Topic Title: Graphics card showing as "standard vga graphics adapter"
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 01/27/2014 05:17 PM
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Rogue75
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I have a Dell Precision M6800 running Windows 7 with an AMD FirePro M6100 FireGL V graphics card. I uninstalled the drivers and AMD Catalyst software to install a specific driver from the Soldiworks Graphic Card Drivers page (under the Dell M6700 model as the M6800 doesn't show that graphics card). My problem is, that the video card is showing in device manager as "standard vga graphics adapter." I couldn't get the driver to install as under custom settings, it wouldn't even show the display driver as an option (just audio driver, catalyst software, etc.). In the BIOS, I changed the setting back to allow switchable graphics (the motherboard Intel video card), and then the AMD card showed up in device manager, but again this video card driver, and the newest one straight from AMD's site, don't list a display driver as an option to install. I've also tried to remove the driver in device manager and install it through there, and it reverts to the "standard vga graphics adapter." I'm pulling out my hair here. Thanks.

 

[EDIT] Manually updating the driver via automatic or manually pointing it to the driver folder says that Windows is already using the correct driver. Running AMD autodetect says "We were unable to find your product or OS."



Edited: 01/27/2014 at 06:42 PM by Rogue75
 01/27/2014 07:50 PM
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I found the solution.

Apparently some hardware companies change hardware ID's on these cards which doesn't allow other drivers to see these cards. In this case Dell had a different hardware ID for my card. I got the driver from Dell's site and it was able to recognize and install the video card driver. After that, I was able to install the Solidworks graphics driver for this card.

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