Sony :: Switchable Graphics For All I5, I3, Some I7

Feb 9, 2010

Read up on the new Nvidia optimus tech
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From the looks of it, it will support any pc running windows 7, a 200m or 300m 40nm Nvidia gpu, and an IGP.

Their new driver scheme allows both GPUs to be used on a per application basis. The discrete GPU can power down completely when using apps that don't need its power, and power up in 300ms when you start an app that needs it.

Best part is, no more relying on sony to package new drivers or hacking them together for you Z series guys. It is supposed to let you independently update drivers for each GPU.

For other models, this looks like it will enable switchable graphics provided we can get the IGP enabled in BIOS. So the challenge now is to find the offset for the IGP like people did for the VT hacks.

I'd be interested to see some of the Z owners install the optimus drivers and see what happens since they already have an enabled IGP.

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Dell Inspiron 7520 :: AMD Switchable Graphics Stuck On Intel HD Graphics 4000

Apr 4, 2013

I have an InspironR Special Edition 7520 and my AMD 7760 2GB will not activate or do any graphics processing. It is stuck on the Intel Graphics. I am running windows 8.

-My laptop is set on high performance and is plugged in.

-I ran NovaBench and it used the intel graphics card

-FurMark detected Intelgraphics as my main graphics card

-I ran a small game called "Slender: The Arrival" on the lowest settings it could barely handle it

-During the game and the graphics run I had Catalyst Control Center Up and it showed 0% usage of the graphics card, indicating it failed to switch

- All the drivers are up to date, per the windows solution and from downloading them from the AMD website.

I would like a solution to either, have the switch start working, or to change a setting so only the graphics card is constantly used. If this does not work I fear I'll have to return the laptop for faulty hardware.

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Dell :: Does Sxps 1340 Have Switchable Graphics?

Apr 20, 2009

well i know it has sli but i was wondering if it switches between integrated and dedicated gpus.

cuz in the review they guy said he got 4 hours with integrated graphics.

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HP Pavilion Dv6 Display :: How To Get Switchable Graphics Back

Jul 20, 2014

I recently downloaded an AMD driver update. It removed the switchable graphics option and I have spent hours searching the internet on how to get it back. I can't find any drivers or anything to get it back. Also after I did this Sony Vegas won't open. I have a HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC, Windows 7 64-bit. Is there any drivers or anything I can download to get switchable graphics back?

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Dell :: Studio Xps 1647 Switchable Graphics Support?

Jan 11, 2010

It looks like Dell will be upgrading to the mobility HD 5730 (which is lame, by the way, since there will amost certainly now be no gddr5 memory but thats for another thread).

But my question is whether they have enabled the switchable graphics or are making us pay for an IGP we will never be able to use.

I'll bet the lazy engineers at Dell wont bother with it and argue that you dont need intergrated graphics if you have discrete graphics and so on ......

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Acer :: Timeline TG Series With HD 4330 Switchable Graphics

Feb 20, 2010

enormous potentials of the Acer timeline series that have switchable graphics enabled.

Doing Google search,as well as NBR's own review doesn't show up much information with regards to the switchability side of the Laptop.

For those concerned, any timeline series with a TG, have the HD4330 in it I think?

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Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 :: Switchable Graphics Not Working

Sep 27, 2012

I recently purchased an Inspiron 15R 5520 with duel graphics with the standard intel HD 4000 and a AMD Radeon HD 7670 with 1mb RAM. I tried for the first time to play some graphic intensive games and found that the graphic cards weren't switching. Opening up the Catalyst Control Centre I find that the only option available to me is to change the orientation of the desktop. When I select hardware, nothing shows except the system information button. On the other hand, the intel control centre shows all. I'm sure this can't be normal. The documentation says the graphics should change with the power supply.

