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HP/Compaq :: DV2 1030US Windows 7 ATI Driver


I did an upgrade to windows 7 RC 7100 and my 3DMark scores took a dive to 935. I tried 2 different drivers, but my scores didn't improve. Anyone isntall windows 7, and got better scores? if so, what drivers did you use?


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Out of the box Windows 7 detecs the graphics card as:
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500 Series (Microsoft Corporation WDDM 1.1)

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Download here

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Gosh! I am so excited

Update:

Direct Download Links:

Desktop 64-Bit version

Notebook 64-Bit version

Update: The desktop direct link doesnt seem to work from the forum but still works from the underground.amd.com and mobility direct link still works.

Update: This is the change log I found so far:

Support for 3D Stereoscopic Glasses.

• Support for ATI Mobility Radeon GPUs (HD2000-HD5000).
• Eyefinity Display Bezel Compensation.
• Eyefinity Per-Display Color Adjust.
• Eyefinity Multiple Display Groups.
• Eyefinity Display Configuration Switching.
• Performance improvement in Aliens vs. Predator.
• Performance improvement in Battleforge.
• Performance improvement in Call of Duty: World at War.
• Performance improvement in Company of Heroes.
• Performance improvement in Crysis.
• Performance improvement in Crysis: Warhead.
• Performance improvement in DiRT 2.
• Performance improvement in Far Cry 2.
• Performance improvement in Left 4 Dead.
• Performance improvement in Left 4 Dead 2.
• Performance improvement in S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Clear Sky.
• Performance improvement in Resident Evil 5.
• Performance improvement in Tom Clancy's HAWX.
• Performance improvement in World in Conflict.
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The official release notes will release when it will be directly webposted at amd.com.

Benchmark test of 10.3a for 5000 series card: link

Update: Official ATi Catalyst 10.3 Suite Available Now

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2> Double click the file you just download and click install. It will unzip a folder to C:ATI (default). These are driver files. When the actual installation wizard comes up, cancel it.

3> Browse to C:ATI9-6_beta_win7_64_dd_CC (Driver name, e.g.)PackagesDriversDisplayW7_INF (For 32-bit) OR W76A_INF (for 64-bit)

**Btw, I am doing this example based on the Window 7 Install. (Other versions of the OS should be the same except the INF file name may be different)**

4> I am under 64-bit so I will use W76A_INF as an example for this guide. Double click on the INF file (for W7, it is named C7_81757)

5> Scroll down the file until you see a list like;

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6> Add this anywhere between the entries you see above (does not have to be exact, just place this entry somewhere along the lines of the WHOLE list)
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7> Quick review on HAVE DISK method; Device Manager > Right Click ATI 4570 then Update Driver Software > Browse my computer > Let me pick a list of Device drivers... > Have Disk > (Now browse to the INF file you just edited, in this example; the C7_81757 inf file.) Install, voila, DONE.

8> Now, to get the CCC v9.2 (Can't get 9.6 yet), get Sony's ATI drivers, run it and click on CUSTOM install, NOT EXPRESS, install CCC only and anything that is mandatory (DO NOT INSTALL THEIR DISPLAY DRIVERS!!!) .Voila, CCC 9.2 function (which is the same as 9.6 essentially).

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ftp://ftp.dell.com/video/R253974.exe

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COMPATIBLE PRODUCTS

Code:
SysId01=0x3054
SysName01=HP Pavilion dv2
SysId02=0x3055
SysName02=HP Pavilion dv2
RELEASE NOTES

Quote:

Released: 2009-07-07

Version: F.0C A

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System requirements: No additional prerequisites

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AMD Athlon™ Neo Processor for Ultrathin Notebooks
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Frequency (MHz):
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L2 Cache Size (KB):
512
Socket:
ASB1
Manufacturing Tech (CMOS):
65nm SOI
Wattage (W):
15 W
Virtualization
Yes

However, dv2 with the latest bios (F.27A) has the virtualization disabled and of course HP doesn't give you any options to change that. Too bad, since that means that you cannot run a 64bit virtual machine or even WinXP mode in Windows 7 on this laptop.

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This issue happens in windows environment. While web browsing, watching videos, going through menus or exploring through "My Computer"

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Is this a hardware fault or driver incompatibility?

Right now, the notebook is with hp service centre and I just got a text message from hp saying "the part for your unit is currently on part hold"

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i did the undervolt and it works awesome when running on battery however when you plug it in and use it, it gets hot as hell.

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Quote:

Released: 2009-04-20

Version: F.07 A

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System requirements: No additional prerequisites

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2) how complicated would it be to replace CPU in a dv2?

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Following the excellent flipfire's undervolting guide and inspired by Silvr6's experience with undervolting his dv2, I decided to give it a try and...I was able to increase the battery lifetime from almost shameful 2h 25 minutes to 3h 30 minutes for mpeg 2 play, or even to 4h 20 minutes (light browsing and lots of reading). So, you get at least 25-30% more battery lifetime. This makes me like my dv2 a lot more!

Perhaps, it's the noted AMD's tendency to overvolt their CPUs, perhaps something else, but I was able to get the following 100% stable (in my case) voltages:

4.0x-0.6875 V
4.5x-0.7125 V
5.0x-0.7250 V
5.5x-0.7500 V
6.0x-0.7750 V
6.5x-0.8000 V
7.0x-0.8000 V (yes, it’s 0.8V again)
7.5x-0.8250 V
8.0x-8.5000 V

these voltages are stable for my particular CPU; yours might be slightly lower or higher. For example, Slvr6 was able to get a bit lower with 4x – 0.675 V. Read the undervolting guide!

But I hope that the table above will encourage you to try the undervolting (btw, unlike the overclocking it’s 100% safe), since the benefits for dv2 and AMD’s “neo” are so dramatic!...........

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HP/Compaq :: DV2 Replace Cooling Pads
I checked out the service manual, to read up on disassembly. Thinking about opening my notebook up and removing the heat pads and replacing them with copper shims to reduce heat. that is, unless someone can find a way to downclock the GPU for cooling purposes... But I'd like to get it cooler so the fan won't have to run all the time.

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