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Graphics defaulted to integrated card.

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 21, 2012 7:27:28 AM

Hi guys,

I recently bought a new laptop, the HP Pavilion M6-1054SA, and I have used this laptop for some gaming. The laptop has an Intel HD 4000 and an AMD Radeon HD 7670M, however I have noticed that every game I go on, the graphics is always set to use the Intel integrated graphics card over the dedicated one. Any ideas on how to fix this?

a b U Graphics card
August 22, 2012 12:00:25 AM

Go into bios and under display see if you can change it from integrated graphics to your amd.
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August 22, 2012 3:06:34 PM

Went into my bios, no option to change any of my drivers.
a b U Graphics card
August 22, 2012 3:10:33 PM

Change the option for display in the game maybe?
August 23, 2012 10:35:24 AM

Every game detects the Intel HD card, but not the Radeon card. The only option is the Intel card.
a c 291 U Graphics card
a b D Laptop
August 23, 2012 10:43:31 AM

Right click on game launched -> press launch using Radeon card (it will be worded similarly).
August 23, 2012 11:45:51 AM

I've looked, no option like the one you have described Sunius, on steam, the desktop or the .exe file.
a c 291 U Graphics card
a b D Laptop
August 23, 2012 11:47:53 AM

Do you have catalyst control center installed?
August 23, 2012 11:55:25 AM

Yes, but I did have to install it, didn't come with the laptop
a c 291 U Graphics card
a b D Laptop
August 23, 2012 12:17:11 PM

Last time I have encountered a problem like this I reinstalled windows and it helped. It will help and I suppose it's better than shooting in the dark. Sorry, but I'm stumped and I have no other ideas on how to solve it. I suppose the laptop is new? Then I guess you don't have much data you need to backup...
a b U Graphics card
August 23, 2012 12:35:29 PM

Have you tried removing the display driver, all the amd programs, and then getting the latest drivers and software that enables the Amd cards?
August 23, 2012 12:40:40 PM

I will keep that in mind as a last resort, thanks Sunius.
And selayan, I have looked for the driver on the AMD website but apparently (using the compatibility utility) the version of my graphics adapter is not supported. Could this be the issue?
a b U Graphics card
August 23, 2012 2:03:01 PM

Was it this? Did you select the correct version OS such as 32 bit or 64?

My guess if check device manager see if the radeon shows up there. If not, its most likely not functioning correctly and pc defaulted to Integrated.
August 24, 2012 12:20:19 PM

Yes it was that mobility driver verification tool, says its not supported, and yes, it is under the display adapters section of the device manager.
a b U Graphics card
August 24, 2012 12:58:41 PM

I'm very confused as to why it would show up in device manager and not be used as primary. You need to install the ATI software. Download driver cleaner pro and uninstall anything ATI related. Run driver cleaner in save mode, then try downloading latest software for your card.
August 24, 2012 1:08:20 PM

I've managed to fix the issue. With the lastest CCC software there is a switchable graphics feature. The default is to run applications with the power saving GPU (the Intel HD) instead of the performance GPU (the Radeon).