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Dell :: Studio XPS 1647: PM55, HM55 And Switchable Graphics

Mar 22, 2010

I have been asked to start this thread by a Dell representative so this issue can be cleared up. It will also serve as a thread where future information relating to the 1647 chipsets (and ultimately switchable graphics) can be posted. This has been talked about in the owner's lounge but I'm sure most owners agree that this issue is of enough importance to merit its own thread.

As most 1647 owners are aware, the 1647 is not being shipped with the HM55 chipset, despite Dell's website claiming it would be:

Instead it is being shipped with the slightly older PM55 chipset which was introduced back in September 09' with the quad-core mobile i7's, and is the chipset used on the 1645. This has been confirmed here, here and here.Why would you want the HM55 instead of the PM55? For most, it's one simple reason. The HM55 chipset supports utilisation of the on-die IGP on the new Arrandale range of CPU's. The PM55 unfortunately does not; it cannot transfer the IGP data to the laptop screen, due to the lack of Intel's FDI bus capability (Flexible Display Interface).What does this mean? As the PM55 can't utilise the graphics processor built-in to the new Arrandale CPU's, then switchable graphics is not possible.So if we had the HM55, would we have switchable graphics? At the moment, no. Basically something like NVIDIA's Optimus software is required. Currently ATI do not offer a switchable graphics software solution. BIOS support would also be required from Dell.But, if software and BIOS support is eventually offered, I won't be able to utilise SG anyway, as I have the PM55, right? Correct. This is what we need Dell to clear up. Most owners (not all) purchased the 1647 on the premise that they would receive the HM55.For those interested, some further information on the PM55/HM55 chipsets and switchable graphics can be found here. Chipset information can be found below.

Mobile Intel PM55 Express Chipset
Mobile Intel HM55 Express Chipset

There is however one "flaw" that would be present if Dell actually went by the chipset and CPU listings on their website. The flaw is the i7-620M. It's a dual-core 32nm Arrandale CPU with an IGP. In other words, it's far more like the i5-520M and i5-540M than the quad-core 45nm i7 CPU's. So, according to Dell's website listing, the i7-620M (as it's an i7) is to be shipped with the PM55. This issue will hopefully be cleared up by Dell also, so let's wait and see what they say.

Please let me know if I have missed out important information and I will include it here. Similarly, this applies if any of the above information is incorrect, please let me know and I'll correct it.

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Acer :: Switchable Graphics - Anyway To Stay On The Intel Gpu On Mains Power

Jan 25, 2010

Is there anyway to stay on the Intel Gpu on mains power , every-time i re-boot the notebook it is on the Intel for the first 30 seconds or so and then it automatically switches to the ATI 4330 and i have to manually switch to the Intel Gpu.

I will be using the Intel 95% of the time, I only need the Ati 4330 to play Battlefield 2.

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Dell Inspiron 15r SE 7520 :: Switchable Graphics Not Working Properly

Feb 21, 2013

I bought this laptop 4 days ago. I am playing NFS MW 2012.  I couldn't find much difference with switchable graphics. I getting video less than 30 fps with complete resolution(1920 *1080). I have tried uninstalling AMD driver and install a new driver from dell website(A04). But driver uninstalled with errors and i am unable to install a new driver. Now I am unable to select switchable graphics.

System Configuration: i7-3632qm
8gb ram, 2gb HD 7730m,
Bios: A09

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HP Envy M6 Display :: Updating Switchable Graphics Using Windows Update

Apr 12, 2013

I have an HP Envy-m6 with switchable graphics, with the usual combination of an Intel HD 4000 and an AMD Radeon HD 7600M card.
 
When I had just bought the laptop and hadn't realised it had switchable graphics, I made the mistake of updating the drivers for one of these cards via the manufacturer's websites, causing it all to go haywire. I eventually managed to restore this, and was told that the only way in which you can update these drivers is via the driver software offerend on the HP website (or perhap using HP Support Assistant).
 
However, just today Windows Update indicated it had updates for both the AMD and Intel drivers. My question is simply this: can I update both drivers through Windows Update, or will this cause switchable graphics to break?

