Hey, im new to the forums. Also my english isnt that good but i will give it my best shot.
About 18 months ago i bought this laptop HP pavilion g7-2054sd (costed 700 euro). It has windows 7 home premium, service pack 1 and 64 bit. I cant seem to find the motherboard type( i only see the chipset: AMD A70M Fusion, doesnt know if this is important). It doesnt say it in the product specs and also everest says: unknown. Here is a link to the specs of the laptop: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c03350128&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=nl&dlc=nl&jumpid=reg_r1002_nlnl_c-001_title_r0001&lc=nl&product=5270119
I bought it for guild wars 2 and other games but it didnt perform as i thought. Most games have poor fps on low/medium settings. I played league of legends on medium with 60 fps (high would be 40 fps but it would freeze to much when to many enemy's are casting different spells). Also i tried saints row 3 with everything on the lowest setting with 20 fps and much freezes. Guild wars 2 had a stable 22-30 fps on medium/low. According to canyourunit.com i should be able to play games but when i play them, its just horrible. Also the laptop gets hot but im not sure if thats a amd problem. Ordered a laptop cooler, should arrive tomorrow.
So i did a reset with my laptop to factory default about 2 weeks ago and installed the latest windows updates and the latest amd beta driver. I even got the amd gaming evolved program that came with it. Thats why i think its strange that dxdiag doesnt show the right version. Before that reset to the factory default i had similir performance issues with the latest non-beta driver. So today i went to run and typed dxdiag. I went to the display tab to check the driver version there and it says:
Main driver: aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll (<-- This seems odd)
Date: 10-2-2012 22:59:02
I dont know if this is right. Also im not experienced with computers but the graphics say: Dual GPU:
AMD Radeon HD 7640G + 7670M Dual GPU (1 GB DDR3 reserved).
When i go to device manager and then display adapters, it shows 2 things:
-AMD Radeon HD 7640G + 7670M Dual graphics (Driver version 8.941.1.0 and date 9-2-2012)
-AMD Radeon HD 7670M (Driver version 8.941.1.0 and date 9-2-2012)
Does this mean i got 2 videocards? And how about dual graphics? Should i be on or off? Also i know this isnt a gaming laptop but do you think those performance's are normal for the specs? I also bought tomb raider when it was released but it only ran on the lowest settings with around 30 fps. Im really not exaggerating about the fps's.
Long story short, dxdiag shows the wrong driver version and dates of my videocard. This and the poor performance of games got me worried about the drivers not installed correctly or something.
So any of you got a idea? Or need more info? Aks me and i will try to respond as soon as i can.
Greetings and a Happy New Year in advance.