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April 26, 2013 4:17:36 AM

I recently changed my motherboard from an AMD to an Intel Core i7 Q720. I then had to re-installed my windows 7 ultimate and since then my Total Available Graphics Memory is not detected. Here is a view of my problem

More details about my computer


Component Details Subscore Base score
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz 6.1 1.0
Determined by lowest subscore

Memory (RAM) 3.00 GB 5.5
Graphics 1.0
Gaming graphics Not detected 1.0
Primary hard disk 51GB Free (298GB Total) 5.9
Windows 7 Ultimate

System
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Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Model HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC
Total amount of system memory 3.00 GB RAM
System type 64-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 4

Storage
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Total size of hard disk(s) 298 GB
Disk partition (C:)  51 GB Free (298 GB Total)
Media drive (D:)  CD/DVD

Graphics
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Total available graphics memory Not detected
Dedicated graphics memory 0 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 0 MB
Display adapter driver version 6.1.7600.16385
Primary monitor resolution 1366x768
DirectX version DirectX 8 or earlier

Network
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Network Adapter Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)
Network Adapter Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter

Notes
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The gaming graphics score is based on the primary graphics adapter. If this system has linked or multiple graphics adapters, some software applications may see additional performance benefits.
Caution: Based on the results of the WinSAT Disk assessment, your system drive may have slower response times under some workloads. Performance results will depend on the specific applications used and the amount of memory available. If your experience is satisfactory, no action is needed.




I would really like to know what to do as i have not been able to play any game as it requires hardware acceleration. Thanks for your time.





April 26, 2013 4:20:04 AM

Have you installed the driver for your graphics card?
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April 26, 2013 4:28:14 AM

ThomasJ93 said:
Have you installed the driver for your graphics card?


Yes. I downloaded the amd driver autodetect and it detected the driver to be downloaded and i downloaded and installed it but there's no difference. I also tried updating it but it tells me the best driver (standard VGA graphics adapter) has already been installed.
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April 26, 2013 4:32:18 AM

I just noticed this is about a notebook. How did you go about swapping from AMD to Intel? You got a new motherboard and cpu that fit in the casing of your laptop?
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April 26, 2013 4:45:43 AM

ThomasJ93 said:
I just noticed this is about a notebook. How did you go about swapping from AMD to Intel? You got a new motherboard and cpu that fit in the casing of your laptop?


Yes. The laptop works well apart from the fact that i can't play games or anything that requires a large graphic memory.
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April 26, 2013 5:06:12 AM

Ugahemmanuel said:
I would really like to know what to do as i have not been able to play any game as it requires hardware acceleration. Thanks for your time.


What make and model of motherboard did you install?

Did you install the chipset drivers?

Are there settings in the BIOS to specify the graphics adapter?

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April 26, 2013 6:23:33 AM

edit nevermind the cpu doesnt have integrated gpu on it
so that raises the question what gpu are you actually using? or trying to use...
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April 27, 2013 6:57:02 AM

chunkymonster said:
Ugahemmanuel said:
I would really like to know what to do as i have not been able to play any game as it requires hardware acceleration. Thanks for your time.


What make and model of motherboard did you install?

Did you install the chipset drivers?

Are there settings in the BIOS to specify the graphics adapter?



I installed intel chipseet drivers and the make of the motherboard is intel core i7.

I don't know what the bios settings say
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April 29, 2013 7:39:55 AM

Ugahemmanuel said:
I installed intel chipseet drivers and the make of the motherboard is intel core i7.

I don't know what the bios settings say


The cpu is an intel i7.

Who made the motherboard? ECS, Asus, MSI, ASRock, Gigabyte?

What model is the mobo?

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