If I cannot use Windows Update to update these drivers, is HP going to release a combined driver package that incorporates these new drivers on the Support website at some point?

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Mar 31, 2013

I have a M17X R3 running on Windows 8, I think I deleted the switchable graphics software as it is missing.

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HP Display :: Pavilion G6-1279sl / Switchable Graphics Not Available After A Windows 7 Clean Install

Oct 13, 2014

I had to clean install Windows 7 due to a problem I created in the first place. Anyway, everything runs fine, except for the Radeon graphic card. 

I own a HP Pavilion g6-1279sl Notebook. It's supposed to have an Intel HD Graphics 3000 and a AMD Radeon HD6470M.

I installed the last version of the Catalyst driver, and when I right click on the desktop, it says "switchable graphics", but if I click on that, it just shows me another option from the Catalyst, HydraGrid. 

Using a tool that displays which graphic card is running, I noticed that even when I'm running games, the Intel Graphic Card is working, giving an overall worse performance than the Radeon should give. I mean, the Radeon is never working. I also tried to disable the Intel from Device Manager (I think it's called like this, I have an Italian laptop), and it gave problems due to the Radeon card not working properly.

The BIOS is updated and no option is there about Switchable Graphics.

Is there anything I can do to have back that feature?

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Lenovo B / G Series :: B590 - Switchable Graphics GF GT720M Disabled In Device Manager

Feb 7, 2014

I've bought a B590 and installed a Win 7 64bit. I have installed all available drivers from the support page and have the following issue:
 
Device Manager:
I see 2 graphics devices
Intel HD Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M

The discrete card is disabled with error code 43 and has an exclamation mark near it [URL] .... Moreover, if i start the NVidia Control Panel it gives me an error with text: "current display is not connected to nvidia GP" GeFoerce Experience is not starting with a back-end error [URL] ...
 
Now here are the ways i tried to use but it did not work:
1. Enable high performance and update with manually downloaded nvidia driver
2. Do the same with HDMI cble connected to a plasma
3. Disable enable the device (screen goes black, than to normal and everything stays the same)
4. Format c: reinstall Win8.1 64 and install all drivers - same thing 
5. Format c: reinstall Win7 64  and install the graphics drivers after everything else (h1d9d9.exe h2d903.exe)
6. Update GT720M drivers  from device manager  (driver is up to date)
7. Run a high-performance 3D game (War Thunder)  - it uses Intel HD
 
What else can i do? I saw people with switchable graphics use some kind of application to specify the game-apps that should use a discrete videocard. I don't have such an app to specify my games.

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Dell Inspiron 5447 :: Windows 8 - Adding Application In AMD Switchable Graphics Settings

Nov 8, 2014

I have Dell Inspiron 5447 i3 with AMD Radeon R7 M265 with Windows 8.1 and have recently updated all needed windows updates.

I know how to add applications in the switchable settings as high-performace with *.exe extension but when I installed applications from the apps store (i.e. Asphalt 8 - Airborne, etc.) I cannot seem to add them to the switchable graphis settings to get the AMD GPU used. I know that the AMD GPU not getting used because I used a monitoring tool (openhardwaremonitor) that says it was not used. I can add applications like some other games I installed but not from the windows apps store so now I am really confused. 

How can I get the AMD graphics to work with some apps in the apps store (specifically in my case, Asphalt)

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HP Pavilion G4 Display :: Not Able To Install Switchable Graphics After Fresh Windows 7 Install

Apr 13, 2014

I replaced hard drive with SSD and installed windows 7 ultimate (X64) on my HP Pavilion G4 notebook. However, I am not able to install switchable graphics on my laptop now.
 
