Topic Title: amd r5 m230 become amd hd8500m
Topic Summary: update catalyst to 14.4
Created On: 07/27/2014 06:26 AM
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 07/27/2014 06:26 AM
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i have notebook lenovo g40-70 with amd r5 m230.

first im install amd driver using the driver included in.

its corect display amd r5 m230. after im update the catalyst all it become hd 8500m.

is there anyone got some problem?

sory for my bad english

 07/27/2014 03:00 PM
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Its basically a rebadged 8500m with DirectX 11.2.


I have a Radeon 8750m which in the rebadged version is R7 M265. But the drivers correctly identify mine as a 8750M.


If it bothers you, you can go to device manager and select the card, then click update driver, then click choose own driver, you will see a list of AMD cards and then select R5 M230.

 02/04/2015 07:19 AM
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i have same problem

but i did what u said. After select r5 m230, windows ecountered an error while attempting to install it. The driver selected for this device does not support this version of windows.

hows that happening?

My windows exprience index cannot computate too

 02/10/2015 02:14 PM
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i am having the same problem with my AMD R9 290 it changed to AMD HD660 some how when i updated and now its making my laptop suffer 

 02/10/2015 05:10 PM
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In my opinion...none of you know how to update Mobility drivers. That is the problem. You can not update the Mobility (laptop) drivers without updating the Intel drivers first. If you don't have Intel drivers, then you have on-board AMD graphics and the installation has to be done a certain way. There are so many similar posts...and you read none of them?


Instaling/uninstalling graphics drivers

NOTE! Certain laptop configurations are not compatible with AMD's Mobility Catalyst™ Driver.
      AMD provides graphics drivers for most laptop brands and models for the Mobility Radeon™ HD series of graphics cards.
      If the AMD Mobility Radeon Driver Verification tool reports that the hardware is incompatible, then the notebook manufacturer is the exclusive provider of the graphics drivers for your notebook. (GPU-28041)
      Sony, Toshiba, and Panasonic will not accept generic drivers. Get drivers from manufacturers support site.
      Laptops with 'switchable' graphics must use manufacturer supplied drivers.

Did you try to roll back the drivers in 'device manager'to the ones that worked?

Did you do a system restore to a point before you messed up the drivers?

Did you install the graphics drivers furnished by your laptop manufacturer for your model laptop...from their support/driver section?

Do you know what dual/switchable graphics are?

As far as the different version numbers....the m200 series cards are all re-branded Levono, or Google, tells you. So when you use 'generic' drivers, you get the generic name.



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Edited: 02/10/2015 at 05:21 PM by stumped
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