Topic Title: How do I restore the use of my APU and then enable dual graphics
Topic Summary: I'm trying to use the bios to change the default graphics back to integrated graphics APU
Created On: 09/05/2013 08:13 AM
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 09/05/2013 08:13 AM
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Peon

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I've learned that in order to enable dual graphics between the APU of my A10-6800k and my Radeon 6570 graphics card I have to use the internal graphics as my default video device. I originally set my Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 motherboard bios to use the 6570 on the southbridge as the default video device. This proved to be a mistake and I'm trying to correct it. I restarted the machine, went into bios and changed the default device to IGD and then shut the machine down manually. When it restarted again I was able to see that Windows was starting but the the welcome screen does not show, the display is black but I hear the ping sound that Windows makes when it opens that welcome screen. I had tried to do this other ways but found the same result. Do I need to remove the video card from its pci slot first to resurrect the internal graphics and then install the card afterwards? This is a new build.



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 09/05/2013 02:48 PM
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Have tried the Safe Mode and removed the AMD drivers. Once this besure to shutdown and remove the 6570. Then restart your system and install CCC 13.8 Beta 2 drivers. Shutdown your system after and install the 6570. 

Restart your system, once you Windows up, go into the CCC panel and go to the Performance Tab. This is where you can activate Dual Graphics.

All your monitor cables will need to be hooked to the onboard ports not the cards.



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 09/06/2013 04:32 AM
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The solution finally arrived. After speaking to Gigabyte, the motherboard manufacturer, and getting nowhere with the one techie on duty, who had no documentation available on dual graphics, I called AMD tech support. They provided the best solution. 1) Go into AMD Vision Engine, disable Dual Graphics in Performance > Dual Graphics. 2)Shut down the machine. Restart after connecting the DVI to the onboard video. 3)In the BIOS enable the IGD Internal Graphics and choose "Auto" as the function underneath. After that windows started properly with video. There was a conflict between what Windows believed to be the correct video adapter and what the BIOS had determined. After that, re-enable dual graphics in the Vision Engine Center. It works nicely now and my WEI score went from 5.6 to 6.7. Not bad at all.



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