I have tried this
1. Installed HPSA and ran update and tuneup. It asked me to update "AMD High-Definition Graphics Driver" but it failed with multiple retries and after some time now it doesnt ask to do this update at all. Now everything is green in HPSA but I am still not able to switch the graphics
2. Tried to download from HP drivers page but it says "AMD Catalyst Mobility cannot be downloaded due to incompatible harware/software on your computer"
3. Tried uninstalling the driver but windows updates the drivers automatically.
4. I also updated BIOS as suggested at [URL] ..... but still no luck......
 
Product Name: HP Pavilion g4 Notebook PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
Product number : LQ375PA#AB

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Sony :: Why Oh Why Does Not Specify Graphics Card

Apr 28, 2009

What is the reason behind this obscure leaving out of useful information

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Jan 16, 2010

I use my Sony Vaio SZ691N for the most part playing games on Speed mode. Yesterday while I was playing a game the screen started getting really fuzzy and blocky with static and then shut down and whenever I tried to restart it, the screen would be fuzzy/blocky/staticky from startup and then go into startup repair. Startup repair couldn't fix it as well as restoring from an earlier point.

I tried switching to Stamina mode and it worked fine. The screen was normal (just had to adjust the resolution) but when I try switching back to Speed mode, its the same problem and my laptop wouldn't start up.

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Sony :: FZ11S- Graphics

Jan 17, 2009

I bought a FZ11S from ebay a few days ago, the owner had a graphics issue with it, i thought it would be a LCD error but i have tested the screen, and the inverter on another laptop and it seems to work fine. It looks like the graphics card on the board has gone or is going, as im getting greay matrix style lines down the screen. I have read that you are unable to repair/replace a graphics card on the vaios..

Here is my dilema ..

1: Pay upwards of 250 for a new mother board, but keep the laptop?

2: Scrap it and sell the parts off one by one and try and recover some of the cost i paid?

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Sony :: Z: Z11 Bad Company 2 Graphics

Apr 24, 2010

When playing BC2 the graphics are constantly tearing and flickering and sometimes the walls show up when they aren't supposed to be there.

Because we have hybrid graphics drivers we are unable to updated to the latest drivers as desktop users can so I sort of found a solution to this problem.

Manually set your DX version to 9 in the BC2 settings.ini
The ini can be found in my documentsfbc2
Change DxVersion=Auto to DxVersion=9

I get a solid 40 FPS on 1280x800 @ medium detail. Make sure HBAO is off and I also turn my shadows to low.
1x AA and 4x AF

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Jul 16, 2009

Sony is providing Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD graphics card with vaio cs 24. Actually I am familiar with NVIDIA and other graphics cards but not with Mobile Intel one. So I want to know about performance, quality, limitations of this graphics card .

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Sony :: When Will Update The Graphics In The Z

Aug 23, 2009

How long, its been over a year and Nvidia have two generations of newer gpu's that could fit in the Z.

They can use the Nvidia GeForce G210M or GeForce G110M. They can even use Ati's 4000 series.

Why can't they leave the Intel intergated graphics and just use Nvidia? The macbook pros use two Nvidia gpu's.

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I recently bought the sony vaio z620 (canadian) [url] and according to the website it says that it has 256mb dedicated video memory and max is 1500mb but when i go to display settings>advanced settings> it says that I have 128MB dedicated video memory and the max is 1372mb. is it supposed to be like this? also, does this even make a lot of difference?

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May 30, 2010

I did a fresh reinstall of Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit on my Sony Vaio VGN-Z790DND laptop.

I tried following the guides posted on the forums on what order to install the utilities, etc to get everything working.

So far, I think I got almost everything working except for the "speed" video card. It runs the Nvidia 9300M GS chipset. I downloaded the driver straight from Sony and tried to install it .....

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Sony :: VAIO FZ Graphics Card

Jul 30, 2009

when i play WMP videos the video gets all messed up. is this a problem with the graphics card?

i have a geforce 8400? or something like this. ive heard of booting problems but i have none...its just windows media player. PES 2009 and project64 run fine graphics wise

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Sony :: How To Change My Graphics RAM Allocation

Mar 15, 2010

I own a Vaio VGN-FE770g, and I have recently upgraded my RAM to 2gb plus I bought a SanDisk 4GB Extreme IV Memory Stick Pro Duo to utilize the windows 7 readyboost utility.

