKY** in the laptop section.

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 10/07/2013 12:55 AM
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Lizard King
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That was quite helpful indeed. Thank you.

It basically said there is no way for me to update my graphic card driver unless HP provides a new one (which they haven't for the past 21 months)

I thought this switchable graphics option would be a plus but seems it backfires massively.

 10/07/2013 01:02 AM
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Most just use the Leshcat modded drivers. A link is in the LAPTOP forum.



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 10/07/2013 05:23 AM
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Originally posted by: Lizard King That was quite helpful indeed. Thank you.

 

It basically said there is no way for me to update my graphic card driver unless HP provides a new one (which they haven't for the past 21 months)

 

I thought this switchable graphics option would be a plus but seems it backfires massively.

 

Laptops are meant to be used for 2-3 years max. then thrown away and replaced. You can't upgrade the hardware, and you can't really upgrade the software either, unless you use mods like the one stumped linked.

My suggestion: Sell the damn thing and build a desktop PC for gaming. If you're not gaming, just use the older drivers, which won't hurt you.



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