I thought this would help with my gaming but it isn't the case. I'm not a hardcore gamer, but I play Age of Empires III a lot and I still can't run it at any decent resolution without the screen freezing when a battle is taking place (any other time it is fine).

I looked into the Vaio's graphics capabilities and it said about the dynamic allocated RAM, which i further read can be modified (?). Could anyone offer a simple step by step how to do this? (or some insight as to whether it could/should be done at all).

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Sony :: Slow Graphics On Z117

Mar 31, 2010

I'm the proud (?) owner of a new Sony Z117 bought in Australia. Not sure if it's the same specs as elsewhere in the world so: i7 M620, 2.67Ghz, 8GBram, GeForce GT 330M, 250GB SSD, 1080 HD screen.

My main question is why is this machine so slow at playing 3D games? Not that I have much time for games these days, but when you buy the most expensive laptop on the market you expect to be able to play a game on FULL 3D settings!

I have Just Cause 2 running on my HP DV7-2111x running very smoothly - admittedly not on high 3d settings and at 1600x900 resolution.

But the Sony z117 with an i7 only manages 15FPS on medium settings. On full settings it runs about 10FPS - using the inbuilt benchmark.

I've done a bit of research and found that the graphics card is really second rate in this machine. But then I looked into it further and found that the sony ships with very old drivers, with NVIDIA offering much improved drivers (with countless performance improvements and bug fixes), BUT NOT TO SONY USERS.

Sony it seems does not want us using the newest drivers from NVIDIA, but do not offer their own update.

Anyway, after hours more research I realised that with some modification of the .inf file on the driver you can use the NVIDIA drivers. This improved the benchmark FPS to about 20 on medium settings.

I have seen on several forums people averaging 30-60 FPS on JC2. Are their graphics cards really that much better than the Sony's?

I really don't see the point of an i7 with 1080 screen if you're going to team it up with an average video card!? What is i7 for if not for intensive graphical applications?

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Sony :: Blu Ray- Graphics Card- HD Screen

Feb 9, 2010

laptop that has

1. Great style

2. Blu Ray

3. A graphics card that can do ok in gaming

4. A nice HD screen

I was looking at the E series and I kept hearing that the E series had a 5660 in it well
I went to the Sony website tonight and only shows the 5470 I think. The question I had was will Sony put the 5660 in the laptop or is the 5470 for a different country like the UK? Will the Full HD screen be available in the near future, or will they keep it like it is?

I was also looking at the f series with the i7. will the 330gt be that much better then the 5470 and if so Is it worth the difference in price? If you had a choice which one would you choose

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Sony :: Vaio Sz Display / Graphics

Oct 12, 2009

I've problems starting my Vaio SZ2. They occured one day without changing anything (Hardware or Software) before.

If i push the power button, the screen backlight turns on but remains grey/black. No vaio logo, no boot screen, no bios access! I unscrewed the whole computer (3 years old) and checked all the cables. Then i released the screen cable from the graphic chip and tried booting with an external display! And that worked!

It seems to be a problem of the display/display cable or the graphic card.

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Sony :: Graphics Card- VGN-AR61M

Jun 1, 2009

I have a Sony Vaio laptop, model number VGN-AR61. It is factory installed with an Nvidia 8400M GT graphics card which seems to have failed. Vista disables the device fter the machine has been ruuning for 5-10 minutes, with the generic error code of windows disabling the device after it has stopped working.

I read a thread somewhere that these graphics cards are prone to cooking themselves and failing.

If the video card has failed, is it integrated into the motherboard or is it a part that can be changed?

The machine failed 1 month after the warranty expired (13 months old).

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